Milwaukee Brewers: Top five candidates for September call-ups

MILWAUKEE, WI - JULY 16: Brett Phillips
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Well this is an easy one because Craig Counsell said that Brandon Woodruff will return in September. He is the fifth starter that the Milwaukee Brewers currently lack and won’t need until September 2nd. Conveniently, that’s one day after rosters expand. Perfect.

Woodruff pitched well in his three starts before Chase Anderson returned, going 1-1, with a 1.62 ERA over 16 and 2/3 innings. The Milwaukee Brewers like Woodruff a lot and it’s hard not to see why. He’s got the stuff and command to develop into a quality middle of the rotation arm.

The Brewers fourth rated prospect figures into the starting rotation for several years to come. Junior Guerra will likely be pushed out of the rotation when he returns because of the presence of Woodruff.

It doesn’t get more clear cut than this. When Craig Counsell and David Stearns say Woodruff will come up in September, that’s a pretty good indication that he’ll return in September.