Milwaukee Brewers: Tyler Webb Claimed Off Of Waivers

CHICAGO, IL - JUNE 28: Tyler Webb
CHICAGO, IL - JUNE 28: Tyler Webb /

Last season, the Milwaukee Brewers sent Garrett Cooper to the Yankees in return for Tyler Webb. Fast forward to 2018 and the San Diego Padres claimed the pitcher off of waivers.

JJ Hoover was added to the 40-man roster, then subsequently the Milwaukee Brewers had to make other moves. The first move was to option Brandon Woodruff to Triple A. However, in order to make space on the 40-man for Hoover, Tyler Webb was DFA’d.

Webb And The Brewers

It is not a huge loss for the Brewers. Webb’s introduction to the fan base was a homerun to the first batter he faced. He threw only two innings for Milwaukee with an FIP above eight. It was not a great showing at the level.

His numbers in the minors were not great either. But, at any level, Webb has shown that he can strikeout opposing batters. Through 272 innings as a professional, he has 337 strikeouts. He has swing and miss stuff, but there is just a tendency to catch far too much of the plate.

Webb And The Padres

They had an open spot on their 40-man roster following the injury to Dinelson Lamet. It would seem as if they will not attempt to remove Webb and put him through waivers. However, if they do, there is little chance that he would get selected. In fact, if it was not for an ill-timed UCL tear (there is never a good time for one of those), Webb might still be in the Milwaukee Brewers organization.

Webb will not be a replacement for Lamet. He is a reliever. That means he will likely be in the Padres minor league system. It does not reflect well on him that it is his third team in a year, but with some injury, he could find himself back in the majors.

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Overall, it is not a huge loss for the Milwaukee Brewers. They have such a strong bullpen that Webb will not be missed. But, Hoover’s performance was not great either. It is a minor loss at best.