Milwaukee Brewers: Who gets called up on September 1st?

Matthew Dewoskin
MILWAUKEE, WI - MAY 04: Domingo Santana #16 of the Milwaukee Brewers hits a home run in the sixth inning against the Pittsburgh Pirates at Miller Park on May 4, 2018 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. (Photo by Dylan Buell/Getty Images)
MILWAUKEE, WI - MAY 04: Domingo Santana #16 of the Milwaukee Brewers hits a home run in the sixth inning against the Pittsburgh Pirates at Miller Park on May 4, 2018 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. (Photo by Dylan Buell/Getty Images) /
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The Milwaukee Brewers can expand their active roster to as many as 40 on September 1st. Who’s going to get the call?

The Milwaukee Brewers have played ‘roster roulette’ for the past few months. They shuffled players from Colorado Springs, the disabled list, and rehab assignments for the majority of the season. The Brewers just brought back Keon Broxton and optioned Jacob Barnes and Aaron Wilkerson back to Triple-A. Who are we likely to see on September 1st?

Which arms will get the call?

Every healthy arm they can add to the roster will get the call as soon as the Milwaukee Brewers can expand their roster. Wilkerson, Barnes, Adrian Houser, Brandon Woodruff, and Alec Asher should all return to Milwaukee early in September. Brewers manager Craig Counsell loves to have fresh arms, and he’ll likely want everyone

What about the injured arms?

Zach Davies should return in late August. Taylor Williams recently threw a bullpen session, so he should also return soon. Jimmy Nelson, Matt Albers, and Joakim Soria could all still return, but their timetables aren’t quite as obvious.

Which hitters will get a September call up?

Jacob Nottingham will get a call up as the Milwaukee Brewers third catcher. Nate Orf and Tyler Saladino are also likely to get called back up to add infield depth.

In the outfield, there’s only one player on the 40-man roster who could get the call. Domingo Santana is a mortal lock to return to the Major Leagues in September. Santana has done well in his most recent demotion to Triple-A and should be among the first group of players to get added to the active roster in September.

What about the prospects?

While the Milwaukee Brewers have a host of veterans at Triple-A, they don’t have many prospects left on the 40-man roster. Mauricio Dubon is one of the few top prospects on the 40-man roster still down on the farm. He won’t get the call to the Majors because his season ended in May after he tore his left ACL.

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Marcos Diplan is also on the 40-man roster, but he’s unlikely to make the jump from Double-A to the Majors. Diplan owns a 9.00 K/9 at Biloxi, but it comes with a 5.54 BB/9 and a 4.38 ERA. He’s probably not getting called up this year.

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