Corbin Burnes, Jhoulys Chacin, Jimmy Nelson, Freddy Peralta, Brandon Woodruff, Josh Hader, Jeremy Jeffress, Corey Knebel, Jacob Barnes, Junior Guerra, Alex Claudio, Acquisition ‘X’
There is some speculation about who will be the starting pitchers for the Milwaukee Brewers in 2019 and who will not. Brandon Woodruff, Corbin Burnes and Freddy Peralta have been mentioned as potential options to be starters in the 2019 regular season, but the only one with regular season starting experience is Peralta.
Also, the return of Jimmy Nelson is what Brewers’ fans are waiting for and expect to see Jhoulys Chacin to be back on the mound as a starter in Milwaukee. Brent Suter could make a return to the roster in August or September after coming off of Tommy John Surgery but he more than likely make appearances out of the bullpen if he returns at all in 2019.
Speaking of the bullpen, the All-Stars in Josh Hader and Jeremy Jeffress will be making the cut for sure, along with Corey Knebel and Jacob Barnes. Another name that could be coming out of the bullpen is Junior Guerra as a long relief pitcher. Also new acquisition Alex Claudio will likely be on the 2019 roster as well.
Names that I do not think will make the cut would be Taylor Williams, Adrian Houser and Matt Albers due to not very productive numbers in 2018. Aaron Wilkerson could also be name that could be on the roster or could not be on the roster depending on how his spring goes. Another notable name is Chase Anderson and Zach Davies. Anderson’s and Davies’ 2018 seasons were ones that could’ve been much better if they didn’t give up the long ball. Due to that being the case, Anderson and Davies will not be making the 25-man roster and are candidates to be traded.
Some talks are that the Milwaukee Brewers could pick up some key pitchers in the off season. Names that are being linked to Milwaukee are Sonny Gray from the Yankees, free agent Dallas Keuchel, trade target Corey Kluber from Cleveland and Madison Bumgarner from San Francisco.
As we wait for more news to come around of big signings in Milwaukee, this piece could be just a little in sight on who we will see on the field in 2019 for the Milwaukee Brewers. Don’t count out Stearns to NOT shake things up.