Milwaukee Brewers: Ranking The Possible September Call Ups
By David Gasper
The Prospects That Might Get A Chance
Trey Supak, Troy Stokes
In 20 starts in Double-A, Trey Supak had a 2.20 ERA and looked ready to dominate the next stage of the minors. He was moved up to Triple-A, and Supak struggled mightily. In his first six starts in San Antonio, Supak has a 9.35 ERA. His WHIP has nearly doubled, and opponents are hitting .318 against him.
Supak’s most recent start was solid, giving up just three runs in four innings, but I don’t think that’s enough of a turnaround for Milwaukee to bring him up. It’s possible he gets a chance, but they might want to look at him as a 2020 addition.
Troy Stokes is part of a crowded outfield group for the Brewers, and his bat hasn’t really improved that much this year. His power numbers are down, despite power numbers being up across Triple-A this year. If the Brewers want more bodies as potential pinch hitters and want to give Stokes a chance, then he could get the call, but don’t be surprised if he doesn’t.
Call up chances: 20%
The DFA candidate
If Jimmy Nelson or Brent Suter are ready to return at the beginning of September, and a 40 man roster spot is needed, I could very easily see Taylor Williams get designated for assignment to make room for them.
In his last 11.2 IP down in Triple-A, Williams has given up 16 hits and 11 runs, which is not ideal. With his recent struggles in San Antonio as well as the fact that he will be out of minor league options next year, he’s a prime DFA candidate.
Call up chances: 10%
The Milwaukee Brewers have a lot of choices for September, and they’ll more than likely call up most of their 40 man roster for the playoff push. They need as much help as they can get over the final few weeks.