2022 Brewers you may have forgotten about
4. Jake Cousins
After coming out of nowhere in 2021, and having a great rookie season, posting a 2.70 ERA in 30 appearances, we haven’t heard much of Cousins since then. Believe it or not, Cousins started the season in the bullpen and appeared in eight games for the Crew. Five of those games were scoreless, on top of that he racked up a quick 13 strikeouts in his time with the team this season.
Similar to Barker’s injury, Cousins also had a UCL problem, but he opted against Tommy John surgery and rehabbed for about 6-8 weeks. Cousins was sent on a rehab assignment to Nashville and then activated from the 60-day IL on August 24. Cousins has since made a brief appearance being called back up by the Brewers before being sent back down again.
Sadzeck is someone who unfortunately never got a real chance to prove himself. He debuted with the Brewers on July 17 against the San Francisco Giants. He went two innings giving up one hit and striking out one. His following and last game with the Brewers was the final nail in the coffin with the team as he gave up three runs on three hits. Two of those were home runs. A couple of days later he was DFA’d and outrighted to Nashville where he has been dominant all season. He elected free agency a few days later.
2. Alex Hall
Although Hall never actually played an inning or recorded a plate appearance for the Brewers, a lot of people have probably forgotten his story. The Brewers were in desperate need of a backup catcher as Omar Narvaez went down. Their Triple-A team wasn’t anywhere in the area and their High-A team, Wisconsin Timber Rattlers, happened to be in the midst of a home series. The Brewers selected their backup catcher, Alex Hall, on June 2nd. There was a situation where he was actually in a place to get an at-bat but a couple of things would’ve had to go right within the game in order for him to get that at-bat. The following day he was DFA’d by the Brewers where he was ultimately outrighted back to High-A.
1. Alex Jackson
After the PED suspension of Brewers backup catcher Pedro Severino, the Brewers went on a spree to find their next backup catcher where they traded one of the Marlins farm catchers, Alex Jackson. Jackson had two little stints with the Brewers where he had 12 at-bats. In those, he had three base knocks and struck out seven times. During his stint in early June, he sprained his left middle finger and was placed on the 10-day IL. After going on numerous rehab assignments, he came down with left wrist inflammation which found him on the 60-day IL.
It takes a lot of players to get through a regular season. Not all of them stick around as long as others.