1 player moving up the Brewers depth chart and 2 moving down
By Drew Koch
Brewers depth chart: Brice Turang is moving down.
Now, I'm not suggesting that Brice Turang needs to go back to the minor leagues. The Milwaukee Brewers made their commitment once they dealt the aforementioned Wong to the Mariners. But Turang has struggled recently.
Over the last 12 games, Turang has struck out 16 times. To make matters worse, he's drawn just one free pass during that span as well. Turang has eight hits during those 12 games, but only two have gone for extra bases.
Now, this stuff happens with rookies, right? They start out with some big-time showings, then the league gets a little more film to pick apart, and opposing pitchers begin to adapt and figure out how to successfully locate pitches where these young hitters have holes in their swing.
On a scale of 1-10, the level of concern for Brice Turang should be in the neighborhood of about a 3. There's no need to hit the panic button, but Owen Miller is seeing the ball much better right now. Based on the matchup, this at least should give Craig Counsell something to think about.
The Milwaukee Brewers, under no circumstances, can option Turang back to the minors. With the St. Louis Cardinals, Milwaukee's biggest competition in the NL Central, struggling, there's no time like the present to allow Turang to work out the kinks. But if it continues to get much worse, then perhaps we're having a different discussion.