Brewers: 4 Prospects We Could See Called Up Down The Stretch

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Brewers prospect we could see called up #3: RHP Jacob Misiorowski

It's been a quick rise for the Brewers top pitching prospect. Drafted in the 2nd round just last year, Misiorowski has established himself as one of the best pitching prospects in the entire minor leagues. He has arguably the best pure stuff of anyone in the minors.

Misiorowski has a triple digit fastball coming from a 6'7" frame, which gets on the hitters very quickly. The Brewers are developing him as a starter but his stuff could play in the big leagues right now, which is why we could possibly see him this year, even if it is very aggressive.

Misiorowski started the year in Low-A, which makes it incredible to think he could be in the big leagues before the season is over. He dominated with the Carolina Mudcats, putting up a 3.04 ERA in nine starts with 46 Ks in 26.2 IP. He then went to High-A Wisconsin and made the Midwest League look like child's play, posting a 1.90 ERA in six starts, quickly earning another promotion to Double-A Biloxi.

In Biloxi, Misiorowski has struggled a bit. The jump from High-A to Double-A is the largest in professional baseball so some struggles are expected. But from Double-A, anyone can get called up if the right opportunity is there.

If the Brewers are going to call upon Misiorowski in 2023, it's only going to be for a bullpen role. He's not ready to be a starter in the big leagues yet, but he has stuff that could play in short stints out of the pen right now and he could be successful. Milwaukee may not want to rush him up only to send him back down next year to continue developing as a starter, but if a need arises out of the bullpen and they want a flamethrowing, nasty pitcher to come up and help out, Misiorowski is the guy.

Imagine a Brewers bullpen down the stretch comprised of Misiorowski, Abner Uribe, and Devin Williams. It's a race to the sixth inning at that point.