We are just days away from the Brewers active roster expanding from 26 to 28 players. The two extra spots will allow the Brewers to have another bench bat and another arm for the pitching staff. The tough part will be deciding who gets those two spots.
The Brewers have built themselves a lot of depth on their 40 man roster and they will have no shortage of options to choose from as they expand their roster for the final month of the regular season.
These 12 players are the most likely and most deserving options to earn a September call up when rosters expand.
Position Players (already on 40 man)
Owen Miller, Jahmai Jones, Abraham Toro
Even though the active roster will expand, players still need to be on the 40 man roster. While the Brewers could clear space for any non-roster players they want to pick up, it may simply be easier for the Brewers to call up someone already on the 40 man.
All three of Owen Miller, Jahmai Jones, and Abraham Toro have been with the big league club at various points this season.
Miller had the most successful stretch of the three. He fell into a slump, leading to his demotion, but has done well with Nashville, hitting a solid .277 with a .781 OPS for the Sounds. Owen Miller's versatility and recent success at the plate could make him a leading candidate for a September call up.
Jahmai Jones had some big hits when the Brewers needed him, but then he began to struggle. Jones is hitting just .236 for Nashville, but has an .826 OPS and seven of his 17 hits down there have gone for extra bases. He's also drawn 20 walks to 19 strikeouts, and that kind of on base ability, plus his speed make him a viable option.
Abraham Toro has seemingly done nothing but rake when he's up in Milwaukee yet he hasn't gotten much run. Toro is hitting .444/.524/.778 with a 1.302 OPS and two homers with the Brewers, but only has 21 plate appearances. In Nashville, Toro's hitting .288 with 27 doubles and a .834 OPS. He's not only deserving of a call up, he's deserving of some playing time in the big leagues as well.