Brewers: The 12 Most Deserving Candidates For September Call Ups

September call ups are looming. Who could get the call?
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Position Players (not on 40 man)

Keston Hiura, Tyler Black, Patrick Dorrian

Because these players are not currently on the 40 man, they may face a more difficult path to earning a September call up, but that doesn't mean it's impossible. The way these three players are playing, they could easily be deemed worthy of a promotion to the big leagues.

Let's start with the elephant in the room, Keston Hiura. The Brewers watched Hiura struggle in the major leagues for years, demoted him to Triple-A, where he thrived, then brought him back up only for him to struggle again. Ultimately it led to Hiura being DFAed this spring. He's spent the entire year with Triple-A Nashville.

Hiura has done everything he can to prove he belongs in the big leagues this year. He's hitting a stellar .315/.399/.580 with 12 doubles, 22 homers, 73 RBIs, and a .979 OPS. The numbers are there. His strikeout rate is down to a more manageable 24% instead of the 40% he was at in Milwaukee last year. The problem is, he's essentially a DH only and the Brewers are stacked at the only position he plays, first base. Milwaukee would likely prefer to use their extra roster spot on someone versatile who can help in a variety of different ways.

Tyler Black is a fun candidate for a September call up. The 2021 first round pick has dominated the minor leagues this year, putting up huge numbers in Double-A Biloxi before being promoted to Triple-A. Black has a .803 OPS with the Sounds and half of his hits have gone for extra bases. He's a Top 100 prospect and if the Brewers want to add yet another spark plug to their offense this September, Tyler Black would make sense. However, he also could benefit from some more regular ABs in Triple-A and since the minor league season goes for a few more weeks, he might stay down.

Patrick Dorrian, 27, is a non-roster player that is very much under the radar but he's put up some excellent numbers for the Sounds and could be a candidate for a promotion in the vein of Andruw Monasterio. Dorrian has a .253/.326/.520 slash line with 21 homers and a .846 OPS. Dorrian is a utility infielder that has spent time at all four infield positions this year for Nashville.