Brewers will call up highly anticipated prospect to make MLB debut against Blue Jays

Carlos F. Rodriguez will get the call to start Tuesday's game
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The Milwaukee Brewers big league starting pitching depth has been tested greatly this year. Eleven different players have made starts for the team and per numerous reports that number is going to increase to 12 next week.

Carlos Rodriguez is expected to make his MLB debut with the Milwaukee Brewers next week

Reports from Edgard Rodriguez as well as Curt Hogg have indicated that Carlos Rodriguez will make his MLB debut next week against the Toronto Blue Jays. He is expected to be Tuesday's starting pitcher. This is a home game for the Brewers and will give fans the opportunity to see one of their premier pitching talents make his MLB debut.

Since May 4, Carlos Rodriguez has been stellar on the mound

MLB Pipeline's sixth ranked Brewers prospect is Carlos Rodriguez. The 22 year old has a share of the organization's minor league pitcher of the year each of the past two seasons and, after a bit of a rough start to the 2024 season, he has been stellar over his last six starts in Triple-A. Since May 4, he has a 2.41 ERA across 41 innings pitched while striking out 40 batters and walking just nine.

What can we expect from Carlos Rodriguez during his MLB debut?

Carlos Rodriguez has a healthy mixture of pitches to choose from. He can throw a few different fastballs including a four-seamer, sinker, and cutter. His four-seamer and sinker sit in the low to mid 90s and his cutter is typically a bit slower. A slider is his primary off-speed pitch but he also possesses the ability to throw a curveball and changeup.

Similar to Brewers rookie starting pitcher Tobias Myers, one thing about Carlos Rodriguez's game is that his stuff plays well in the zone. With not having over powering stuff he relies on keeping hitters off balance and missing barrels by effectively commanding and mixes his pitches. He does have experience against MLB hitters as he tossed four innings during the 2023 World Baseball Classic for Team Nicaragua and has been a part of big league camp during Spring Training.

With Robert Gasser recently landing on the injured list, Joe Ross and DL Hall still mending injuries, and Jakob Junis plus Taylor Clarke on rehab assignment, hopefully Carlos Rodriguez can find success and force the Brewers to keep him in the starting rotation. He's been a highly talked about prospect for the past two years, so hopefully he can find success at the big league level.