Josh Hader Won’t Be Coming To Save The Bullpen
Josh Hader is arguably Milwaukee Brewers best prospect. He’s their best pitching prospect. Hader started throwing in the bullpen for Colorado Springs in the last couple of weeks, and some lost their shit thinking he would become a left-handed reliever for Milwaukee Brewers. But as the team does, they are trying to manage his innings limit and make sure the young star is ready for the big leagues later this season. Not surprising to see a group of fans overreact about a prospect, but it’s nice to also see Milwaukee sees the big picture with him.
This article from Sky Sox beat writer Brent Briggeman is a good explanation on what Brewers and in turn, Colorado Springs, are doing with the young starter. I’m fine with it too. I don’t know if the best path for a young prospect would be the bullpen. Brewers do need help there, but they’d rather Hader be a starter to throw five or six innings versus a couple per every two game.
Now when rosters expand could Hader find himself in the bullpen temporarily? Maybe. Even then, Milwaukee might use him sparingly to get some work, but I don’t think he’ll become the next Trevor Hoffman overnight.
Brewers young guns are coming and I, for one, cannot wait.