Upcoming up on our Milwaukee Brewers 2019 Major Prospects Checklist is the No. 14 location on our list. That honor goes to right handed pitcher, Marcos Diplan.
The Milwaukee Brewers obtained Marcos Diplan from the Texas Rangers back in January 2015 alongside with Luis Sardinas and Corey Knebel in trade for Yovani Gallardo. That trade has by now paid out dividends with Knebel’s achievement in Milwaukee, and could get even better the moment Diplan makes his mark.
When Diplan was obtained, he was a raw 18 yr outdated prospect. Now 22, Diplan is a lot more polished and refined, and will see time in Triple-A this season.
#14 RHP Marcos Diplan
Diplan posted a 4.03 Era in 2018 with the Carolina Mudcats and Biloxi Shuckers. He struggled with command and permitted 74 walks, ending with an abysmal 1.61 WHIP. Although he did strike out 117 batters in 118 innings.
Diplan has two furthermore pitches in his arsenal, his mid-higher 90s fastball and his filthy slider. He also throws a changeup, which allows him to undertaking as a starter, but that pitch is nevertheless developing and is not large league completely ready.
His command is not all there, as proven by his substantial walk totals, and that is about for the Brewers. He has the things, he just just cannot persistently obtain the strike zone. He’s struggled in back to back seasons, but he nevertheless has an electrical arm and is just 22 several years outdated.
He has a ceiling of being a potential mid-rotation starter in the large leagues, but he could also have a brilliant foreseeable future in a large league bullpen some working day.
When Could We See Diplan In Milwaukee?
Diplan could access the large leagues more rapidly as a reliever, and that’s probably what the Milwaukee Brewers will want to do with him as he by now used very last yr on the 40 person roster and used up 1 of his option several years. He wanted to be included very last wintertime in order to be secured from the Rule 5 Draft.
When it is feasible we could see Diplan in Milwaukee in 2019, it is a lot more probably he’s heading to make his impact in 2020. If all goes perfectly in his 2019 insignificant league season, he could gain a September connect with-up and join the Brewers bullpen.
Irrespective of whether he could ever shift from the large league bullpen to the rotation remains to be observed. He’s experienced back to back several years with delivery and handle challenges.
There is nevertheless a large amount to like about Diplan and what he can deliver on the mound, but for us, he does not rank any larger than No. 14 on our list of Major Milwaukee Brewers prospects.
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Tomorrow, we’ll obtain out who ranks #13 on our list, and we’ll expose 1 amount for every working day till we access our best Brewers insignificant league prospect.