Brock or Walker?

With Max Muncy joining the team on Tuesday night, and Adam Liberatore on Wednesday Night, which other Dodger minor leaguers are at the cusp of getting a call?

Rich Hill has hit the 10 Day disabled list so the Dodgers have a need for a starting pitcher for at least one game sometime next week.  At that time I guess Adam Liberatore will be sent back to AAA but who will come back up in his place?

Everyone wants to see the minor league crown jewel Walker Buehler but it probably makes more sense for Brock Stewart to get the call. Brock pitched on 4/18/18 (last night) and would be ready to take the call on Monday or Tuesday against the Marlins depending if they want to give Kenta an extra day of rest. Brock has made three starts so far for Oklahoma and acquitted himself very well.

DATE ERA IP H ER BB SO
4/7/2018 0 5.2 2 0 2 6
4/13/2018 2.38 5.2 5 3 1 8
4/18/2018 2.65 5.2 3 2 1 3
TOTALS 2.65 17 10 5 4 17

Walker Buehler has been a tad better but do they want to play yo-yo with this arm? Brock has gotten at least seventeen outs in each start while Walker has gotten at least fifteen outs only once.

DATE ERA IP H ER BB SO
4/5/2018 2.25 4 3 1 1 5
4/11/2018 2 5 4 1 1 6
4/16/2018 2.08 4 3 1 2 5
TOTALS 2.08 13 10 3 4 16

Manny Banuelos has also pitched well so far but I don’t think he’s an option yet even though he is the only one of the three to get at least eighteen outs in a start so far.

DATE ERA IP H ER BB SO
4/5/2018 2.25 4 3 1 1 3
4/12/2018 1.8 6 2 1 1 4
4/17/2018 1.69 6 6 1 1 7
TOTALS 1.69 16 11 3 3 14

Compare those three options to the Diamondbacks who have to give their open rotation spot to Matt Koch who probably isn’t a full season answer now that Walker is gone for the season.

 

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