First of all, I know baseball isn't even done for the season. I'm not an idiot.
But it's never too early to speculate about your favorite team's future.
Key word above: Speculation. That's all this article is.
The Brewers, for all of their faults this past season, managed to string together and excellent two-month finale and make a push to the playoffs that unfortunately fell short. This was, thanks in large part, to the young pitching from the Milwaukee Brewers system.
Mike Fiers, Mark Rogers, Wily Peralta and Tyler Thornburg all made big starts and showed the promise of becoming great pitchers. Any one of them could fill one of the open spots.
Rogers, Peralta, Fiers and Thornburg are all still young and growing. Factor that into the fact that the Brewers farm system has solid pitching still in the minors, and things are looking bright.
And, let's not forget the atrocity that was this Brewers bullpen. Whatever hand can't be used in the rotation could see significant time in the bullpen. This will mess with their inning counts, but anything that can help win should be considered.
I'm going to take a stab at the upcoming starting rotation and try to predict some stats to see if the Brewers rotation can improve on what could have been a very bad year but ended up being much better than most thought.
Disclaimer: All predicted stats are just that—predicted. I have no formula, I have no reason for the numbers, these are just ballpark numbers I think the pitchers will be around. No formula was used, nothing even remotely scientific.