Sunday Brunch: Should The Padres Bring Up Matt Wisler In September?
By Jason Evans
September is a great time to bring up parts of your future to see what the have at the major league level. The San Diego Padres are on the very fringes of playoff contention at this moment. Matt Wisler will be a part of the Padres rotation moving forward, so is it possible to bring him up in September?
Looking at Wisler’s overall stats, you may say ehh maybe not. He’s 8-4 with a 4.52 ERA and has struck out 111 in 123 innings, something you don’t really like to see. Wisler has fared much better on the road than at home. 4-2 with a 4.21 ERA, less than a hit per inning and opposing hitters are hitting only .238 against him.
The Padres have some depth in the starting pitching front throughout the organization. Casey Kelly is working his way back from injury. So is Andrew Cashner. Tyson Ross became an All-Star this year. Even if Wisler isn’t a part of the rotation moving forward, the Padres can showcase him in order to get something they are going to need; bats.
New GM AJ Preller may wanna see one of his top prospects in Petco. Wisler isn’t a big strikeout guy and in a big ballpark like Petco, it still may play well.
Whether Wisler is a part to a playoff puzzle remains to be seen. However, even if he’s not, it may be a good idea to give the prospect a look. Wisler was a consensus top 100 prospect before the year, and it could be a good idea to take a look at him at Petco this year.