Hader, 22, has a 6.38 ERA and 31:14 K:BB in 24 innings since being promoted to Triple-A. Hader's recent struggles should certainly cool the talk of a promotion to the big leagues. He has been wild but also hittable, as opposing batters are hitting .297 against him at this level. In two of his last three starts he has allowed at least six earned runs. Hader should pitch in the Futures Game and may still end up being a September callup for the Brewers.
Hader fanned nine and walked four over six innings of one-hit ball against Memphis in his Triple-A debut. The four walks ultimately prevented him from getting deeper into the start, and Hader's biggest test at the Triple-A level will be navigating opposing lineups while working in his home starts at Colorado Springs. His debut against Memphis took place on the road, but it was a good first step in his last stop before an eventual promotion to Milwaukee, which could occur before the end of 2016.
Hader was called up to Triple-A Colorado Springs on Wednesday, Adam McCalvy of MLB.com reports. Hader was dominating the competition at Double-A Biloxi with a 0.95 ERA in 57 innings of work, to go along with a 1.00 WHIP and a 73:19 strikeout to walk ratio. More impressively, he has not given up more than one earned run in any start this year. The 22-year-old has never been above Double-A ball in his five year professional career, but will now make the next step with Colorado Springs.
Hader will likely skip his next start to rest, Todd Rosiak of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports. With 51 innings under his belt at Double-A Biloxi, Hader is nearly halfway to his innings total from 2015 (104). The organization wants to give the 22-year-old a little time to recharge, so it will likely skip him one time through the rotation. Hader has been dominant this season -- he hasn't given up more than one run in any of his 10 starts and has posted a 65:17 K:BB.
Hader boasts a 0.79 ERA and 1.02 WHIP through nine starts at the Double-A level this season. Hader also has a ridiculous 11.75 K/9 and has been virtually untouchable through two months. If the 22-year-old can continue to pitch anywhere close to this well, a promotion to Triple-A could be a possibility.
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