Josh Hader

#71 RP / Milwaukee Brewers / EXP: 1YRS Height: 6-3 Weight: 180 lb Age: 23 College: None Bats/Throws -/-

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      Brewers' Josh Hader: Expected to start year in bullpen

      Josh Hader is likely to work out of the bullpen to begin the season, Tom Haudricourt of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports.Hader was stellar in relief last season, striking out 68 batters across 47.2 innings and accruing a 2.08 ERA for Milwaukee. That allowed general manager David Stearns to install the 23-year-old left-hander in the same role for this campaign, although that could change. The Milwaukee Brewers are in pursuit of a starting pitcher, so if they pull the trigger on a trade before spring training begins, that would solidify Hader's role in the bullpen for the time being.

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      Brewers' Josh Hader: Role remains uncertain

      GM David Stearns said Friday that the Milwaukee Brewers are still evaluating whether to use Josh Hader as a starter or reliever in 2018, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports.One thing Stearns is confident about is that Hader "is going to be put in a position to accumulate innings," whether that be as a starter or a multi-inning reliever, which is no surprise given Hader's talent. While the Brewers will be looking to maximize his innings, and he was a highly-regarded starting pitcher prospect just one offseason ago, he did throw only 99.2 total innings in 2017 across all levels, so he'd probably have a cap on his workload even if he heads into the season as a starter. With that in mind, the Brewers must weigh if it's worth even trying Hader in the rotation, especially when considering just how dominant (12.84 K/9, .156 BAA) he was working in relief last year. With Hader facing a theoretical innings limit as a starter and not in the mix for saves as a reliever, he will likely be only a fringe option in standard league formats. However, even as a full-time reliever he would stand a good chance to hit 100 strikeouts while providing quality ratios, so he can still provide some sort of value in any role for fantasy owners and the Brewers alike.

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      Brewers' Josh Hader: Piling up strikeouts in bunches

      Josh Hader threw 1.2 scoreless innings in Monday's victory over the Pirates and allowed just one hit while striking out three batters.Hader allowed four earned runs over four appearances around the turn of this month, but he turned things around quickly, allowing just Monday's hit and one walk while striking out 13 batters in 7.1 innings over his last five outings. The Milwaukee Brewers will continue leaning on him as the top left-handed option in their bullpen as they push for the playoffs.

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      Brewers' Josh Hader: Another scoreless appearance

      Josh Hader threw a scoreless inning in Monday's loss to the Twins despite allowing a hit and issuing three walks.Hader was not sharp Monday and now owns 17 walks in 22.1 innings out of the Milwaukee Brewers' bullpen this season, but even in a subpar outing he was able to keep the opponent off the scoreboard. Hader, who does have 27 strikeouts and has given up just 10 hits, will continue working in a multi-situation relief role for the time being.

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      Brewers' Josh Hader: Effective outing Sunday

      Josh Hader threw 1.2 scoreless innings in a loss to the Phillies on Sunday, working around a base hit and a hit batsman.Hader did not record a strikeout Sunday, but he didn't give up a run for the 10th time in 12 big-league appearances. The rookie has 11 walks in 16.2 innings, so control has been an issue, and although he hit someone, he at least didn't issue a walk for the third consecutive outing Sunday. He now owns a 1.08 WHIP -- exactly the same mark as his 1.08 ERA. Expect him to continue working out of the bullpen for the Milwaukee Brewers, but Hader's long-term future is in the rotation.

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      Brewers' Josh Hader: Picks up first win

      Josh Hader (1-0) allowed one run over three innings and recorded seven strikeouts to earn his first career win Friday against the Yankees.The 23-year-old relieved starting pitcher Junior Guerra in the fourth inning following a rain delay and produced his longest outing in the majors. The left-hander gave up his first run of the season on an Aaron Judge solo home run, but it was the only hit allowed. Hader now has a 0.73 ERA and 1.05 WHIP across 12.1 innings with 13 strikeouts since being recalled in early June, but he has shown some struggles with command and has issued 10 walks.

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      Brewers' Josh Hader: Two scoreless innings Thursday

      Josh Hader tossed two scoreless innings of relief in Thursday's victory over the Cardinals.Hader walked two batters in the outing and did not strike anybody out, but he also did not allow any hits or runs. He was the first reliever in after Zach Davies exited following five frames, and he will likely continue to pitch in the middle innings for now. However, since Hader worked solely as a starter with Triple-A Colorado Springs, he should be able to pitch more than one inning when needed, like he did Thursday.

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      Brewers' Josh Hader: Tabbed as reliever for now

      General manager David Stearns said that Josh Hader will pitch out of the bullpen for the time being, Adam McCalvy of MLB.com reports.Stearns added that the long-term plan is still to use the left-hander as a starter, but they want him to work in relief as he acclimates himself to the big leagues. With that in mind, the Milwaukee Brewers do have a doubleheader with the Cardinals coming up Tuesday, so there is an opportunity for him to pick up a start, although it's somewhat of a long shot given this announcement. It seems like Hader's short-term value will be dependent on his ability to strike major-league batters out and limit his walks more than anything else.

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      Brewers' Josh Hader: Called up by Brewers

      Josh Hader was called up from Triple-A Colorado Springs on Friday.Hader has struggled this season at the Triple-A level, but he remains the Milwaukee Brewers' top pitching prospect, and the club decided it was time for him to show what he can do at the top level. Hader worked exclusively as a starter the last two seasons, but it remains to be seen if he will work in that role for the Brewers, or open in the bullpen.

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      Brewers' Josh Hader: Struggles continue at Triple-A

      Josh Hader, 23, has a 4.54 ERA, 1.35 WHIP and 32:22 K:BB in 35.2 innings with Triple-A Colorado Springs.His 6.68 FIP probably does a better job of illustrating just how much of a struggle Hader's first seven starts of the season have been. Pitching the Pacific Coast League is no easy task, and Hader actually has a better ERA in three home starts (3.38) than he does in four road starts (5.49), which goes against the narrative that the home park at Colorado Springs is the only reason for his poor performance. Of the notable Milwaukee Brewers pitching prospects in the upper levels, Brandon Woodruff (1.83 ERA at Triple-A) and Jorge Lopez (3.34 ERA at Double-A) will also warrant consideration when the team looks to inject new blood into the big-league rotation.