They include super-prospect 3B Mat Gamel, SS Vinny Rottino, 1B Brad Nelson, IF Joe Dillon, RHP Tim Dillard, LHP and RHP Mark DiFelice., C Angel Salome, OF ., C
Gamel is the big name here. He hit .329 with 19 homers and 96 RBIs at Double-A Huntsville before his promotion to Triple-A Nashville a week ago. In five games for the Sounds, he batted .238 before beelining to Milwaukee. He’ll get limited playing time, but nonetheless should show glimpses of his future every day talent. In addition to Gamel, Escobar, Salome and Nelson will be making their Major League debuts.
Nelson’s story is especially sweet. He was signed in 2001, led the Minor Leagues in RBIs in 2002 and broke a hand in 2003 as a budding prospect. Nelson (pictured) worked his way back, playing in Triple-A in 2005, 2006, 2007 and this season, finally getting his big-league chance at age 25.
Gwynn returns after hitting .200 in April and May in Milwaukee. Dillon had a .227 average in 46 games with the Brewers, mostly in the first half. Rottino has five hits in 23 career at-bats scattered over the last two seasons.
Dillard (8 1/3 IP, 5.40 ERA), Stetter (22 2/3 IP, 2.78 ERA) and DiFelice (13 2/3 IP, 3.95 ERA) spent time in the Milwaukee bullpen earlier this season.
— Nick Zaccardi