Milwaukee Brewers: Options to fill the hole at second base

MILWUAKEE, WI - OCTOBER 19: A general view of the exterior of Miller Park prior to Game 6 of the NLCS between the Los Angeles Dodgers and the Milwaukee Brewers on Friday, October, 19, 2018 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. (Photo by Mike McGinnis/MLB Photos via Getty Images)
MILWUAKEE, WI - OCTOBER 19: A general view of the exterior of Miller Park prior to Game 6 of the NLCS between the Los Angeles Dodgers and the Milwaukee Brewers on Friday, October, 19, 2018 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. (Photo by Mike McGinnis/MLB Photos via Getty Images) /
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PITTSBURGH, PA – JULY 15: Tyler Saladino #13 of the Milwaukee Brewers in action at PNC Park on July 15, 2018 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images) /

There are a few options that are already on the Milwaukee Brewers that will suffice as stop gaps. However, for a competing team none are really that enticing. That being said, this is likely the cheapest option.

The first guy to consider is Mauricio Dubon. Prior to his season ending  injury, he was hitting .343 in Colorado Springs. Yes, I know it is Colorado. Despite the inflated numbers, he was ready to join the Milwaukee Brewers squad until he tore his ACL.

One of the biggest issues with him is obvious. He tore his ACL in May and has not played since. Taking a chance on a guy like that, who has not recorded a single MLB at bat, is probably not the smartest route to go.

If the Brewers want to give Dubon the chance after he heats up a little in the minors, it could be worth letting Hernan Perez get  a start. But also it probably is not. I am just throwing ideas out there. He is a great defensive swiss army knife, but his bat is not ideal in an everyday role for a team looking to compete.

There are a couple of other names like Nate Orf and Tyler Saladino to look at as well. The latter is more likely considering he is on the Milwaukee Brewers 40-man roster. And after avoiding arbitration, I would bet that Saladino is the likely candidate.

I have one more extremely hot and unlikely take to provide. Keston Hiura gets the gig out of Spring Training. He can hit, and he can likely hit decently at the MLB level right now. If the future is now, why wait?

The answer to my question is because he truly is not ready yet and it will effect his ceiling if he is rushed to the MLB level. This is not me reccomending it, but I could potentially see it if he has the type of Spring Training performance that makes an unreal Spring Training performance look like it is nothing.