Zach Jackson and Carlos Villanueva will alternate as the Brewers' fifth starter for the time being.
Jackson is a lefty and Villanueva is a righty so manager Ned Yost said he will start whichever pitcher matches up better with the team they are playing. The next time either will start is Sunday against Kansas City. Yost hasn't announced who will get the start.
so i was reading this from rotoworld and i started to wonder if this was the wave of the future for rotations (not saying its starting now, just wondering if at some point it will start). same idea as what happend back in the 2001 playoff in how the Diamondbacks used either Anderson or Batista on days the Unit and Schilling werent starting. (though if used in regular season Schilling and Johnson would need regular rest rather than the 2 days or so they got in playoffs). will a time come when a team will have top 3 starters and the other 2 spots will rotate between 3 or 4 guys depending on who matches up best? Any thoughts? (telling me im dumb and to shut up is acceptable, im used to it)
For instance the brewers rotation (healthy) could look like this...
SP#4 Bush (@home) Helling or Villanueva(on the road)
SP#5 jackson (@home) Ohka (on the road)
(just a quick example glancing at the splits, if used in reallife many more numbers would be used so my above example probably isnt correct)