The 4 pm deadline has come and gone for Major League Baseball, and the Milwaukee Brewers have solidified themselves as having the best trade deadline moves as well as the best farm system. For the Cream City Crushers, though, the moves began well before the trade deadline clock started.
In Wilkerson, the Milwaukee Brewers get a 27-year old pitcher who set a NAIA record for consecutive scoreless innings (54) back in 2011. He has a sub 3 ERA in the minors and is a fringe prospect whom the brilliant minds over at FanGraphs think is a pitcher under the radar to watch (they said the same thing about Junior Guerra when a lot of people were skeptical).
In Rijo, he is now the Milwaukee Brewers 20th ranked prospect, but has struggled at the AA level posting a slash line of 186/245/266 at AA. Since coming to the Milwaukee Brewers he has been playing for Brevard County, and at 20 there is still plenty of time for him to pan out.