Milwaukee Brewers: 2017 MLB Trade Deadline Preview

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Potential Prospect Call-Ups

The most likely outcome at the trade deadline is that the only additions the Milwaukee Brewers make to their roster are their own prospects. So who could they be?

Dubon was recently promoted to Triple-A and is the Brewers #9 prospect. He’s having a great year and could be in Milwaukee very soon. He’s competent at the plate and with the glove. He won’t hit for much power, but he’s speedy and would fit at the top of the order.

Jonathan Villar has been nothing short of awful this season and Eric Sogard has been a nice surprise, but he’s 4-for-his-last-24. His hot streak may be over.

So if Villar isn’t hitting, and Sogard begins to regress, who do the Brewers put at second base to fill the void? Mauricio Dubon, who is likely the second baseman of the future for Milwaukee, is ready to step in if need be.

Burnes could be the first player from the 2016 Draft to make it to the Major Leagues. He’s been outstanding this year and has already earned a mid-season promotion to Double-A. Burnes has pitched to a 7-1 record with a 1.13 ERA across both levels and a 0.84 WHIP.

He’s dominated this season and he could ride this success all the way to Milwaukee before the season is over. The Brewers don’t want to rush their prospects, but he’s been having so much success, there’s almost no reason not to bring him up.

While there may not be a rotation spot for him this year, he will be a Major League starter at some point soon. He’s been unstoppable, so why not bring up your organization’s best performing pitcher for the stretch run for the playoffs?

Brinson’s first stint with the Major League club didn’t go very well, but as soon as he went down to Triple-A again, he started to mash. Brinson can hit and he will do so for the Brewers, but he needs regular opportunities.

If an opening comes up in the outfield due to injury, Brinson figures to get the call and show us why he is the organization’s top prospect.

Of course, that open outfield spot could come from a trade of a player already on the big league roster, instead of an injury to one.