Milwaukee Brewers: Who is their biggest trade chip?

Matthew Dewoskin
MILWAUKEE, WI - OCTOBER 20: Brandon Woodruff #53 of the Milwaukee Brewers throws a pitch against the Los Angeles Dodgers in Game Seven of the National League Championship Series at Miller Park on October 20, 2018 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)
MILWAUKEE, WI - OCTOBER 20: Brandon Woodruff #53 of the Milwaukee Brewers throws a pitch against the Los Angeles Dodgers in Game Seven of the National League Championship Series at Miller Park on October 20, 2018 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images) /
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5. Freddy Peralta

Freddy Peralta is only 22 years old, is under team control, and just ended a successful season that saw make a few appearances in the playoffs. Why isn’t he higher on this list?

The reasons are simple. While Peralta’s fastball is fantastic, and his breaking stuff is solid, but he lacks a developed third pitch that most starters need to succeed. Peralta is also one of the few pitchers on the Milwaukee Brewers staff who is under 6-ft. tall. While he’s shown that he can take the ball every fifth day, he doesn’t have the elite size that teams want in the centerpiece of a trade.

Peralta should earn a rotation spot to start the 2019 season, but he could also get a solid return in a trade if the Brewers are given an offer they can’t refuse.

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