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Milwaukee Brewers: Which prospects have to get added to the 40-man roster?

Matthew Dewoskin
MILWAUKEE, WI - OCTOBER 13: Ryan Braun #8 of the Milwaukee Brewers bats against the Los Angeles Dodgers during the first inning in Game Two of the National League Championship Series at Miller Park on October 13, 2018 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)
MILWAUKEE, WI - OCTOBER 13: Ryan Braun #8 of the Milwaukee Brewers bats against the Los Angeles Dodgers during the first inning in Game Two of the National League Championship Series at Miller Park on October 13, 2018 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images) /
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Troy Stokes, Jr., OF

Troy Stokes is yet another member of the 2014 draft class, and he’s also close to making the Majors. Stokes posted a .233/.343/.430 slash line in 129 games with Biloxi last year. He bashed 19 homers, and stole 19 bases in 21 attempts. There is some ‘swing-and-miss’ in his swing, but Stokes has an impressive power/speed combo that few players possess.

The Milwaukee Brewers have seven outfielders on their 40-man roster right now. Can they carry eight? Do they have to make a move to keep Stokes in the organization? If Keon Broxton or Domingo Santana gets dealt in the next few weeks, Stokes is a lock to stick around. The Brewers could also decide to DFA Tyrone Taylor, and keep Stokes. There is a path to keeping Stokes, and the Brewers should make an effort to do so, but there’s a non-zero chance that he gets exposed to the Rule V Draft.

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