Milwaukee Brewers: 5 Prospects On The Trade Block This July

MILWAUKEE - JULY 1: A statue of Robin Yount statue stands outside Miller Park before a game between the New York Mets and the Milwaukee Brewers July 1, 2009 at Miller Park in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)
MILWAUKEE - JULY 1: A statue of Robin Yount statue stands outside Miller Park before a game between the New York Mets and the Milwaukee Brewers July 1, 2009 at Miller Park in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images) /
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Trey Supak, RHP, Double-A

Trey Supak has really turned a corner lately, having a strong 2018 season that earned him a spot on the 40 man roster, and now following that up with an even stronger 2019 season. Last year, he posted a 2.48 ERA in 25 starts. This year, he has a 1.91 ERA in 13 starts.

The value for Supak is continuing to trend upwards. He’s close to the big leagues, but at the same time, he’s also not close at all.

While Supak is on the 40 man roster and at Double-A, meaning he’s just a phone call away, the Brewers have several starting pitchers ahead of him with big league experience and under control for several seasons. There aren’t many openings in that rotation for a Double-A prospect to squeeze his way in.

Plus, the Brewers already have an overload of right handed starting pitchers. Supak, as talented as he is, would just be a redundant addition to the rotation should he stick around. His value right now is probably as high as it’s going to be, and we could easily see him get traded this July.

If a team is giving up a pitcher, whether a reliever or a starter, they generally like to get at least one pitching prospect in return. Zack Brown is the team’s top pitching prospect and I’m not sure the Brewers are open to the idea of trading away Brown. The next man up though, is Supak.

He’s pitched to a sub-2.50 ERA for a year and a half now and he’s close to big league ready. His value is trending upward, and he likely won’t have a future in the Brewers rotation, he makes a ton of sense as a trade candidate.

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