Marcos Diplan, RHP, Double-A
The Milwaukee Brewers will be selling low on Marcos Diplan should they trade him, but his value probably won’t be increasing any time soon.
While Diplan is on the 40 man roster, he’s still in Double-A and just got moved from the rotation to the bullpen. That immediately decreases his upfront value. Diplan has struggled again this year, pitching to a 5.57 ERA so far in 2019. He’s walking way too many hitters and his control just hasn’t improved from year to year.
Whatever the Brewers have been trying with him, hasn’t been working. Even the move to the bullpen hasn’t improved his performance much.
However, Diplan is still just 22 years old and there’s a lot of potential in that right arm. Perhaps another team thinks they can help him figure out where the baseball is going and straighten him out. Diplan can sit in the mid-90s and can likely hit upper-90s out of the bullpen. He’s got a live arm that just needs a little control.
While Diplan no longer has the upside of a potential starting pitcher, he could be a fireballer out of the bullpen in the late innings.
Don’t be surprised to see Diplan’s name thrown out there during trade rumors in July. He’s still got some value, and the Brewers would be wise to cash in on that remaining value while he still has it. They did that last year with Luis Ortiz in the Jonathan Schoop deal (although acquiring Schoop backfired, yes I know).