Milwaukee Brewers: RHP J.P. Feyereisen Acquired From Yankees

TAMPA, FL - FEBRUARY 21: J.P. Feyereisen #87 of the New York Yankees poses for a portrait during the New York Yankees photo day on February 21, 2017 at George M. Steinbrenner Field in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
TAMPA, FL - FEBRUARY 21: J.P. Feyereisen #87 of the New York Yankees poses for a portrait during the New York Yankees photo day on February 21, 2017 at George M. Steinbrenner Field in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images) /
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Despite the July 31 trade deadline passing, the Milwaukee Brewers have made a trade with the New York Yankees.

Since this is a minor league trade, it falls under different rules from the big league level where trades can’t happen after July 31 until the World Series ends. So the Milwaukee Brewers swung a deal with the Yankees.

The player coming in is J.P. Feyereisen, a 26 year old right handed pitcher who has had an excellent year in Triple-A for the Yankees.

Who Is JP Feyereisen?

This year for Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre, Feyereisen has made 40 appearances, all out of the bullpen, covering 61.1 IP, with a 10-2 record, a 2.49 ERA, and seven saves in 10 opportunities.

In his minor league career, Feyereisen owns a 2.49 ERA with 33 saves in 42 opportunities, a 1.12 WHIP, and 371 strikeouts in 307.2 innings. Opponents have just a .201 batting average against Feyereisen.

Feyereisen is now coming back home. A Wisconsin native, he grew up in River Falls and attended the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point.

What Did The Brewers Give Up?

In return for Feyereisen, the Milwaukee Brewers sent infielder Brenny Escanio, along with some international bonus pool money, to the Yankees. Escanio is 16 years old and was just signed to a professional contract with the Brewers on July 2nd. Escanio does not have any stats for this season.

So essentially, the Brewers didn’t give up anything of value for Feyereisen while acquiring a potential bullpen piece next season that’s also from the great state of Wisconsin.

Why Make This Trade?

This winter, Feyereisen would need to be added to his organization’s 40 man roster or he would be eligible for the Rule 5 Draft this December. It’s clear the Yankees felt they wouldn’t add him to their roster and didn’t want to lose him for nothing.

Meanwhile the Brewers, in their never-ending search for more pitching depth will take him on and it’s likely that we’ll see him added to the 40 man roster after the season is over. He could be put on the roster this season and called up in that second wave that GM David Stearns has mentioned, but he would be ineligible for postseason play should that happen.

When the Brewers announced this trade, Feyereisen was assigned to the minor leagues, and he could stay there, but given the major league team’s current needs, the expanded rosters, and Feyereisen’s performance this year, it wouldn’t be a total surprise to see him get a call up in that second wave. But that would require another DFA from the current roster.

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I like this trade for the Brewers. They get what looks like a solid future bullpen piece for basically nothing, and it’s a player from our own state. If turns out to be something, that’s fantastic. If not, he didn’t cost much of anything. This is a low risk, potentially high reward move.

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