Affordable Brewers Trade Deadline Target #4: INF Kyle Farmer
Kyle Farmer is another interesting name that could also be available at the deadline. Predominately a shortstop, the Brewers would have to move him to another part of the infield if acquired. It has been a decent season for Farmer, rocking an OPS+ of 93 and a wRC+ of 97. However, he has been one of the best hitters in the league against left-handed pitching.
Against lefties, Farmer has a wRC+ of 183, which puts him 4th in the league among players with a minimum of 90 plate appearances. He also has an OPS of 1.041 and a wOBA of .442 against LHP. With Farmer being under contract until 2025, he could require a greater return than the others, and the Reds would have to be comfortable with this in-division trade.
The Brewers also have a crowded group of infielders, so it would be interesting to see where he would fit on the field. While a majority of his playing time has come as shortstop, he has played other parts of the infield in past seasons.
Farmer is also young and could be part of the Reds’ strategy toward building for the future. With that being said, anything is possible in this league, and Farmer would be a tremendous right-handed bat to add to this Brewers lineup.
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The clock is ticking on the 2022 trade deadline, and I can’t wait to see what moves the Brewers make to solidify their roster at an attempt to make a deep playoff run this fall.