Here are three Brewers players who could lose their 40-man roster spot on September 1st.
2. C Alex Jackson
Brewers fans still talk about how the preseason suspension of catcher Pedro Severino was almost a blessing in disguise because it resulted in the trade that brought in fellow backstop Victor Caratini, a player who has had some big moments for the Crew in 2022. Caratini wasn’t the only catcher the team brought in, though.
Milwaukee also made a trade for former first-round pick Alex Jackson on the same day they brought in Caratini. In doing so, the Brewers sent away 2020 fifth-round pick Hayden Cantrelle and pitching prospect Alexis Ramirez to the Miami Marlins.
After being drafted 6th overall by the Seattle Mariners in 2014, Jackson would eventually see himself traded to the Atlanta Braves who later sent him to the Marlins. But he was never quite able to live up to his draft status.
Prior to arriving in Milwaukee, Jackson had slashed just .133/.243/.225 in 61 games with the Braves and Marlins. His minor league slash line up to that point was ok (.236/.319/.448), but not quite what you would expect from a former 6th overall pick.
Whether the Brewers acquired him for depth or to see if they could coax out his potential, Jackson hasn’t provided much. He went 3-for-12 with seven strikeouts in a quick cup of coffee with the Brewers earlier this season and has slashed just .226/.319/.382 in 31 games with the Sounds while also spending some time on the injured list.
Milwaukee has Caratini and Omar Narvaez both currently healthy at the major league level and Mario Feliciano performing well and waiting in the wings at Triple-A. There’s a good chance they decide that all of those factors make Jackson expendable from the 40-man roster.