Brewers roster move to make #2: Select Tyler Black, Designate Brian Anderson for assignment
Tyler Black has done nothing but rake down in the minor leagues this season. He was just named co-minor league player of the year in the organization and the 23 year old finished the minor league season with a .284 average, .930 OPS, 25 doubles, 12 triples, 18 homers, and 55 stolen bases. He's put up video game numbers all season.
Upon his promotion to Triple-A, Tyler Black was even better than he was in Double-A! He hit .310 with a .942 OPS as a member of the Sounds. His speed, on-base ability, and power make him a very valuable player when it comes to a postseason push. He can pinch run, pinch hit, or play everyday with the numbers he's putting up. Black deserves to be on this roster and they can find room for him.
Josh Donaldson gets on base late and you want a pinch runner? Tyler Black. Rowdy Tellez or Carlos Santana need a pinch runner? Tyler Black. He can play the infield position you need, he's incredibly fast, and if you need him to bat again later, he provides quality at-bats too.
Brian Anderson's time on this roster has to come to an end at some point. It's clear he's not in Craig Counsell's plans. Why is he still here? Anderson and Black play the same position and Black can provide a lot more value than Anderson can at his best, which he hasn't been at in quite some time.
This move makes too much sense to not do. Black has been productive and proven himself worthy of a promotion. Anderson is healthy but hasn't been allowed to play. Enough wasting a roster spot with Anderson, this team will be better served having a body that will play in Black.