3 trade packages that the Brewers could put together to acquire Garrett Crochet

Garrett Crochet is a rumored Brewers trade target. What could it take to get him at the Deadline?
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Trade Package #2: Garrett Crochet to the Brewers for SS Eric Brown Jr, 1B Wes Clarke, OF Joey Wiemer, 3B Oliver Dunn, RHP Shane Smith, RHP Chad Patrick

Woah that seems like a lot of players to give up, right? Six players for one pitcher is a large return, but it's more along the lines of quantity over quality approach. The White Sox have been willing to accept that kind of return in previous trades as they attempt to deepen their 40 man roster and upper level minors depth.

The Sox traded top reliever Aaron Bummer for five players this offseason, most of whom had high expectations but minimal results and opportunity on a loaded Braves roster. The Brewers could employ a similar approach, shipping out depth pieces to get an electric player like Crochet.

Still, the Sox will need a high upside position player to headline the deal and in this case it's Eric Brown Jr, the Crew's first round pick in 2022. Brown has been slowed by injuries thus far in his career, but when he's on the field, he's a difference maker. His speed, defense, and hitting ability can make him a true top of the order threat at the shortstop position. Brown has upside to dream on and if he can put together a hot stretch in Biloxi, the White Sox could find him very enticing as a headliner.

Following Brown is a couple more young players either in Triple-A or with MLB experience already. Joey Wiemer is included again, and joining him is first baseman Wes Clarke and utility infielder Oliver Dunn. Dunn has lost the third base battle in Milwaukee to Joey Ortiz. The Brewers believed in him enough to send a couple of prospects to Philly for him but now that he's left to battle for utility at-bats, they could flip him to the White Sox where he could get more run in the majors and reach his potential.

Wes Clarke has the power to join a big league lineup soon, but he's blocked at first base by Rhys Hoskins and Jake Bauers in Milwaukee. There's also Tyler Black ahead of him on the organizational depth chart, meaning a path to the majors is tough. In Chicago, the path is much more clear.

Rounding out this quantity package are a pair of pitchers who maybe aren't as highly rated as prospects, but are performing extremely well that the White Sox can utilize in the near future. Patrick is a 25 year old righty starter on the verge of the big leagues. If any more injuries happen to the Brewers before the Trade Deadline, Patrick could get the call himself. The Brewers acquired him for Abraham Toro in the offseason. Patrick could even slot into the White Sox rotation immediately after the deal to replace Crochet.

Shane Smith is one of the pitching lab success stories for Milwaukee. He's moving into more of a starting role in Double-A Biloxi with great success. The 24 year old righty has a 3.30 ERA in 12 games, the last three of which are starts. He's struck out 43 in 30.0 IP with just eight walks. Smith could move quickly up the system soon and a move to the White Sox could put him on more of a fast track.