Brewers Trade Candidate #4 - OF Tyrone Taylor
Continuing with the outfield depth chart being crowded, Tyrone Taylor could be a trade candidate this winter as well. The Brewers do like having plenty of outfield depth, but this could be the time to sell high on Tyrone Taylor.
Taylor struggled mightily in the first half of the season as he was playing through an elbow injury. Once he finally got healthy, Taylor was lighting it up in the second half, hitting nine of his 10 homers after the All Star Break. He also had an .854 OPS in that time. Taylor hit .291 with a .912 OPS in the month of September alone. It's the kind of stretch that boosts a player's trade stock heading into the offseason.
This also would make for a good time to trade Taylor because he's just now reaching arbitration. While his projected $1.7MM salary wouldn't break the bank for the Brewers, it may be more than they're willing to pay for someone who will be nothing more than a backup option on this team. Taylor is deserving of more playing time than he's going to get in Milwaukee because of the bevy of outfield prospects that already arrived and Jackson Chourio isn't even here yet.
Some other team that recognizes that Taylor is worthy of more playing time on a different team could look to acquire him, believing in his strong second half and knowing that Taylor can play all three outfield spots. The Guardians and Red Sox are two teams that could be in the market for a player like Taylor.