Brewers Trade Candidate #5 - LHP Ethan Small
It's become quite clear that the Brewers don't see Ethan Small as a part of their future. Small has been pushed to the bullpen now and is no longer considered a starting pitcher, and even as a reliever, Small just cannot find any staying power at the big leagues.
Whenever the Brewers called him up, he gets immediately sent back down after making an appearance. Small has struggled in his few outings in Milwaukee, appearing in just four games. He made two appearances this year, giving up five runs in three innings back in May, then had a scoreless inning in September.
Small was pitching well in Nashville and the Brewers were desperately seking a second left hander in their bullpen alongside Hoby Milner, but they never called upon the former first round pick. It's clear the Brewers don't envision Small as a reliable arm and in his few big league outings, he's done nothing to prove otherwise.
Small's trade value right now is, well, small. An Ethan Small trade would be less about extracting value and more about a change of scenery. Small clearly needs a different organization and maybe the Brewers can find a taker who has a player that needs a change of scenery themselves.
Perhaps the Brewers could include him as a throw in for a larger trade involving one of the other players on this list. The future for Small does not look like it'll be in Milwaukee and a trade would be best for both sides.