5 prospect trade chips the Brewers could sell for pitching help at MLB Trade Deadline

The trade season has begun already. As the Brewers seek more pitching, which prospects are on the table?
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3. RHP Alexander Cornielle

The Brewers pitching lab has a reputation for churning out talented pitchers seemingly out of nowhere and Alexander Cornielle is one of these pop up pitching prospects having a great season that the Brewers front office could sell high on.

Cornielle is pitching in High-A Wisconsin and has a 3.10 ERA in 12 starts. In 61 IP, he's struck out 50 batters while walking 23. His walk rate has steadily improved the last few years and while his strikeout rate has dropped, the overall results have gotten better.

The 22 year old righty is going to be Rule 5 eligible this winter as well.

He's missed a little bit of time this year on the injured list, but Cornielle is back healthy and is out on the mound. He has stayed as a starter, which is important. He started 18 of 20 games last year and 22 of 25 games back in 2022.

It shouldn't be long until Cornielle earns a promotion to Double-A based on his performance this year. The Brewers though may opt to keep Cornielle in High-A and performing well to keep boosting his prospect stock in the eyes of other teams while trade talks are ongoing.

Most teams would prefer to get a pitcher back in return when they're trading away a pitcher. Cornielle could very well be one of those pitchers another team covets as trade talks unfold.