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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5. 2B/3B Jadher Areinamo

Jadher Areinamo might be one of the more underrated Brewers prospects. The 20 year old infielder has put up a stellar .317/.365/.457 slash line with 18 doubles, seven homers, and 27 stolen bases. Contact ability, some power, speed to burn, Areinamo is one of better performing offensive prospects in this system.

Areinamo's .822 OPS for High-A Wisconsin is the best output of his career. An international signee in 2021, Areinamo has been steadily improving every year, adding more power, more speed, and more base hits.

This all sounds like a player the Brewers should be wanting to keep though, right? While his numbers are quite good and getting better, Gregory Barrios was also putting up great numbers and continually improving and the Brewers traded him away. In order to get something of quality, you have to give up something of quality.

Areinamo is the 21st ranked prospect on the Brewers top 30 list and he's the only one among this group to be on that list. Smith and Rodriguez could find themselves on it shortly, though when the midseason updates happen. By and large, the Brewers prefer to hold onto their top prospects, parting with players close to Rule 5 eligibility or not slated to be key parts of their future plans.

Areinamo is far enough away that they could be covered at second base and third base and can pivot in a different direction to answer those spots before he was slated to be ready. The Brewers have a ton of infield depth in the minors to deal from.

In all likelihood the Brewers aren't done making moves before the deadline. They'll part with a few more prospect trade chips before this month is over and these five players are among the most likely options to be included.

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