Brewers: 3 Prospects To Keep At All Costs, 2 To Gamble With In Trade Talks

Buying at the deadline is going to involve some prospects being traded away

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Brewers Prospect To Keep At All Costs #2: RHP Jacob Misiorowski

The Brewers gave Jacob Misiorowski their largest signing bonus in their 2022 Draft class and with good reason. The tall, lanky flamethrower has lit up the minor leagues this year and has been named to the All Star Futures Game.

The ceiling with Misiorowski is that of a true ace. While there's a long way for him to go to reach that, he seems to be on the right path in the Brewers organization.

Trading Misiorowski now would not be wise given the current state of pitching depth in the Brewers system. Corbin Burnes and Brandon Woodruff are likely to be gone from the organization and if Milwaukee is going to remain competitive and rely on the strength of their pitching staff, they need true ace-type arms. Misiorowski is the only one in the system capable of potentially filling that role.

While other teams may call on Misiorowski, the Brewers need to resist the temptation to include him in any trade talks. Even if Max Scherzer is offered, Matt Arnold needs to hold firm and keep Misiorowski off the table.

Misiorowski is an ascending player who likely hasn't even hit his peak yet in prospect value. He just vaulted into the Top 100 and can still climb even higher. There's no reason to sell now.