Brewers: 4 Relievers the Brewers could target at the Trade Deadline

These guys could help out the bullpen
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Brewers Trade Deadline Reliever Target: Zach Jackson, Oakland Athletics

There is not a single person who pays attention to Major League Baseball that doesn't know why the Oakland Athletics could possibly be sellers in 2023 at the trade deadline. The team has absolutely gutted any players worth trading heading into the season and is set to move to Las Vegas for the 2024 season.

The Oakland A's aren't mathematically eliminated from the playoffs yet but do sit 27.5 games behind the AL West leading Texas Rangers. Couple the fact that the Athletics are not a threat to make the playoffs with the fact that MLB.com had them ranked as having the 22nd best farm system heading into the season, the A's need help.

In step the Milwaukee Brewers who could grab Zach Jackson to help their bullpen. Jackson is 28 and is arbitration eligible starting in 2025.

Zach Jackson does have a relatively small sample size of just 19 appearances so far in 2023. However, over that span he has pitched to a 2.50 ERA. His WHIP is high, like Finnegan, at 1.556 and does average 5.0 BB/9 innings.

Going back to 2022, in 58 games, Jackson had a 3.00 ERA in 54 games, a 1.271 WHIP and 6.2 BB/9, so his WHIP is a little high but the numbers suggest he's doing better with not walking batters. Jackson has 23 strikeouts in 18.0 innings pitched so he could be a guy to bring in in relief say with runners in scoring position and first base open in a spot you don't want to intentionally walk a batter.

Outside of that specific example of possible use, Zach Jackson, like Kyle Finnegan, could be a potential stabilizer of the 5th through 7th innings for the Milwaukee Brewers.