The Milwaukee Brewers are positioned to be buyers at the 2023 Trade Deadline, which means they'll be looking to move some prospects in order to improve their big league roster. The Brewers have been cautious in trading away their prospect talent in recent years.
In order to make the necessary improvement to this club, the Brewers will have to dip into their farm system. Other teams are surely scouting a much improved farm system and there are prospects that are performing well and rising that sellers will be looking for.
The Brewers are unlikely to trade from the top of their farm system, including players such as Jackson Chourio, Jacob Misiorowski, and Jeferson Quero. But there are plenty of players in this system that are rising fast, but still further down the ranks that could find themselves as trade bait this Deadline.
These five fast rising Brewers prospects could find themselves on the move this summer in a trade for a big league piece.
Brewers prospect trade chip #1: INF Jadher Areinamo
Jadher Areinamo was an underrated signing as an international free agent a few years ago, but he's shown some exceptional bat to ball skills. MLB Pipeline currently has him ranked the 18th best prospect in the Brewers system, but he could be moving up soon.
So far this season for the Low-A Carolina Mudcats, Areinamo is hitting .286 with a stellar 11% strikeout rate. He's struck out just 29 times in 254 plate appearances.
Areinamo makes so much contact that it cuts into his walk totals, but his ability to make solid contact so often allows him to hit for a pretty high average and that will get you into the lineup every single day. He doesn't have much power, and since he's just 5'8" and 160 pounds it's unlikely he'll ever add much to his game, but he doesn't need to. His contact ability is what drew the Brewers to him and will draw other teams to him.
As a solid mid-level prospect in the organization, Areinamo should carry some good trade value. His value is around the range where we could see him traded for the type of upgrades the Brewers will be looking for at the Trade Deadline.