Brewers prospect trade chip #3: SS Daniel Guilarte
The Brewers have had a lot of success in their international scouting in recent years. Daniel Guilarte was signed in the same class as Jackson Chourio and although he hasn't moved through the system as quickly, he did earn a $1MM bonus in that same class and was a highly thought of talent.
Guilarte made his full season debut this year in Low-A Carolina and has posted a .292/.404/.346 slash line with 22 RBIs and 16 stolen bases in his first 33 games. Guilarte has been out for a bit with an injury but he's on a rehab assignment in the Arizona Complex League and will be back in Carolina soon.
Guilarte doesn't hit for much power, but his plate discipline is strong and he makes a lot of contact. Defensively, Guilarte is exceptional at shortstop and he can stick at the position long term. there's little question about that.
His defensive prowess and overall success at making contact and getting on base has Guilarte quickly rising up prospect lists. It's also sure to be catching the attention of clubs looking to pick up prospects at the Trade Deadline.
There's a chance Guilarte could add some power as he continues to mature physically and a team willing to bet there's more power in there would be happy to take Guilarte as a headliner in a potential trade this July.