Brewers prospect trade chip #5: RHP Justin Jarvis
Justin Jarvis has seen himself pop back on to the prospect radar this year. After being drafted out of high school in the 5th round back in 2018. Jarvis has just kind of slowly been moving along in the farm system but has recently made some improvements and his performance has been excellent over the last year,
In 14 starts this year for Double-A Biloxi, Jarvis had a 3.33 ERA in 75.2 IP with 91 Ks and 26 walks. He has a four pitch mix and throws his heater in the mid-90s. His splitter is his best secondary pitch.
Because of his performance, Jarvis earned a mid-season promotion to Triple-A Nashville. He's on the verge of the big leagues.
Pitching is always in high demand at the trade deadline, whether you're buying or selling. Selling teams, who are the ones going to be dealing with the buying Brewers, may want pitching that is close to the big leagues. Rather than dealing someone like Robert Gasser, the Brewers can move Justin Jarvis and still satisfy their trade partner's desire for near-MLB ready pitching.
Jarvis didn't do much as a prospect for a couple of years and has just recently been rising with a hot first half. Perhaps the Brewers could view this as the high water mark for his value and look to cash in.