On the same day in which the Milwaukee Brewers and Minnesota Twins wrapped up a two game series at Target Field the two clubs announced that they had finalized a trade that was initiated on April 30, 2023. That deal sent Trevor Megill to the Brew Crew in exchange for a player to be named later.
RHP Taylor Floyd was announced at the PTBNL in the Milwaukee Brewers-Minnesota Twins trade that sent Trevor Megill to the Brew Crew.
Taylor Floyd was drafted by the Brewers in 2019. He was a 10th round selection and has been in their minor league affiliate ranks ever since. His 2020 season was lost due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but between 2021 and 2023 he has bounced around between the Single-A and Double-A ranks.
At the time of him being announced as the PTBNL the Brewers had him playing in High-A Wisconsin. This year, the bullpen pitcher has covered 23.2 innings, has a 3.04 ERA, and has maintained a 12.2 K:9 as well as a 34% strikeout rate.
For his career, Taylor Floyd has a 4.15 ERA and 12.0 K:9. His slider is his highest rated pitch, but command has been an issue for him. He has a career 5.0 BB:9 and 1.36 WHIP. If he can harness his command and limit base runners, his swing and miss stuff could continue to play as he progresses through the minor leagues.
At 25 years old it would not be unheard of for him to continue to develop and advance his game. As previously mentioned he is an experienced minor leaguer, so perhaps the Twins saw something in him that will help him take his pitching to the next level. He is Rule-5 draft eligible, so if he continues to impress this year Minnesota may have to take that status into consideration this offseason.
For the Brewers and Trevor Megill, the results have been mixed so far. The flamethrower has some good and bad moments in a Milwaukee uniform with walks being the limiting factor. Through his first 11 appearances with the Brew Crew he has a 3.97 ERA and a 1.24 WHIP.
The initial headline is that Milwaukee received immediate big league help at the cost of an experienced, but not highly ranked, minor league pitching prospect whose upside has been limited by command.