Brewers: What Moves Are Next For Brewers After Wong Trade
Potential Move #2: Brewers trade away Tyrone Taylor
Tyrone Taylor has been a valuable player for the Brewers, especially in the past two seasons. In his four years with Milwaukee, Taylor has a career slash line of .241/.303/.442 and ended his 2022 season with 17 home runs and an OPS of .728.
Taylor has also historically been a solid defender. According to Baseball Savant, in 2022 Taylor finished in the 92nd percentile in Outs Above Average and in the 86th percentile in Outfielder Jump.
He has been a key bench bat the the Crew and was forced into a heavy starting role in 2022 due to injuries but he wasn't really able to take advantage of his opportunity, struggling in a starting role. He played a career high 120 games last season, so there would be some vacated playing time if the Brewers choose to move on from Taylor.
While there is a possibility Milwaukee hangs onto Taylor as a reliable depth piece on the bench, he may still have trade value at 28 years old. While he has been serviceable, I don't believe he is in the plans for the future of the team.
I don't believe Taylor is a starting outfielder for Milwaukee moving forward, especially considering the players he would be taking playing time from. As previously mentioned, the Brewers have an abundance of young talent who could be ready to take the reins as the future of the Milwaukee Brewers outfield.
The Brewers know what they have with Taylor, so it may be time to see what they have with their prospects. It could benefit the team to get a return on Taylor and potentially try and bolster the team's pitching depth even more.