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Brewers Insider Predicts Top Prospect Could Be Traded at Deadline

Larry Rupp
A Milwaukee Brewers insider predicts a top prospect could be traded at the MLB deadline.
A Milwaukee Brewers insider predicts a top prospect could be traded at the MLB deadline. / Rick Scuteri-USA TODAY Sports

The Milwaukee Brewers currently sit atop the NL Central division despite ranking outside the top 12 MLB teams in average runs per game (4.44). Addressing an underwhelming offense through the trade market will be crucial and one insider predicts the team to part with a top prospect in the process.

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Will Sammon highlighted the idea of Milwaukee using Weston Wilson as a building block in trade talks moving forward. The 27-year-old is ready to contribute at the MLB level, which should make him an enticing option for rebuilding teams. Wilson is also capable of playing nearly every infield position.

Wilson has improved with each passing year in the minor leagues and his power was on full display when he smacked 16 home runs in 70 games played in 2021. The 2016 draft pick has gotten off to a slower start in 2022, though, slashing .233/.309/.363 with 6 home runs and 33 RBI in 62 games.

The Brewers have shown in the past that they prefer to deal older minor-leaguers capable of bringing back a player that could help the team right away. That's what happened in 2021, when Milwaukee traded then 26-year-old Cooper Hummel in a package for veteran slugger Eduardo Escobar.

There's no denying that Milwaukee needs an offensive upgrade or two and Wilson could help the team secure a name like Andrew Benintendi or Brandon Drury. For now, the Brewers have odds set at -175 to secure their second straight divisional title, according to FanDuel Sportsbook.

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