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3 Players the Brewers Should Trade for Ahead of Deadline to Make a Playoff Push

Devon Platana
A look at three players that the Milwaukee Brewers should trade for ahead of the MLB trade deadline to make a playoff push.
A look at three players that the Milwaukee Brewers should trade for ahead of the MLB trade deadline to make a playoff push. / Matthew Stockman/Getty Images

The Milwaukee Brewers are right in the middle of a tight race for the NL Central crown. Despite only being one game above .500, the 24-23 Brewers are just 2.0 games back of the St. Louis Cardinals for the division lead. Taking into account that Milwaukee has over 110 games left to play, it's likely in the team's best interest to go out and get some additional help.

Here's a look at three players that the Brewers should trade for ahead of the July 30 MLB trade deadline to make a playoff push.

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3. Robbie Grossman, OF/DH, Detroit Tigers

With the Detroit Tigers falling further and further out of playoff contention, leading to them likely becoming deadline sellers. Keeping that in mind, Robbie Grossman could find his way out of Detroit and into Milwaukee. The switch-hitter would be an upgrade over Jackie Bradley Jr., especially considering how the latter has a .160 batting average in 2021. Grossman won't wow the crowd with home runs, but his 5 homers and 21 RBI on the season while slashing .256/.384/.427 is more than respectable.

2. Eduardo Escobar, 3B, Arizona Diamondbacks

The Arizona Diamondbacks could have a fire sale at the deadline, which means it'd be wise for the Brewers to inquire about Eduardo Escobar. After all, 3B Travis Shaw hasn't been special at the plate for Milwaukee in 2021, sporting a .199 batting average while striking out in 26.5% of his plate appearances. Meanwhile, Escobar strikes out less (19.5%) and is on pace to reach 40 home runs and 120 RBI on the season. While his numbers might not be sustainable at that level, Escobar's bat could help out the Brewers, who are averaging the fifth-fewest runs per game (3.81) in 2021.

1. Trevor Story, SS, Colorado Rockies

Luis Urias has been one of the weak spots in the Rockies' lineup this season. The 23-year-old has the 4th-most errors among all shortstops (9) and the worst batting average (.219) since his rookie season. Colorado Rockies SS Trevor Story would be an immediate upgrade over Urias. A two-time Silver Slugger, Story is batting .261 this season and has 5 home runs and 23 RBI to show for it. Considering how he'll also be a free agent after the season is over, Story's price could be a lot more affordable for the Brewers than in previous years.

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