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3 Most Likely Brewers Trade Targets at the Deadline

Devon Platana
The three most likely targets for the Milwaukee Brewers ahead of the MLB trade deadline.
The three most likely targets for the Milwaukee Brewers ahead of the MLB trade deadline. / Brad Mills-USA TODAY Sports
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After a small hiccup to begin June, the Milwaukee Brewers are back on track. The Brewers are 39-30 as they ride a four-game win streak and have retaken control of the NL Central, sitting just one game ahead of the second-place St. Louis Cardinals.

Having said that, one game isn't much of a lead, meaning the Brewers should do what they can to increase that gap. One way of doing so would be to turn to the trade market for reinforcements before the deadline.

The MLB trade deadline is August 2, and these three players are the most likely to be targeted by the Brewers before the first week in August.

Brewers Trade Rumors

1. Andrew Benintendi, LF — Kansas City Royals

The Brewers could use some extra production from their outfield, especially after Lorenzo Cain was designated for assignment last week. One player that could help Milwaukee with that goal is Kansas City Royals left fielder Andrew Benintendi, who the club has been linked to since May. The 27-year-old has three home runs and 25 RBIs in 65 games (245 at-bats) this season and is batting .298 — the best average of his career. Although the Brewers would need to outbid others for his services, Benintendi is a free agent at the end of the year, making him cheaper had he been under team control. Add in the fact that he brings a World Series ring to the table and it's easy to see why the Brewers should consider making a big splash by acquiring him.

2. Chad Kuhl, SP — Colorado Rockies

The Brewers' starters have combined for the sixth-best ERA (3.73) in the National League, but there's room for improvement. Enter: Chad Kuhl. The 29-year-old Colorado Rockies starter is someone that a lot of teams have their eyes on and Milwaukee should be no different. Kuhl is a respectable 4-4 in 12 starts on a bad team, pitching to a career-best 3.69 ERA along with 49 strikeouts over 63.1 innings pitched. He's usually good for five or six innings per start, making him the perfect option to shore up the Brewers' rotation. Even if Milwaukee has faith in its existing starting rotation, they shouldn't miss an opportunity to make it better by adding Kuhl.

3. Adam Frazier, 2B/OF — Miami Marlins

If the Miami Marlins are willing to move upcoming free agent Adam Frazier, the Brewers should be interested in adding his bat to their bench. While the 30-year-old is only batting .227 in 67 games this year, it's important to remember that he owned a .305 batting average in 2021. Besides, he has two home runs and 20 RBIs as well, putting him on pace for a similar total as last year. From a defensive standpoint, bringing in Frazier also makes sense. He's good to play second baseman or any outfield position when needed, which is a useful player to have around in case of injury. With the Marlins likely not wanting to lose him for nothing, the Brewers should do what they can to add him to their roster.

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Devon Platana is not a FanDuel employee. In addition to providing DFS gameplay advice, Devon Platana also participates in DFS contests on FanDuel using his personal account, username PepeSilvia0. While the strategies and player selections recommended in his articles are his personal views, he may deploy different strategies and player selections when entering contests with his personal account. The views expressed in their articles are the author's alone and do not necessarily reflect the views of FanDuel.

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