MLB Insider Lists Gold Glove Outfielder as Top Brewers Trade Deadline Target

MLB insider lists a gold glove outfielder as the top trade deadline target for the Milwaukee Brewers.
MLB insider lists a gold glove outfielder as the top trade deadline target for the Milwaukee Brewers. / Kamil Krzaczynski-USA TODAY Sports

The National League Central is shaping up to be a two-team race between the Milwaukee Brewers and St. Louis Cardinals. That makes manager Craig Counsell's team one to watch at the MLB Trade Deadline and insider Bradford Doolittle recently named one Gold Glove outfielder as their top target.

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Andrew Benintendi of the Kansas City Royals sticks out as a potential fit in Milwaukee. The 27-year-old is primarily a left fielder, but he is capable of making the switch over to center field if necessary. After all, that is one position the Brewers have gotten little production at the plate from this season.

Both Lorenzo Cain and Tyrone Taylor are currently sporting batting averages under .225 and neither player has accounted for more than 16 runs scored. Meanwhile, Benintendi is slashing .298/.365/.387 to go along with 22 runs scored, 10 doubles, 2 home runs, 22 RBI and 24 walks in 60 games played.

Benintendi is a target for more than just his bat, though. He earned a gold glove for his fielding abilities in 2021 and has a highlight reel full of dazzling catches that rivals anyone in the sport. He would certainly be an upgrade for a Brewers team that ranks ninth in the league with 39 errors.

It's worth mentioning that Benintendi is also an affordable option given he becomes a free agent at the end of the season. The pros seem to be outweighing the cons here in a big way. For now, the Brewers have odds set at -125 to earn a divisional title, according to FanDuel Sportsbook.

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