The Milwaukee Brewers have expressed in making a trade with the Kansas City Royals. They are looking to pick up Whit Merrifield to give their infield an upgrade, and they may be the perfect trade partner for the Royals.
Whit Merrifield is a player that many fans are on the fence about a possible trade. Rumor has it that the Milwaukee Brewers have been interested in obtaining Merrifield for a while. As the Kansas City Royals vie to replenish their farm system, trading with the Brewers would prove to be beneficial. By no means does Milwaukee have the best minor league system in the league. But, it still features many talented players.
What could they obtain?
Not long ago, Domingo Santana was shifted back into the minors, optioned down due to the plethora of Major League caliber outfielders the Brewers have. He presents Major League experience, and he is due for a hot streak. We looked into this not too long ago.
Santana is one option for the Kansas City Royals to consider pursuing. But, they also feature an abundance of talent within their minor league system that are worth trading for. Keston Hiura is their number one prospect, according to MLB Pipeline. It’s questionable if the Crew would be willing to give him up, but he would be a nice addition to the rebuild.
Hiura hit .320 in Advanced A Ball this season with the Carolina Mudcats. And, he is thriving in Double A as well, sitting at with an average of .326. The second baseman is one option.
The Brewers also feature several pitchers in the minor leagues that should be of interest to the Kansas City Royals, including Corbin Burnes and Freddy Peralta. Though it is unlikely Milwaukee will be willing to trade either pitcher away.
Even if the Kansas City Royals do not rake in a few big name players from a trade with the Brewers, it would be worth it. There is much talent in the minors for the Brewers, and the Royals could use the help in the farm system.