If the Milwaukee Brewers are going to make any impact acquisitions on the trade market this offseason, David Stearns is going to have to dig into his farm system. Which prospects should be untouchable in negotiations?
As Milwaukee Brewers GM David Stearns has shown in the past, there are just certain prospects that he will not part with in trade discussions. He didn’t trade Lewis Brinson for Sonny Gray. Instead, he flipped him for a much better player in Christian Yelich.
But some prospects are just going to be untouchable. Which prospects are those for the Brewers are they go through talks this offseason?
5. Mauricio Dubon, INF
Even coming off of an ACL tear last season, the Brewers should not even entertain the idea of trading away the 24 year old Honduran native.
He was having a tremendous start to the 2018 season, hitting .343 in 108 at-bats with 15 of his 37 hits going for extra bases. Dubon is fast, possesses a solid bat, and has a good glove. He should get an opportunity at second base before Keston Hiura arrives.
Dubon presents an excellence insurance plan as well. Should a free agent signing not happen, or the free agent is signed, then gets hurt, Dubon presents a capable replacement that can start. He’ll give the Brewers the ability to keep Keston Hiura in Triple-A for as long as they need.
While Dubon doesn’t hit for much home run power, he’s a line-drive hitter that should stretch many singles into doubles with his plus speed, and he’s a major stolen base threat.
Dubon has a very high floor, making him an exciting piece of the future for Milwaukee. Hopefully, he’ll get a chance to earn an opportunity for a full-time starting job before Keston Hiura arrives.