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San Francisco Giants: MLB-ready trade deadline targets, Part 1

NEW YORK, NEW YORK - APRIL 21: Clint Frazier #77 of the New York Yankees prepares to bat during the ninth inning of the game against the Kansas City Royals at Yankee Stadium on April 21, 2019 in the Bronx borough of New York City. (Photo by Sarah Stier/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NEW YORK - APRIL 21: Clint Frazier #77 of the New York Yankees prepares to bat during the ninth inning of the game against the Kansas City Royals at Yankee Stadium on April 21, 2019 in the Bronx borough of New York City. (Photo by Sarah Stier/Getty Images)
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MILWAUKEE, WISCONSIN – MARCH 31: Corbin Burnes #39 of the Milwaukee Brewers throws a pitch during the first inning of a game against the St. Louis Cardinals at Miller Park on March 31, 2019 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images)
MILWAUKEE, WISCONSIN – MARCH 31: Corbin Burnes #39 of the Milwaukee Brewers throws a pitch during the first inning of a game against the St. Louis Cardinals at Miller Park on March 31, 2019 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images)

Milwaukee Brewers

For a better idea of which San Francisco Giants players might interest the Brewers, check out the Sell-off Series.

Current MLB Players
RHP Corbin Burnes
RHP Adrian Houser
RHP Freddy Peralta

Blocked Triple-A Players
OF Trent Grisham
OF Corey Ray

Pitchers
LHP Angel Perdomo
RHP Miguel Sanchez
RHP Bubba Derby

Burnes was pretty close to untouchable entering the year but has taken significant steps back. He’s now out of the rotation and is serving in a mop-up role out of the bullpen. However, he still has swing-and-miss stuff and the potential to be a mid-rotation arm.

Houser, 26, has a mid-90s sinker, potentially plus 12-6 curveball, and a solid changeup. He’s split time between the bullpen and rotation this season in Milwaukee and while he hasn’t dominated, he’s more than held his own. With over a strikeout an inning and a 4.01 ERA, he would make sense as someone the Giants could see as a long-term No. 4 starter.

Peralta has an interesting profile. He just turned 23 and already has 169 strikeouts in 139.2 innings at the MLB level. He does it with a low-90s fastball that plays up in a Nick Vincent kind of way. Like Houser, he has a solid curve and change that he’s able to throw for strikes. It’s hard to read what his ceiling is given his lack of velocity, but he seems like a mid-to-back of the rotation starter.

Ray and Grisham were both first-round prospects expected to move quickly before their development stalled. Ray has superior tools and can handle center field, but he’s also a couple of years older than Grisham and is really struggling at Triple-A with a 43.8 percent strikeout rate. Grisham’s ceiling is as an average corner outfielder, and between Double-A and Triple-A this year he’s hitting .250/.361/.500 with 18 home runs.

Sanchez is an interesting story. After serving in the Dominican Air Force, he didn’t begin his career until he was 22. He’s another low-90s sinkerballer with a couple of usable offspeed pitches but has struggled with platoon splits.

Perdomo was a prospect in the Toronto Blue Jays system with an electric fastball who ran out of service time and signed with the Brewers as a free agent. He’s reached Triple-A and has continued to rack up the strikeouts with 15.2 K/9 on the year, but he’s walked nearly a batter an inning as well.

Derby was a sixth-round pick out of San Diego State by the Oakland Athletics. He profiled as a back of rotation starter when he was sent to Milwaukee in the Khris Davis trade and that still looks like his future. He works off a low-90s fastball and above-average changeup. He’s been quite impressive this year in the Pacific Coast League with nearly a strikeout an inning and a 4.02 ERA.

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