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Milwaukee Brewers to call up Trent Grisham, per report

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He has re-established himself as a top prospect this year.

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The moves executed by the Milwaukee Brewers leading up to this summer’s trade deadline ended up being more of a re-imagining of the 40-man roster by making a handful of trades to shore up the org’s MLB depth. But the team may yet be adding an impact bat to their active roster, though, although this transaction will involve a player who is already a member of the organization.

Trent Grisham, 22, is in the midst of a phenomenal breakout season. The former 2015 first-round pick began the year with Double-A Biloxi and earned a berth on the Southern League All-Star team by hitting .254/.371/.504 with 13 home runs and 6 steals in 283 plate appearances, good for a 152 wRC+ on the pitcher-friendly circuit. He was promoted to Triple-A San Antonio midseason and has continued to rake, punishing PCL pitchers to an even greater extent than he did in Biloxi. In 34 games and 158 plate appearances for the San Antonio Missions, Grisham has hit a ridiculous .381/.471/.776 with another 13 homers and 6 steals. That translates to Yelich-like dominance equaling a 193 wRC+. Grisham, who has always had a strong understanding of the strike zone, has benefited greatly this season from a more aggressive approach and a transition to hitting more fly balls.

Grisham had nearly fallen off the prospect radar prior to this season, but he has now risen all the way up to #6 in the org’s most recent top prospect ranking according to MLB Pipeline (or, at least he will once Mauricio Dubon is officially removed from the list). The left-handed hitter can handle center field and right field when needed, but his best position is in left field. One possibility could be Ryan Braun beginning to see action at first base again now that Jesus Aguilar is no longer with the team.

UPDATE:

Manager Craig Counsell has confirmed that Grisham is, in fact, getting called up and will be in the lineup tomorrow. Braun will indeed begin to see some time at the cold corner once again.

Statistics courtesy of Fangraphs