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Milwaukee Brewers trade catching prospect Payton Henry to Miami for right-hander John Curtiss

Curtiss is a really good reliever

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This move might not be sexy, but it will likely be productive and for a long time. The Milwaukee Brewers traded catching prospect Payton Henry to the Miami Marlins for reliever John Curtiss.

Curtiss adds to the Brewers’ formidable bullpen in a big way. With Miami in 2021, Curtiss pitched to a 2.48 ERA with a 3.21 FIP and 1.08 WHIP. He is striking out 9 per 9 and opposing hitters are not getting walked and chasing at a high rate.

MLB Percentiles John Curtiss
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And here is the best part. He is controllable for years to come.

While the Dodgers, Mets, White Sox, and Giants go after the big names, the Brewers continue to make the savvy picks. Things are getting very interesting.

Baseball statistics courtesy of Fangraphs and Baseball Savant