The front offices of the Milwaukee Brewers and Tampa Bay Rays have agreed to another trade with one another. During the season, Willy Adames came over from the Rays via trade and ended up being a catalyst to the team. Most recently, infielder Mike Brosseau was traded to the Crew for right handed pitcher Evan Reifert.
Reifert is leaving the Brewers organization after just one season of professional baseball. Between the Low-A and High-A levels, he posted a 2.10 ERA in 60 innings pitched. He managed to strike out 103 batters and capitalized on eight out of fourteen save chances.
Who is Mike Brosseau?
Brosseau was a key cog to the Rays team that went to the world series in 2020. He had a signature moment against the Yankees during game five of the ACLS that year when he hit the tiebreaking home run off Aroldis Chapman.
Unfortunately, Brosseau severely underperformed during the 2021 season. The 27 year old had a .187/.266/.347/.613 slash line with five home runs and 18 RBI’s. Over three seasons and 409 plate appearances, his career average is .245/.311/.438/.749.
Defensively, he can cover multiple positions in the infield. He has primarily played second and third base but has experience at first base as well. His role going forward would be very comparable to what Jace Peterson has done for the Brewers.
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