The Milwaukee Brewers tend to target a very specific body physique when it comes to their first baseman. Currently manning first base is Rowdy Tellez ,who is listed at 6-4 and 270 lbs. Backing him up is 6-2 258 lb Luke Voit. In the past they have had 6-0 270 lb Daniel Vogelbach and 5-11 275 lb slugger Prince Fielder. With this in mind, the Arizona Diamondbacks recently made 6-0 225 lb Seth Beer available by designating him for assignment. He could be a trade target for the Brewers.
Seth Beer, who is on the smaller side when compared to the names of Tellez, Voit, and Vogelbach, is also a first baseman as well as a designated hitter. The former 28th overall pick in the 2018 MLB draft is a bat first player who hits from the left side. He does not excel defensively nor does he possess exceptional speed.
The Arizona Diamondbacks currently have one week to either trade him or attempt to pass him through waivers. This is Seth Beer’s first career outright assignment so if he passes through waivers he cannot decline a minor league assignment. Perhaps he could be a trade target for the Brewers.
First baseman/designated hitter Seth Beer is available. Could the Milwaukee Brewers and Arizona Diamondbacks strike a trade?
Seth Beer’s major league experience is capped at 136 plate appearances. During that time he is hitting just .208 and has a 68 OPS+. His minor league numbers look much better including a 26 home run season in 2019, a 128 wRC+ in 2021, and a career 18.2% strikeout rate at the Triple-A level.
In order to acquire the slumping 26 year old Milwaukee wouldn’t have to give up much. It’s possible cash or a low level prospect gets this deal done. With Luke Voit off to a slow start, Seth Beer could provide a spark that the Brewers need. Not to mention, his name practically screams “Milwaukee Brewers player”.
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