July 23, 2024

Philadelphia Phillies Pull Off Early Trade with Brewers

After making another trade early in the offseason, this time with the Milwaukee Brewers, the Philadelphia Phillies keep doing business.

Early in the offseason, the Philadelphia Phillies have found themselves quite busy.

They have now finished a trade with the Milwaukee Brewers, following two separate transactions in which they acquired players from the Tampa Bay Rays.

The Phillies are trading infielder Oliver Dunn to the Brewers in exchange for outfielder Hendry Mendez and infielder Robert Moore, according to Todd Zolecki of MLB.com.

Dunn played brilliantly for Philadelphia in the Arizona Fall League, taking home the Breakout Player of the Year award. Over the course of 19 games at the showcase event, he finished with a slash line of.342/.455/.616 with two home runs and eleven RBI.

Despite his AFL play and Rule 5 Draft eligibility, Zolecki reports that the 26-year-old was passed over by the Phillies for a spot on their 40-man roster.

They traded him for two exciting prospects in the Milwaukee farm system as a result of his performance.

Mendez was rated as the No. 27 prospect in the Brewers pipeline, and Moore as the No. 15 prospect.

Both players are much younger than Dunn, with Moore age 21 and Mendez 20.

This allows Philadelphia to replenish some talent in their own farm system by selling high on a prospect who had one of his career best moments during the fall and likely wouldn’t have made the big leagues with them.

With both Moore and Mendez likely to play at the Single-A level this upcoming season, they’ll have the opportunity to work their way up through the Phillies’ pipeline and develop in that system.

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