Lewis Brinson is probably out of the question given his status as one of the game’s best prospects, but aim high right?
The outfielder’s power-speed combination in extremely enticing, and he’s got All-Star upside if everything clicks.
Brinson is currently destroying minor league pitching in Triple-A to the tune of a .346 batting average, a .418 on-base percentage, a .571 slugging percentage and a .989 OPS.
He’s also contributed 60 runs scored, 43 RBI, 34 extra-base hits, 29 walks and 11 stolen bases.
While Brinson would likely only be involved in a monster deal given his value, it would be interesting to see what Detroit could net in a larger trade involving Justin Wilson, Ian Kinsler and Alex Avila.
Avila hasn’t been linked to the Brewers, but the fit is there. He could form a platoon with former Detroit farmhand Manny Pina behind the dish.
Another potential outfield solution, Phillips could step in every day for the Detroit Tigers down the stretch.
An excellent fielder, Phillips’ ability to cover ground would play extremely well in Comerica Park’s spacious center field.
Acquiring the outfielder, who possess excellent speed, is hitting .293 with a .940 OPS in Triple-A this season.