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5 Players Milwaukee Brewers Might Have to Give Up to Acquire David Price

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5 Players Milwaukee Brewers Might Have to Give Up to Acquire David Price

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The Milwaukee Brewers are reportedly interested in trading for Tampa Bay Rays ace David Price. In order to do so, the Brewers will have to part ways with top prospects, which will completely deplete one of the worst ranked farm systems, and even a major-league ready player. Regardless, Milwaukee seems intent on acquiring Price. Here’s a look at five players the Brewers might have to give up to deal for Price.

5. Johnny Hellweg, SP

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5. Johnny Hellweg, SP

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Johnny Hellweg got rocked in the majors last season when he was called up for eight games (seven starts). With that being said, he’s performed increasingly well in the minors, which is why there is plenty of optimism regarding the starting pitcher. Hellweg has struggled this season in Triple-A, but historically he has pitched well.

4. Clint Coulter, C

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4. Clint Coulter, C

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Catcher Clint Coulter is a talented young prospect who has really stepped up his game in 2014. He’s currently batting .272 with 16 home runs and 65 RBI in 305 at-bats in Single-A. Like several of the players on this list, Coulter still has a ways to go before he gets his chance in the big leagues, but bolstering the farm system is something the Rays are definitely interested in accomplishing.

3. Orlando Arcia, SS

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3. Orlando Arcia, SS

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Shortstop Orlando Arcia is still a couple of years away from the majors, but he will be worth the wait, as many believe he will be a top-notch defender at the top level. The younger brother of outfielder Oswaldo Arcia, Orlando is a solid contact hitter who will find his way on base and then steal a couple while he’s at it. If the Rays want a sure-handed defensive shortstop with unlimited potential, Arcia is their guy.

2. Tyrone Taylor, CF

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2. Tyrone Taylor, CF

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Tyrone Taylor is projected to reach the majors sometime around 2016. He put up decent numbers last season in Single-A, and he’s well on his way this season. In fact, he’s batting .290 with six home runs, 56 RBI and a whopping 33 doubles in 386 at-bats. Taylor is someone who is able to utilize his speed on offense and defense. If Tampa Bay is in the market for a stellar defensive center fielder, Taylor is someone they will want.

1. Jimmy Nelson, SP

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1. Jimmy Nelson, SP

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As I stated, the Rays will need at least one major-league ready player in order for the trade to go through. That player is reportedly starting pitcher Jimmy Nelson. The Brewers have to ask themselves if he’s worth giving up for Price, who will only be potentially under control for a year and a half. If the Brewers win the World Series, then the trade is clearly worth it. The issue is Nelson is someone who could be very good down the road.