The trade deadline has come and gone, and the Brewers, who are about to begin a rebuild, got a considerable amount in return. Let's take a look at who they fetched in return for all of the trades they made.
Malik Collymore- The Brewers traded reliever Jonathan Broxton to the St. Louis Cardinals for minor league outfielder Malik Collymore. Malik Collymore is nothing more than a fringe prospect and don't be surprised if he never plays a game in the Major Leagues.
Yhonathan Barrios- The hard throwing Yhonathan Barrios came to the Brewers in the Aramis Ramirez trade. Barrios is much better than Collymore, but still, Barrios is not exactly a top prospect. Barrios throws hard but has control issues. Don't be surprised if he never sees a Major League field either.
Zach Davies- The Brewers traded Geraldo Parra to Baltimore in the closing moments of the deadline for starting pitcher Zach Davies. Unlike Collymore and Barrios, Davies will see a Major League field, and very soon. Now granted he isn't the most talented player in the world, and his ceiling is probably back-end starter, maybe a number four man, but he still will get a chance.
Adrian Houser- The first of the four players the Brewers got in the Carlos Gomez trade is right handed pitcher Adrian Houser. Here is the thing, we don't know Houser's ceiling. He is a very later bloomer, so he could still be great, as in number two starter. Still, based on previous performance, he appears to be a number three.
Josh Hader- The second of the four players Milwaukee got in the Carlos Gomez trade is left handed pitcher Josh Hader. Josh Hader has the prototypical size you would want in a power pitcher- 6'3”, maybe 6'4”, however he is a little skinny at 160. He needs to bulk up to realize his full potential. Hader could be a solid number three as well.
Domingo Santana- The two prizes in the trade where outfielders Domingo Santana and Brett Phillips. First up Santana. This is the second time Santana has been traded as he was in the Hunter Pence trade in 2011. Santana is a big strong power hitter who will play well at a corner outfield spot. He swings and misses a lot, but that comes with the territory for a young power hitter in many cases.
Brett Phillips- The other prize in the Gomez trade was Brett Phillips. Brett Phillips is by far the best player Milwaukee got in any trade at the deadline. Phillips is a star in the making and will be in the middle of Milwaukee's order in a couple of years.