In a swap of minor leaguers, Brewers announced that they’ve acquired A-ball righty Sal Biasi from the Royals in exchange for Triple-A right-hander Jon Perrin.
Biasi, 22, has only been a professional ballplayer for about a year; he was selected by the Royals in the 11th round of the 2017 draft. Though he managed ERA outputs below 2.50 at each of his first two stops throughout the minors, there was cause for skepticism based on his FIP figures (both above 4.00). Biasi hasn’t had the good fortune of out-pitching his peripherals at the A level; he’s been hit hard to the tune of a 5.08 ERA despite a 9.70 K/9 across 42 2/3 innings pitched so far on the season. Biasi’s pitched exclusively out of the bullpen, making 27 appearances.
Perrin, 25, is a towering 6’5″ righty who’s split the 2018 season between the Brew Crew’s Double-A and Triple-A levels. He’s chucked 47 1/3 innings thus far across 28 appearances (one start), and allowed 20 earned runs while notching 44 strikeouts against 20 walks. Despite that gaudy walk total, Perrin’s actually exhibited great control at previous levels of the minors. He’s never known any team other than the Brewers, who selected him in the 27th round of the 2015 draft.
Neither player is on the club’s 40-man roster, so this swap isn’t subject to the limitations beyond the July 31st non-waiver trade deadline. However, it’s not outlandish to think that the teams made this trade with major-league roster ideas in mind. Perrin, after all, has proven capable of limiting runs at the minors’ highest level, and the Kansas City bullpen isn’t exactly overflowing with high-end talent. Perhaps we’ll see Perrin get a look in the majors at some point down the stretch, though that’s obviously no certainty. For the Brewers, they’ll get something back for a player who’d have been eligible for the Rule 5 draft in the offseason to come.
Who? Running articles for single A guys now?
It was a trade? You’d prefer nothing?
Perrin was Rule 5 eligible this winter. Brewers weren’t going to keep him. This way, they can get something for him
FWIW…Perrin is a local KC guy. Wont be surprised to see him in KC this season. Our relievers STINK!!!!
That makes sense, thanks for filling in the blanks.
Well, finally! We’ve all been waiting for the Brewcrew to make that move to get a pitcher!
They’ve made their big splash for a pitcher. Wade Miley.
Well I was kinda surprised on this one but makes sense. I think Perrin will be decent relief pitcher considering he was on a stacked bullpen but Griep is the one I want to see next in Milwaukee
Not that anyone should care, but my friend is the student manager for Penn State’s baseball team and he loved Sal Biasi so that’s kinda cool
Brewers lineup is stacked, no one is out scoring that offense.
Is there a point to this comment?
Yeah the point is he’s a troll. Being a Cubs fan and a troll. He was dealt the short end of the stick.
He trolls every Brewers post. Pretty sure he is a closet fan that has notifications turned on for them.
ray_derek just yelled up from the basement to his ma to bring him more hot pockets
Finally the brewers are solidifying their starting rotation
perrin is a beast good trade kc… biasi should help brewers rotation… not
Whatever. I liked perrin but not a big deal. Brewers bring in more major league caliber players that aren’t ready yet then most teams in the league. Some become junior Guerra and some don’t. We have sooo many that we keep funneling through that we won’t fall apart like a kc or Tampa. We can trade a Zach Davies or jimmy Nelson now while they have value before they fall apart
Unfortunately, Biasi hasn’t put up great numbers, but it is nice to read a post on Trade Rumors about a kid from my area, Hazleton, Pa.
Interesting. I enjoy prospect for prospect swaps, I wish they happened more often. I’m not sure which side I like better on this one. Maybe Sal just because of age
Good move for the Royals who need pitchers who will contribute sooner rather than later.
A “Towering 6’5” ???? That’s every Other Pitcher in baseball !