Brewers trade of Hunter Renfroe opens the door for the team’s top prospects

Outfielder Hunter Renfroe, who hit .255 with 29 home runs and 72 RBI in his lone season with the Brewers, was dealt to the Los Angeles Angels on Tuesday night for three pitchers.

Those excited about the Milwaukee Brewers’ outfield prospects are likely to be on board with the move the team made on Tuesday night.

Right fielder Hunter Renfroe – Milwaukee’s best offensive player this past season – was traded to the Los Angeles Angels, potentially opening an avenue for the trio of Sal Frelick, Esteury Ruiz and Joey Wiemer to earn playing time at the major-league level in 2023.

Coming back to the Brewers in the deal is a trio of pitchers: right-handers Janson Junk and Elvis Peguero and left-hander Adam Seminaris.

“Look, I think what it does is it gives a lot of guys opportunities here,” general manager Matt Arnold said. “The number of guys that are in the mix here to compete – whether that’s on opening day – is still to be determined. We have a long way to go between now and then.