Brewers Acquire Ryan Cordell as Third Player in Lucroy-Jeffress Trade

The Milwaukee Brewers announced earlier today that the team has acquired infielder/outfielder Ryan Cordell as the player to be named later from the August 1st trade that sent Jonathan Lucroy and Jeremy Jeffress to the Texas Rangers.

The official trade now reads as Lucroy and Jeffress to Texas, and Lewis Brinson, Luis Ortiz, and Cordell to Milwaukee.

Cordell, 24, was ranked as the Rangers 6th best prospect and was in the top ten to start the season. He enters the Brewers list as the organization’s 18th best prospect.

At Double-A Frisco this season, Cordell batted .264/.319/.484 with 19 homers, 70 RBIs, 22 doubles, 5 triples, and 12 stolen bases. Milwaukee will have to add Cordell to it’s 40-man roster this winter to protect him for the rule five draft.

In MLB Pipeline’s scouting write-up on Cordell, it was noted that Cordell showed some of the “best all-around tools” in the Rangers farm system this season. While he has played the infield in the past, most see him profiling as a corner outfielder.

Here are the Brewers updated top 30 prospects, per MLB Pipeline, who graded the Brewers as the best minor league system in all of baseball:

1: Orlando Arcia

2: Lewis Brinson

3: Corey Ray

4: Josh Hader

5: Luis Ortiz

6: Phil Bickford

7: Trent Clark

8: Brett Phillips

9: Gilbert Lara

10: Isan Diaz

11: Cody Ponce

12: Marcos Diplan

13: Kodi Medeiros

14: Jorge Lopez

15: Jacob Nottingham

16: Monte Harrison

17: Lucas Erceg

18: Ryan Cordell

19: Devin Williams

20: Corbin Burnes

21: Miguel Diaz

22: Freddy Peralta

23: Nathan Kirby

24: Demi Orimoloye

25: Jake Gatewood

26: Brandon Woodruff

27: Tyrone Taylor

28: Michael Reed

29: Mario Feliciano

30: Chad McClanahan

Milwaukee’s farm system has a ton of depth, especially at every outfield spot and at shortstop. It should be interesting to see how the farm system looks a few years down the road when the Brewers plan to be back to playing winning baseball under general manager David Stearns.

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