Keynan Middleton is having a stellar season and can boost the bullpen.
The Chicago White Sox appear willing to trade off players that are set to be free agents after the season. Middleton is one of those players.
Middleton was a nice find for the Sox bullpen and it looks like the team is ready to cash in on this asset.
Middleton has a 3.00 ERA in 33 innings with a 1.21 WHIP and 43 strikeouts.
His average velocity is at 96 mph this year.
Middleton is dominating lefties as left-handed hitters have a slash line of .189/.232/.321. He can also close in a pinch as he has two saves on the season and 15 career saves.
He has been doing a great job keeping hitters from lifting the ball with a career-high 53.1% groundball percentage.
Middleton has been very effective in the seventh inning as hitters are batting just .216.
High-leverage situations have not been the strongest part of his game this year, but he has been good in medium and low-leverage situations.
Considering the Milwaukee Brewers do not like to have their starters pitch more than six innings, Middleton can help eat some late innings for a bullpen that has been worked a lot this season.
Brooks Raley is a left-handed pitcher that can help the relief group.
The Milwaukee Brewers could use another southpaw in the bullpen. Since the Mets are most likely going to be in sell mode, Matt Arnold should see if he can get Raley.
Raley is 35, but he is still under team control for two more seasons.
He has a 2.18 ERA on the season with 35 strikeouts and 1.18 WHIP.
He can get an out when you need him to as teams are hitting .200 with two outs and runners in scoring position. Hitters have a .494 OPS in high-leverage situations.
Raley has a 2.70 ERA in the eighth inning and a 2.16 in the seventh inning.
He is currently a 1.2 bWAR player.
Getting Raley would help the bullpen immensely in late-inning situations.