Originally posted on Fangraphs  |  Last updated 7/27/12
The Milwaukee Brewers finally pulled the trigger on the trade that everyone was expecting. The organization traded starter Zack Greinke to the Los Angeles Angels for a three-prospect package headlined by middle infielder Jean Segura. Segura, 22, was recently promoted to the majors for the first time in his pro career and was one of the Angels’ top prospects – if not their best with the graduation of MVP candidate Mike Trout – but the system is also among the bottom 10 in all of baseball (possibly one of the five worst now). Milwaukee, another bottom-feeder in terms of their minor league system, moves up a couple of slots with this deal that also included double-A hurlers John Hellweg and Ariel Pena. I won’t dwell too long on Segura because I wrote about him earlier this week when he was recalled by the Angels. The infielder played decent ball in double-A (114 wRC+) prior to his promotion after missing a good portion of 2011 due to injury. His game is tied around his speed but he also hits
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