Today is Major League Baseball’s deadline to add eligible players to the 40-man roster and protect them from the Rule 5 Draft, and clubs all around the league have been busy announcing transactions regarding which prospects they’ll be safeguarding. The Milwaukee Brewers have not yet made an official announcement about who among their 50+ eligible players will be added, but there has been an early report regarding a pair of minor leaguers who will have their contracts purchased. Neither one is exactly a surprise:
The Brewers will add outfielder Corey Ray (No. 4 on MLB Pipeline’s list of Milwaukee’s top prospects) and reliever J.P. Feyereisen to the 40-man roster today to protect them from the Rule 5 Draft. We’ll see if more are added by the 7 p.m. deadline.
— Adam McCalvy (@AdamMcCalvy) November 20, 2019
Ray became Milwaukee’s highest draft pick of the decade when he was selected 5th overall in 2016, the first year of the David Stearns regime. But heading into his age-25 season, his development has thus far been disappointing. He has often been plagued by injury and was limited to 69 games across three levels in 2019, during which he hit a cumulative…