Twins finally acquire player to complete Trevor Megill trade with Brewers

Minnesota traded Trevor Megill back in April and have finally acquired the PTBNL to complete the deal with Milwaukee.
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Sometimes it take a while for things to come together. Minnesota Twins fans know this all too well when it comes to things like consistent offense or a reliability from the bullpen, but it’s a mantra that’s true for the front office as well.

Nearly two months after the Twins traded Trevor Megill, they have finally received compensation to complete the deal.

Back in April the Twins traded Megill to the Milwaukee Brewers, but didn’t receive anything back at the time. This is typical, as it invoked the famous Player To Be Named Later which essentially buys teams time to complete a deal.

Minnesota knew it didn’t want Megill anymore and that he had played his way out of the organization, and the Brewers knew they’d be able to find a place for him on the Big League roster. All that needed to happen was for the Twins to acquire more than just cash in return to make the deal official.

It took a bit, but the deal is finally complete. According to new Twins beat writer Bobby Nightengale, the Brewers are sending minor leaguer Taylor Floyd to Minnesota as the PTBNL.

This isn’t a world moving trade by any degree, but it at least ties up a loose end that had been dangling in the front office since Easter. Digging into Floyd’s stats, he has a 30.68 percent strikeout rate which is very intruiging in terms of potentially being an arm that can get called up to help the bullpen down the road.

He’s hardly a fix-it-all guy, but we all know how much help the bullpen can use.

Floyd was a 10th round draft pick back in 2019, and was ranked by FanGraphs as a Top-40 prospect in the Brewers system but has’t really moved the needle much. For the record he’s the 39th best prospect according to Eric Longenhagen, so saying he’s Top 40 is doing a lot of work.

That being said, he’s a high-A pitcher with a 3.04 ERA and a near-50 percent ground all rate this season which is encouraging and intriguing. It’s unlikely he actually sees any action in the bigs, but he’s an interesting prospect to put a pin in and revisit later.