Sat, Jan 7, 2023 at 9:31pm


The Seattle Mariners acquired pitcher Justin Topa from the Milwaukee Brewers for pitcher Joseph Hernandez.

What does it give the Seattle Mariners
In trading for Topa, the Mariners are adding a reliever with high velocity. However, he is prone to injury. When healthy, look for Topa to provide bullpen depth for Seattle.

What does it give the Milwaukee Brewers
The Brewers are trading for the 2022 California League Pitcher of the Year in Hernandez. He went 9-5 with a 3.39 ERA in Single-A ball last season. He could move up the ladder quickly.

Fantasy impact
There is no fantasy impact with this trade, as Topa is bullpen depth for Seattle, and Hernandez will be in Milwaukee's minor-league system for the foreseeable future. That said, the latter could be an intriguing keeper-league option already.

Player focus

Seattle Mariners

Justin Topa P

Milwaukee Brewers

Joseph Hernandez P