Philadelphia Phillies Acquire Outfielder From Kansas City Royals

The Philadelphia Phillies recently completed a trade to acquire outfielder Brewer Hicklen from the Kansas City Royals at the minor-league level.

Despite not making the Royals' 40-man roster throughout the current season, Hicklen's potential and versatility attracted the Phillies.

Selected in the seventh round of the 2017 draft, Hicklen has played most of his time in Triple-A Omaha, boasting a .233/.338/.451 slash line with eight home runs and 15 stolen bases across 61 games this season.

While briefly appearing in six games for the Royals last season, he struggled at the plate, going 0-for-4 with four strikeouts.

Nevertheless, his role as "organizational depth" in Philadelphia positions him as a solid backup player with the ability to contribute through power-hitting and base-stealing.

For his minor-league career, the 27-year-old holds a .262/.356/.472 triple-slash line, with 88 home runs, 313 RBIs, 180 stolen bases, and 374 runs scored across 566 games played.

While he wasn't a top-priority player for the Royals, his performance in Triple-A and his impressive steal success rate could make him an asset for the Phillies in various game situations. Photo Credit: Dan Hamilton-USA TODAY Sports