The Mets have acquired right-handed pitching prospect Eric Hanhold from the Brewers, to complete the August 12th trade of Neil Walker. Hanhold, the player to be named later in the deal, was originally drafted by the Phillies in the 40th round of the 2012 draft out of high school, but opted to go to the University of Florida instead. In 2015, he was drafted in the sixth round by the Brewers.
Hanhold has not been stellar for the Brewers organization thus far. For the Single-A Carolina Mudcats, he gave up 71 hits over 64 innings, while striking out less than a batter per inning. In 2017, he he pitched mostly in relief though he did make three starts for the Mudcats. Brew Crew Ball calls Hanhold an “okay bullpen prospect” in their write up of the trade, and cited his 1.9 ground ball to fly ball ratio as a potential positive for the right hander.
This continues the trend of the Mets acquiring potential bullpen arms in their July and August trades. Each of the major trades the team made - Addison Reed, Lucas Duda, Curtis Granderson, Jay Bruce, and now Walker - all returned prospects who, the Mets hope, may be bullpen options in the future.