With the MLB trade deadline now just two months away, speculation will start running rampant concerning available players.
As teams become identified as either buyers or sellers, the list of available players will fall more into focus. Conversely, we’ll also start hearing about the names of prospects being sought by selling teams as well.
Each team has their “untouchables," prospects they simply refuse to include in any deal. However, there are times when the right player is available, and that previously untouchable prospect suddenly becomes expendable.
Last season for example, the Philadelphia Phillies obtained Hunter Pence from the Houston Astros, giving up prospect Jonathan Singleton in the process. Singleton at the time was Philly’s top prospect, so there are times when even the best of the best become trade bait.
Here is a list of current top prospects who could very well find themselves on new teams come early August.