As we’re now less than a month away from the All-Star break, teams are seriously evaluating their on-the-field product, as well as their position to move forward over the second half of the 2012 season.
For some teams, injuries to both key position players and pitchers have made them likely candidates to make a trade, as there’s a need to replenish their weakened squad. For other teams, they are already looking toward the 2013 and 2014 seasons, seemingly already out of contention for a 2012 postseason berth.
Regardless, most teams are in the midst of determining their most expendable minor-league trade chips and the type of return those players may offer.
So, here is a look at five prospects that may be on the move prior to the July 31 trade deadline.