Now that the MLB All-Star Game is in the books, attention will once again be turned back to the upcoming non-waiver trade deadline.
For the next 20 days, each MLB team will be making a decision as to the current makeup of their team. For contending teams, the push will be to acquire players who can help them now for the postseason push. For teams that fall out of contention, they’ll be looking more toward the future and possibly jettisoning current players who don’t fit into that future.
Oftentimes teams will use the farm system products to facilitate trades. For buying teams, they will no doubt be inundated with requests regarding their top minor league prospects.
Selling teams will be looking to bolster the farm systems, but in some cases they may also use current minor league players as trade chips to better facilitate a possible trade.
Here is a current list of each MLB team’s best minor league trade asset. Keep in mind that in many cases, minor league prospects are simply deemed untouchable, so if you’re thinking that Kansas City Royals prospect Wil Myers is a possible trade chip, guess again.
It also doesn’t mean that the players on this list are going anywhere, but it won’t stop teams from inquiring about them nonetheless.