Recent non-waiver trade deadline deals by the Philadelphia Phillies have consisted of a big name acquisition coming to the team in exchange for multiple prospects, including some that were considered to be among the best in the Phils minor league system.
Yesterday’s trade deadline deals, however, were certainly a break from what had become typical mid-season trades for the Phillies.
Rather than sending three or four prospects in exchange for an addition to the starting rotation or a missing lineup piece, the Phils were on the other end of big moves.
Acquiring minor league talent may help the Phillies long-term, but what could help the team more is their decision not to trade any of their current prospects in another mid-season trade.
Whether they provide optimism for the team’s chances in future seasons, or whether they become trade chips in offseason deals, the Phils' prospects can have a large role with the team going forward.
Here are 10 prospects the Phillies will be very happy not to have traded at the deadline.