Every year, there are prospects deemed untouchable by their organization for a variety of reasons. In some cases, it could be a highly-regarded prospect yet to log considerable time in the minor leagues, as the team wants to see how the player performs in their first taste of professional baseball. Other times, it may be the result of prospect having enjoyed a highly productive and promising season, and therefore, is deemed as a potential fast-riser within the organization.
I’ve compiled a short list of prospects who fall into the latter category, but after a disappointing campaign in 2012, may serve as potential trade bait this offseason.
And no: I did not purposefully focus on the National League West despite the heavy presence in this list.