When an organization decides to trade a blue-chip prospect, it’s a big deal.
Having said that, the amount of top prospects that have been traded this offseason is unprecedented. It’s not just that; many of them are fresh off their best minor league season, respectively, and on the verge of reaching (and staying) in the majors.
Of all the players who appeared in my end-of-season top-50 prospect rankings, five have already been traded this offseason: C Travis d’Arnaud, RHP Trevor Bauer, RHP Noah Syndergaard, RHP Jake Odorizzi and OF Jake Marisnick.
Will this prospect-dealing madness ever cease? Well, unless either David Price or Giancarlo Stanton is traded, it would seem that way.
Here’s a look at the top 15 prospects who have been traded this offseason.
*All stats courtesy of BaseballReference.com
*All roster projections courtesy of MLBDepthCharts.com
*Some scouting notes originally appeared in my ranking of each team's top-10 prospects.