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An Early Look at Top 6 Midseason Position Player Trade Deadline Candidates

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An Early Look at Top 6 Midseason Position Player Trade Deadline Candidates
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Pence was traded from the Phillies to the eventual World Series champion Giants at the 2012 trade deadline.

I’ve recently taken a look at some starting pitchers and relievers who could be available by midseason, assuming their team is out of contention or just has a lot of depth and is looking to upgrade in another area.

The names mentioned weren’t huge names, mostly because teams we assume will be bad typically don’t have deep pitching staffs. When it comes to position players, though, there are several names that will not only be fun to talk about as the rumor mill gets going, but that could also make a lot of sense for teams to move before August 1.

Hunter Pence, Hanley Ramirez and Shane Victorino were three of the biggest names changing teams in July 2012. Here are the top six players most likely to be available this July.

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