It’s only two weeks into the minor league season, but that doesn’t mean a prospect’s trade value can’t increase or decline based on performance thus far.
Many prospects have questions surrounding them heading into a new season, especially in regards to their ability to handle a new level or bounce back from a poor season. Getting off to a great start can ease the minds of their own organization and open up the eyes of teams potentially interested in acquiring them.
Either way, the trade value of that particular player rises because of the increasing demand on the trade market and increased asking price.
Here are five prospects, all ranking near the top in their organization, who are doing everything they can to maximize their trade value so far and might even be as close to “untouchable” as a player can be on the trade market.