Several potential trade-deadline candidates had question marks coming into the season. Are they healthy and can they stay healthy? Can they bounce back from a poor season? Will they even be available in July, or will their teams be contending for a playoff spot?
A few weeks into the season, the picture is starting to clear up slightly, with a few players forcing their way onto the list after hot starts.
As a rule, I’ll only include players on teams with losing records. Later in the season, I’ll include a player on a winning ballclub if the the team happens to be a long way from a playoff spot.
Here are my top-10 current candidates.