Ranking the 25 Highest-Upside MLB Prospects That Could Be Traded This July

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Ranking the 25 Highest-Upside MLB Prospects That Could Be Traded This July
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The Texas Rangers don't have an everyday role for Mike Olt, but another MLB team might.

Upon the completion of MLB trades, we instinctively turn our attention to the veterans who moved and their immediate impacts.

In reality, the high-upside prospects who could change uniforms this July will be equally important in shifting baseball's balance of power.

Long-term building blocks can be acquired during the madness prior to the non-waiver trade deadline, like Elvis Andrus in 2007. Prominent minor league players who were dealt last summer included Jacob Turner and Jean Segura, and the latter is already blossoming into a superstar.

To address present weaknesses, contenders will once again consider sacrificing their prized youngsters.

The likelihoods of a player changing organizations or actually reaching his full potential did not affect his spot in these rankings.

 

*All stats accurate entering July 8, 2013 and provided by Baseball-Reference.com unless otherwise noted.

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