With the 2013 trade deadline set to expire next Wednesday, most teams are busily exploring the market with the hope of adding the final piece needed for a run at the postseason.
The Chicago Cubs got the party started on Monday evening, trading veteran starter Matt Garza to the Texas Rangers in exchange for rookie right-hander Justin Grimm and prospects Mike Olt and C.J. Edwards, as well as two players to be named later.
While the Cubs have been the most active team on the trade front so far, there will likely be a flurry of deals that transpire over the coming week. However, a few organizations share a similar interest in netting prospects and strengthening their farm systems. And with so many playoff races likely to come down to the wire once again, it’s a safe bet that more prospect-based trades will take place in the near future.
So, in anticipation of the July 31 trade deadline, here’s a look a every team’s best prospect trade chip.