Updating the Top 10 MLB Prospects Potentially on the Trade Block

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Updating the Top 10 MLB Prospects Potentially on the Trade Block
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Toronto's Aaron Sanchez often gets talked about as a potential trade chip.

The prospect boom in Major League Baseball has made it so blockbuster deals built around young stars with great potential are increasingly rare. 

Teams understand the value of a player in those pre-arbitration years, even if they don't have an elite ceiling, and how much bang it provides for the buck. It's because of this fiscal responsibility that we haven't seen a blockbuster deal involving an established big league star, like David Price. 

A team like the Texas Rangers, which had every reason in the world to try trading Jurickson Profar, didn't make a hard push to move him because he's a 20-year-old shortstop who is six years away from free agency. 

Instead, the Rangers opted to trade the aging, expensive, declining second baseman Ian Kinsler for Prince Fielder and insert Profar in the starting lineup next season. 

However, just because teams are putting an emphasis on prospects doesn't mean there aren't players who won't end up on the trade block. 

We are going to look at the 10 best prospects in baseball, ranked in ascending order, who could potentially be dealt at some point in 2014. Some of these are names that have been mentioned previously, others are pure speculation on our part, but all of them make sense for reasons we will dive into. 

 

Note: All stats courtesy of MiLB.com and Baseball Reference unless otherwise noted. 

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