The All-Star Futures Game was more than just an exhibition.
The contest, in which the U.S. Team topped the World Team 3-2, was also a showcase of some of the most valuable trade chips in all of baseball. As the July 31 deadline edges closer, contending clubs will have some difficult decisions to make.
Should they hold on to their top prospects or mortgage the future for an immediate return? That's the dilemma for every buyer on the MLB trade market—a dilemma that is particularly relevant when it comes to the following six players.