C Kurt Suzuki, Minnesota Twins
The Twins struck gold with the one-year, $2.75 million deal they gave Suzuki in free agency this offseason. He's a prime candidate to be re-signed in the offseason, and chances are the Twins won't be looking to move him.
2B Daniel Murphy, New York Mets
Murphy was the lone All-Star representative for the Mets this season, and the organization no doubt values him higher than the market will. He brings a nice mix of power and speed, but he's a below-average defender, and it's unlikely anyone is going to pay the steep asking price the Mets will have for him.
2B Chase Utley, Philadelphia Phillies
Utley could change his mind and opt to accept a trade to a contender, but all signs point to him finishing his career in a Phillies uniform. He has full 10-and-5 veto rights, so the ball is in his court as far as where he plays.
SS Alexei Ramirez, Chicago White Sox
Should the White Sox sell high on the 32-year-old Ramirez here at the trade deadline? Probably, but with a reasonable salary for next year ($10 million) and valuable leadership qualities, he's probably not going anywhere. The White Sox have never been ones to commit to a full-on rebuild.
OF Alex Rios, Texas Rangers
Acquired via waivers last August, Rios has been one of the few bright spots for the Rangers this season, hitting .305/.333/.440 with 33 extra-base hits and 16 steals. He has a $13.5 million option for next season, and for a team that will be looking to contend again next year, the Rangers will want him back.
SP Cole Hamels, Philadelphia Phillies
The Phillies don't really have anyone on the roster who could be deemed "untouchable," but if there is one piece they are going to build around, it would seem to be Hamels. With Roberto Hernandez and A.J. Burnett potentially heading for free agency and 35-year-old Cliff Lee not getting any younger, Hamels remains the centerpiece of their staff.
SP Cliff Lee, Philadelphia Phillies
Lee has been on the disabled list since mid-May with a strained elbow, but he is expected to come off the DL in time to make two starts before the trade deadline, according to Corey Seidman of CSN Philly. Two starts won't be enough for anyone to be willing to make the type of talent and financial commitment it will take to land the left-hander. He is a candidate to be moved via waivers, though.
SP Jon Lester, Boston Red Sox
The Red Sox are still interested in re-signing their ace, though the two sides have failed to come to terms on an extension to this point, per Rob Bradford of WEEI.com. Unless they feel there is zero chance of him returning to Boston this winter, it's unlikely Lester will be on the move this July.
RP Koji Uehara, Boston Red Sox
Uehara is another Boston trade chip that would net a decent return, but he is also likely staying put with the team setting its sights on re-signing him as well this coming offseason. It would take someone overpaying significantly for the Red Sox to move him, and with several other closer options on the market, it's unlikely anyone will do that.