MLB Trade Rumors: Power Ranking All 30 Teams’ Top Prospects Who May Be Moved

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MLB Trade Rumors: Power Ranking All 30 Teams’ Top Prospects Who May Be Moved
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Trading away prospects is a necessary part of the major league process.

Just look at how having top-notch talent to deal has aided a few teams over the past few seasons. 

There's not much of a chance that the Rangers would have been able to make it all the way to the World Series without Cliff Lee, who they acquired midseason for Justin Smoak, Josh Lueke and Blake Beavan, each of whom figures to play a huge part in the Mariners' rebuilding mode.

Having Wilson Ramos in their system allowed the Twins to shore up their bullpen with Washington's Matt Capps after Joe Nathan went down with an injury. Capps pitched well for the Twins en route to another division title.

In 2009, the Phillies rode the arm of Cliff Lee all the way to the World Series after acquiring him in exchange for Carlos Carrasco, Jason Knapp and Jason Donald, each of whom figures to play some role in rebuilding the Indians.

This year's prospect crop is no different. Most will remain with the same organization. However, many will trade cities and jerseys, and for some it will turn out to be the best thing that ever happened to them, while for others it will be the Brett Wallace hell-ride.

So, without further ado, let's check out the top prospects in each organization who could be on the move in 2011.

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