In a stretch that has seen the dominance of the pitcher, power hitters in the game of baseball have been diminishing steadily.
Whether it has to do with the cracking down on steroids or the better conditioning of pitchers, home run totals have steadily decreased over the past few seasons.
However, power hitters will still be a coveted entity at this year’s trade deadline.
Each contending team would love to add a big bopper if the price is right. Many sluggers are set to be free agents after this season, so they may be on the move.
Here are 10 power hitters that might be available at the deadline.
Note: Though he’s set to be a free agent, Albert Pujols likely won’t be dealt, as the St. Louis Cardinals will try desperately to negotiate a contract with their premier slugger.