MLB Trade Speculation: 30 Prospects Who Could Be Moved at the Deadline

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MLB Trade Speculation: 30 Prospects Who Could Be Moved at the Deadline
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Fans always crave the knowledge of what players will be changing addresses at the MLB trade deadline, and you've absolutely come to the right place if you're likewise curious. Baseball's next Albert Pujols or Tim Lincecum may soon be a prospect in your team's organization, and this list will help enlighten you on who these players might be.

More than 50 prospects were shipped off to new teams over the course of the 2010 season, most of whom were dealt (or dealt for) in the days leading up to the trade deadline.

Needless to say, at least that many prospects will be on the move this year. Making the numbers even more impressive is the fact that 14 of baseball's 30 teams are at, or over, the .500 mark. Another five are within three games of that mark.

As a result, the competition near the trade deadline will be fierce, with teams competing for the same impact players using the only currency they have...prospects.

When trying to determine the prospects who are most likely to be moved, you have to consider who are the players who are going to be targeted, and who are the teams going to be doing the targeting. From there you can get a pretty good idea of which players it will take to complete a swap.

Taking those factors into consideration, here are the top 30 prospects who could be on the move at, or before, the deadline.

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