When the trade deadline rolls around this year, you're going to see plenty of rumors flying about the Yankees, Red Sox and Rangers looking to add some pieces to their roster via trades.
And the teams who they're going to get those parts from (likely the Pirates, A's and Padres) are going to have one demand for them:
Big-league ready players.
In case you weren't aware, that "moniker" means guys who are likely playing at Triple-A, but who are young enough to have everyday player potential.
In year's past, that has fit players like Seattle 1B Justin Smoak (acquired from Texas for Cliff Lee), Kansas City RHP Jeremy Jeffress (acquired from Milwaukee for Zack Greinke) and Nationals C Wilson Ramos (acquired from Minnesota for Matt Capps).
This year, the moniker is bound to fit a whole bunch more players, including these likely characters...