As of this very moment on July 15th, the Pittsburgh Pirates are in first place in the National League Central.
This has absolutely nothing to do with the following slideshow, but I was not alive the last time Pittsburgh was in first place. I just found that incredibly fascinating, and I will be pulling for them to sustain their success.
Now that I've mentioned the Pirates, I'll move forward with the slideshow.
The Atlanta Braves are 55-38 and sit 3.5 games out of first place in the NL East. While key offensive pieces such as Dan Uggla, Jason Heyward, and Jordan Schafer have been heating up, Atlanta can still make trades to score more runs. They can also do so, without losing prospects Julio Teheran, Arodys Vizcaino, Matt Lipka, and Edward Salcedo.
I also have to let it be known that I am a believer in Jordan Schafer. I hope that he can own the leadoff spot in Atlanta and get on base at around a .350 clip. If he does so, with his outstanding range in center field and speed on the basepaths, he should get the majority of the starts in center. Still, other plans must be made.
To rank these top 10 trade targets, I've weighed position, age, skill set, which side of the plate the target bats, and price of target. I would love any one of these 10, so if Frank Wren made even one of these moves, I would be pretty happy.
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