MLB Trade Rumors: Ranking the 20 Best Pitchers Who Will Be Available

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MLB Trade Rumors: Ranking the 20 Best Pitchers Who Will Be Available
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The list of available impact bats may be few, especially after the trade of Carlos Beltran to the San Francisco Giants, but there remain several impact arms that are available before this Sunday.

Edwin Jackson and Jason Frasor both had to be removed from this list with their trades, but there is no shortage of pitchers who were easily selected to step in and fill their spots.

Trying to rank these pitchers proved a little difficult when taking into consideration their value based on length of contract, age, performance this season and where they may fit with a new team. So, I decided to visit Baseball Prospectus and let them handle the ranking for me.

I would have slotted a few of these pitchers a little higher than others, but here is the order they wound up ranked, based on their value-over-replacement-player (VORP).

I expect there to be several differing opinions regarding how you would rank these pitchers, and which pitchers you may substitute out in favor of another pitcher. Please feel free to use the comment section to do so.

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