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Zack Cozart could give the Braves a starting shortstop.
The Cincinnati Reds missed the playoffs this year because, outside of Johnny Cueto and Mike Leake, the starting pitchers struggled. Due to this, the Reds were linked to trades for Ubaldo Jimenez and James Shields around the trading deadline—something that means that they could really desire Jair Jurrjens. The Reds also could use Prado in left or at third if Scott Rolen misses time again.
What the Reds would have to offer the Braves could start with Yonder Alonso or Zack Cozart.
Alonso is a former first-round draft pick from the University of Miami that finally got a real shot in the majors late this year and responded well. In 47 games, the 24-year-old hit .330/.398/.545 with five homers and 15 runs batted in, and although he likely won't match those numbers again, he has plenty of value as a young, cheap hitter.
Cozart is a major league-ready shortstop who played well in 11 games before going under Tommy John Surgery on his non-throwing arm. In his brief time in Cincinnati, he hit .324/.324/.486 with two homers and three runs batted in, following a Triple-A line of .310/.357/.467 with seven homers and a total of 37 batted in while playing in 77 games. If Cozart is full strength for spring training, he could immediately be a better-than-average big league shortstop.
The Reds also have some other names that could interest the Braves, such as power-hitting left fielder Chris Heisey, who hit 18 homers in 279 at bats this year. Powerful third basemen Juan Francisco and Todd Frazier could also have value, especially Frazier because of his multi-position versatility.
If the Braves look to the prospect front, the Reds have Double-A shortstop DiDi Gregorius, speedy outfielder Ryan LaMarre and potential late-inning reliever Brad Boxberger. There's also top prospect shortstop Billy Hamilton, but he is a few years away from the major leagues.