Most Prospects Dealt At Deadline Don’t Pan Out

While every fan of a sub.-500 team can dream of a Mark Teixeira-type return in trade, they will likely keep on dreaming. A deeper look at recent trade history indicates that when teams trade a top big leaguer at the deadline for prospects, they are unlikely to land much significant help in return. The Rangers may have landed a trio of future starters, but teams are much more likely to end up getting a minor contributor at best.

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