From June 30 to Aug. 1, 50 prospects changed teams in trades. Now that the non-waiver deadline has come and gone, we ranked all 50 and included a realistic best-case scenario to try to explain what the team trading for them is hoping to get.
Note that we said “realistic best-case scenario.” That means this is not what all of these players will achieve in their careers. In fact, we can guarantee they won’t all reach these heights.
Assuredly some of the players traded in the past month will be released by the end of next year. But this is an attempt to explain what they could be if they keep improving and stay healthy. When players are listed as comparables, these aren’t meant as body comps but as what the player’s career could look like.
1. Anderson Espinoza, rhp, Padres
2. Clint Frazier, of, Yankees
3. Gleyber Torres, ss, Yankees
4. Lewis Brinson, of, Brewers
5. Phil Bickford, rhp, Brewers
6. Grant Holmes, rhp, Athletics
7. Justus Sheffield, lhp, Yankees
8. Luis Ortiz, rhp, Brewers
9. Frankie Montas, rhp, Athletics
10. Adalberto Mejia, lhp, Twins