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Ranking The Prospects Traded At The Deadline

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Taylor Trammell (Photo by John E. Moore/Getty)

It was both a busy trade deadline and a relatively quiet one. With a shortened season, an expanded playoffs and no first-round byes, many teams decided to sit out the annual midseason swap meet. Some notable names on losing teams stayed put, and a number of contenders decided to stand pat rather than pay high prospect prices.

But it was also a trade deadline where many of the prospects traded are very known commodities. Teams could not officially trade lower-level prospects who are not part of the player pools, instead they had to be announced as players to be named.

With that in mind, the names that did change hands were quite well known, even if Taylor Trammell was the only Top 100 prospect to be included in a deal. Every prospect traded since the 2020 season began has ranked in a Baseball America team Top 30.

It's also notable that 18 of the 22 prospects traded have either been already added to their team's 40-man MLB roster or will have to be added this offseason or risk exposure to the Rule 5 draft. The decision point of a 40-man roster crunch can often help nudge a team to include a prospect in a deal, while rebuilding teams with relatively open 40-man rosters can use that roster space as an advantage in acquiring players.

RkPlayer, Pos.Acquiring TeamTraded FromBA Grade40-Man
40-Man
Decision Pending
1Taylor Trammell, OFMarinersPadres55/HighY
2Gabriel Arias, SSIndiansPadres55/Very HighY
3Andres Munoz, RHPMarinersPadres55/ExtremeY
4Joey Cantillo, LHPIndiansPadres50/High
5Hudson Potts, 3BRed SoxPadres50/HighY
6Owen Miller, SSIndiansPadres45/Medium
7Ronald Bolanos, RHPRoyalsPadres45/MediumY
8Kevin Smith, LHPOriolesMets50/High
9Humberto Mejia, RHPD-BacksMarlins45/MediumY
10Riley O'Brien, RHPRedsRays50/HighY
11Edward Olivares, OFRoyalsPadres45/MediumY
12Tyler Nevin, 1BOriolesRockies50/HighY
13Stuart Fairchild, OFD-BacksReds45/HighY
14Jeisson Rosario, OFRed SoxPadres45/HighY
15Terrin Vavra, SSOriolesRockies45/High
16Lucius Fox, SSRoyalsRays45/HighY
17Packy Naughton, LHPAngelsReds45/HighY
18Jordan Humphreys, RHPGiantsMets45/HighY
19Jesus Tinoco, RHPMarlinsRockies40/MediumY
20Connor Seabold, RHPRed SoxPhillies40/MediumY
21Zack Short, SSCubsTigers40/MediumY
22Gerardo Reyes, RHPAngelsPadres40/HighY
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