Top 5 Remaining Trade Prospects For Offseason

With many of the top free agent names having signed contracts, the trade market will take on more importance as we move through the offseason and into the new year.

One big trade has already been consummated, with the Oakland A's sending catcher Sean Murphy to the Atlanta Braves. But there are a number of notable players still on the trade block to be had for the right offer. 

Let's have a look at the Top 5 remaining trade prospects.

Danny Jansen, Toronto Blue Jays

The Jays have a three-headed monster behind the plate, and although it's a nice luxury to have, the team has other positions to fill, and Jansen is thought to be the catcher they're ready to deal to upgrade elsewhere. Alejandro Kirk and Gabriel Moreno are the other Toronto catchers that rival teams are asking about.

Earlier Monday, however, GM Ross Atkins tried to play his cards close to the vest, while admitting he's in a position of strength. 

Pablo Lopez, Miami Marlins

The right-hander Lopez is under team control for two more seasons, so the Marlins will want something of substance—a solid major league bat—in return. They had an agreement on a trade at the deadline to send Lopez to the New York Yankees for Gleyber Torres, but the Yanks backed out. 

Gregory Soto, Detroit Tigers

They like him in the Motor City, and he's controllable for three more seasons, but the Tigers are rebuilding, and the two-time All-Star closer could bring them back a nice return.

Bryan Reynolds, Pittsburgh Pirates

This is one everyone's talking about, especially given the fact that his trade request was leaked out earlier this month. But with the Bucs reportedly wanting a "Soto-like package" for him, it could be difficult to work out a deal. The Pirates aren't eager to move the All-Star outfielder. 

Bobby Dalbec, Boston Red Sox

With the BoSox ready to hand the first base job to their No. 2 prospect, Triston Casas, Dalbec, who's struggled to hit major league pitching thus far, is a candidate to be moved. According to Mark Feinsand of, Boston has let teams know that Dalbec is available, and Tampa Bay has expressed some interest. 

Whether the recent release of Eric Hosmer might give Dalbec a reprieve in Boston is yet to be seen.

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