5 Washington Nationals Players Most Likely To Be Dealt This Summer

The Washington Nationals find themselves in a position to sell at this year's trade deadline, and there are five players who are the most likely candidates to be traded:

Jeimer Candelario

Jeimer Candelario, a 29-year-old third baseman, is having an outstanding season, hitting .261 with 13 home runs, 43 RBIs, and 46 runs scored over 85 games, and is set to become a free agent. With a solid batting line and improved defensive skills, Candelario is expected to draw considerable interest in the trade market as a rental player.

Corey Dickerson

Corey Dickerson, a 34-year-old veteran outfielder, signed a one-year deal with the Nationals in the offseason. While his performance this year has been underwhelming, his track record as a left-handed hitter could still attract teams in need of outfield depth. However, his trade value may be limited unless he shows improvement before the deadline.

Dominic Smith

Dominic Smith, a 28-year-old first baseman, was signed by the Nationals as a bounceback candidate. Unfortunately, he has struggled to meet expectations offensively, making him a potential trade chip. Although his value has diminished compared to his past success, some teams might be willing to take a chance on his previous track record.

Lane Thomas

Lane Thomas, a 27-year-old outfielder, has been one of the Nationals' bright spots this season. With a strong batting line and productive contributions, Thomas presents an intriguing trade option. Additionally, with two extra seasons of arbitration control, he could be an enticing piece for teams looking to acquire a productive outfielder for the future.

Hunter Harvey

Hunter Harvey, a 28-year-old reliever, has been a reliable asset for the Nationals over the past two years. With a solid track record and the ability to pitch in higher-leverage situations, Harvey could be a valuable addition to any team's bullpen. Furthermore, with two more seasons of team control beyond this year, he offers long-term value as well. Photo Credit: Brad Mills-USA TODAY Sports