May 14, 2021

The player most likely to be traded in 2020 for all 30 MLB teams (ESPN)


Predicting MLB trades is impossible! I believe the surgeon general issues a warning about this on the back of packs of baseball cards.

In fact, it wouldn’t be shocking if I went 0-for-30 on the following list of the one player from every team most likely to be traded in 2020.

AL East

New York Yankees: Clint Frazier

Even though Aaron Hicks will still be recovering from Tommy John surgery at the start of the season, the Yankees have plenty of outfield depth with Aaron Judge, Giancarlo Stanton, Brett Gardner and Mike Tauchman, who after a strong 2019 showing has surpassed Frazier on the depth chart. Tauchman is a better defender than Frazier and gives the Yankees a much-needed lefty bat. The Yankees have never exactly warmed to Frazier, and if Miguel Andujar ends up getting DH at-bats, that means Stanton in the outfield and even fewer opportunities for Frazier.

Tampa Bay Rays: Daniel Robertson

Hey, it’s the Rays. Probably the only untouchable player is uber-prospect Wander Franco. The Rays have a glut of infielders, though Brandon Lowe likely will end up getting a lot of time in the outfield. If Franco is ready in the second half — not an unrealistic possibility — that creates even…

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