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Possible Trade Partners and Their Candidates?




Several teams have been rumored to be scouting the Yankees players. They are scouting primarily pitching and catching talent. It is not a secret that the Bronx Bomber would like to upgrade their infield or at least get some viable options for the future. With a third basemen (A-Rod), shortstop and second basemen all over 36. The Yankees are looking for potential replacements. Question remains for those teams scouting the Yankees: What do they have, that maybe of interest in the minor leagues. Finally, what might they have that is now in the big leagues?

White Sox




NAME POS BA HR OBP ARRIVAL
Tim Anderson SS .277 1 .348 2016
Marcus Semien SS .284 19 .401 2014
Carlos Sanchez 2B/SS .241 0 .293 2014
Micah Johnson 2B .312 7 .373 2015






Indians




NAME POS BA HR OBP ARRIVAL
Francisco Lindor SS .303 2 .380 2015
Dorssys Paulino SS .246 5 .297 2014
Ronny Rodriguez SS .265 5 .291 2014
Jose Ramirez 2B .272 3 .325 2014






Twins




NAME POS BA HR OBP ARRIVAL
Eddie Rosario SS .302 10 .377 2015
Jorge Polanco 2B .308 5 .362 2014
Travis Harrison 3B .253 15 .366. 2016
Daniel Santana 3B/SS .297 2 .333 2014
Niko Goodrum SS .260 4 .364 2016






Mariners




NAME POS BA HR OBP ARRIVAL
D.J. Peterson 3B .303 8 .365 2016
Chris Taylor 2B/SS .314 8 .391 2015
Stefen Romero 3B .277 11 .331 2014
Patrick Kivlehan 3B .303 16 .366 2015
Timothy Lopes 2B .272 1 .315 2016
Ketel Marte SS .295 1 .322 2016






Cubs




NAME POS BA HR OBP ARRIVAL
Javier Baez SS .274 37 .338 2014
Kris Bryant 3B .336 9 .390 2016
Mike Olt 3B .201 15 .303 2014
Arismendy Alcantara 2B/SS .271 15 .352 2014
Christian Villanueva 3B .261 19 .317 2014
Jeimer Candelario 3B .256 11 .346 2016
Gioskar Amaya 2B .252 5 .329 2016






Diamondbacks




NAME POS BA HR OBP ARRIVAL
Chris Owings SS .330 12 .359 2014
Jake Lamb 3B .302 13 .421 2015
Nick Ahmed SS .236 4 .288 2014
Jose Munoz SS .263 6 .342 2016
Brandon Drury 3B/1B .302 15 .362 2016






Giants




NAME POS BA HR OBP ARRIVAL
Joe Panik SS .257 4 .333 2014
Christian Arroyo SS .326 2 .388 2017
Ryder Jones 3B .317 1 .394 2017






Tigers




NAME POS BA HR OBP ARRIVAL
Eugenio Suarez SS .264 10 .347 2015
Heran Perez 2B .301 4 .330 2014
Devon Travis 2B .351 16 .418 2015






Brewers




NAME POS BA HR OBP ARRIVAL
Nick Delmonico 3B .232 13 .346 2015
Orlando Arcia SS .251 4 .314 2017
Tucker Newhas 3B .231 0 .311 2017
Yadiel Rivera SS .241 5 .300 2015






Chicago White Sox have an interesting shortstop in Marcus Semien. He has great OBP respectable batting average and good power. Little wonder Alexei Ramirez or Gordon Beckham are available. Not to mention a year behind is a second basemen, Micah Sanchez.

Cleveland has Francisco Lindor and Jose Ramirez about ready to man short and second. Ramirez has no place to go, with Jason Kipnis blocking his rise to the big leagues. Asdrubal Cabrera should be available depending on the status of Lindor's back injury. Best options here are Cabrera and Ramirez. Lindor is untouchable because he has superstar written all over him.

The Twins need an up grade at short. I highly doubt they would let Eddie Rosario go. Some good potential at second in Jorge Polanco. Travis Harrison has respectable power at third but batting average is not what one wants. Daniel Santana is an interesting guy who can play short and third plenty of promise.

Seattle has Nick Franklin and Brad Miller fighting it out for short. D.J. Peterson is a good looking third basemen, Chris Taylor is about ready to bring into the big leagues but is blocked at both short and second. Both Stefen Romanero and Patrick Kivlehan are getting close to being ready at third.

The Cubs have a lot of potential in the infield. Javier Baez is pushing, Starlin Castro. He might end up at second. Mike Olt had a poor year in 2013 but the potential is there at third. He is looking over his shoulder at Chris Bryant or Christian Villanueva who are suppose to be ready in 2016 and maybe sooner. Second base, maybe Arismendy Alcantara road to the majors. But he can play short and Gioskar Amaya is moving up quickly thru the ranks at second base.

Arizona has quite a battle going on at short this year. Didi Gregorius and Chris Owings are in the midst of this battle, loser most likely will be traded to fill other needs of the D-Backs. Jake Lamb and Brandon Drury should be ready no later than 2016 and could be on the fast track.

Giants have Christian Arroyo and Ryder Jones moving thru the system at third and short but both are at least a couple years away.

Detroit has a couple second basemen that are blocked now. Heran Perez and Devon Travis are very close to being ready for the big leagues.

The Brewers have very little that is close to the big show. Then again what are or would you get in Rickie Weeks.

Summary:

I think top trade target is in Cleveland. Asdrubal Cabrera will be made available sometime this year. Next up would be Arizona. Owings or Didi will be on the block soon. Jake Lamb is progressing nicely at third as well. The Cubs are third on my list. Just not sure when any of this great looking infielders will be made available. They have the most talent of any team on this list. Simply put they can just wait till they get what they want. None are forcing the Cubs hand at this point. Mariners are a very interesting group. They have major talent at third and short. With Miller and Franklin competing for short and the other may hit the trade block or end up being the utility guy. Hard to figure out which direction this team will go. Seattle has been content to just let this group play out. The Twins have very good talent in the infield. I believe they will let this work itself out unless a major trade is completed for a top tier starter.

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