Major League Baseball’s trade deadline is just over a month away, and the Phillies will be an interesting team to monitor over the next four weeks.
While many of the players on this team are either core pieces or not valuable enough to be moved, there are a couple of players on the trade block Matt Klentak and Andy MacPhail could potentially move this summer.
Here are some of the players the Phillies will most likely be holding onto at this years trade deadline: Maikel Franco, Aaron Nola, Vincent Velasquez, Tommy Joseph, Jerad Eickhoff, Zach Eflin, Tyler Goeddel (Rule 5), Edubray Ramos
All seven of those players are young pieces to the puzzle and it would be shocking to see any of them moved. Goeddel can not be traded, as he is a Rule 5 pick and can only be offered back to the Tampa Bay Rays.
Second, there is a group of players with little to no value on this team: Cesar Hernandez, Adam Morgan, Elvis Araujo, Cody Asche, Severino Gonzalez, Jimmy Paredes, David Hernandez. Unless a team wants Asche or Hernandez as a low-end bench player, I highly doubt any of these guys are able to be moved at the deadline.
Finally, there are around 10 or 11 players with tradable value. Should Jeremy Hellickson improve in some of his upcoming starts, he could be a candidate for a team looking for a low-cost option.
Here are the 10 other Phillies who could be on the move.
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