Jeremy Hellickson: Top Five Trade Partners for the Phillies Starter

Jul 20, 2016; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Philadelphia Phillies starting pitcher Jeremy Hellickson (58) pitches during the first inning against the Miami Marlins at Citizens Bank Park. Mandatory Credit: Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports
Jul 20, 2016; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Philadelphia Phillies starting pitcher Jeremy Hellickson (58) pitches during the first inning against the Miami Marlins at Citizens Bank Park. Mandatory Credit: Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports /
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Apr 3, 2016; Kansas City, MO, USA; Kansas City Royals 2015 World Series flag flies with the 1985 flay prior to the opening night game against the New York Mets at Kauffman Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Peter G. Aiken-USA TODAY Sports /

#5. Kansas City Royals

The defending World Series champions are currently a .500 team thanks to injuries. Kris Medlen was one of those players affected by the injury bug, forcing him to go onto the 60-Day DL. Ian Kennedy has disappointed the team with a 4.28 ERA.

MLB.com’s Jim Morosi says Hellickson is among several pitchers the Royals are keeping a close eye on.

"For now, sources say the Royals are evaluating a number of trade targets who will become free agents after this season; Hellickson is part of that pool."

Hellickson would be a cheaper option for Kansas City compared to a Sonny Gray or Matt Moore. It’s not a likely destination, but they are in the market.

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