Major League Baseball’s trade deadline is about 12 weeks away, but the Phillies could pull the trigger on a trade at any moment. Here are the top ten players on the Phillies trade block going into the second week of May.
There’s a curiosity surrounding the Phillies lead-off hitter as to whether he can sustain one of the National League’s highest batting averages. Sitting at a comfortable .324 average Hernandez is making a loud case to be the Phillies everyday second baseman beyond this year.
Scott Kingery intrigues fans in Double-A Reading, and the coaching staff loved what they saw from one of their top prospects. He may still be a year or two away from the majors, which gives the Phillies enough time to get a read on Hernandez.
On the flip side, the compensation for Hernandez would catch the attention of General Manager Matt Klentak. If a number one prospect or established Major League pitcher can be had for a young Hernandez the Phillies will certainly entertain the thought.
Over the offseason, I thought a trade for J.D. Martinez could be completed practically straight up for Hernandez if Los Angeles got Ian Kinsler. While my armchair GM move never came to fruition, it’s a discussion that certainly could be had at the trade deadline.