Phillies Power Ranking: 10 players most likely to be traded this summer

Apr 26, 2017; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Philadelphia Phillies right fielder Michael Saunders (5) touches third base after hitting a home run during the eighth inning against the Miami Marlins at Citizens Bank Park. The Phillies defeated the Marlins, 7-4. Mandatory Credit: Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports
Apr 26, 2017; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Philadelphia Phillies right fielder Michael Saunders (5) touches third base after hitting a home run during the eighth inning against the Miami Marlins at Citizens Bank Park. The Phillies defeated the Marlins, 7-4. Mandatory Credit: Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports /
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Apr 26, 2017; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Philadelphia Phillies right fielder Michael Saunders (5) touches third base after hitting a home run during the eighth inning against the Miami Marlins at Citizens Bank Park. The Phillies defeated the Marlins, 7-4. Mandatory Credit: Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports
Apr 26, 2017; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Philadelphia Phillies right fielder Michael Saunders (5) touches third base after hitting a home run during the eighth inning against the Miami Marlins at Citizens Bank Park. The Phillies defeated the Marlins, 7-4. Mandatory Credit: Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports /

2. player. 6. . Outfielder. . Michael Saunders

Once the weather warms up Michael Saunders bat should pick up as well. It’s been a disappointing start to the season for Saunders, who the Phillies brought in late in free agency. Through 25 games the lefty has just two home runs with a .253 batting average for the Phillies.

Should Saunders bat heat up like the outfield seats in July the Phillies price tag on him will be significant. Most likely not so much that they can not move him, but potentially have them get a top-10 prospect from a team.

One hot streak is all Matt Klentak needs to move Saunders, and with the prospects the Phillies have in Triple-A and on the bench. there’s no concern about replacing him immediately.

Teams to Watch: St. Louis Cardinals, Los Angeles Dodgers

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