Phillies: Five blockbuster trade packages for Mike Trout

ANAHEIM, CA - AUGUST 02: Mike Trout #27 of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim looks on during a game against the Philadelphia Phillies at Angel Stadium of Anaheim on August 2, 2017 in Anaheim, California. (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)
ANAHEIM, CA - AUGUST 02: Mike Trout #27 of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim looks on during a game against the Philadelphia Phillies at Angel Stadium of Anaheim on August 2, 2017 in Anaheim, California. (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images) /
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PHILADELPHIA, PA – AUGUST 16: Ranger Suarez #55 of the Philadelphia Phillies throws a pitch in the top of the first inning in game one of the doubleheader against the New York Mets at Citizens Bank Park on August 16, 2018 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images)
PHILADELPHIA, PA – AUGUST 16: Ranger Suarez #55 of the Philadelphia Phillies throws a pitch in the top of the first inning in game one of the doubleheader against the New York Mets at Citizens Bank Park on August 16, 2018 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images) /

This might be the heftiest package of all because it involves the Phillies top two pitching prospects and several major league ready players.

Would the Phillies bite on trading their top two pitching prospects in one deal? Hard to say, but given the type of player they’re getting back it’s possible.

Losing Herrera, Franco, and Velasquez clears the Phillies of three of their largest headaches and potentially three of their highest-upside players beyond Hoskins and Nola. Each has tremendous upside that’s been bogged down by something the organization can’t tap.

Suarez, like De Los Santos, got a taste of the big leagues this year with two starts after dominating in the minors. Twenty-three years old, he hasn’t had great success in the majors allowing eight earned runs in nine innings against the Reds and Mets. Major league careers aren’t defined by your first two games, so I don’t think the numbers would scare a team off Suarez.

We’ve mentioned Moniak, the number one overall pick in 2016, several times in a potential trade. After hitting .236 last year with Lakewood and struggling early this year in Clearwater he took a major step forward in recent months hitting .311 in August. He turned 20-years-old this year and is still growing into what many saw as a Christian Yelich clone.

An ideal Phillies outfield in 2021 would include Moniak and Haseley, two first round picks drafted at very different stages of their careers. Moniak being a high school senior and Haseley playing in the College World Series, they’re both top-10 prospects in the organization with incredible upside as hitters.

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