5 Phillies players most likely to be dealt at the trade deadline

The Philadelphia Phillies are focused on being buyers ahead of the Aug. 1 trade deadline, but who are they most likely prepared to include as part of any potential return package?
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Griff McGarry

Including Griff McGarry is admittedly dependent on how aggressive the Phillies want to be at the deadline. If they're going all in to add a proverbial big name in a blockbuster move, McGarry makes sense.

The Phillies understandably would prefer not to part with any of their top prospects, which includes three in the top 100 according to MLB.com. The 24-year-old is fourth in the Philadelphia farm system, i.e. still offers enticing value, but marginally more expendable.

Making McGarry's possible departure a tough pill to swallow, his talent alone makes him potentially one of the top pitching prospects in baseball. He has a fastball capable of hitting 100 mph, backed up by an intriguing combo of a slider and curveball. (Even his changeup is considered above average.)

Ultimately though, it's about the Phillies successfully negotiating a balancing act between building for the future and right now. And as much as moving McGarry could backfire, it's a gamble the front office must -- if they're not already -- seriously consider.