Trade bait: 4 top prospects Phillies should consider putting on the trade block

As the offseason continues and the Phillies consider the trade market to upgrade the roster, here are four prospects and young players who could be trade bait.
Símon Muzziotti, Philadelphia Phillies
Símon Muzziotti, Philadelphia Phillies / Kelly Gavin/GettyImages
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Símon Muzziotti, OF, No. 8 prospect

Símon Muzziotti, a 24-year-old left-handed outfielder, has been in the Phillies farm system since 2016. He has gradually climbed the ranks, getting better and better each year. He finally reached Triple-A in 2022, playing five games for Lehigh Valley, before getting a full season with the IronPigs in 2023.

He didn't disappoint this past year, slashing .296/.358/.761. He doesn’t have much power to speak of, only hitting seven home runs, but he had kept his walk rate at a solid 8.6 percent and his strikeouts to a relatively low 15.5 percent rate over 124 games. His bat-to-ball skill is where he contributes the most and he plays a plus outfield, showcasing his speed and defensive instincts.

For whatever reason, the Phillies haven't given Muzziotti an extended look at the Major League level — he had nine games in 2022 in which he hit .143 — and would likely be one of the first players to go in a potential trade.

Muzziotti's ready to contribute to a big league club, whether as a fourth outfielder or being given a chance to prove his recent development can translate to being an everyday player. Teams that might not necessarily be in World Series contention would value his versatility and the potential that he could continue to develop into a serviceable, less expensive piece.

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