The second type of trade package –
The 3 players that I described in the first trade package are big-league ready and could be dealt to a team already well into their rebuild. The next package I picture is one with guys that are well on their way to being top prospects in the organization but have some growing to do. Lewin Diaz, Keoni Cavaco, and Jordan Balazovic all come to mind here. Oh and Trevor Larnach anyone? Though it’s easy to argue he’s already a star.
Lewin Diaz is mashing in the minors this year. After dealing with injury last year and not being able to find his stroke consistently, Diaz has turned the corner. Well on his way to being back in the Twins’ top 30 prospects list, Diaz could headline a trade of guys that are farther away from the majors yet well on their way to the show.
It’s hard to see Cavaco being traded considering he was just drafted and is from the prep ranks. With not much playing time under his belt, and already a bit of a reach in the first round being a “pop-up” prospect, it’s hard to see a team trading for Keoni. Balazovic, on the other hand, is definitely on most teams radars around the league. Recently throwing a clean outing in the futures game, Balazovic is well on his way to being a big-league arm.