3 MLB All-Stars Most Likely to Be Moved Before the Trade Deadline
With the 2019 MLB All-Star Game on the horizon, there are surely several teams across the league looking beyond to the July 31 trade deadline. Buyers and sellers are already starting to shake out, and there are a number of All-Stars rumored to be headed to new teams once the deadline dust settles.
With the trade winds continuing to shift, here are the three All-Star hitters that are most likely to get dealt.
3. Wilson Ramos, C, New York Mets
While outfielders and corner infielders have value at the deadline, players at premium positions tend to be more coveted. That's why New York Mets' veteran catcher Wilson Ramos, a two-time All-Star, may be one of the most sought-after trade chips at the deadline. Ramos is having a productive season in New York with a solid .270/.343/.414 batting line. A team like the Los Angeles Dodgers could really use a veteran backstop to strengthen their already potent lineup and adding a player like Ramos could be a nice piece on their way to another World Series push. That is, of course, if the Mets are truly ready to throw in the towel.
2. Adam Jones, OF, Arizona Diamondbacks
It took a while for Adam Jones to latch onto a team this season, but the veteran signed a one-year deal with the Arizona Diamondbacks during Spring Training and has provided steady production in the desert ever since. Jones, a five-time All-Star, has 13 home runs on the season and also helps out with the leather, being a four-time Gold Glove winner. He should be of interest to outfield-needy teams looking for a veteran bat to add to the middle of their lineup.
1. Dee Gordon, OF, Seattle Mariners
Dee Gordon is a trade candidate, mainly because he is on a team that has already begun its fire sale of veteran players. The Seattle Mariners have dealt Jay Bruce and Edwin Encarnación, and Gordon is likely the next former All-Star to go. A two-time All-Star (2014 and 2015), Gordon is a versatile position player (he can play second base or outfield) who still has wheels. He has 14 steals in 16 attempts and could provide lots of potential playoff teams with the speed they need.
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