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3 Sluggers That Could Be Moved Before the MLB Trade Deadline

Dan Israeli
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The MLB Trade Deadline is rapidly approaching (July 31), and a number of teams will have to decide whether they'll be buyers or sellers.

As a result, there could be a number of big bats traded before the month is over. In some cases, teams may need to sell some accomplished sluggers in order to acquire prospects, or address positions of greater need.

With that in mind, here are three sluggers that could get moved ahead of the 2019 MLB Trade Deadline.

3. Pablo Sandoval, 1B/3B, San Francisco Giants

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Lately, the San Francisco Giants' lineup has resembled the Island of Misfit Toys, as the team has cobbled together a roster of older veterans scraping for at-bats. One such player is Pablo Sandoval, who has played the majority of his career in San Francisco, aside from a short stint with the Boston Red Sox. Sandoval is having a surprisingly productive season, hitting .280 with 11 homers and 33 RBI in just 182 at-bats. The Kung Fu Panda could be on a solid fit on a team in need of a decent corner infielder, and he likely won't cost as much as some of the other names on this list.

2. Todd Frazier, 3B, New York Mets

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Todd Frazier is another veteran corner infielder who could be traded at the deadline. He hit eight homers and 23 RBI in the month of June alone, though Frazier has cooled off a bit recently, hitting .174 thus far in July. He's a solid defender and there should be no shortage of teams inquiring about his services. The New York Mets are likely to be sellers, as they're currently 14.5 games back in the NL East, and Frazier will become an unrestricted free agent after this season.

1. Clint Frazier, OF, New York Yankees

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Sticking with the theme of Fraziers who play in New York, Clint Frazier could be on the move at the deadline. Clint differs from the other two players on this list, as he's currently not on an MLB roster, because the New York Yankees are loaded in the outfield. Even so, Clint has been really effective this season, batting .283 with 11 home runs and 34 RBI in 53 games played. He's still only 24, so trading Clint could fetch a nice return for a Yankees team that could use an upgrade at starting pitcher.

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