Washington Nationals Prospects that could be dealt at the trade deadline
By Blake Finney
The Washington Nationals are looking like buyers at the trade deadline in 2018. So which their prospects could be moved to add to their major league roster?
We’re now less than three weeks from the MLB trade deadline. Expect the Washington Nationals to make moves in the coming weeks.
In all likelihood, the Nats will be buyers again this year, after they went out and acquired Kelvin Herrera in June. In that deal, they dealt away the Blake Perkins, Kelvin Gutierrez and Yohanse Morel. Gutierrez was the Nationals’ number 10 prospect, and Perkins the number 11 prospect.
Although this isn’t a hefty cost, being willing to give up those prospects shows that Mike Rizzo is prepared to add at the deadline. So let’s look at who could be dealt from a prospect standpoint if the front office trades for a veteran.
Well, one thing is for certain, Juan Soto is not going anywhere this July. He was untouchable this off-season in the pursuit of J.T. Realmuto, which at the time seemed bold.
But now, given Soto’s rapid ascension through the organization, it’s proven Rizzo right about him. And the same untouchable label will likely go for Victor Robles.
Rizzo has had that label on him for some time. This includes before the 2017 season in potential Chris Sale and Andrew McCutchen trades. Now that he’s working his way back from injury, there’s no need to sell low.
But after that, it seems like the rest of the Nationals prospects would all be available in the right kind of deal. So let’s take a look at who could be available for trade this summer.
Nationals prospect rankings are according to MLB.com