Sunday's Futures Game at Citi Field in New York is an annual opportunity for general managers, assistant GMs, scouting directors and scouts to see the very best prospects in one game. During my years as GM, I always sent at least two of my top evaluators to the game and made it a must-watch for everyone in baseball operations.
Although most of the players participating are labeled "untouchable" by teams in trade discussions, there are always some who will be dealt at the trade deadline for proven veterans who can help get a team to the playoffs and possibly a World Series.
Here is a look at six prospects from this year’s Futures Game who could be traded at this year's deadline:
Joc Pederson, OF | Los Angeles Dodgers
Stats: .299/.388/.522, 14 HRs, 25 SB (Double-A Chattanooga)
The Dodgers' outfield at the major league level is overcrowded with Carl Crawford, Matt Kemp, Yasiel Puig and Andre Ethier. Even if the Dodgers end up dealing one of the four, their outfield is still set for years to come.