Top trade-deadline prospects

Joc Pederson could make a late-season impact, whether for the Dodgers or another team. Gary A. Vasquez/USA TODAY Sports

We're just a few days away from the All-Star break, which not only means that we're over halfway done with the 2014 season, but we're also just a few short weeks away from the July 31 trade deadline. With so many teams within striking distance of the playoffs -- 17 teams within five games of a spot in the postseason as of Thursday -- you might expect a plethora of deals as teams look to make that push, but as we've seen over the past few years, blockbuster trades are becoming rarer and rarer.