What Big Fantasy Baseball Names Will be On the Move Come the Trade Deadline?

Baseball is into the nitty gritty of the Summer, and while there’s plenty of baseball left to be played in most fantasy leagues, there’s also the upcoming trade deadline that is going to change around teams and change many World Series odds.

One player that fantasy teams want to keep an eye on is Sonny Gray, who is still at this moment with the Oakland A’s, but likely will be heading elsewhere.

One team with their eyes on Gray is the Milwaukee Brewers, leaders in the NL Central. Gray knows all about the Brew Crew, as he pitched three years for Brewers pitching coach Derek Johnson at Vanderbilt.

“There’s an old saying, “Be careful what you wish for because you may get it,’’ Brewers owner Mark Attanasio said on Sunday. “If you love your prospects too much, maybe that’s an issue, also. We have to make the right move, either way.’’

Gray is also getting plenty of looks from the Cleveland Indians who need a pitcher in the worst way, as well as the Houston Astros, who are easily running away with the AL West.

Left-handed reliever Justin Wilson, outfielder J.D. Martinez and catcher Alex Avila are all likely to be on the move for the Detroit Tigers, who despite being only a handful of games back in the AL Central are basically going into fire sale mode.

Three teams seem to have their eyes on Martinez, who is a quality outfielder, that being the Dodgers, Red Sox and Arizona Diamondbacks.

Don’t be surprised to see Martinez have a new home by the trade deadline, and for Detroit to admit that they have to get young in a hurry, and try to grab as many prospects as they can for their players

Finally there’s the case of White Sox slugger Todd Frazier, who is getting plenty of looks from the Boston Red Sox, a team that needs a third baseman after their monster mistake of giving $95 million to Pablo Sandoval, who is already gone from the organization.

Right now they are going with Brock Holt and Deven Marrero, but Frazier is a nice player who can fill a monster void for this team, and also can be a big key in a playoff race as the Red Sox try and hold off the Yankees in the AL East.


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