With eight weeks remaining until the Trade Deadline, clubs around the Majors are dispatching scouts to watch players at every level.
A number of potential trade candidates are rewarding those scouts with stellar performances, increasing their stock as buyers begin to shape their plans for the upcoming Aug. 1 Deadline.
Here’s a look at eight possible trade chips who are doing everything they can to impress contenders around the league:
Jeimer Candelario, 3B, Nationals
Candelario’s first year in Washington might be his only one, as the third baseman’s recent performance could draw interest on the trade market. The 29-year-old has three homers and 14 RBIs to go along with an impressive .329/.444/.610 slash line over his last 23 games entering Wednesday, not to mention that he ranks in the 97th percentile in the league in outs above average. With a one-year, $5 million contract, Candelario could be a low-cost option for a club seeking help at the hot corner.
Michael Conforto, OF, Giants
Conforto has been red hot in recent weeks, belting seven home runs with 19 RBIs and a 1.110 OPS over his past 20 games entering Wednesday. The 30-year-old is in the first year of a two-year, $36 million deal, but he can opt out of the contract at the end of the year assuming he reaches 350 plate appearances. If the Giants decide to sell – which remains a big if at this point – Conforto could be one of the better bats on the market.