With the Aug. 1 trade deadline approaching, here's an early look at 15 players who could potentially be moved. We'll update our list in mid-July when the buyers and sellers become more clear.


1. Marcus Stroman, Cubs

Position: SP
Age: 32
Remaining contract: 1-year, $25M ($21M player option for 2024)

Stroman's been open about his desire to sign an extension with the Cubs. But it doesn't seem like a deal is imminent, as the right-hander recently said on Twitter that the team isn't interested in talking right now. That's why Stroman could very well be on the move in late July, despite the underwhelming Cubs still on the edge of contention in the woeful NL Central. The 32-year-old could be the best pitcher available at the deadline, and he should have no shortage of interested teams, even as a likely rental. Stroman is also a dependable workhorse who eats innings and has playoff experience.


2. Lucas Giolito, White Sox

Position: SP
Age: 29
Remaining contract: 1-year, $10.4M (FA following 2023)

The White Sox have plenty of players who would be attractive to contending teams. Giolito is the likeliest member of the bunch to be moved as an impending free agent. The right-hander has struggled over the past two years after emerging as one of the American League's most consistent starters between 2019-21. However, he's still at least a No. 3 starter despite not having the same level of upside as he did previously and would instantly boost the rotation for several contenders.