The 2023 MLB trade deadline is fast approaching. Teams will have until Tuesday, August 1, at 6 p.m. ET to put the finishing touches on their roster for the stretch run.
Before the rumor mill kicks into high gear, let's set the trade-market landscape with a rundown of the top 25 trade candidates who could be on the move this summer.
A few things we are assuming that are worth noting:
Corbin Burnes (MIL) and Dylan Cease (CWS) are both staying put.
The Chicago Cubs, New York Mets and San Diego Padres will all be sellers, with a focus on moving upcoming free agents.
The Boston Red Sox and San Francisco Giants will be buyers, so none of their potential trade candidates are on the list.
With that out of the way, let's start with some honorable mentions.
RHP Carlos Carrasco, NYM
RHP Mike Clevinger, CWS
LHP Rich Hill, PIT
LHP Brad Hand, COL
RHP Reynaldo López, CWS
LHP Brooks Raley, NYM
RHP Michael Fulmer, CHC
RHP Chris Stratton, STL