Here’s a recap of the original analysis MLBTR offered this week:
- We’re now less than a month from the deadline, and Jeff Todd increased his weekly top trade candidate series from 15 players who could be on the move to 20. Reds right fielder Jay Bruce tops the list.
- Also on the list (in sixth) is Reds shortstop Zack Cozart, for whom Jeff ran down several possible landing spots via trade.
- Similarly, Mark Polishuk tried to find a fit for Brewers left fielder Ryan Braun, who’s among Jeff’s top five trade candidates.
- Triple-A first baseman Josh Bell, one of the Pirates’ premier farmhands, headlined this week’s edition of Jason Martinez’s “Knocking Down the Door” series. Jason also highlighted four other prospects who are doing their best to receive major league promotions. One of those players ultimately earned a big league call-up earlier this week.
- To cap off the week, Jason detailed its five most important roster decisions.