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Prospects to stash ahead of the MLB trade deadline

Padres fans got a small taste of the electrifying Manuel Margot at the Futures Game. Will they get a longer look soon? Chris Williams/Icon Sportswire

With many potential big league trade targets in the news this week one would think a whole slew of minor leaguers are on the precipice of becoming fantasy-relevant. Well, in some cases there are obvious players lurking in case opportunity arises, but then again, that’s not really the case with Milwaukee Brewers catcher Jonathan Lucroy, at least not this season. Good for Oakland Athletics lefty Rich Hill if he goes to a contender, but I don’t think fantasy owners are all that excited about Jesse Hahn filling in. And perhaps Chicago White Sox lefty Chris Sale ends up in a uniform he actually likes, but his replacement won’t likely rock the fantasy world.

Nevertheless, here are some current minor leaguers I’d be stashing ahead of Monday’s non-waiver trade deadline just in case a trade opens the door for their arrival, and yes, it’s probably more for deeper leagues.