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Top prospects who may get dealt

Every July, a few stud prospects move in big deals; here's 10 for 2010

Originally Published: July 12, 2010
By Kevin Goldstein | Baseball Prospectus
Getty ImagesWith Joey Votto at first base, top prospect Yonder Alonso is expendable for the Reds. Could they use him as a chip to improve their pitching?

Here are 10 prospects in contenders' organizations who could be attractive trade bait over the next three weeks as their teams look to stock up for a postseason run. You can monitor all the chatter over deals at MLB Rumor Central as well.

Yonder Alonso, 1B, Cincinnati Reds (Triple-A Louisville)
Joey Votto, the Reds' big league 1B, is a legitimate NL MVP candidate. Alonso has yet to put up impressive numbers in the minors, with a career line of .279/.356/.431. He is 22-for-55 (.400) in his last 13 games, however, so he could be a chip to move now. He has only 18 home runs in 178 games, which is a concern, but he was the No. 7 overall pick in the 2008 MLB draft, so a team interested in reputation and pedigree may take a chance on him.


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