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Top prospects who may get dealt

With 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? Getty Images

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.