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Potential buy-low candidates

It's time for GMs to pounce on these five players while their prices are low

Updated: July 15, 2011, 4:52 PM ET
By Jason A. Churchill | ESPN Insider
Colby RasmusAP Photo/Jeff RobersonWith his favorable age and contract status, Colby Rasmus is a great buy-low candidate.

Just like their counterparts -- those with peaking values -- a handful of high-potential players are not playing up to their capabilities. Some of them have performed in the recent past and are young enough to believe in for the future.

It's worth noting that Florida Marlins shortstop Hanley Ramirez fits the above criteria, but doesn't necessarily qualify as a buy-low trade candidate, since the Fish are believed to be hanging onto their star players to open their new stadium next year.

Here are some of those talents who shrewd GMs should be targeting as buy-low candidates.


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