Every year, we rank the prospects traded at the deadline. This year, 72 prospects were dealt in July. At Baseball America, we always love to use rankings to provide context for how players line up. With that in mind, here’s a ranking of the 72 prospects traded at the deadline.
The Padres and Twins traded away the most minor leaguers, followed by the Yankees and Mets.
The Reds led the way in minor leaguers added. The Royals, Giants and Orioles also added six or more minor leaguers. As the rankings below will show, quantity and quality aren’t necessarily always related. The Reds acquired three of the top seven in our prospect rankings among the traded. The highest-ranked of the Giants’ six acquisitions is 42nd.
Top 100 Prospects
These are the best prospects to be moved at the deadline. The seven Top 100 Prospects traded is a larger than normal number, which was helped by the Juan Soto blockbuster deal. Three of the seven Top 100 Prospects traded were included in that one trade.
- CJ Abrams, SS (Nationals from Padres)
Top 100 Rank: 11
The Nationals added high-end prospects up and down their system, and Abrams represents their most immediate return. He should step in at shortstop nearly immediately and could provide impact on both sides of the ball.
- Robert Hassell, OF (Nationals from Padres)
Top 100 Rank: 25
Hassell is one of the purest hitters in the minor leagues and drew plaudits from multiple scouts as one of the most impressive players they saw at the Futures Game. His mix of hittability and potential power with a chance to play center field makes him a very attractive prospect.
- Noelvi Marte, SS (Reds from Mariners)
Top 100 Rank: 47
Marte’s stock was down early in the year but he exploded during the summer with High-A Everett. He’s unlikely to play shortstop in MLB—he won’t need to considering the glut of potential shortstops already in their system—but has the offensive thump to profile wherever he might move.
- Edwin Arroyo, SS (Reds from Mariners)
Top 100 Rank: 48
Arroyo is one of the biggest breakout stars of the 2022 season. He was tearing up the Low-A California League at the time of the trade. His…