While the American League might be the more top-heavy league this season, the National League is stuffed with contenders, as at least six or seven teams this year have legitimate shots at the pennant. To do that, however, they will need to figure out which of their promising young prospects and aging veterans can be discarded in order to bring in a star to aid them in their pursuit of a ring.
7. Philadelphia Phillies: OF Adam Haseley
Adam Haseley has been on the IL since a two-game stint with the Phillies saw him go 1-7 at the plate. A former No. 6 overall pick from Virginia, Haseley is a top-shelf contact hitter with great bat control. His game is the kind that translates very well to the MLB level, which could make him a very attractive trade chip considering a crowded Phillies outfield.
6. Colorado Rockies: 3B Colton Welker
Third base in the Mile High City is currently occupied by this Nolan Arenado guy, who I hear is pretty good. That leaves Colton Welker without a clear path to the bigs. Still, with 27 extra-base hits and 41 RBIs for the Rockies' Double-A team in Hartford, Welker is likely to garner tons of interest as a potential trade piece.
5. St. Louis Cardinals: OF Dylan Carlson
The switch-hitting Dylan Carlson, who has experience at all three outfield spots, should be up to the majors in no time at all given his production for Double-A Springfield. 31 extra-base hits and 11 steals in 69 games while providing plus defense is exactly the type of player that could bring a star-level veteran to St. Louis.
4. Chicago Cubs: LHP Adbert Alzolay