We’re less than two weeks from the Trade Deadline, meaning that myriad names will be rumored to be on the move between now and July 30.

Which players might actually be dealt, though?

MLB.com takes a look at the best trade chip for each club, whether they’re planning to buy or sell. That’s not to say these players will be traded this month, but each of them could help their respective teams accomplish their Trade Deadline goals.

American League East

 

Blue Jays: Lourdes Gurriel Jr., LF
Under club control through:
2024
Gurriel is a core piece of Toronto’s clubhouse, but if the Blue Jays aim high on a pitcher or third baseman -- especially one with club control beyond 2021 -- Gurriel would be a sensible target for other teams given his talent, age and team-friendly contract (he’ll earn $4.5 million in 2022 and $5.4 million in ’23, then be arbitration-eligible in 2024). The Blue Jays have George Springer, Teoscar Hernández and Randal Grichuk in their outfield, with Corey Dickerson working his way back from a foot injury.

 

Orioles: Paul Fry, LHP
Under club control through:
2024
Baltimore has several potential trade candidates, but given the need for relief pitching around the Majors, Fry will be an attractive target for clubs. He’s earning the minimum this season and will be arbitration-eligible for the next three years, making him affordable for any team. Fry is having a solid season, giving up just one extra-base hit in 34 1/3 innings, but control has been an issue, with 17 walks.

 

Rays: Kevin Padlo, 1B/3B
Under club control through:
at least 2027
The No. 20 prospect in the Rays’ exceedingly deep farm system, Padlo made his big league debut earlier this year. He’s struggled in the Majors and with Triple-A Durham this season, but he might be an interesting target for a future-focused team looking for a big league-ready infielder who’s clearly blocked in Tampa Bay’s system by the glut of players on the Rays’ roster and a long line of prospects behind them. One reason it would make sense for the Rays to move Padlo: He has a spot on their 40-man roster, which they are bound to need for either a Trade Deadline acquisition (like a starting pitcher) or the four injured pitchers currently on the 60-day IL who could return later this season.

 

Red Sox: Franchy Cordero, OF
Under club control through:
2023
A 26-year-old former highly touted prospect, Cordero struggled with Boston this year and doesn’t appear to have much of a place with the Red Sox going forward. Cordero has raked at Triple-A this season (.995 OPS), so perhaps his plus power gives him enough value in the minds of other teams to make him a piece in a potential deal. Cordero is earning $800,000 this season and is arbitration-eligible for two more years.