The Miami Marlins currently have a 41-57 record and are in fourth place in the National League East. Derek Jeter and the Miami Marlins are in the beginning phase of their rebuilding process but the team is already showing signs of promise. The Fish finished the first half of the season strong after starting the season 5-17. The Fish are still looking for prospects to add to their farm system and will hopefully be MLB stars in the future. The Marlins have received calls from other MLB teams asking about potential trades with some of their top veterans. The Fish will be sellers this MLB Trade Deadline as they’re nowhere near a postseason run. Here are three Miami Marlins who could be dealt on July 31st.
C J.T. Realmuto
The Miami Marlins only All-Star, J.T. Realmuto, is having a career season batting .310 with twelve home runs and a .902 OPS. Realmuto has received interest from some of the top teams in the MLB. The Houston Astros and Washington Nationals have shown the most interest for J.T. Realmuto. Jeter and the Marlins front office have a high price tag on the All-Star catcher which could scare away a few teams. Realmuto is one of the best catchers in baseball that can hit, hit for power and play great defense. Depending on where Realmuto goes, the Marlins should get 1-2 top 100 prospects as Realmuto is still young and has a few more years on his contract. If nobody bites, the Fish will try to sign him to a long-term extension or trade him in the winter.
CP Kyle Barraclough
The Miami Marlins have had an up and down bullpen with a lot of highs and lows but one reliever that has stayed solid all season is Kyle Barraclough. The Marlins closer came into the season with as the setup man but was promoted to closer. The 28 year old pitcher has a great season with a 1.28 ERA, 47 strikeouts and a 0.97 WHIP. Many teams including the Los Angeles Dodgers and the Boston Red Sox have their eyes set on the Marlins closer. Barraclough is a nice option for ball clubs as he’s in the prime of his career. He also won’t become an unrestricted free agent until after the 2021 season. The Fish should be able to get a top prospect that could be a nice addition and key contributor in the Marlins’ future.
RP Adam Conley
The last Marlin on the list is left-handed relief pitcher Adam Conley. The 28-year-old pitcher has had a tremendous bounce back season after having a terrible 2017 season. Conley has found a home in the bullpen with his 98 mph fastball and sharp slider. In the 2018 season, Conley has a 3-1 record with 2.88 ERA, 30 strikeouts and a 0.84 WHIP. Teams like the Chicago Cubs, Houston Astros and Los Angeles Dodgers have shown interest in the big lefty from Miami. Conley is also in the middle of his prime and has three more years left until he becomes an unrestricted free agent. Adam Conley is a wanted man and the Marlins would be smart to trade him to a World Series contender from top prospects or use him in a package deal with Realmuto or Barraclough and land a top 50 MLB prospect.