Watch the predictions: The top five youngsters moved on to the MLB trading deadline

You may have heard that the deadline to trade in Major League Baseball passed Tuesday night. (If not, you can use our easy-to-use trade tracker to keep track of all the moves from the past several weeks.) As such, this edition of Prospect Watch is, as expected, about ranking and analyzing the top five guys included in the deals.

Keep in mind that these exercises are always more art than science and there are more than five worthwhile possibilities traded out by the deadline. Now on.

There is a lot to like about Marty’s game. He’s a left-sided player with raw power well above average and he walks and keeps his hit rate in check despite playing against a competition many years older than him. The only unknown facing Marty is his defensive position. He’s been horribly foul-prone for a short time over the past two seasons, and may have to slip into third place. It wouldn’t be much negative if he hit the way he could hit.

Hassel, the eighth pick in the 2020 draft, has already had success in High-A by hitting .299/.379/.467 with 10 home runs in 75 games. The Scout is interested in his batting tool and approach that dates back to his preparatory days; Sadly, they’ve also wondered when (and how much) he’ll benefit from his raw pop music, and whether he’ll stay in the middle. Those concerns remain, but it is now up to the citizens to help him find a good solution.

3. Edwin Arroyo, SS, Reds (Luis Castillo)

Arroyo has had his share of fans entering the 2021 draft thanks to a combination of his extreme youth and defensive ability at short notice. It didn’t hurt that he showed enough positive traits on the board for scouts to imagine him getting past the utility player status. However, Arroyo demonstrated more offensive efficiency than he expected with his most powerful of boosters by hitting .316/.385/.514 in 87 Cal League games, where his regular opponent was three years older than him. Arroyo is two seasons away from being relevant in the big league, but it’s one to keep in mind.

4. James Wood, Nationals (Juan Soto)

Wood, another player in Soto’s trade, has the kind of raw power you’d expect from someone listed at 6ft 7in. It moves better than the Ritchie Sixons in the world, however, the parents He played primarily in the center field. The main concern about Woods as an amateur was that he would hit a lot to maximize pop. It’s an encouraging sign, then, that he’s managed to keep his seasonal hit rate below 20 percent. Wood can develop into a mid-ranking hitter if this trend continues as he climbs the ladder.

If the Angels were bent on getting out of Marsh, a former major lead who struggled to make consistent connections at major corporations, they could have done worse than net O’Hoppe in return. He’s spent the season in Double-A, scoring .275/.392/.496 with 15 home runs in 75 games. O’Hoppe is a well-rounded support tool, a general field type that can provide a mediocre or better offensive production. It looks like he’s ready for Triple-A, and should be able to make his big league debut in 2023.