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3 Tampa Bay Rays prospects that could be on the move

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SURPRISE, AZ - NOVEMBER 03: AFL West All-Star, Lucius Fox #5 of the Tampa Bay Rays warms up before the Arizona Fall League All Star Game at Surprise Stadium on November 3, 2018 in Surprise, Arizona. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
SURPRISE, AZ - NOVEMBER 03: AFL West All-Star, Lucius Fox #5 of the Tampa Bay Rays warms up before the Arizona Fall League All Star Game at Surprise Stadium on November 3, 2018 in Surprise, Arizona. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
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WASHINGTON, DC – JULY 15: Jesus Sanchez #4 of the Tampa Bay Rays and the World Team bats in the fourth inning against the U.S. Team during the SiriusXM All-Star Futures Game at Nationals Park on July 15, 2018 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC – JULY 15: Jesus Sanchez #4 of the Tampa Bay Rays and the World Team bats in the fourth inning against the U.S. Team during the SiriusXM All-Star Futures Game at Nationals Park on July 15, 2018 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

The Rays possess a farm system loaded with talent and with that comes the ability to turn those prospects who could produce in the future into immediate production via trades.

Although a blockbuster may occur for a big name starter or impact bat that would necessitate the Rays parting ways with a top prospect like Jesus Sanchez or Lucius Fox, I believe that Kean Wong, Nick Solak, and Joe McCarthy are the most likely prospects to be traded this winter.

Of the three, I think Wong is by far the most likely piece to be moved this winter, even if it for a smaller return. Although Solak possesses great potential and a feared bat, I just find it hard to see where he fits in with the Rays going forward wit the Wendle and Lowe in Tampa and Brujan oil the way.

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Joe McCarthy is the least likely to be traded just because if he is here come Spring Training, he could very well give Heredia a run for his money in the outfield. The bad news for McCarthy is that he hits from the left side of the plate, and if he beats out Heredia for a roster spot, then the Rays are essentially in the same boat they were in prior to trading Mallex. Four outfielders, three of whom swing left handed.

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Any three of these prospects could help the Rays in the near future, that is if they had a place to play. But they don’t…So, it is time for the Tampa Bay Rays to turn these prospects into an immediate impact who will help the team win in 2019.

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