Tampa Bay Rays: Potential Trade Pieces for Francisco Lindor

Willy Adames, Tampa Bay Rays (Photo by Julio Aguilar/Getty Images)
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Vidal Brujan of the Tampa Bay Rays (Photo by Julio Aguilar/Getty Images) /

Francisco Lindor Trade – Vidal Brujan

Brujan is currently the Rays third-best prospect (Fangraphs) behind Wander Franco and Brendan McKay. He is currently Baseball America’s 51st best prospect and profiles as a guy that can get on base (.377 career OBP) and steal bases in bunches.

In 2018, he stole 55 bags and then followed that up with 48 more in 2019. He hasn’t shown a lot of power, slugging just .389 last season. Brujan is 5-9 and 155 pounds. Of course, the farther down this list you go, the more expendable the players seem to be when you are talking about getting Francisco Lindor in return.

Speedy guys with no power end up as part-time players, more often than not, in today’s game. The offseason addition of Xavier Edwards adds depth to the Rays’ second base prospects and may make it easier to trade Brujan.

Francisco Lindor Trade – Brent Honeywell Jr.

Brent Honeywell was rated as high as the 11th best prospect in all of baseball prior to 2018. He would require Tommy John surgery and miss all of that season. In June of last year, he fractured a bone in his elbow while rehabbing from his Tommy John surgery. Honeywell has not pitched since 2017 but appears to be ready to go in 2020.

With his injury history and players like McKay, Joe Ryan, and Shane McClanahan in addition to the current major league starters, Honeywell could be a viable option to help bring in Lindor.

Francisco Lindor Trade – What Would You Give Up?

Fans, would you give up Willy Adames plus one of these top prospects to get Lindor for two seasons? Do you think the upgrade from Adames to Lindor could mean the difference in winning a World Series and not?

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Let us know if you’d like to see a deal happen, and if so, which players would you be willing to part with in order to acquire Francisco Lindor?