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Astros: OF Kyle Tucker, RHP Corbin Martin, OF Drew Ferguson The Astros absolutely, Aaron Judge Youth Jersey positively would not want to surrender Tucker … which makes him the perfect centerpiece! I'm generally leaning toward outfielders as the prime target in these proposed swaps, given the way the Marlins have raided that particular area this winter, and the Astros have one of the most highly prized outfield prospects in the game in Tucker (No. 8 overall on MLB Pipeline's Top 100). With that A-grade prospect involved, the defending champs round out the deal with two other guys from their Top 30 and slot Yelich into left field. Blue Jays: OF Anthony Alford, SS Logan Warmoth and RHP Conner Greene The Blue Jays are Brett Gardner Youth Jersey simultaneously trying to win now while acknowledging that their roster age will soon require a significant transition. Yelich serves those dual purposes and just so happens to fill a glaring need in the outfield. The trick would be landing him without surrendering either of two infielders with famous fathers -- Vladimir Guerrero Jr. (No. 4 overall on MLB Pipeline's Top 100) or Bo Bichette (No. 26). And anyway, trading Guerrero in the year his dad might go to the Hall of Fame just feels like an invitation to bad karma. But in keeping with our outfield emphasis here, the Blue Jays could potentially build something around Alford (No. 44 overall), Mickey Mantle Youth Jersey who could soon succeed Yelich as a legit top-of-the-order presence. Braves: LHP Kolby Allard, RHP Ian Anderson and OF Christian Pache Yelich is the perfect piece to help the Braves shift to the next phase of their rebuild. But the difficulty here -- beyond the intra-division factor -- is that the Braves are simply not going to Didi Gregorius Youth Jersey surrender their top prospect, outfielder Ronald Acuna, at this stage of the rebuild. So this deal would likely have to be more pitching-rich, and, given the sheer mass of high-quality arms in the Braves' system (Allard and Anderson are two of six pitchers they've got in the Top 100 right now), that's definitely doable. Dodgers: OF Alex Verdugo, C Keibert Ruiz, RHP Jordan Sheffield No, the Dodgers didn't acquire a certain Marlins outfielder from the L.A. area earlier this offseason, but they can still get this one. The Dodgers are undoubtedly deep, but Yelich's contract more closely aligns to the front-office philosophy of flexible roster construction than Stanton's did. A Marlins team that has gutted its outfield gets a Major League-ready piece in Verdugo, while Ruiz and Sheffield are high-grade prospects who are a couple years away.