Much like the Rays, the Yankees will be trying to make the postseason and win a World Series in 2020, so they aren’t likely to trade any big league talent unless it makes them better for the next season.
But they do have a couple of intriguing young guys they might be looking to move.
I’m not sure where he would fit in with the Padres as he’s only played third base at the big league level and is a below-average defender there, but the offensive potential is hard to ignore.
In 2018 he hit .297 with 27 home runs and 92 RBI in 149 games. This past season he only played 12 games because of injury.
Another interesting name to consider is Clint Frazier.
The once-promising prospect has been pushed down the depth chart in the Yankees outfield and could be on the move.
This past season he hit .267 with 12 home runs in 225 at-bats. The 25-year-old outfielder is right-hander and I know the Padres are looking for a left-handed bat in the outfield, but there is plenty of upside with Frazier and he’s under team control for four more seasons through arbitration.