One of those reported teams that are interested in Marte are the San Francisco Giants, with No. 3 prospect Heliot Ramos as a player that Miami could potentially target in return. Due to recent rumors however, another top Giants prospect could potentially be available as well.
Could the Miami Marlins target Giants catching prospect Joey Bart?
Giants catching prospect Joey Bart, the No. 17 prospect in baseball, is potentially available for the right price at this year’s MLB Trade Deadline.
A former first round pick in the 2018 MLB Draft (2nd Overall), Bart has continued to dominate minor league pitching ever since making his professional debut. Slashing .321/.383/.553 down in Triple-A this season, Bart is seemingly ready for the big leagues right now, but is blocked at the moment by current Giants catcher Buster Posey.
Widely considered as San Fransisco’s backstop of the future, Bart will surely not see a starting role during the 2021 season and postseason over the three-time World Series champion, but would the Giants shop their star prospect to upgrade at the deadline?
It’s obvious that San Francisco will buy over the next week as they are currently atop the extremely competitive NL West at 61-35, the best record in baseball. The Giants could possibly come calling for Marte to upgrade in center field, but it’s highly-unlikely they would trade Bart for a rental.
However, the more-likely option that could potentially land Bart in Miami is the focal-point of a deal that would send multiple Marlins’ players to San Fransisco. The Marlins have multiple trade targets at different positions that could be intriguing options for the Giants, but it would take a multi-player deal for the Giants to even consider trading Bart, with no guarantee they will even part ways with their star young catcher.
It certainly appears that the Giants could be emerging as a potential trade target for the Marlins over the next week. If Miami potentially sends multiple players to San Francisco, could the Fish possibly land a package headlined by either Bart or Ramos?