Now officially a week away from the 2021 MLB Trade Deadline, there is the potential that the 2021 Miami Marlins roster-wise could look very different on August 1st.
While obviously unknown as to how may different moves Miami will make, it is likely that prominent players including Starling Marte, Jesus Aguilar, and more will be moved over the next week. Time will tell on just who the Marlins decide to move, but who should be labeled as “untouchable” in trade talks over the next week?
Which Miami Marlins are untouchable at the 2021 MLB Trade Deadline?
While the Marlins have multiple pieces that they should potentially sell, they also have multiple that they shouldn’t as well. However, when it comes to pure untouchables in trade talks, there are a few notable players that should be fully off-limits.
When looking at the current big leaguers, there are obviously two pitchers that stick out, along with one positional player as well. Each of these players are considered as some of the best young talents in the game, and will be a vocal point of the Marlins going forward.
Current big leaguers who should be untouchable (along with their age):
The Marlins prospects that should be untouchable are a bigger group, as each are regarded as some of the best prospects in baseball. If the Marlins were to consider flipping one of these players, it should only be for a superstar caliber player in return.
Prospects who should be untouchable (along with their prospect ranking (Marlins and Top 100), as well as age): (Prospect Rankings courtesy on MLB.com)
- RHP Sixto Sanchez (No. 1/11 – 22)
- OF JJ Bleday (No. 2/14 – 23)
- RHP Max Meyer (No. 3/20 – 22)
- RHP Edward Cabrera (No. 4/51 – 23)
- OF Jesus Sanchez (No. 5/95 – 23)
- 1B Lewin Diaz (No. 6 – 24)
With each of these players ready to contribute full-time in the big leagues next season, it’s clear that this team has a very strong core set going into 2022. If the team can land some positional players at the deadline, or in the offseason, they should be ready to contend once again in 2022.