3) Logan Gilbert, SEA
Logan Gilbert has emerged as a surprise potential trade candidate. At face value, one would think the young Mariner would be a building block in Seattle. However, a surplus of young pitching depth including talents like George Kirby, Bryan Woo, and Bryce Miller, all of whom hit free agency later than Gilbert, gives the team a valuable trade chip.
The Florida native has impressed during his first three years in MLB. Gilbert has posted a 3.76 career ERA and a stellar 32-18 record as a starter. Any team in baseball would be happy to land him.
Gilbert also has the lowest payroll hit of any player on this list, with a 2023 salary of just over $767,000. He also has four years of arbitration remaining, making him an idea fit for a club like Miami.
Landing a high-upside, 26-year-old, starter on such a team-friendly contract would undoubtedly come with a high price tag. However, the Marlins have the prospect depth to seriously consider trading younger assets for an established top-end rotation piece.