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2021 Fantasy Baseball Trade Deadline Tracker


Keep up with all of the major moves at the MLB trade deadline with the 2021 Fantasy Baseball Trade Deadline Tracker.

The Milwaukee Brewers have been very active adding pieces this season, starting with Willy Adames back in May. Adames now has 215 AB with the Brewers this season and is slashing .298/.386/.530 – all career bests.

Since then, Milwaukee has traded for Rowdy Tellez and Eduardo Escobar.

Tellez has hit four home runs in 37 at bats for the Brewers and owns a 1.223 OPS. Escobar is set to make his Brewers debut this weekend.

Milwaukee is 61-42 and sits alone in first place in the National League Central – seven games up on the Cincinnati Reds and 9.5 games ahead of the St. Louis Cardinals.

2021 Fantasy Baseball Trade Deadline Tracker

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Dodgers finalizing deal to acquire Max Scherzer and Trea Turner

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The Los Angeles Dodgers appear to be loading up for a run at back-to-back World Series titles. According to ESPN’s Jeff Passan, the Dodgers are finalizing a deal to acquire pitcher Max Scherzer and shortstop Trea Turner from the Washington Nationals.

Both players were already in the top five at their respective positions so it’s hard to see a large value bump for either player.

Keibert Ruiz, Josiah Gray, Gerardo Carrillo and Donovan Casey are headed to Washington.

Yankees acquire Joey Gallo and Anthony Rizzo

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First, New York sent four of their top prospects to the Texas Rangers to add a much need left-handed power bat to their lineup in Joey Gallo. Gallo joins Aaron Judge and Giancarlo Stanton in the heart of the Yankees lineup.

Josh Smith, Ezequiel Duran, Trevor Hauver and Glenn Otto are headed to Texas.

The New York Yankees continued loading up on talent, acquiring first baseman Anthony Rizzo from the Chicago Cubs. Kevin Alcantara and Alexander Vizcaino are headed to Chicago.

Like Joey Gallo, Rizzo is a left-handed bat who should see an uptick in power hitting towards the short right-field porch at Yankee Stadium. As a result, the rest of the Yankees lineup should improve.

Cubs Trade Kris Bryant to Giants

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The San Francisco Giants have been one of the most surprising teams this MLB season. They sit atop the National League West with 64 wins, ahead of the Los Angeles Dodgers and San Diego Padres.

Buster Posey, Evan Longoria and Brandon Crawford have all had bounceback seasons (when healthy) and seemingly every player that steps up to the plate for San Francisco is hitting.

Bryant should man the hot corner until Longoria returns. Then Bryant will join Mike Yastrzemski and a platoon of Alex Dickerson, Austin Slater and Steven Duggar in the outfield.

We are used to seeing the Giants win with pitching, but the offense has been on fire all season long. San Francisco is tied for the 5th best team wRC+ in the MLB.

Bryant is having a down season, for Kris Bryant, but is still slugging .503 and was hitting .270 against both right-handed and left-handed pitching on the road. Maybe getting away from Wrigley Field and fighting for a division title will help Bryant finish the season strong.

Caleb Kilian and Alexander Canario are headed to Chicago.

Cubs Trade Javier Baez to the Mets

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Javy Baez could be the spark the Mets offense needs right now. He isn’t an OBP specialist and he strikeouts out far too often, but has 30 home run power and owns a .236 ISO this season, above his career .212. Hopefully, that power plays at Citi Field.

Eventually, the Mets will feature Brandon Nimmo, Francisco Lindor, Pete Alonso, Michael Conforto, Jeff McNeil and Baez in their lineup. When (if) their pitching staff is healthy, that’s going to be tough to beat in September and October.

Jacob deGrom isn’t coming back until September, but thankfully there was no structural damage found on the MRI.

Nationals trade Kyle Schwarber to Red Sox

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The Boston Red Sox reportedly acquired slugger Kyle Schwarber from the Washington Nationals on Thursday.

Schwarber is currently on the injured list but will provide more power to an already dangerous Red Sox lineup. He should see a boost to his counting stats and a slight power bump once activated.

Braves bolster outfield with Duvall, Soler, and Rosario

The Atlanta Braves made two small moves to fix their outfield on Friday by acquiring Eddie Rosario, Adam Duvall, and Jorge Soler.

They started the day by acquiring Rosario and cash considerations from the Twins for Pablo Sandoval. It has been a rough year for Rosario as he currently brings a line of .254/.296/.389 seven home runs, twenty-nine runs, forty-six RBIs, nine stolen bases, .297 wOBA, and an 84 wRC+.

This appears to be two clubs swapping out players underperforming. However, Rosario could be an intriguing option for the Braves with the short porch in right field.

The Braves would follow up this move by bringing Adam Duvall back to Atlanta. Duvall moved to the Marlins and was playing fine with a .229/.277/.478 .319 wOBA and 104 wRC+ which included twenty-two home runs, forty-one runs, sixty-eight RBIs, and four steals. Getting away from Miami may be good for Duvall, he has a 75 wRC+ at home and a 130 wRC+ on the road this season. In return, the Braves gave up Alex Jackson.

The Braves made a final move to the outfield by acquiring Jorge Soler from the Kansas City Royals for the Braves’ 21st ranked prospect, Kasey Kalich. Soler is struggling this year, hitting .192/.288/.370 .339 wOBA, 81 wRC+, thirteen home runs, thirty-eight runs, and thirty-seven RBIs. However, in July he has woke up and has slashed .226/.324/.597 with seven home runs, fourteen runs, nine RBIs. This is supported by a strong .384 wOBA and a 144 wRC+.

Kalich is a 23-year old pitcher in high A. The Braves strengthen left field and their bench with these moves, all while not giving up a ton of prospect capital to damage their future.

– Trent Dickeson (@Trenciarte)

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