MLB Power Rankings: Best trade chip on every below .500 team’s roster

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DENVER, COLORADO – MAY 27: Randal Grichuk #15 of the Colorado Rockies smiles after reaching third base in a game against the New York Mets at Coors Field on May 27, 2023 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Kyle Cooper/Colorado Rockies/Getty Images) /

8) MLB Power Rankings: Colorado Rockies, Randal Grichuk

The Colorado Rockies roster has a bunch of players on expiring contracts they could deal this summer. One standing out a little more than others is outfielder Randal Grichuk. Lefty reliever Brent Suter could be viewed better in the eyes of some. However, it’s the lack of quality position players which should have teams far more interested in Grichuk.

Helping to make him more appealing is how well he can hit left-handed pitchers. He’s an almost ideal platoon partner but someone capable of starting everyday as well. Hitting well over .300 since coming back from the IL, Grichuk won’t be too costly yet he can turn into an ideal role player for any club looking to boost their offense.

7) MLB Power Rankings: San Diego Padres, Josh Hader

We’ve reached a whole new tier of the MLB Power Rankings with this name. Josh Hader was traded last year from the Milwaukee Brewers to the San Diego Padres. After plenty of regular season hiccups, he became his old self again in the postseason.

Finding the Padres in such an early hole is a big disappointment for their fans. They probably shouldn’t take it all apart. Like the St. Louis Cardinals, accept your fate if you can’t get it right. Hader is a free agent after this year and a natural major trade chip to shop to teams in need of a major bullpen boost. Frankly, what team couldn’t use a hard-throwing lefty with his stuff on their roster? Let the bidding begin. Who has the best prospect to land him? If you’re curious about Juan Soto, the Padres should hold onto him.