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Arizona Diamondbacks 2021 Trade Deadline Predictions!

Starting pitcher Merrill Kelly #29 of the Arizona Diamondbacks (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)
Starting pitcher Merrill Kelly #29 of the Arizona Diamondbacks (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images) /
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Where will each Arizona Diamondbacks player that gets traded end up?

I am going to attempt to make my predictions on where each Arizona Diamondbacks ends up being traded to and the return that I would expect the D-backs to get.  Last week, I previewed who might end up traded, now I decide where they go. Now, none of these trades would end up with crazily favoring the D-backs as I am a sensible Dark Lord of the Sith. I want the Diamondbacks to be an empire but I’m not building a Death Star. This is another slide show, I love them, sorry. Not really. Anyways, this is going to either be a chaotic trade deadline for the Diamondbacks or rather disappointing. Every prospect ranking is courtesy of the MLB.

So with the introduction taken care of, let us begin on our journey around the MLB and the Trade Deadline.

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Eduardo Escobar #5 of the Arizona Diamondbacks (Photo by Ralph Freso/Getty Images) /

Arizona Diamondbacks Eduardo Escobar to the White Sox

I say the Dbacks trade Escobar to the White Sox for Jonathan Stiever, the White Sox #4 prospect. I considered the Dbacks trying to acquire Jimmy Lambert and Jake Burger, two prospects who are near ready for the MLB or have already started to play in the MLB as such with Burger. Instead I figured the Dbacks would like to get a pitcher who has had a taste of the MLB in Stiever. He’s in Triple-AAA, an area the Dbacks need high-level pitching desperately. With the Dbacks, Stiever might even start right away in their bullpen eating up innings. Stiever has struggled this year but has the potential to be a middle-of-rotation starter. Getting that in return for a half-season of Escobar would be a great return. The White Sox do this trade since they are pushing all in this year and Escobar would help them more than any prospect would.

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