Atlanta Braves 3B: Top 10 Trade Targets to Track in 2020

Jose Ramirez and Francisco Lindor (Photo by Paul Bereswill/Getty Images)
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1. Jose Ramirez

The Cleveland Indians were already shopping Jose Ramirez this offseason as they appear to be heading toward a rebuild. The White Sox and the Twins appear to be the superior teams in the division.

The Indians have already traded former Cy Young winner Corey Kluber to the Texas Rangers and reportedly shopped superstar Francisco Lindor, along with Jose Ramirez.

Reports just came out that Indians’ ace Mike Clevinger is about to undergo surgery on a partially torn medial meniscus in his left knee. While he won’t be out for the whole season, he’s likely to miss the first part of the year. If the Indians get off to a slow start in that division, they could resume their shopping of Lindor and Ramirez.

Ramirez had a horrible first half last season but rebounded enough to salvage all of his numbers.

In the previous two seasons, he was nothing short of incredible. Between 2017-2018, Ramirez slashed .294/.380/.567, stole 51 bags, blasted 94 doubles, 68 homers, 188 RBI, and 10 triples. His OPS+ over those two seasons stands at 148.

He’s a two-time All-Star and two-time Silver Slugger. Ramirez is only entering his age-27 season in 2020 and is a plus defender with 21 defensive runs saved between third base and second base.

Since 2017, Jose has posted 18.0 rWAR.

Ramirez is on a very team-friendly contract for the next four seasons. He may cost the most of everyone on the list, but he’s the type of player you can only hope a prospect will turn into.

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Again, while we certainly hope and expect Riley and Camargo to step up in 2020, if they don’t, the Braves have plenty of fallback options during the season. Who would you want the Braves to target?