Dodgers: Four prospects who could be traded this summer

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Dec 1, 2015; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Los Angeles Dodgers director of baseball operations Andrew Friedman at press conference to announce Dave Roberts (not pictured) as the first minority manager in Dodgers franchise history at Dodger Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports
Dec 1, 2015; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Los Angeles Dodgers director of baseball operations Andrew Friedman at press conference to announce Dave Roberts (not pictured) as the first minority manager in Dodgers franchise history at Dodger Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports /
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Nov 8, 2016; Scottsdale, AZ, USA; Glendale Desert Dogs infielder Willie Calhoun of the Los Angeles Dodgers against the Scottsdale Scorpions during an Arizona Fall League game at Scottsdale Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports
Nov 8, 2016; Scottsdale, AZ, USA; Glendale Desert Dogs infielder Willie Calhoun of the Los Angeles Dodgers against the Scottsdale Scorpions during an Arizona Fall League game at Scottsdale Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports /

Willie Calhoun

Yes, Mr. Calhoun will be mentioned in a whole lot of deals this summer. With his raw power and offensive tools, he is attractive to many teams. Calhoun can be a top prospect in many other farm systems. There is no doubting his ability to hammer the baseball. Last season in Double-A he hit 27 jimmy-jacks. This season he already has 11 while in Oklahoma City (Triple-A).

He is listed as a second baseman, but that is not set in stone. In reality, he is still looking for a position that suits him best. For the time being it is second but that can change.  For Calhoun, it has been his bat that makes him jump off the field. If he can settle in at second base or any spot, he will become even more attractive. The Dodgers can afford to move the second baseman because of the current MLB roster. They have four legitimate options at second base options in Forsythe, Hernandez, Utley, and Taylor.

Calhoun is stuck behind those four players and emerging prospects like Gavin Lux, and Brendon Davis looks to be catching up to the 22-year-old. Many teams value him, and so do the Dodgers which is why he could be the cornerstone piece in a trade that acquires a star. It will be no surprise if this pure hitter is moved this summer.

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