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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Yadier Alvarez

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The big-armed right-hander might be the best arm in the farm. His main call to fame is that electric fastball. Many consider him a top 3 player in the Dodgers system. He can become a special type of pitcher with his electric stuff. His fastball can be erratic at times, but he is still young and has more than enough time to iron that out.

Another knock on him is his lack of secondary pitches for the time being. But like I said he is still just 21-years-old and has time to develop a slider and his curveball to make him an even more effective pitcher.  This season in Advanced-A he has a 5.30 ERA. This looks higher because of two bad starts in which he allowed over six runs in both. Yes, he still needs some polishing, but he has all the measurables to become an electric pitcher.

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For the Dodgers, they love Alvarez, but anything can happen. Especially with his ETA being 2019, the Dodgers know they have a legitimate chance a title this season. If they have to move him for an elite talent (which is what it would take for LA to move Alvarez), they would be foolish not to if they believe the player they are getting will help return the title to Los Angeles for the first time since 1988.

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