2. Willie Calhoun, Second Base
The next two players are in this order simply because of a need for the Dodgers MLB roster and MiLB roster. Willie Calhoun finds himself at the number two slot because I think the Dodgers would be less reluctant to trade him than number one.
By this time you know the name, Willie Calhoun. He’s regarded as the left-handed Jose Altuve and brings a lot of promise for the Dodgers should make the major league club next season. Calhoun could assume an everyday role with the Dodgers next season if the club elects to not pick up Logan Forsythe’s contract after this season, which is why I don’t see them being so eager to move Calhoun at the deadline.
That being said, I don’t think Calhoun in “untouchable.” In fact, we even traded him in a hypothetical trade for J.D. Martinez. Again, that’s the point of this list. But if the Dodgers are in search of making a big splash by acquiring a big arm like Chris Archer or Yu Darvish or even a big bat like J.D. Martinez, the opposite side is going to ask for an MLB-ready prospect like Calhoun or a high upside arm like Alvarez.
Calhoun has come a long way since the 2015 MLB Draft when the Dodgers drafted him in the 4th round. He now leads the league in home runs through his first three seasons with the Dodgers. Don’t expect Calhoun to move unless the Dodgers are thinking BIG trade.