3 top prospects the Dodgers can afford to trade before 2023 season
By Jason Reed
2. Landon Knack, Dodgers' No. 11 prospect
The Dodgers have a lot of pitching talent ready to make an impact in the immediate future. Ryan Pepiot has already gotten his feet wet at the big-league level and he should have a much bigger role with the Dodgers in 2023.
Gavin Stone should make the big-league club at some point in 2023 after mowing through the minor leagues, and there are still guys like Michael Grove and Andre Jackson who have gotten minimal big-league chances and are fighting for a spot on the roster.
If Miller isn't traded, it creates a massive mountain to climb for someone like Landon Knack, who is outside of the top 10 in the Dodgers' farm system rankings and doesn't need to spend much more time in the minors.
Knack is turning 26 in July and after struggling with the organization in 2022, it wouldn't be surprising at all to see the Dodgers move Knack for big-league talent. We've seen this kind of trade several times before. The Dodgers could swap Knack for a big-league reliever in a bad situation and on an expiring contract.
It's hard to justify keeping a 27-year-old pitcher with a 5.01 ERA from the year prior. Sure, he still has potential, but there are so many arms in front of him. The best-case scenario is capitalizing on any trade value he may still have.