Cleveland Indians: Five prospects to pursue in trades this offseason

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Brandon Marsh, Cleveland Indians
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Brandon Marsh, OF, Los Angeles Angels

There’s no question that the Indians need to invest in the outfield and a trade this offseason could go a long way in that progress. One of the top players that should be considered by Cleveland is outfielder Brandon Marsh who is a member of the Los Angeles Angels’ farm system.

Currently the No. 73 prospect in baseball, and the No. 1 prospect for the Angels, Marsh has yet to make his major league debut leaving plenty of team control left. Team control is key for teams like the Indians who rely on cheap contracts to stay competitive.

The Angels second round pick in 2016, Marsh has yet to play at the Triple-A level, having spent 96 games at Double-A during the 2019 season. Over those 96 games, he put together a balanced stat line that included a slash line of .300/.383/.428. On top of a strong slash line, Marsh ripped 21 doubles, two triples and seven home runs while tallying 43 RBI and swiping 18 stolen bases.

While Marsh can play all the outfield positions, he’s a center fielder by trade. Should the Indians acquire him this offseason, he could play in center this coming season and be the centerpiece of the outfield for years to come.