Cleveland Indians: Francisco Lindor trade packages from the NL East

Francisco Lindor #12 of the Cleveland Indians (Photo by Kirk Irwin/Getty Images)
Francisco Lindor #12 of the Cleveland Indians (Photo by Kirk Irwin/Getty Images) /
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Rafael Marchan #13 of the Philadelphia Phillies (Photo by Mark Brown/Getty Images) /

Lindor brings in six player package

If the Mets don’t have much in their farm system, I’m not quite sure where to classify the Phillies. While the team is currently without a shortstop on the roster making Lindor make sense for them as a target, however, it would take more players than anyone else so far to come up with a package that might rival top prospects.

The top ranked prospect of the deal is Rafael Marchan who is just the No. 7 prospect for Philadelphia, but being a catcher he could look to contribute soon in Cleveland. Marchan made a brief appearance in the majors in 2020, playing in three games, and was good enough to draw attention from around the league.

Next up is the No. 8 prospect Casey Martin who is just 21-years old and won’t be ready for a few years. That’s the case for fellow 21-year old Simon Muzziotti, the No. 11 prospect, and No. 24 prospect Kendall Simmons as well who is just 20-years old.

Both Mickey Moniak and Cristopher Sanchez could both play at the major league level in 2021 for the Cleveland Indians. Moniak was the first pick of the 2016 MLB Draft and is the No. 12 prospect in Philly, but hasn’t lived up to expectations yet. As for Sanchez, he’s a left-handed arm that the Indians could use as a long reliever with the potential to start if needed.