Atlanta Braves: Top Trade Chips for the 2017 Season

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Sep 10, 2015; Atlanta, GA, USA; Atlanta Braves second baseman Jace Peterson (8) bats against the New York Mets in the fourth inning at Turner Field. Mandatory Credit: Brett Davis-USA TODAY Sports /

The Infield

Jace Peterson and Sean Rodriguez are both above average bench players who are capable of being everyday Major League players. But for the Braves both players are not needed if the Braves are healthy and not competing.

A platoon option for a losing team isn’t necessary especially when that platoon option could be paired with another player or two for a legitimate prospect. Rodriguez would make the most sense as a potential trade candidate considering his deal is only for two seasons and he would save the most salary space and likely offer the most return.

Chase d’Arnaud is another infielder that the Braves could consider moving at the break if they have fallen out of contention. Chase is a good bench piece that could be moved and replaced in the off-season if needed. While he wouldn’t garner much of a return there is little incentive to keep a third utility player on the roster if the Braves are healthy and fall out of it early.

Adonis Garcia is the biggest name that the Braves should attempt to move if they fall out of contention. Moving Garcia would allow the Braves young third baseman an opportunity and give the Braves an upgrade defensively.