3 Players the Dodgers Should Trade This Season

Dustin May
Los Angeles Dodgers SP Dustin May | Harry How/Getty Images

The Los Angeles Dodgers made the move of the offseason by trading for Mookie Betts and David Price. The team is stacked, but can always get better by acquiring even more star talent in exchange for pickings from the club's vast riches of prospects. A few players in the organization stand out as those who can be traded without hurting the team's World Series hopes.

3. DJ Peters

DJ Peters
Los Angeles Dodgers OF prospect DJ Peters is a trade candidate. | Ralph Freso/Getty Images

DJ Peters is ranked No. 13 overall in the Dodgers farm system. Yet he is an outfielder and that means he is behind a logjam of talent. The former fourth-round pick reached Triple-A in 2019 and owns a slash line of .269/.363/.501 in his minor league career. The Dodgers can trade him in exchange for major league talent as Peters can help a team right away. He would come with a full slate of team control and would be a nice piece for a rebuilding club.

2. Joc Pederson

Joc Pederson
Los Angeles Dodgers OF Joc Pederson was nearly traded this offseason. | Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images

The Los Angeles Dodgers already tried to trade Joc Pederson once this year, however, Boston delaying the Mookie Betts trade saw LA's crosstown swap with the Angels fall through. Pederson is coming off a 3.3 WAR year and has proven he can be an everyday player, but will likely struggle to find consistent at-bats in Los Angeles, especially with Betts in town. He's got the talent and power that teams will seek at the deadline, and the Dodgers would be wise to try to turn him into an asset they can better utilize.

1. Dustin May

Dustin May
Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Dustin May has been involved in trade rumors. | Will Newton/Getty Images

Dustin May is the No. 2 overall prospect in LA's organization and made his debut last season. The 6-foot-6 right-hander could be the top player in another blockbuster trade for a player like Francisco Lindor or Kris Bryant, and the Dodgers would be wise to make a deal happen involving the 22-year-old. While May has excellent potential, the Dodgers championship window is right now and he could help them acquire a piece to all but secure a World Series in 2020.