Ronald Torreyes, SS
A player who has very quietly strung together a number of productive weeks for the Philadelphia Phillies in light of Didi Gregorius’ extended absence, Ronald Torreyes could end up being moved for something small in return. Torreyes’ 0.6 fWAR currently ranks eighth on the Phillies roster in terms of batting, and his 3.4 defensive rating sees him tied with Odubel Herrera as the second best defender on the team (behind J.T. Realmuto of course, who has a 4.0 defensive rating).
I can’t say the market is typically too high for backup shortstops, but Torreyes’ strong defense combined with his extremely low salary could make him a target for teams looking to sure up their middle infield depth. Torreyes is a savvy veteran who’s contributed to postseason rosters in the past, which is another thing buying teams typically like to look for at the trade deadline.
I’m not suggesting the Phillies ask for much in return in a hypothetical Torreyes trade. In fact, it might be as simple as trading him for cash, as Dombrowski continues to battle being pressed up against the luxury tax. If the Phils could snag a lower-level prospect for Torreyes – even better.
With Nick Maton and Luke Williams both making a pretty strong case to remain on the major league roster moving forward, some sort of decision is definitely going to have to be made once Didi returns from injury.