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San Francisco Giants: MLB-ready trade deadline targets, Part 1

NEW YORK, NEW YORK - APRIL 21: Clint Frazier #77 of the New York Yankees prepares to bat during the ninth inning of the game against the Kansas City Royals at Yankee Stadium on April 21, 2019 in the Bronx borough of New York City. (Photo by Sarah Stier/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NEW YORK - APRIL 21: Clint Frazier #77 of the New York Yankees prepares to bat during the ninth inning of the game against the Kansas City Royals at Yankee Stadium on April 21, 2019 in the Bronx borough of New York City. (Photo by Sarah Stier/Getty Images)
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WASHINGTON, DC – JUNE 23: Johan Camargo #17 of the Atlanta Braves hits a two-run home run against the Washington Nationals during the tenth inning at Nationals Park on June 23, 2019 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Scott Taetsch/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC – JUNE 23: Johan Camargo #17 of the Atlanta Braves hits a two-run home run against the Washington Nationals during the tenth inning at Nationals Park on June 23, 2019 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Scott Taetsch/Getty Images)

Atlanta Braves

For a better idea of which San Francisco Giants players might interest the Braves, check out the Sell-off Series.

Current MLB Players
IF Johan Camargo

Blocked Triple-A Players
2B/OF Travis Demeritte

Pitchers
LHP Corbin Clouse
LHP Thomas Burrows
RHP Huascar Ynoa

Camargo has always been a contact-oriented, utility type. Last season, he looked like he might have everyday potential when he produced 3 WAR and slugged 19 home runs while playing above-average defense at third base.

This offseason, the Braves brought in Josh Donaldson, due in part to peripherals that suggested Camargo was destined to regress. That’s indeed been the case, as he’s hitting just .235/.269/.366 with three home runs in 160 plate appearances.

He doesn’t walk, but he consistently puts the ball in play and he’s lined up at second base, shortstop, third base, left field and right field defensively. As effective as Donovan Solano has been, he’s already 31, six years older than Camargo.

Demeritte was a first-round pick out of high school by the Texas Rangers in 2013. His calling card has always been his above-average power, but he’s struggled to make consistent contact. At Triple-A this season, he’s made a number of strides. He’s split his time between left and right field this year, after playing primarily second and third base earlier in his career. Set to turn 25 in a few months, Demeritte could be the Giants long-term answer at second base if he can make the move back to the infield.

The left-handed Clouse has a 91-94 mph fastball with a strong slider and a developing changeup. He’s racked up the strikeouts throughout his career but has also struggled with walks.

Burrows was acquired in the Mallex Smith trade and profiled as a fast-moving southpaw. Like Clouse, he doesn’t have overpowering velocity, but has three solid pitches and uses a low-90s sinker to generate soft-contact.

Ynoa is the most intriguing of the pitchers. He’s already reached the majors and is settling into Triple-A at just 21. He has premium velocity, a potential above-average slider, and an okay changeup. That said, with below-average command, he could be the odd-man out with so many good young pitchers in the Atlanta system.

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