3 Trade Targets the Guardians Must Pursue at the Deadline

The MLB Trade Deadline is coming up and the Guardians could use some help. Here are three players they should target to help their playoff chances.

3 players the Cleveland Guardians should target at the MLB Trade Deadline, including Adam Duvall.
3 players the Cleveland Guardians should target at the MLB Trade Deadline, including Adam Duvall. / Bob DeChiara-USA TODAY Sports
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3. Elias Diaz, C, Colorado Rockies

Another position where we could really use some help is behind the plate. Our catchers have been abysmal this year, batting a combined .194/.259/.323. That is unacceptable and needs to be fixed immediately.

Finding good-hitting catchers is hard, but the Rockies could be helpful. Elias Diaz was just named to the All-Star team for the first time at age 32, so they may be looking to move him while his value is at its peak.

Diaz is batting .270/.327/.421 with 10 homers and 48 RBIs, which are pretty good numbers for any position. While he's obviously getting a Coors Field boost, his away numbers (.248/.316/.354) would still be a massive improvement for us.

The Rockies are 21 games below .500 and in last place in the NL West, which means they're in obvious sell mode. Pitching is always at a premium in Colorado, so sending over a quality arm or two should be sufficient.

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