Detroit Tigers: Predicting Jose Iglesias’ trade market

DETROIT, MI - AUGUST 12: Jose Iglesias #1 of the Detroit Tigers rounds the bases past third baseman Miguel Sano #22 of the Minnesota Twins after hitting a two-run home run during the eighth inning at Comerica Park on August 12, 2017 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Duane Burleson/Getty Images)
DETROIT, MI - AUGUST 12: Jose Iglesias #1 of the Detroit Tigers rounds the bases past third baseman Miguel Sano #22 of the Minnesota Twins after hitting a two-run home run during the eighth inning at Comerica Park on August 12, 2017 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Duane Burleson/Getty Images) /
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CLEVELAND, OH – JULY 6: Shortstop Erick Aybar #8 of the San Diego Padres misses a ground ball hit by Lonnie Chisenhall #8 of the Cleveland Indians during the seventh inning at Progressive Field on JULY 6, 2017 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)
CLEVELAND, OH – JULY 6: Shortstop Erick Aybar #8 of the San Diego Padres misses a ground ball hit by Lonnie Chisenhall #8 of the Cleveland Indians during the seventh inning at Progressive Field on JULY 6, 2017 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images) /

San Diego Padres

San Diego has struggled to find a fit at shortstop this season, relying on a mix of Yangervis Solarte, Erick Aybar and Luis Cordoba.

Solarte is 30, while Aybar is 33. Neither fit San Diego’s long-term outlook. Cordoba might. However, he was selected in the Rule 5 draft his year and is playing in his first season above A-ball.

It wouldn’t be a surprise to see him get some more seasoning in the upper levels of the minor leagues next season.

The Padres do have a pair of top middle-infield prospects in Luis Urias and Fernando Tatis Jr. at the Double-A level. However, neither seem Major League ready yet.

San Diego could utilize Iglesias at shortstop until one or both of Urias or Tatis Jr. are ready for the Majors.

In terms of trade targets, outfielder and speed merchant Travis Jankowski is an obvious fit in Detroit. We wrote in depth about Jankowski being an ideal trade target for the Tigers here.

In short, Jankowski is a plus defender with the ability to make a serious impact on the bases (3.1 BsR, 30 stolen bases in 131 games last season).

Prospect-wise, first baseman Josh Naylor is also a fit.

Naylor has serious power and reached Double-A this season as a 20-year-old.