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Detroit Tigers should make this trade with the Toronto Blue Jays

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DETROIT, MI - JUNE 7: Ian Kinsler #3 of the Detroit Tigers singles to left field in the tenth inning for the game winning hit during the game against the Toronto Blue Jay on June 7, 2016 at Comerica Park in Detroit, Michigan. The Tigers defeated the Blue Jays 3-2. (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)
DETROIT, MI - JUNE 7: Ian Kinsler #3 of the Detroit Tigers singles to left field in the tenth inning for the game winning hit during the game against the Toronto Blue Jay on June 7, 2016 at Comerica Park in Detroit, Michigan. The Tigers defeated the Blue Jays 3-2. (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images) /
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DETROIT, MI – OCTOBER 17: A detail of a Tiger statue sculpture on the tadium prior to the Detroit Tigers hosting the New York Yankees during game four of the American League Championship Series at Comerica Park on October 17, 2012 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images) /

Kevin Smith

Rounding out this hypothetical transaction is Kevin Smith.

A shortstop taken in the fourth round of the 2017 MLB Draft, Smith currently checks in as Toronto’s 25th-best prospect according to MLB.com’s MLB Pipeline rankings.

The same publication wrote the following about Smith:

"“He has sneaky power that shows up in games, but while he is capable of driving the ball to all fields, he tends to get too pull-happy. While he is a below-average runner, Smith’s instincts and hands should allow him to stay at shortstop. His arm grades out as average, but he has a quick release and is always accurate.”"

The shortstop is by no means a perfect prospect. However, his power potential at a position that is largely devoid of it makes him a worthy of a flier in this trade.

He would also give the Detroit Tigers another middle infield option to turn to down the line.

The Tigers currently have a mix of middle-infield options for the future that include the likes of Machado, Eaves, Lugo, Paredes, Sergio Alcantara, Jose King and Alvaro Gonzalez.

While Paredes and others show plenty of promise, you can never have too many options.

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What’s more, if Smith can maintain his power, it would play at other positions, potentially lessening the blow of him moving elsewhere on the diamond if need be.

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