The Dodgers have a deep farm system. Even though they’re unlikely to part with much talent to acquire Iglesias, there are still some fringe prospects that Detroit could try to get back for Iggy. Here are a few names to keep on the radar:
Cuadrado hit a blistering .335/.413/.523 in 2017 as a 20-year-old in rookie ball. He’s hitting .227 with four stolen bases at A-Ball this year, but has shown a nice blend of power and speed and is still very young.
On paper, Jackson is a 24-year-old infielder who has hit .238 in 202 plate appearances at Double-A. That doesn’t exactly scream future big league potential. But Jackson was a fifth-round pick by the Mariners back in 2015 and has swiped 89 bags in just 299 games. He has tweaked his swing in an attempt to hit for more power, and could find his way into a big league role someday.
After years of struggling as starter, the Dodgers have finally converted former second-round pick Josh Sborz to the bullpen. He has a 3.46 ERA in 13 innings at Double-A this season. The Tigers should immediately try to acquire Sborz, as his potential as a reliever is sky-high.
Sopko was a seventh round pick in 2015, and although he has struggled to make it up to Double-A he has shown flashes of being an effective pitcher in the future. Like Sborz, he’s primarily been a starter but could transition into a reliever and find success that way. Could be worth a look.
The Detroit Tigers and Los Angeles Dodgers may not be the ideal trade partners, but the Dodgers need a SS and the Tigers have one for trade. It’s not impossible that they work out a deal.