Detroit Tigers: 1 trade candidate from every MLB team to consider

We went through every MLB team to identify one player for the Detroit Tigers to consider trading for from each one.
Tigers president of baseball operations Scott Harris watches batting practice during spring training
Tigers president of baseball operations Scott Harris watches batting practice during spring training / Kirthmon F. Dozier / USA TODAY NETWORK
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AL Central

Chicago White Sox: Yoan Moncada

It would be shocking if the White Sox didn't blow it up this offseason. It is an organization that needs a hard reset. Everyone should be available.

Moncada is the former No. 1 prospect in baseball. He's never quite lived up to that hype, but he's had some pretty good seasons. 2019 was his best, as he hit 25 home runs with a 139 wRC+ and a 5.5 fWAR.

Other than a solid 2021 season, he hasn't really reached those heights since. The biggest reason for that is that he has forgotton how to walk. His walk rate is just over 6% the last two years, and it was hovering around 13% in 2020 and 2021. His strikeout rate was 30% last year as well, which was even more alarming.

He has one year left on his contract with a club option for 2025. Moncada has been good in the past, plus he is a switch-hitter. He could fill the Tigers' hole at third base. This could be a low-risk, high-reward kind of move.

Cleveland Guardians: Josh Naylor

It was hard to find a trade candidate for Cleveland, mostly because they're roster isn't very good. By far their best trade asset is Shane Bieber, but there's no way Cleveland trades him within the division.

Naylor is a high-contact guy who hits for a good amount of power as well. He's a bit positionless defensively. The Guardians have stuck him at first base after experimenting with him in the outfield, so the Tigers would definitely acquiring him for his bat.

It might take a lot for Cleveland to move one of its best hitters, but they also might be moving toward a rebuild. He's a name to watch.

Kansas City Royals: Edward Olivares

Another team with a bad roster that was hard to find a trade candidate, Olivares has decent power numbers. He's been an above-average hitter the last two years. He wouldn't be a bad get.

Minnesota Twins: Trevor Larnach

I've been a big fan of Larnach for a couple years now. He's big guy who's looking to do one thing and one thing only — hit bombs.

He's very much a three-true-outcome hitter. He walks quite a bit, but also strikes out in over 1/3 of his plate appearances. He's also struggled with injuries throughout his career.

He doesn't grade out amazing defensively, but he has a great arm, so he wouldn't be a liability in the outfield. He could be a low-cost acquisition.