Astros top two untouchable prospects at the trade deadline

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HOUSTON, TX - APRIL 04: Manager A.J. Hinch #14 of the Houston Astros and general manager Jeff Luhnow talk during batting practice at Minute Maid Park on April 4, 2017 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images)
HOUSTON, TX - APRIL 04: Manager A.J. Hinch #14 of the Houston Astros and general manager Jeff Luhnow talk during batting practice at Minute Maid Park on April 4, 2017 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images) /
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Who is possibly untouchable?

HOUSTON, TX – APRIL 04: Manager A.J. Hinch (Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images)
HOUSTON, TX – APRIL 04: Manager A.J. Hinch (Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images) /

With July just beginning, many Astros fans do not want them to trade Player A or Player B. The Astros will have to give up talent to get a player to help, but which prospect is truly untradeable? According to Rosenthal, sources have told him that outfielder Kyle Tucker and RHP Forrest Whitley are the closest to untouchables.

As I have speculated for a while, Francis Martes has lost his untouchable status. He is still the Astros top prospect according to MLB Pipeline, but control issues have hurt him a little. Last night he had his best game of the season shutting out the Yankees for five innings. The wheels came off in the sixth inning for Martes and Will Harris, but the rest is history.

Teams can acquire Martes, the suspended Paulino, and the already MLB experienced Derek Fisher. The Astros drafted a few more catchers in this year’s draft. Could that mean that Garrett Stubbs or Jake Rogers could be traded? A.J. Reed, Tony Kemp, Colin Moran, and Tyler White could be traded as well.

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