Tampa Bay Rays: Three Underrated Trade Deadline Options

ST PETERSBURG, FLORIDA - MARCH 28: Kevin Cash #16 of the Tampa Bay Rays looks towards game play in the eighth inning against the Houston Astros during Opening Day at Tropicana Field on March 28, 2019 in St Petersburg, Florida. (Photo by Julio Aguilar/Getty Images)
ST PETERSBURG, FLORIDA - MARCH 28: Kevin Cash #16 of the Tampa Bay Rays looks towards game play in the eighth inning against the Houston Astros during Opening Day at Tropicana Field on March 28, 2019 in St Petersburg, Florida. (Photo by Julio Aguilar/Getty Images) /
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Tampa Bay Rays Trade Options

Hunter Pence, OF

The resurgent outfielder is very similar to Castellanos in many ways. His deal is expiring, yet his production has been much more substantive in Texas this season. He has blasted 15 home runs and has an impressive OPS of .930, which would be a sizeable addition to a competitor in the Rays.

Rumors have persisted that the Rays and Rangers have engaged on the outfielder and a trade is very likely. Texas may take some time to hesitate because they are not quite as far back as the Tigers and may take some time to come up with the final decision on their standing.

That is the importance of engaging early, as Texas makes their final decision, they already have their suitor lined up and therefore a trade could come down very quickly. Hunter Pence could be a dynamic addition to the Tampa Bay lineup, offering a great approach at the plate and in the clubhouse.

His experience and motivational skills have been well noted throughout the Giants World Series runs. Therefore, the Rays could be making a serious move if they decide to pay the not so steep price in order to acquire a very beneficial piece.