MLB trade deadline: The 10 likeliest players to be moved in 2022

PHILADELPHIA, PA - JULY 23: Willson Contreras #40 of the Chicago Cubs in action during a game against the Philadelphia Phillies at Citizens Bank Park on July 23, 2022 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The Cubs defeated the Phillies 6-2 in 10 innings. (Photo by Rich Schultz/Getty Images)
PHILADELPHIA, PA - JULY 23: Willson Contreras #40 of the Chicago Cubs in action during a game against the Philadelphia Phillies at Citizens Bank Park on July 23, 2022 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The Cubs defeated the Phillies 6-2 in 10 innings. (Photo by Rich Schultz/Getty Images) /
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PHILADELPHIA, PA – JULY 23: Ian Happ #8 of the Chicago Cubs in action during a game against the Philadelphia Phillies at Citizens Bank Park on July 23, 2022 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The Cubs defeated the Phillies 6-2 in 10 innings. (Photo by Rich Schultz/Getty Images)
PHILADELPHIA, PA – JULY 23: Ian Happ #8 of the Chicago Cubs in action during a game against the Philadelphia Phillies at Citizens Bank Park on July 23, 2022 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The Cubs defeated the Phillies 6-2 in 10 innings. (Photo by Rich Schultz/Getty Images) /

Chicago Cubs OF Ian Happ

27-year-old Ian Happ is one of the best remaining players on the Chicago Cubs worth much in a trade. He is in his sixth season in the big leagues and is coming off of the first All-Star Game selection of his career.

A switch-hitter that can play all three outfield spots and some infield in a pinch, Happ is highly valuable with both the bat and the glove. On the season, he has appeared in 94 games for the Cubs, hitting nine home runs, driving in 44 RBI and posting a .282 batting average with an OPS+ of 127.

Baseball-Reference has his oWAR at 2.3 and his dWAR at 0.2, both would serve as career-highs for him if the season ended today. With the Cubs struggling once again, another fire sale seems to be on the horizon with multiple names on the big league roster being floated in trade talks.

Other possibilities from CHC: INF Patrick Wisdom

Potential fits: Yankees, Padres, Braves, White Sox, Mets

Chicago Cubs RHP David Robertson

If you thought David Robertson‘s career was over after the Yankees let him go for the second time at the conclusion of the 2018 season, you are not alone. He made a handful of appearances for the Phillies in 2019 and the Rays in 2021 but seemed to be a shell of the player he once was, although he looked much sharper for the Rays than he did in Philly.

Now a member of the Cubs bullpen, Robertson has been enjoying an incredible season as the Cubs primary closer. In 35 games, he is 3-0 with a 1.83 ERA and 14 saves. He has allowed just three home runs in 39.1 innings and has struck out 50 batters along the way. His 0.7 HR/9 rate is lower than it has been in years and he currently boasts an 11.4 SO/9 rate.

The 37-year-old righty is yet another player that will be a free agent at year’s end and would be an immediate upgrade to the back end of virtually any contender’s bullpen.

Other possibilities from CHC: RHP Mychal Givens

Potential fits: Astros, Yankees, Mets, Twins, Dodgers