4. Dustin May
If the Los Angeles Dodgers managed to acquire one of the great pitchers in the Indians’ rotation it seems almost inevitable that the team would have to trade top pitching prospect, Dustin May. In fact, I am guaranteeing that May will be traded if the Dodgers do indeed make a deal for any starting pitcher this offseason.
May was heavily included in the Dodgers rumors around Manny Machado before the front office eventually made the deal. It seemed almost inevitable then that May would be dealt yet the Dodgers managed to dodge that bullet and keep him in the system.
Now, May is far and away the best pitching prospect on the Los Angeles Dodgers and would be the minor league arm that the Indians would target from LA. He a ceiling of being a frontline ace and has the makeup and frame to, at the very least, be a solid and reliable big league pitcher.
May probably won’t be the center focus of a trade, especially if the deal is for Kluber, unless the team loads up a trade package with several other elite prospects. However, having May in the back pocket makes this deal much easier for the Dodgers to make.
Dustin May’s Dodger career might be over before it even began but it would be worth it for another frontline ace.