10 most likely to be traded by July 31

July, 3, 2012
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Bowden By Jim Bowden
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Trade Deadline IllustrationESPN.com IllustrationThis year's trade deadline could be very active, especially for teams seeking starting pitching.
With increased parity and two wild-card berths available, there are fewer sellers this season than ever just before MLB's July 31 trade deadline. Because of that, conventional wisdom dictates it could be a slow go for teams in search of help.

However, I think it could be a very active period with more top-of-the-rotation starters moved than in any previous season. And even though Cole Hamels is not included on this list (I believe the Philadelphia Phillies could still make a run), he also could be traded.

Here are 10 players who are most likely to be traded, based on my conversations with multiple general managers.

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Jim Bowden

Baseball, Insider

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TEAM LEADERS

BA LEADER
Anthony Rizzo
BA HR RBI R
.283 25 55 67
OTHER LEADERS
HRA. Rizzo 25
RBIA. Rizzo 55
RA. Rizzo 67
OPSA. Rizzo .924
WJ. Hammel 8
ERAJ. Samardzija 2.83
SOJ. Hammel 104