The Chicago White Sox could be looking for a prospect in return for a catcher.
The Chicago White Sox could be looking for MLB players if they were to trade one of Reese McGuire or Seby Zavala. The Tampa Bay Rays have plenty of players that fit that bill like the first two trades mentioned here. However, the White Sox could also use this as an opportunity to add a prospect.
Of course, if they traded Seby Zavala, Yasmani Grandal and Reese McGuire would be the only two MLB-ready catchers that they have right now. There are always moves to make in case of an injury but it is nice to have good catchers in the Minors.
Amongst their top-30 prospects, only the number 30 guy is a catcher and Adam Hackenberg is only in high-A with a few years to go before he is even close t being MLB ready (if ever). Adding another catching prospect would help them.
Rene Pinto is the second catcher in the Rays’ top 30 and he sits as their number 25 guy. He is pretty close to MLB ready and is currently on their roster. However, Zavala would be an upgrade over him in the year 2022. Pinto might be better in the long term which is why the White Sox should try to get him while they are set at the MLB level.
It is going to be interesting to see if either of these teams move on the circumstances that face them. Few teams would be able to help each other as well as these two as they each have things the other needs.