RHP Jesse Chavez
How weird would it be for a team to trade the same player in consecutive seasons. That’s a possibility for reliever Jesse Chavez who signed a 2-year deal with Texas this offseason after being traded to the Cubs before last year’s deadline. Like Kelley, Chavez has been a phenomenal reliever for the Rangers this season. Despite a rough start, Chavez has bounced back to become a regular in the bullpen and has even found himself in the rotation for the past couple of weeks. On the year, Chavez has a 3.30 ERA and a 1.6 WAR in 37 total appearances.
Chavez is on a 2-year deal worth $8 million total meaning he’s a controllable option at a team friendly price for any potential buyers. He could net Texas a pitching prospect or two if he is indeed dealt before the deadline. Similarly to Kelley, don’t be shocked if he’s packaged alongside Minor or another player to maximize the value of the return.