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Is Trammell's stock on the rise?

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My first impression of the Manny Machado trade is that I was underwhelmed by the Orioles' haul, even if his impending free agency hurt their leverage.

Outfielder Yusniel Diaz was a worthy headliner and reportedly the best player offered to Baltimore in any deal. But beyond him, right-handers Dean Kremer and Zach Pop and third baseman Rylan Bannon all would have ranked in the 15-30 range when we revamped our Dodgers Top 30 Prospects list next week, and infielder Breyvic Valera wouldn't have made the cut.

My first impression of the Manny Machado trade is that I was underwhelmed by the Orioles' haul, even if his impending free agency hurt their leverage.

Outfielder Yusniel Diaz was a worthy headliner and reportedly the best player offered to Baltimore in any deal. But beyond him, right-handers Dean Kremer and Zach Pop and third baseman Rylan Bannon all would have ranked in the 15-30 range when we revamped our Dodgers Top 30 Prospects list next week, and infielder Breyvic Valera wouldn't have made the cut.

The Orioles should have traded Machado during the offseason, when he had greater value and other clubs would have had more flexibility. They also should have waited longer to see if anyone could have topped Los Angeles' offer.

Diaz got traded three days after bashing two homers in the SiriusXM All-Star Futures Game, joining Alfonso Soriano as the only players to go deep twice in the 20-year history of the prospect showcase. And speaking of the Futures Game, that will be the theme for our Inbox questions this week:

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Tweet from @vander1017: Has your view of Trammell's tools changed at all throughout this year? Is it possible that Trammell has more power than people think because he plays in such a pitcher-friendly environment in the FSL?

Reds outfielder Taylor Trammell nearly became the third Futures Gamer to homer twice in one contest and he beat out Diaz for MVP honors. He has improved as a hitter and gotten stronger since entering pro ball as a supplemental first-rounder in 2016, and he has more pop than his .431 slugging percentage in the Class A Advanced Florida State League might indicate. He has 20-25-homer potential and the speed to steal that many bases or more.

For more on Trammell, check the video at the top of this column.

Tweet from @KingMac1129: How close is Basabe to entering the top💯���

The White Sox currently have eight farmhands on our Top 100 Prospects list, and No. 4 overall pick Nick Madrigal definitely will join them when we update it and include 2018 draftees next week. Luis Alexander Basabe, who homered off a 102-mph fastball from Reds right-hander Hunter Greene in the Futures Game, isn't far off and could give Chicago a 10th Top 100 guy when we finalize the list.

Part of the Chris Sale trade with the Red Sox in December 2016, Basabe is a potential five-tool player who switch-hits and mans a premium position (center field). A torn meniscus in his left knee hampered him during his first season in Chicago's system, but now that he's healthy, his considerable upside is obvious.

Tweet from @CubsCentral08: How many Cubs' 2018 draft picks will make their top 30 and is Miguel Amaya now the cream of the Cubs' crop?

Amaya, the starting catcher for the World team, will be the No. 1 prospect when we redo our Cubs Top 30. He's very advanced for a 19-year-old catcher, displaying quality receiving and framing skills along with a quick transfer that enhances his average arm strength. He also makes consistent contact at the plate and could have 15-20 home run power.

Three of Chicago's 2018 Draft choices will crack the Top 30. Stanford shortstop Nico Hoerner (first round) will rank in the upper third, while high school outfielders Brennen Davis (second) and Cole Roederer (supplemental second) will fit in the middle of the list.

Tweet from @jsizzle1313: Is Buddy Reed for real? Or will it take time in SA to prove this year is legit?Also who reaches the bigs first? Logan Allen, Paddack, or Nix?

There are no doubts that Reed's tools are for real. The Padres center fielder has well above-average speed to go with plus raw power, defense (he robbed Padres shortstop Fernando Tatis Jr. of extra bases in the Futures Game) and arm strength. The only question has been his bat, because he slumped as a junior at Florida in 2016 and struggled in his first two years as a pro.

A switch-hitter, Reed is taking better at-bats, making more consistent contact and more quality contact in 2018. With his other tools, if he can be close to an average hitter, he'll be a big league regular.

Allen will beat Chris Paddack and Jacob Nix to San Diego. The lone left-hander in that trio of pitchers, he also has been the most durable of the group and has had the most extended success in Double-A. He's ready for a promotion to Triple-A and should surface with the Padres in 2019.

Jim Callis is a reporter for MLB.com. Follow @jimcallisMLB on Twitter. Listen to him on the weekly Pipeline Podcast.