3 players from the AL Central the Reds could target at the MLB trade deadline

The AL Central has been down this season. That just means several teams are likely to be sellers at the MLB trade deadline.

Chicago White Sox pitcher Lance Lynn
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3. Reds could target Tigers RHP Alex Lange at MLB trade deadline.

This isn't a name that has garnered much attention to date, but if the Cincinnati Reds are looking to make a real upgrade to their bullpen, targeting Detroit Tigers pitcher Alex Lange might be a wise decision.

Lange, unlike Lance Lynn and even Scott Barlow, has multiple years of team-control remaining. Lange has yet to reach arbitration, meaning he won't reach free agency until 2028. A first-round pick in 2017, Lange has struggled with free passes, but has a strikeout-rate near 30-percent according to FanGraphs.

Lange's curveball's is his go-to pitch, and he pairs that with a 95-plus mph fastball. The right-hander will also go a changeup on occasions as well. Lange has done a good job this season of keeping the ball in the ballpark, allowing only three home runs on the year.

Now, because Alex Lange is much more than a rental, his services won't come cheap. And that, in the end, could be the biggest reason why Cincinnati doesn't want to go down this road.

In order to get a player like Lange, the Cincinnati Reds would have to be comfortable parting with one or more of their top prospects. Is adding a reliever like Lange worth relinquishing a prospect like Lyon Richardson, Carlos Jorge, or Jay Allen II? That's the question that Nick Krall and his team will have to answer.

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