3. Reds prospect Cam Collier could be traded during the MLB Winter Meetings
Cam Collier was a draft pick of the Cincinnati Reds just over a year ago after falling into their laps in Round 1. Collier has all the tools to be a monster in the middle of the batting order, but the youngster did run into his fair share of struggles during his first full season in the minor leagues last year.
After dominating Rookie-Ball the previous year, it would appear as though Collier took a step back in 2023. The 19-year-old hit just .246/.349/.356 with six home runs and 68 RBI at Low-A Daytona. But try not to get too caught up in the numbers and remember that Collier was one of the youngest prospects on the Daytona Tortugas roster last season.
To be sure, the Reds are in no way shopping Collier, but there are plenty of teams who'd love to have him as part of their organization. If Cincinnati goes big-game hunting at next week's MLB Winter Meetings, they may have to part ways with one of their top prospects.
Just because Collier has fallen out of favor with some scouts and talent evaluators does not mean that's the case with the Reds coaches and development staff. However, if trading Cam Collier as part of a package that would land Dylan Cease, you'd have to assume Cincinnati would at least consider it.
Sal Stewart, who was taken with the Reds second pick in the 2022 MLB Draft, put up terrific numbers last season while at Low-A. Both Stewart and Collier play the same position, so there's a chance that the redundancy would give the Cincinnati Reds confidence to make blockbuster trade and part with one of their corner infielders.