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Jonathan Mayo

Turner, Segura top chips dealt at Deadline

Turner, Segura top chips dealt at Deadline

The Trade Deadline has come and gone and everyone has the chance to catch their collective breath. Teams that bought are getting to know their new big league additions. Those that sold have been sending new prospects to Minor League locations near and far.

And there was plenty of movement down on the farm. Over this year's Trade Deadline period, a total of 22 players now on a team's Top 20 prospect list on MLB.com's Prospect Watch were dealt. That doesn't include a number of players, like Bobby Borchering and Colton Cain, who were on Top 20 lists at the time of the trade, but aren't now.

The overall list is a bit short in terms of elite prospect talent. Last year, the buzz was around Zack Wheeler as the top name on the move. While there are players from the Top 100 rankings -- three to be exact -- there aren't the "sexy" names that get people talking.

That doesn't mean there weren't talented players and future big leaguers who are with new organizations. Here's a Top 10 list, as well as some others to keep an eye on, who have found new homes.

1. Jacob Turner, RHP, Marlins (No. 10 on Top 100; No. 1 on Marlins' Top 20)
Deal: From Tigers to Marlins for Omar Infante and Anibal Sanchez

The closest thing to an elite prospect, his star has faded a bit and will drop in the Top 100 when it is re-ranked in the near future. He's had some injury issues and hasn't established himself in the big leagues. Still, he's only 21, with plenty of time to fulfill the potential that made him an early first round pick.

2. Jean Segura, SS, Brewers (No. 38 on Top 100; No. 1 on Brewers' Top 20)
Deal: From Angels to Brewers for Zack Greinke

He might be the best player on this list when all is said and done. He's a shortstop who will undoubtedly stay at the position thanks to excellent defensive skills. His speed makes him a factor on the basepaths and he also has some extra-base pop. He has the chance to be a real impact player on both sides of the ball.

3. Arodys Vizcaino, RHP, Cubs (No. 54 on Top 100; No. 3 on Cubs' Top 20)
Deal: From Braves to Cubs for Paul Maholm and Reed Johnson

Scouts still love Vizcaino's future, even after Tommy John surgery ended his 2012 season before it began. He's had success as a reliever, and some feel that's his future with concerns about his durability, but he does have the stuff and command to start if the Cubs decide to go that route.

4. Tommy Joseph, C, Phillies (No. 4 on Phillies' Top 20)
Deal: From Giants to Phillies for Hunter Pence

The 2012 Futures Game player was drafted for his bat and while he's just had an OK season in Double-A, he should hit for average and some power. Even better, he's proved to people that he can stay behind the plate and could be ready to take over in Philly after Carlos Ruiz's contract is up after the 2013 season.

5. Zack Cox, 3B, Marlins (No. 4 on Marlins' Top 20)
Deal: From Cardinals to Marlins for Edward Mujica

While some feel Cox has slid in 2012 because he hasn't been as productive with the bat as he was during his first full season, it should be pointed out that he is in Triple-A in just his second season. He may never have the power to profile well at third, but many still feel he'll hit for average as he did when he started.

6. Johnny Hellweg, RHP, Brewers (No. 6 on Brewers' Top 20)
Deal: From Angels to Brewers for Zack Greinke

Segura may have been the key to the deal for Milwaukee, but in Hellweg the Brewers got a very intriguing arm to join Jed Bradley, Taylor Jungmann and Tyler Thornburg as arms at the top of their rankings. His fastball and breaking ball are outstanding and enough for him to succeed in a relief role. How the changeup and his command continue to improve -- and they've shown glimpses -- will determine if he can evolve into a big league starter.

7. Joe Musgrove, RHP, Astros (No. 7 on Astros' Top 20)
Deal: From Blue Jays to Astros in 10-player deal

Of all the prospects the Astros received with their various trades, Musgrove might have the most upside potential. The big right-hander was just getting started in his pro debut this summer when he was sidelined with shoulder soreness, which isn't considered to be serious. His heavy fastball gets groundballs and he throws a good breaking ball and a splitter as an offspeed pitch.

8. JC Sulbaran, RHP, Royals (No. 6 on Royals' Top 20)
Deal: From Reds to Royals for Jonathan Broxton

Sulbaran started to harness his electric stuff in 2011 and he's continued to show signs of figuring it out in 2012 with the move up to Double-A. With an outstanding three-pitch mix, he is still striking out more than a batter per inning, though his walk rate has climbed back up a bit this season.

9. Ethan Martin, RHP, Phillies (No. 6 on Phillies' Top 20)
Deal: From Dodgers to Phillies for Shane Victorino

Sometimes it pays to be patient, especially with young pitchers with arm strength. Martin has always been able to throw hard with a plus fastball. He also has an outstanding curve. The issues have been his changeup and command in the past, with some seeing him as a future reliever. He's clearly made some strides this year, as a starter, in Double-A, so it might be too early to stick him in the bullpen.

10. Rob Brantly, C, Marlins (No. 13 on Marlins' Top 20)
Deal: From Tigers to Marlins for Omar Infante and Anibal Sanchez

This might be a little bit of a reach, but there is a lot to like about the Futures Game participant. He's always hit for average and will flash occasional pop, though he's more of a line drive type of hitter. He has a strong arm behind the plate and has worked to improve his overall defensive game, leading many to believe he can be an everyday catcher in the big leagues soon.

Others of note: Charlie Culberson, 2B, Rockies; Brian Flynn, LHP, Marlins; Robbie Grossman, OF, Astros; Pedro Hernandez, LHP, Twins; Donnie Joseph, LHP, Royals; Leon Landry, OF, Mariners; Rudy Owens, LHP, Astros; Ariel Pena, RHP, Brewers; Carlos Perez, C, Astros; Seth Rosin, RHP, Phillies; Christian Villanueva, 3B, Cubs.

Jonathan Mayo is a reporter for MLB.com and writes a blog, B3. Follow @JonathanMayoB3 on Twitter. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.