Prospect Watch: Top five youngsters moved at MLB trade deadline

You may have heard that Major League Baseball’s trade deadline passed on Tuesday night. (If not, you can use our handy trade tracker to catch up on all of the moves from the past several weeks.) As such, this edition of Prospect Watch is, predictably, all about ranking and analyzing the five best youngsters who were included in deals.

Keep in mind that these exercises are always more of an art than a science and that there were more than five worthwhile prospects traded at the deadline. Now, forward.

There’s a lot to like about Marte’s game. He’s a left-side infielder with well-above-average raw power who walks and who has kept his strikeout rate in check despite playing against competition that is several years older than him. The one big unknown facing Marte is his defensive position. He’s been awfully error-prone at short over the last two seasons, and he

World Sports Photography Awards 2022 winners revealed

An image of a butterfly resting on tennis player Naomi Osaka’s fingertips, by David Gray, has been named overall winner of the World Sports Photography Awards.

Japan's Naomi Osaka removes a butterfly from her dress as she plays against Tunisia's Ons Jabeur during the women's singles match on day five of the Australian Open tennis tournament in Melbourne on 12 February 2021.image sources, David Gray

The photo was taken at the 2021 Australian Open and shows Ms Osaka, Japan’s four-time Grand Slam winner, give a helping hand to a stray butterfly when it landed on her.

“This is a breathtaking image,” said the competition’s co-founder, Simon Burton.

“Sports Photography captures special moments and tells unique stories, but most of all it draws you in and reveals the unexpected. It forces you to look again and reconsider.”

The competition, now in its third year, received more than 7,000 entries from around the world, with categories including American Football, Basketball, Cycling, Gymnastics and Football.

Here are the rest of the winners across 23 other categories.

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Report: Chelsea Met With Agent Of Inter Milan’s Cesare Casadei

It is very apparent that Chelsea are looking to bolster their youth ranks this summer, with recent reports stating they have met with the agent of another target.

In addition to strengthening their starting eleven and general depth, the Blues have also replenished their youth sides this summer. This combined with their academy is a huge positive for the club and they are looking to add another talent to this pool: Cesare Casadei.

Cesare Casadei

Aged just 19, the Italian has played a starring role for Inter Milan’s youth sides, having joined the club in 2018. Many clubs have vied for his signature, with recent reports heavily linking Chelsea to the young midfielder.

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Calcio Mercato’s Pasquale Guarro detailed the Blues’ pursuit of Casadei. Having been linked to him in the past, they seem to be stepping up their interest based on this report.

Cesare Casadei