Today is the trade deadline so we’ll look at a few of the prospects that have been on the move before jumping into minor league player news.

As of this writing (3 pm CST), the trade of Hunter Pence for right-handed pitchers Jarred Cosart, Josh Zeid, first baseman Jonathan Singleton and a PTBNL between the Phillies and Astros has been the largest trade based primarily on the value of prospects. Please, blog, may I have some more?

Please, blog, may I have some more?

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Liam Hendriks | RHP (SP) | Minnesota Twins | D.o.B: 2/10/89 | 6’1″ | 190 lbs | B/T: R/R | Australia 2007 | MIN #6 ranked prospect per Baseball America 2011 | MiLB Player

This Aussie throws a 90 to 93 MPH fastball with solid sinking action, a tight slider with late break, a quality changeup and a curveball. Please, blog, may I have some more?

Please, blog, may I have some more?

Jake Odorizzi | RHP (SP) | Kansas City Royals | D.o.B: 3/27/1990 | 6’2″ | 185 lbs | B/T: R/R | 1st rd, 2008 | MIL #1 prospect per Baseball America, 2011 | MiLB Player Page

The centerpiece to the Royals trading Zack Greinke to the Brewers; Odorizzi coincidentally has been compared to Greinke himself, albeit a lesser one. Please, blog, may I have some more?

Please, blog, may I have some more?

Recently there has been talk about Yu Darvish from Japan getting brought over during the 2011/2012 offseason. Currently, he plays for Hokkaido Nippon Ham in the Japan Pacific League. His right 24-year-old (D.o.B: 8/16/86) right arm throws a fastball between 91 to 94 MPH (tops out at 97 MPH), a hard slurve (80 MPH), a strong two-seamer/cutter, curve. Please, blog, may I have some more?

Please, blog, may I have some more?