Fantasy Baseball Trade Value Chart (Week 2)

by Dan Harris | @danharris80 | Featured Writer
Apr 10, 2019

Pete Alonso’s trade value is rising following a scorching start.

It is never harder to be patient than the first two or three weeks of the season. Watching Nick Pivetta get hit hard over and over again while Andrew Benintendi starts slowly makes their fantasy owners cringe. It is tempting to shake up an under-performing roster with some flashy moves.

It is during these moments when fantasy owners need to dig deep and do whatever they can to exercise patience. A slow first two weeks can turn into a white-hot start to the season with just a couple of big games (check Austin Meadows’ slash line from a few days ago for proof). Fantasy owners built their teams as they did for a reason. Don’t let a small sample size ruin your fun.

With that said, sometimes fantasy owners have legitimate needs to fill, whether because of injury or simply bad luck. It is then that our trade chart comes in handy, helping you assign value to both sides of any deal to evaluate whether a particular trade is right for you. So before pulling that trigger, make sure to refer to the chart below, updated each week through most fantasy leagues’ trade deadline.

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Player Current Value Previous Value +/-
Mike Trout 71 71
Mookie Betts 63 63
Jose Ramirez 63 63
Christian Yelich 63 63
Max Scherzer 62 62
Nolan Arenado 58 58
Jose Altuve 58 58
J.D. Martinez 58 58
Bryce Harper 58 57 +1
Jacob deGrom 58 59 -1
Manny Machado 57 57
Alex Bregman 57 57
Aaron Judge 57 57
Paul Goldschmidt 57 57
Trevor Story 57 57
Ronald Acuna Jr. 53 53
Freddie Freeman 53 53
Justin Verlander 53 53
Trevor Bauer 53 47 +6
Blake Snell 53 47 +6
Charlie Blackmon 51 53 -2
Javier Baez 51 51
Corey Kluber 47 47
Gerrit Cole 47 47
Aaron Nola 47 47
Anthony Rendon 42 36 +6
Andrew Benintendi 42 42
Adalberto Mondesi 42 47 -5
Whit Merrifield 42 42
Khris Davis 42 42
Starling Marte 39 38 +1
Noah Syndergaard 39 39
Cody Bellinger 39 36 +3
Rhys Hoskins 39 37 +2
Chris Sale 36 40 -4
Carlos Carrasco 36 36
Trea Turner 36 34 +2
Kris Bryant 36 41 -5
Juan Soto 34 34
Anthony Rizzo 34 38 -4
Eugenio Suarez 29 27 +2
Clayton Kershaw 29 19 +10
Xander Bogaerts 28 28
George Springer 28 28
Zack Greinke 27 29 -2
Stephen Strasburg 27 27
Joey Votto 26 23 +3
Joey Gallo 26 24 +2
Francisco Lindor 26 23 +3
Lorenzo Cain 26 27 -1
James Paxton 26 26
Nelson Cruz 23 23
Giancarlo Stanton 23 23
Jose Abreu 23 21 +2
J.T. Realmuto 22 21 +1
Carlos Correa 22 24 -2
Vladimir Guerrero Jr. 21 20 +1
Ozzie Albies 20 20
Gary Sanchez 19 16 +3
Chris Archer 19 19
Jameson Taillon 19 19
Patrick Corbin 19 19
Jose Berrios 19 19
Jack Flaherty 19 23 -4
Walker Buehler 19 23 -4
Luis Castillo 19 16 +3
Kenley Jansen 19 20 -1
Edwin Diaz 19 20 -1
Jean Segura 17 17
Jonathan Villar 17 15 +2
Victor Robles 17 15 +2
Tommy Pham 17 17
Eddie Rosario 17 17
Matt Carpenter 15 15
Travis Shaw 15 15
Yoan Moncada 15 15
Corey Seager 15 17 -2
Yasiel Puig 15 15
German Marquez 15 17 -2
Roberto Osuna 15 14 +1
Blake Treinen 15 14 +1
Brad Hand 15 14 +1
Andrew McCutchen 14 13 +1
Charlie Morton 14 14
Aroldis Chapman 13 13
Felipe Vazquez 13 13
A.J. Pollock 13 13
Matt Chapman 13 13
Yasmani Grandal 13 10 +3
Willson Contreras 12 5 +7
Michael Conforto 12 12
Mitch Haniger 12 12
Wil Myers 12 8 +4
Justin Turner 12 12
Mike Moustakas 12 12
Josh Hader 12 7 +5
Madison Bumgarner 12 12
David Price 12 12
Shane Bieber 12 5 +7
Raisel Iglesias 11 11
Gleyber Torres 11 11
Jose Leclerc 11 12 -1
Eloy Jimenez 11 12 -1
Rougned Odor 11 12 -1
Jose Peraza 10 10
Edwin Encarnacion 10 9 +1
Pete Alonso 10 2 +8
Miles Mikolas 9 6 +3
Jesus Aguilar 9 9
Wilson Ramos 9 9
Marcell Ozuna 9 8 +1
Dee Gordon 9 9
Robinson Cano 8 8
Fernando Tatis Jr. 8 7 +1
Tyler Glasnow 8 5 +3
Max Muncy 8 9 -1
Daniel Murphy 7 7
Josh Donaldson 7 12 -5
Carlos Santana 7 3 +4
Elvis Andrus 7 6 +1
Tim Anderson 7 6 +1
Sean Doolittle 6 6
Zack Wheeler 6 6
Masahiro Tanaka 6 5 +1
Kirby Yates 6 6
Wade Davis 6 6
Mallex Smith 6 2 +4
David Peralta 6 7 -1
Nicholas Castellanos 6 6
Craig Kimbrel 6 12 -6
Ken Giles 6 6
Yu Darvish 6 6
Cole Hamels 6 6
Jose Alvarado 6 6
Jordan Hicks 6 4 +2
Buster Posey 6 9 -3
Robbie Ray 5 5
Kyle Hendricks 5 5
Yadier Molina 5 5
Ross Stripling 5 4 +1
Mike Foltynewicz 5 4 +1
Eduardo Rodriguez 4 4
Nick Pivetta 4 4
Rich Hill 4 4
Mike Clevinger 4 19 -15
Zach Eflin 4 N/A +4
Nomar Mazara 4 6 -2
Michael Brantley 4 3 +1
Domingo Santana 4 3 +1
Stephen Piscotty 4 2 +2
David Dahl 4 6 -2
Luis Severino 4 12 -8
Brad Peacock 4 4
Joe Musgrove 4 3 +1
Ender Inciarte 4 3 +1
Ryan Braun 4 2 +2
Paul DeJong 4 2 2
Austin Meadows 4 2 +2
Kenta Maeda 4 4
Cody Allen 4 4
Alex Colome 4 4
Aaron Hicks 3 3
Jon Gray 3 4 -1
Jose Quintana 3 4 -1
Hyun-Jin Ryu 3 5 -2
J.A. Happ 3 4 -1
Yusei Kikuchi 3 3
Jurickson Profar 3 2 +1
Chris Paddack 3 3
Adam Jones 3 2 +1
Brian Dozier 3 7 -4
Greg Holland 3 3
Will Smith 3 2 +1
Tyler Skaggs 3 3
Rick Porcello 2 3 -1
Rafael Devers 2 6 -4
Zack Godley 2 3 -1
Jake Arrieta 2 3 -1
Yandy Diaz 2 N/A +2
Julio Urias 2 3 -1
Sonny Gray 2 N/A +2
Jonathan Schoop 2 2
Gregory Polanco 2 N/A +2
Jeremy Jeffress 2 2
Alex Wood 2 3 -1
Carlos Rodon 2 N/A +2
Kyle Freeland 2 2
Joey Lucchesi 2 2
Corbin Burnes 2 2
Brandon Woodruff 2 2
Steven Matz 2 N/A +2
Luke Voit 2 2
Byron Buxton 2 2
Miguel Cabrera 2 5 -3
Josh Bell 2 N/A +2
Jorge Polanco 2 N/A +2
Ramon Laureano 2 N/A +2
Eric Hosmer 2 2
Ketel Marte 2 N/A +2
Max Fried 2 N/A +2

This early in the season, you shouldn’t expect much movement in trade values. As I said earlier, preseason rankings and projections are based on months of data-crunching and analysis. Absent something that shows a drastic change in situation or underlying skill set — such that it cannot be written off as simply the product of a small sample size –trade values should remain relatively static.

Of course, there are always injuries that can cause an immediate and seismic shift. This week, we see some major drops in value from Mike Clevinger and Luis Severino. Clevinger’s back strain and Severino’s lat strain should keep each pitcher out of action until roughly the All-Star break (assuming no setbacks). Those developments hurt both pitchers’ values significantly, but you could still be looking at almost a half-season of excellent numbers. When comparing that upside with the full-season value of a J.A. Happ or Tyler Skaggs, it’s worth it to go with the unknown and take on the injury risk.

Positive injury developments can mean an equally quick rise in value, as with Clayton Kershaw, who made his second successful rehab start on Tuesday and looks ready to rejoin the majors. It seems unlikely that Kershaw will run through the rest of the season without some sort of second stint on the injured list (phantom or otherwise). But even with his diminished stuff last season, he was still an upper-echelon pitcher. On a great team and with his stuff reportedly looking crisp, Kershaw’s trade value could continue to rise in the coming weeks.

Although you should not make too much of a hot or cold start, some players’ values have changed based purely on their early performance. Chris Sale’s lack of velocity, spotty command, and poor results continue to negatively affect his worth, but you shouldn’t completely abandon ship. To be clear, I would not be looking to trade away or for Sale at the moment, because I simply do not feel confident in which direction this situation will go. Although his value is lower than last week, I would not give him away entirely.

Yasmani Grandal and Willson Contreras move up in value, as much due to their early-season performances as the dearth of reliable options behind them. Contreras is finally lifting the ball in the air more, and Grandal is benefiting from batting in a strong lineup in a hitter-friendly park, as expected. But truly, their rise in value is because they –along with Gary Sanchez and J.T. Realmuto — are showing themselves to be so far ahead of the rest of the catcher field that it should take a significant haul to consider trading them.

Finally, Pete Alonso’s early performance warrants movement up the trade chart. Alonso already has five home runs and 10 barreled balls, the latter mark tied with Sanchez for the MLB lead. Batting second in a strong lineup and with prodigious power, Alonso is no longer merely a speculative play. He’s a legitimate power threat.

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