Fantasy Baseball Trade Chart (Week 16)

by Dan Harris | @danharris80 | Featured Writer
Jul 18, 2019

At this stage of the fantasy baseball season, more than ever, managers need to be actively exploring the trade market in an effort to improve their team.  Throughout the season, many owners, myself included, are reluctant to plug a hole simply by creating another through a trade. Instead, most look to fill any perceived roster flaws through the waiver wire.

In one sense, that strategy becomes easier to employ late in the season because there are fewer teams in contention to bid against when looking for pickups. But this lack of involvement from other owners is a double-edged sword. The lack of turnover from rosters often creates fewer viable options on the waiver wire. Players like Mike Soroka and Jesse Winker, with whom owners may have become frustrated at the beginning of the season and dropped, will no longer be available.

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At the same time, each week that passes, fewer and fewer fantasy owners remain in contention. The number of viable trade partners are dwindling.

In other words, your chances to find players who are going to improve your team are shrinking. If you are contemplating making a move, now is the time to do it.

As mentioned last week, changes in value based on performance should be few and far between at this stage.  Nevertheless, there are still plenty of risers and fallers in the trade chart, be it from injury, performance, or both.

Player Current Value Previous Value +/-
Christian Yelich 72 70 +2
Mike Trout 68 70 -2
Cody Bellinger 63 63
Mookie Betts 60 63 -3
Francisco Lindor 59 59
Ronald Acuna Jr. 59 57 +2
Nolan Arenado 57 59 -2
Trevor Story 57 57
Javier Baez 55 55
Max Scherzer 55 57 -2
Alex Bregman 55 55
Trea Turner 55 55
Justin Verlander 54 54
Gerrit Cole 54 54
J.D. Martinez 53 53
Jacob deGrom 53 53
Charlie Blackmon 53 53
Freddie Freeman 53 53
Whit Merrifield 50 49 +1
Walker Buehler 49 49
Anthony Rendon 47 45 +2
Hyun-Jin Ryu 47 47
Blake Snell 47 47
Aaron Judge 47 47
Chris Sale 45 47 -2
Anthony Rizzo 45 45
Jose Altuve 43 42 +1
Xander Bogaerts 42 35 +7
Starling Marte 42 42
Joey Gallo 42 40 +2
Manny Machado 40 50 -10
Kris Bryant 40 42 -2
Pete Alonso 40 40
Josh Bell 38 40 -2
Juan Soto 37 37
Zack Greinke 37 39 -2
Clayton Kershaw 37 37
Aaron Nola 37 37
Stephen Strasburg 35 34 +1
Gary Sanchez 34 34
George Springer 33 31 +2
Bryce Harper 31 31
Adalberto Mondesi 30 57 -27
Paul Goldschmidt 29 29
Patrick Corbin 29 29
Charlie Morton 29 30 -1
Jose Ramirez 29 26 +3
Mike Clevinger 29 26 +3
Luis Castillo 28 28
Shane Bieber 28 28
David Price 28 25 +3
Tommy Pham 27 26 +1
Yordan Alvarez 27 26 +1
Max Muncy 27 23 +4
Nelson Cruz 26 26
Rhys Hoskins 26 29 -3
J.T. Realmuto 26 25 +1
Mike Moustakas 25 25
Brandon Woodruff 25 21 +4
Eddie Rosario 24 22 +2
Trevor Bauer 24 28 -4
Ketel Marte 24 26 -2
Khris Davis 23 29 -6
Jose Berrios 23 24 -1
Yasiel Puig 23 22 +1
Andrew Benintendi 22 22
Lucas Giolito 21 23 -2
Rafael Devers 21 21
Matt Chapman 20 20
Yasmani Grandal 20 19 +1
Fernando Tatis Jr. 20 20
Aroldis Chapman 19 19
Kirby Yates 19 19
Jose Abreu 19 19
Elvis Andrus 19 19
Eugenio Suarez 19 19
Kenley Jansen 18 19 -1
Noah Syndergaard 18 17 +1
James Paxton 18 17 +1
Brad Hand 18 17 +1
Ozzie Albies 17 17
Josh Hader 16 17 -1
Victor Robles 16 16
Jonathan Villar 16 16
Mike Soroka 16 16
Gleyber Torres 16 17 -1
Michael Conforto 15 14 +1
Roberto Osuna 15 15
Matthew Boyd 15 15
Austin Meadows 15 13 +2
Josh Donaldson 15 9 +6
Willson Contreras 14 16 -2
Masahiro Tanaka 14 14
Edwin Diaz 14 14
David Dahl 14 13 +1
Chris Paddack 14 13 +1
Matt Olson 14 14
Edwin Encarnacion 13 13
Yoan Moncada 13 14 -1
Carlos Correa 13 13
Michael Brantley 13 16 -3
Kyle Hendricks 12 10 +2
Madison Bumgarner 12 12
Craig Kimbrel 12 12
Marcell Ozuna 12 16 -4
DJ LeMahieu 12 11 +1
Jack Flaherty 12 11 +1
Max Kepler 11 9 +2
Lance Lynn 11 9 +2
Eduardo Escobar 11 10 +1
Zack Wheeler 11 14 -3
Caleb Smith 11 12 -1
Felipe Vazquez 11 11
A.J. Pollock 10 N/A +10
Daniel Murphy 10 3 +7
Jorge Polanco 10 11 -1
Mike Minor 10 11 -1
Sean Doolittle 10 10
Domingo German 9 7 +2
Carlos Santana 9 6 +3
Corey Seager 9 9
Mallex Smith 9 9
Lorenzo Cain 9 9
Nick Senzel 9 11 -2
Austin Riley 9 14 -5
Vladimir Guerrero Jr. 9 11 -2
Paul DeJong 9 9
Justin Upton 9 8 +1
Shohei Ohtani 9 8 +1
Yu Darvish 9 3 +6
Sonny Gray 9 8 +1
Cole Hamels 8 7 +1
Ramon Laureano 8 5 +3
Domingo Santana 7 7
Jeff McNeil 7 5 +2
Justin Turner 7 7
Byron Buxton 7 12 -5
Luke Voit 7 8 -1
Eloy Jimenez 7 14 -7
Will Smith 7 4 +3
Franmil Reyes 7 7
Liam Hendriks 7 4 +3
Hector Neris 6 10 -4
Jake Odorizzi 6 6
Eric Hosmer 6 7 -1
Joey Votto 6 7 -1
Jean Segura 6 6
Dansby Swanson 6 6
Scooter Gennett 6 9 -3
Hunter Dozier 6 8 -2
Trey Mancini 6 6
Lourdes Gurriel Jr. 6 6
Corey Kluber 6 7 -1
Eduardo Rodriguez 6 4 +2
Keston Hiura 6 4 +2
Chris Archer 5 N/A +5
Nicholas Castellanos 5 5
Cavan Biggio 5 4 +1
Dallas Keuchel 5 5
Ken Giles 5 6 -1
Jon Lester 5 3 +2
Kyle Gibson 4 4
Joe Musgrove 4 5 -1
Wade Davis 4 5 -1
Carlos Martinez 4 4
Max Fried 4 3 +1
Ross Stripling 4 N/A +4
Aaron Hicks 4 5 -1
Robbie Ray 4 4
Andrew Heaney 4 4
Alex Colome 4 4
German Marquez 4 8 -4
Shin-Soo Choo 4 4
Miguel Sano 4 4
Dee Gordon 4 5 -1
Mitch Haniger 4 4
Miles Mikolas 3 3
Marcus Stroman 3 N/A +3
Nathan Eovaldi 3 3
Yuli Gurriel 3 N/A +3
Alex Verdugo 3 N/A +3
Kenta Maeda 3 3
Scott Kingery 3 3
Greg Holland 3 3
Raisel Iglesias 3 3
Jon Gray 2 N/A +2
Carlos Carrasco 2 4 -2
Blake Treinen 2 3 -1
Anibal Sanchez 2 2
Jordan Yamamoto 2 N/A +2
Zac Gallen 2 N/A +2
Griffin Canning 2 2
Jorge Soler 2 N/A +2
Marcus Semien 2 2
Brett Gardner 2 N/A +2
Jonathan Schoop 2 2
David Peralta 2 3 -1
Kolten Wong 2 N/A +2
Hansel Robles 2 2
Luke Jackson 2 2

 
Xander Bogaerts is slashing .313/.399/.575 this season and is on pace for 125 runs scored and 125 RBI. His OPS by month is .825, .952, 1.024, 1.290. Even in the deepest of positions, Bogaerts has differentiated himself from the pack. And with his numbers getting better and better, there’s no reason to shy away from valuing him as a truly elite player.

Conversely, Manny Machado has come down from his massive hot streak in June and is back to putting up pedestrian numbers in July. Overall, Machado’s season-long numbers are extremely solid, and he retains an enormous amount of upside. But as Bogaerts rises, Machado falls behind him.

There’s still likely at least one massive hot streak lurking in Khris Davis‘s bat. But he has six home runs since April. Six! He’s battled various injuries, including one to his hand that may still be bothering him. His level of consistency over the last several seasons earns him plenty of leeway in trade value. But there’s a fair level of blind faith involved in deciding to deal for Davis this year.

A.J. Pollock has come out of the gates running at full speed since his return from injury, smashing three homers in his first four games back. The underlying statcast data isn’t overly kind to Pollock at the moment. But he talked openly about changing his swing this past season, and with the early power returns promising, there’s plenty of reason to buy in.

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