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Fantasy Baseball Trade Value Chart (Week 2)

by Dan Harris | @danharris80 | Featured Writer
Jul 29, 2020

Frankie Montas saw the largest rise in value after the first week of the 2020 MLB season.

It’s okay to lose to your opponent. Must not lose to fear.

Every time I begin to write an article or am about to give an opinion on a podcast, a random line or scene from a movie or a television show pops into my head. No, I don’t know why. But it does.

So, when I started thinking of how to describe my advice on approaching trades, Mr. Miyagi’s sage advice to Daniel in Karate Kid III kept coming to mind.

More than ever this year, it’s ok if you struggle in your fantasy baseball league. With the COVID-19 situation already derailing several games this week and affecting nearly half of the Marlins’ roster, and with pitchers dealing with injuries after quickly ramping up in summer camp, you’ll have plenty of excuses if you have a rough fantasy season.

It’s ok to lose to your opponent. But you must not lose to fear.

Time is short. Even if baseball is able to forge ahead despite the current setbacks, a 60-game season is nothing. It’s the blink of an eye.

You have to make hard choices, even if it means executing trades you’d never ordinarily consider during the first week of the season. You have to be bold in the trade market. You can’t lose to fear this season.

As you’ll see in the trade chart, there’s plenty of movement. The vast majority of it is based on injury news, which changes on a moment-to-moment basis. I’m not yet ready to re-evaluate entirely my outlooks on players who are off to slow or fast starts, though I admit that I’m a bit quicker to react on pitchers who were particularly impressive or unimpressive.

Again, I’ll remind you that all trades are necessarily dependent on your roster construction and particular need. But, use the trade chart as a general guideline to make sure your offers are in the right range.

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Player Value Previous Value +/-
Ronald Acuna Jr. 55 55
Christian Yelich 55 55
Mookie Betts 53 53
Mike Trout 52 46 +6
Cody Bellinger 52 52
Francisco Lindor 46 46
Gerrit Cole 46 46
Trevor Story 46 46
Trea Turner 42 41 +1
Jose Ramirez 42 40 +2
Nolan Arenado 40 40
J.D. Martinez 40 40
Alex Bregman 40 40
Jacob deGrom 40 40
Max Scherzer 38 38
Shane Bieber 36 35 +1
Walker Buehler 36 27 +9
Mike Clevinger 35 35
Rafael Devers 34 34
Bryce Harper 34 34
Patrick Corbin 34 29 +5
Fernando Tatis Jr. 34 34
Freddie Freeman 34 34
Anthony Rendon 34 24 +10
Juan Soto 34 46 -12
Jack Flaherty 33 33
Charlie Morton 33 34 -1
Starling Marte 33 33
Javier Baez 32 32
Blake Snell 32 32
Nelson Cruz 32 32
George Springer 32 32
Giancarlo Stanton 32 32
Aaron Judge 32 32
Adalberto Mondesi 31 31
Jose Altuve 30 30
Gleyber Torres 30 30
Pete Alonso 30 30
Xander Bogaerts 30 30
Ozzie Albies 30 30
Clayton Kershaw 29 32 -3
Charlie Blackmon 29 31 -2
Lucas Giolito 28 27 +1
Bo Bichette 28 29 -1
Anthony Rizzo 28 27 +1
Vladimir Guerrero Jr. 28 27 +1
Luis Castillo 27 26 +1
Chris Paddack 27 25 +2
Ketel Marte 27 28 -1
Sonny Gray 26 22 +4
Stephen Strasburg 26 33 -7
Nick Castellanos 26 26
Keston Hiura 25 25
Marcell Ozuna 25 25
Kris Bryant 25 28 -3
Tyler Glasnow 25 18 +7
Eloy Jimenez 25 25
Manny Machado 25 25
Carlos Correa 24 24
Eddie Rosario 23 23
J.T. Realmuto 23 23
Frankie Montas 22 14 +8
Luis Robert 22 22
Carlos Carrasco 22 15 +7
Whit Merrifield 21 21
Josh Donaldson 21 21
Paul Goldschmidt 20 20
Matt Chapman 20 20
Matt Olson 20 20
Victor Robles 20 20
Yoan Moncada 20 20
Austin Meadows 19 19
Yordan Alvarez 19 19
Jeff McNeil 18 17 +1
Jose Abreu 18 18
Marcus Semien 18 18
Yu Darvish 18 26 -8
Aaron Nola 18 22 -4
Jose Berrios 18 18
DJ LeMahieu 17 17
Max Muncy 17 12 +5
Josh Hader 16 16
Eugenio Suarez 16 16
Kirby Yates 15 15
Lance Lynn 15 12 +3
Gary Sanchez 15 15
Franmil Reyes 14 15 -1
James Paxton 14 15 -1
Andrew Benintendi 14 14
Joey Gallo 14 14
Liam Hendriks 14 14
Brandon Woodruff 13 10 +3
Roberto Osuna 13 9 +4
Tommy Pham 13 12 +1
Kenley Jansen 13 13
Jorge Soler 12 12
Tim Anderson 12 12
Rhys Hoskins 12 13 -1
Kenta Maeda 12 7 +5
Corey Seager 12 12
Michael Brantley 12 11 +1
Josh Bell 12 12
Zack Greinke 12 12
Miguel Sano 12 12
Aroldis Chapman 12 13 -1
Trevor Bauer 11 9 +2
Ramon Laureano 11 10 +1
Jorge Polanco 11 10 +1
Carlos Santana 10 10
Cavan Biggio 10 10
Jonathan Villar 10 20 -10
Max Kepler 10 10
Michael Conforto 10 9 +1
Mike Moustakas 10 7 +3
Taylor Rogers 9 11 -2
Edwin Diaz 9 9
Kyle Schwarber 9 9
Lourdes Gurriel Jr. 9 9
Hector Neris 9 9
Justin Turner 9 9
Raisel Iglesias 9 9
Nick Anderson 8 8
Andrew McCutchen 8 9 -1
Zac Gallen 8 8
Brad Hand 8 11 -3
David Dahl 8 8
Byron Buxton 8 8
Dansby Swanson 8 5 +3
Hansel Robles 8 8
Madison Bumgarner 8 8
Lance McCullers Jr. 8 8
Zack Wheeler 8 6 +2
Brandon Workman 7 7
Mike Soroka 7 7
Amed Rosario 7 8 -1
Archie Bradley 7 7
Lorenzo Cain 7 7
Alex Colome 7 5 +2
Oscar Mercado 7 7
Eduardo Escobar 7 6 +1
Ryan McMahon 7 7
Alex Verdugo 7 7
J.D. Davis 7 7
Robbie Ray 7 7
Kyle Hendricks 7 6 +1
Yasmani Grandal 7 7
Khris Davis 7 8 -1
Shohei Ohtani 7 7
Joe Musgrove 7 7
Justin Upton 6 6
Tommy Edman 6 5 +1
Bryan Reynolds 6 6
David Peralta 6 6
Hyun Jin Ryu 6 6
Max Fried 6 6
Julio Urias 6 6
Willson Contreras 6 6
Dinelson Lamet 6 3 +3
Jesus Luzardo 6 6
C.J. Cron 6 5 +1
Rich Hill 6 3 +3
Danny Santana 5 5
Craig Kimbrel 5 8 -3
Carlos Martinez 5 6 -1
Paul DeJong 5 5
Wil Myers 5 5
Garrett Hampson 5 7 -2
Avisail Garcia 5 6 -1
Adam Eaton 5 5
Cesar Hernandez 5 3 +2
Didi Gregorius 5 4 +1
Ryan Braun 5 5
Kyle Lewis 5 N/A +5
Matthew Boyd 4 4
Joe Jimenez 4 3 +1
Joc Pederson 4 4
Mark Canha 4 3 +1
Scott Kingery 4 7 -3
Edwin Encarnacion 4 5 -1
Ross Stripling 4 N/A +4
Josh James 4 5 -1
Will Smith 3 3
Luke Weaver 3 3
Randal Grichuk 3 4 -1
Joey Votto 3 3
Elvis Andrus 3 3
Mark Melancon 3 3
Mike Minor 3 3
Shin-Soo Choo 3 3
Kevin Newman 3 3
Eric Hosmer 3 2 +1
Yuli Gurriel 3 3
Aaron Hicks 3 N/A +3
Ian Happ 3 1 +2
Gio Urshela 3 3
Mitch Garver 3 3
Caleb Smith 3 3
Mallex Smith 3 3
Austin Riley 3 2 +1
Sean Doolittle 3 3
Christian Walker 3 3
Mitch Keller 3 2 +1
Dylan Bundy 3 1 +2
Willie Calhoun 3 3
Sean Manaea 2 2
Giovanny Gallegos 2 1 +1
Kwang-Hyun Kim 2 N/A +2
Sam Hilliard 2 3 -1
Austin Hays 2 2
Gregory Polanco 2 2
Ken Giles 2 12 -10
Jean Segura 2 2
Daniel Murphy 2 3 -1
Jose Peraza 2 1 +1
Willy Adames 2 2
Hunter Renfroe 2 2
Jake Odorizzi 2 4 -2
Salvador Perez 2 1 +1
Dylan Cease 1 1
Kyle Tucker 1 1
Luke Voit 1 1
Dellin Betances 1 1
James Karinchak 1 1
Garrett Richards 1 1
Nick Burdi 1 2 -1
Howie Kendrick 1 2 -1
Nomar Mazara 1 3 -2
Tyler O’Neill 1 N/A +1
Andrew Heaney 1 1
Yoenis Cespedes 1 1
Brandon Lowe 1 1
Wade Davis 1 1
Ryan Yarbrough 1 1
Shogo Akiyama 1 1
Rougned Odor 1 1
Starlin Castro 1 1
Corey Dickerson 1 2 -1
Masahiro Tanaka 1 1
Anthony Santander 1 1
Jackie Bradley Jr. 1 1
Kolten Wong 1 1
Matt Carpenter 1 1
Teoscar Hernandez 1 1
Jordan Montgomery 1 1
Gavin Lux 1 1
Brian Anderson 1 2 -1
Nick Senzel 1 1
Nick Ahmed 1 1
AJ Pollock 1 1
Dylan Carlson 1 1
German Marquez 1 1
Ender Inciarte 1 1
Carter Kieboom 1 1
Kole Calhoun 1 1
Josh Lindblom 1 1
Mike Yastrzemski 1 1
Griffin Canning 1 1
Jose Leclerc 1 7 -6
Keone Kela 1 2 -1
Jonathan Schoop 1 1
Ian Kennedy 1 3 -2
Mauricio Dubon 1 1
Renato Nunez 1 1
Brandon Kintzler 1 2 -1
Yonny Chirinos 1 1
Nate Pearson 1 1
Yasiel Puig 1 2 -1
Steven Matz 1 N/A +1
Stephen Piscotty 1 1
Nathan Eovaldi 1 1
Adrian Houser 1 1
Daniel Hudson 1 N/A +1
Wilson Ramos 1 1
Spencer Turnbull 1 1
Chris Bassitt 1 1
Corey Kluber 1 17 -16
Domingo Santana 1 1
Nick Madrigal 1 1
Andrelton Simmons 1 1
Jesse Winker 1 1
Ryan Pressly 1 1
Sandy Alcantara 1 1
Tommy La Stella 1 N/A +1
Robinson Cano 1 1
Michael Chavis 1 1
Emilio Pagan 1 1
Yandy Diaz 1 1
Pablo Lopez 1 1
J.A. Happ 1 N/A +1
Joakim Soria 1 1
Hanser Alberto 1 1
Trent Grisham 1 1
Will Smith 1 1
Dallas Keuchel 1 N/A +1
Maikel Franco 1 N/A +1
Luis Arraez 1 1
Zach Plesac 1 N/A +1
Aaron Civale 1 N/A +1

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