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2013 Fantasy Baseball, Week 16 Tools of the Trade: Is Yoenis Cespedes A Buy Low Candidate?

TheFantasyFix.com’s “Tools of the Trade” is a unique guide for owners to use while attempting to make an even trade with their league-mates in a standard 12-team mixed, 5×5 head-to-head or rotisserie redraft league.

The values present in this guide are simply the basis for a trade. A full-blown analysis of each team’s strengths and weaknesses are essential prior to proposing or accepting a trade offer.

How to use the guide: Ideally, owners will agree to a trade that will aid both sides and stay within $2-3 of each other in a one-for-one and $4-5 in a multi-player deal, according to our chart.

The Week 1 “Tools of the Trade” was free for all readers, but going forward, the “Tools of the Trade” will only be available to Front Office members. Learn the benefits of being a Front Office member here.

Without further ado, here is week 16′s trade value chart: [am4show have=’p3;p4;p7;’ guest_error=’Front Office’ user_error=’Front Office’ ]

Player Value Player Value Player Value
Miguel Cabrera – Det 3B $41 Jonathan Lucroy – Mil C $12 Mike Leake – Cin P $5
Mike Trout – LAA OF $40 Justin Masterson – Cle P $12 Jake Peavy – CWS P $5
Chris Davis – Bal 1B $39 Alejandro De Aza – CWS OF $12 Kyle Lohse – Mil P $5
Carlos Gonzalez – Col OF $38 Desmond Jennings – TB OF $12 Chris Perez – Cle P $5
Paul Goldschmidt – Ari 1B $37 Torii Hunter – Det OF $12 Jim Johnson – Bal P $5
Adam Jones – Bal OF $37 Nate McLouth – Bal OF $12 Brandon Moss – Oak 1B $5
Joey Votto – Cin 1B $36 James Shields – KC P $11 Jayson Werth – Was OF $4
Robinson Cano – NYY 2B $35 Lance Lynn – StL P $11 Anthony Rendon – Was 3B $4
Andrew McCutchen – Pit OF $35 Jose Fernandez – Mia P $11 Felix Doubront – Bos P $4
Carlos Gomez – Mil OF $34 Greg Holland – KC P $11 A.J. Griffin – Oak P $4
Edwin Encarnacion – Tor 1B $34 Chase Headley – SD 3B $11 Andre Ethier – LAD OF $4
Clayton Kershaw – LAD P $33 Curtis Granderson – NYY OF $11 Erick Aybar – LAA SS $4
Hanley Ramirez – LAD SS $33 Daniel Nava – Bos OF $11 Adam Eaton – Ari OF $4
Troy Tulowitzki – Col SS $33 Mariano Rivera – NYY P $11 Drew Stubbs – Cle OF $4
Prince Fielder – Det 1B $33 Hiroki Kuroda – NYY P $11 Russell Martin – Pit C $4
Justin Upton – Atl OF $32 Homer Bailey – Cin P $11 Ricky Nolasco – LAD P $4
Adam Wainwright – StL P $30 Nick Markakis – Bal OF $11 Corey Kluber – Cle P $4
David Wright – NYM 3B $30 Adam Lind – Tor 1B $11 Ernesto Frieri – LAA P $4
Bryce Harper – Was OF $28 Doug Fister – Det P $11 Joaquin Benoit – Det P $4
Jacoby Ellsbury – Bos OF $28 Jhonny Peralta – Det SS $11 Chris Tillman – Bal P $4
Max Scherzer – Det P $28 Jered Weaver – LAA P $11 Jeff Locke – Pit P $4
Felix Hernandez – Sea P $27 Francisco Liriano – Pit P $11 Carlos Quentin – SD OF $4
Matt Harvey – NYM P $27 Addison Reed – CWS P $11 Bronson Arroyo – Cin P $4
David Ortiz – Bos DH $27 Edward Mujica – StL P $9 Leonys Martin – Tex OF $4
Jay Bruce – Cin OF $26 Sergio Romo – SF P $9 Francisco Rodriguez – Mil P $4
Allen Craig – StL 1B $23 Josh Hamilton – LAA OF $9 Hector Santiago – CWS P $4
Giancarlo Stanton – Mia OF $23 Adam LaRoche – Was 1B $9 Brian Dozier – Min SS $4
Yu Darvish – Tex P $23 Kendry Morales – Sea 1B $9 Ervin Santana – KC P $4
Jason Kipnis – Cle 2B $22 Coco Crisp – Oak OF $9 Lorenzo Cain – KC OF $3
Adrian Beltre – Tex 3B $22 Travis Wood – ChC P $9 Kelly Johnson – TB 2B $3
Evan Longoria – TB 3B $22 Mike Napoli – Bos C $9 Will Middlebrooks – Bos 3B $3
Starling Marte – Pit OF $22 Chase Utley – Phi 2B $9 Elvis Andrus – Tex SS $3
Cliff Lee – Phi P $22 Brian McCann – Atl C $9 Steve Cishek – Mia P $3
Jordan Zimmermann – Was P $22 Starlin Castro – ChC SS $9 Jon Jay – StL OF $3
Jean Segura – Mil SS $21 Matt Wieters – Bal C $9 Jorge De La Rosa – Col P $3
Domonic Brown – Phi OF $21 Johnny Cueto – Cin P $9 Rafael Betancourt – Col P $3
Jose Bautista – Tor OF $21 Grant Balfour – Oak P $8 Paul Konerko – CWS 1B $3
Alex Gordon – KC OF $21 Jon Lester – Bos P $8 Andrelton Simmons – Atl SS $3
David Price – TB P $21 A.J. Burnett – Pit P $8 Mike Aviles – Cle SS $3
Buster Posey – SF C $21 Norichika Aoki – Mil OF $8 Koji Uehara – Bos P $3
Justin Verlander – Det P $21 Adam Dunn – CWS 1B $8 Evan Gattis – Atl C $3
Josh Donaldson – Oak 3B $21 Howie Kendrick – LAA 2B $8 Brandon Beachy – Atl P $3
Michael Cuddyer – Col OF $20 Ryan Zimmerman – Was 3B $8 Jarrod Saltalamacchia – Bos C $3
Madison Bumgarner – SF P $20 Anthony Rizzo – ChC 1B $8 Tom Wilhelmsen – Sea P $2
Manny Machado – Bal 3B $20 Carl Crawford – LAD OF $8 Justin Ruggiano – Mia OF $2
Dustin Pedroia – Bos 2B $20 Julio Teheran – Atl P $8 Ichiro Suzuki – NYY OF $2
Chris Sale – CWS P $20 Alexander Cobb – TB P $8 Gregor Blanco – SF OF $2
Hisashi Iwakuma – Sea P $20 Jeremy Hellickson – TB P $8 Nate Schierholtz – ChC OF $2
Ian Desmond – Was SS $20 Michael Bourn – Cle OF $8 Nick Swisher – Cle OF $2
Carlos Beltran – StL OF $20 Jason Castro – Hou C $8 Alcides Escobar – KC SS $2
Craig Kimbrel – Atl P $19 Shane Victorino – Bos OF $8 Rajai Davis – Tor OF $2
Freddie Freeman – Atl 1B $19 Ike Davis – NYM 1B $8 Paul Maholm – Atl P $2
Mike Minor – Atl P $18 Michael Brantley – Cle OF $7 Dillon Gee – NYM P $2
Yadier Molina – StL C $18 Brett Lawrie – Tor 3B $7 Aaron Hicks – Min OF $2
Gio Gonzalez – Was P $18 Gerardo Parra – Ari OF $7 Kevin Gregg – ChC P $2
Mark Trumbo – LAA OF $18 Jed Lowrie – Oak SS $7 Jose Veras – Hou P $2
Yoennis Cespedes – Oak OF $18 Bobby Parnell – NYM P $7 Wilson Ramos – Was C $2
Matt Carpenter – StL 3B $18 Casey Janssen – Tor P $7 Tim Hudson – Atl P $2
Nelson Cruz – Tex OF $18 Jarrod Parker – Oak P $7 Tim Lincecum – SF P $2
Shin-Soo Choo – Cin OF $16 B.J. Upton – Atl OF $7 Bud Norris – Hou P $2
Hunter Pence – SF OF $16 Chris Carter – Hou OF $7 Trevor Cahill – Ari P $2
Alex Rios – CWS OF $16 Brett Gardner – NYY OF $7 Daniel Straily – Oak P $2
Jose Reyes – Tor SS $16 Victor Martinez – Det C $7 Ivan Nova – NYY P $2
Brandon Phillips – Cin 2B $15 Glen Perkins – Min P $7 Todd Frazier – Cin 3B $2
Shelby Miller – StL P $15 James Loney – TB 1B $7 Matt Dominguez – Hou 3B $2
Stephen Strasburg – Was P $15 Alexei Ramirez – CWS SS $7 Yonder Alonso – SD 1B $2
Matt Cain – SF P $15 Daniel Murphy – NYM 2B $6 A.J. Pollock – Ari OF $2
Jeff Samardzija – ChC P $15 Mitch Moreland – Tex 1B $6 Marco Scutaro – SF 2B $1
Aroldis Chapman – Cin P $15 Jose Altuve – Hou 2B $6 Nick Franklin – Sea SS $1
Adrian Gonzalez – LAD 1B $15 Dan Uggla – Atl 2B $6 Brandon Crawford – SF SS $1
Ian Kinsler – Tex 2B $15 Matt Joyce – TB OF $6 C.J. Wilson – LAA P $1
Pedro Alvarez – Pit 3B $15 Asdrubal Cabrera – Cle SS $6 Rex Brothers – Col P $1
Eric Hosmer – KC 1B $15 J.P. Arencibia – Tor C $6 Salvador Perez – KC C $1
Ryan Braun – Mil OF $14 Rafael Soriano – Was P $6 Anthony Cingrani – Cin P $1
Yasiel Puig – LAD OF $14 Raul Ibanez – Sea OF $6 Michael Young – Phi 3B $1
Cole Hamels – Phi P $14 Jonathan Papelbon – Phi P $6 Seth Smith – Oak OF $1
Jason Heyward – Atl OF $14 Jedd Gyorko – SD 2B $6 Scott Feldman – Bal P $1
Dexter Fowler – Col OF $14 Kenley Jansen – LAD P $6 Josh Rutledge – Col 2B $1
Matt Holliday – StL OF $14 Huston Street – SD P $6 Omar Infante – Det 2B $1
Albert Pujols – LAA 1B $14 Aaron Hill – Ari 2B $6 Jose Iglesias – Bos SS $1
CC Sabathia – NYY P $14 Aramis Ramirez – Mil 3B $6 Mike Morse – Sea OF $1
Austin Jackson – Det OF $14 David Freese – StL 3B $6 Miguel Gonzalez – Bal P $1
Patrick Corbin – Ari P $14 Colby Rasmus – Tor OF $6 Alexi Ogando – Tex P $1
Kyle Seager – Sea 3B $13 Hyun-Jin Ryu – LAD P $6 Chris Archer – TB P $1
Jason Grilli – Pit P $13 Alfonso Soriano – ChC OF $6 Josh Reddick – Oak OF $1
Zack Greinke – LAD P $13 Bartolo Colon – Oak P $6 Melky Cabrera – Tor OF $1
Clay Buchholz – Bos P $13 John Lackey – Bos P $6 A.J. Pierzynski – Tex C $1
J.J. Hardy – Bal SS $13 Justin Smoak – Sea 1B $6 Jim Henderson – Mil P $1
Joe Mauer – Min C $13 Derek Holland – Tex P $6 Heath Bell – Ari P $1
Matt Kemp – LAD OF $13 Jimmy Rollins – Phi SS $5 Erasmo Ramirez – Sea P $1
Pablo Sandoval – SF 3B $13 Fernando Rodney – TB P $5 J.J. Putz – Ari P $1
Mat Latos – Cin P $13 Mark Reynolds – Cle 1B $5 Juan Pierre – Mia OF $1
Joe Nathan – Tex P $12 Brandon Belt – SF 1B $5 Yovani Gallardo – Mil P $1
Everth Cabrera – SD SS $12 Dan Haren – Was P $5 Trevor Rosenthal – StL P $1
Ben Zobrist – TB 2B $12 Martin Prado – Ari 3B $5 Michael Saunders – Sea OF $1
Billy Butler – KC 1B $12 Justin Morneau – Min 1B $5 Oliver Perez – Sea P $1
Carlos Santana – Cle C $12 Kris Medlen – Atl P $5 John Axford – Mil P $1
Wilin Rosario – Col C $12 Wil Myers – TB OF $5 Brett Wallace – Hou 1B $1
Matthew Moore – TB P $12 R.A. Dickey – Tor P $5 Mike Moustakas – KC 3B $1
Anibal Sanchez – Det P $12 Matt Garza – ChC P $5 Eric Young – NYM OF $1

Trading isn’t easy. It’s fun, but not easy. Remember that you don’t have to “win” the trade in order to pull the trigger. If you’re improving your team, then you should make the deal.

Each-and-every week fantasy baseball owners send us their trade proposals and/or offers via our “Quick Fix” and Twitter to determine if the offer is fair and whether or not the trade should be proposed or accepted.

This week’s theme?

CONTENT WILL FOLLOW SHORTLY. RELEASED THE CHART EARLY FOR THE EAGER READERS!! 🙂

Have a question about our Week 16 Tools of the Trade? Leave it in the comments below.

The concept for the this trade value chart has been adapted from Dave Richard’s fantasy football work at CBS.

All of our statistics are courtesy of our friends at FanGraphs .

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7 Comments

  1. John
    July 16, 2013 at 8:15 pm — Reply

    Would you trade Cespedes/peavy/beachy for Verlander/BJ Upton?

    • Jason
      July 17, 2013 at 8:08 am — Reply

      Ces/Peavy/Beachy.

      • John
        July 17, 2013 at 12:52 pm — Reply

        McCann instead of Upton?

  2. Mitch
    July 17, 2013 at 12:32 am — Reply

    Being offered Cespedes for Braun. Thoughts?

    • Jason
      July 17, 2013 at 8:09 am — Reply

      Decline immediately. Braun is not done.

  3. John
    July 25, 2013 at 10:47 am — Reply

    New one coming soon?

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