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2014 Fantasy Baseball, Week 3 Tools of the Trade: Buying Homer Bailey?

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.

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Player Value Player Value Player Value
Mike Trout – LAA OF $41 Aaron Hill – Ari 2B $12 Josh Reddick – Oak OF $5
Miguel Cabrera – Det 3B $40 Shelby Miller – StL P $12 Chris Johnson – Atl 3B $5
Paul Goldschmidt – Ari 1B $39 Yadier Molina – StL C $12 Jim Johnson – Oak P $5
Andrew McCutchen – Pit OF $38 Koji Uehara – Bos P $12 Eric Young – NYM OF $5
Carlos Gonzalez – Col OF $37 Josh Hamilton – LAA OF $12 Adam Lind – Tor 1B $5
Giancarlo Stanton – Mia OF $37 Mike Napoli – Bos 1B $12 Ernesto Frieri – LAA P $5
Robinson Cano – Sea 2B $36 Ben Zobrist – TB 2B $11 Clay Buchholz – Bos P $4
Freddie Freeman – Atl 1B $35 Michael Wacha – StL P $11 Michael Brantley – Cle OF $4
Yu Darvish – Tex P $35 Hyun-Jin Ryu – LAD P $11 Jose Quintana – CWS P $4
Troy Tulowitzki – Col SS $34 Xander Bogaerts – Bos SS $11 R.A. Dickey – Tor P $4
Adrian Beltre – Tex 3B $34 Salvador Perez – KC C $11 Ryan Howard – Phi 1B $4
Chris Davis – Bal 1B $33 Lance Lynn – StL P $11 Corey Kluber – Cle P $4
Hanley Ramirez – LAD SS $33 Hisashi Iwakuma – Sea P $11 Devaris Gordon – LAD SS $4
Ryan Braun – Mil OF $33 Sonny Gray – Oak P $11 Alejandro De Aza – CWS OF $4
Edwin Encarnacion – Tor 1B $33 Nelson Cruz – Bal OF $11 Jhonny Peralta – StL SS $4
Joey Votto – Cin 1B $32 Aroldis Chapman – Cin P $11 Nolan Arenado – Col 3B $4
Justin Upton – Atl OF $30 Glen Perkins – Min P $11 John Axford – Cle P $4
Adam Wainwright – StL P $30 Starlin Castro – ChC SS $11 Martin Prado – Ari 3B $4
Evan Longoria – TB 3B $28 Curtis Granderson – NYM OF $11 Torii Hunter – Det OF $4
David Wright – NYM 3B $28 Coco Crisp – Oak OF $11 Kole Calhoun – LAA OF $4
Jason Kipnis – Cle 2B $28 Matt Adams – StL 1B $11 Tyson Ross – SD P $4
Jose Fernandez – Mia P $27 Grant Balfour – TB P $11 Chris Colabello – Min 1B $4
Felix Hernandez – Sea P $27 Jason Grilli – Pit P $11 Justin Morneau – Col 1B $4
Carlos Gomez – Mil OF $27 Jose Altuve – Hou 2B $9 Tommy Hunter – Bal P $4
Chris Sale – CWS P $26 Shane Victorino – Bos OF $9 Justin Masterson – Cle P $4
Prince Fielder – Tex 1B $23 Mike Minor – Atl P $9 Jose Valverde – NYM P $4
Jose Bautista – Tor OF $23 Brandon Phillips – Cin 2B $9 Howie Kendrick – LAA 2B $4
Cliff Lee – Phi P $23 Jose Reyes – Tor SS $9 Jonathan Villar – Hou SS $4
Adam Jones – Bal OF $22 Alexander Cobb – TB P $9 Will Venable – SD OF $3
Yasiel Puig – LAD OF $22 Jon Lester – Bos P $9 Jake Peavy – Bos P $3
Clayton Kershaw – LAD P $22 Emilio Bonifacio – ChC 2B $9 Adeiny Hechevarria – Mia SS $3
Dustin Pedroia – Bos 2B $22 Corey Hart – Sea 1B $9 Christian Yelich – Mia OF $3
Bryce Harper – Was OF $22 Danny Salazar – Cle P $9 Jim Henderson – Mil P $3
Jay Bruce – Cin OF $22 Ervin Santana – Atl P $9 Ian Kennedy – SD P $3
Matt Holliday – StL OF $21 Aramis Ramirez – Mil 3B $9 Drew Smyly – Det P $3
Max Scherzer – Det P $21 Billy Butler – KC DH $9 Lucas Duda – NYM OF $3
Madison Bumgarner – SF P $21 Jedd Gyorko – SD 2B $8 Casey Janssen – Tor P $3
Alex Rios – Tex OF $21 Billy Hamilton – Cin OF $8 Evan Gattis – Atl C $3
Justin Verlander – Det P $21 C.J. Wilson – LAA P $8 Yovani Gallardo – Mil P $3
Stephen Strasburg – Was P $21 Huston Street – SD P $8 Todd Frazier – Cin 3B $3
Ian Desmond – Was SS $21 Joe Mauer – Min C $8 Garrett Richards – LAA P $3
Mark Trumbo – Ari OF $21 George Springer – Hou OF $8 Gerardo Parra – Ari OF $3
Jacoby Ellsbury – NYY OF $20 Francisco Liriano – Pit P $8 Nick Swisher – Cle 1B $3
Shin-Soo Choo – Tex OF $20 Victor Martinez – Det DH $8 Yan Gomes – Cle C $2
Matt Kemp – LAD OF $20 Mat Latos – Cin P $8 Neil Walker – Pit 2B $2
Jean Segura – Mil SS $20 Hiroki Kuroda – NYY P $8 Daniel Nava – Bos OF $2
Adrian Gonzalez – LAD 1B $20 Brian McCann – NYY C $8 Juan Uribe – LAD 3B $2
Albert Pujols – LAA 1B $20 Anthony Rendon – Was 2B $8 Kyle Lohse – Mil P $2
Everth Cabrera – SD SS $20 Adam Eaton – CWS OF $8 Aaron Harang – Atl P $2
Brandon Belt – SF 1B $20 Yordano Ventura – KC P $8 Mark Buehrle – Tor P $2
David Price – TB P $19 David Robertson – NYY P $8 Marcus Semien – CWS 3B $2
Jason Heyward – Atl OF $19 Ryan Zimmerman – Was 3B $8 Ben Revere – Phi OF $2
Gio Gonzalez – Was P $18 Doug Fister – Was P $7 Mike Moustakas – KC 3B $2
Starling Marte – Pit OF $18 Brett Lawrie – Tor 3B $7 Russell Martin – Pit C $2
Hunter Pence – SF OF $18 Leonys Martin – Tex OF $7 James Loney – TB 1B $2
Alex Gordon – KC OF $18 Addison Reed – Ari P $7 Brandon Crawford – SF SS $2
Buster Posey – SF C $18 Justin Smoak – Sea 1B $7 Yangervis Solarte – NYY 2B $2
Craig Kimbrel – Atl P $18 Jason Castro – Hou C $7 Trevor Plouffe – Min 3B $2
Josh Donaldson – Oak 3B $18 Francisco Rodriguez – Mil P $7 Will Middlebrooks – Bos 3B $2
Jordan Zimmermann – Was P $16 Joe Nathan – Det P $7 Dan Uggla – Atl 2B $2
Gerrit Cole – Pit P $16 Brett Gardner – NYY OF $7 Mike Zunino – Sea C $2
Ian Kinsler – Det 2B $16 Steve Cishek – Mia P $7 Miguel Montero – Ari C $2
Jayson Werth – Was OF $16 Anthony Cingrani – Cin P $7 Jarrod Saltalamacchia – Mia C $2
Michael Cuddyer – Col OF $15 Jered Weaver – LAA P $7 A.J. Pierzynski – Bos C $2
Pedro Alvarez – Pit 3B $15 Nathan Eovaldi – Mia P $7 Tyler Flowers – CWS C $2
Jose Abreu – CWS 1B $15 Norichika Aoki – KC OF $7 Alex Avila – Det C $2
Kenley Jansen – LAD P $15 Dan Haren – LAD P $6 Carlos Ruiz – Phi C $2
Masahiro Tanaka – NYY P $15 Marco Estrada – Mil P $6 Josmil Pinto – Min C $1
Kyle Seager – Sea 3B $15 A.J. Burnett – Phi P $6 J.P. Arencibia – Tex C $1
Zack Greinke – LAD P $15 Alfonso Soriano – NYY OF $6 Nick Markakis – Bal OF $1
Anthony Rizzo – ChC 1B $15 Jimmy Rollins – Phi SS $6 Yasmani Grandal – SD C $1
Elvis Andrus – Tex SS $15 Chris Archer – TB P $6 Brandon Moss – Oak 1B $1
Sergio Romo – SF P $15 LaTroy Hawkins – Col P $6 Seth Smith – SD OF $1
Eric Hosmer – KC 1B $14 Jonathan Papelbon – Phi P $6 Brian Roberts – NYY 2B $1
Anibal Sanchez – Det P $14 Bradley Miller – Sea SS $6 Mitch Moreland – Tex 1B $1
Wilin Rosario – Col C $14 J.J. Hardy – Bal SS $6 Rajai Davis – Det OF $1
Johnny Cueto – Cin P $14 Andrelton Simmons – Atl SS $6 Andre Ethier – LAD OF $1
Andrew Cashner – SD P $14 Adam LaRoche – Was 1B $6 Grady Sizemore – Bos OF $1
Matt Cain – SF P $14 Chase Headley – SD 3B $6 Dioner Navarro – Tor C $1
Yoennis Cespedes – Oak OF $14 Charlie Blackmon – Col OF $6 Scott Feldman – Hou P $1
David Ortiz – Bos DH $14 Tim Lincecum – SF P $6 Justin Ruggiano – ChC OF $1
Chase Utley – Phi 2B $14 B.J. Upton – Atl OF $6 Alex Wood – Atl P $1
Wil Myers – TB OF $14 Rafael Soriano – Was P $6 Dustin Ackley – Sea 2B $1
Greg Holland – KC P $13 Melky Cabrera – Tor OF $6 Chris Owings – Ari SS $1
Trevor Rosenthal – StL P $13 Angel Pagan – SF OF $6 Chris Tillman – Bal P $1
Homer Bailey – Cin P $13 Manny Machado – Bal 3B $6 Travis d’Arnaud – NYM C $1
Domonic Brown – Phi OF $13 Brian Dozier – Min 2B $6 Derek Jeter – NYY SS $1
Carlos Beltran – NYY OF $13 Matt Wieters – Bal C $6 Asdrubal Cabrera – Cle SS $1
James Shields – KC P $13 Matt Garza – Mil P $6 Jonathan Broxton – Cin P $1
Matt Carpenter – StL 3B $13 Tyler Skaggs – LAA P $5 Matt Lindstrom – CWS P $1
Alexei Ramirez – CWS SS $13 Khris Davis – Mil OF $5 Wellington Castillo – ChC C $1
Allen Craig – StL 1B $13 Devin Mesoraco – Cin C $5 Shawn Kelley – NYY P $1
Cole Hamels – Phi P $12 Fernando Rodney – Sea P $5 Luke Gregerson – Oak P $1
Jonathan Lucroy – Mil C $12 Michael Bourn – Cle OF $5 Hector Rondon – ChC P $1
Desmond Jennings – TB OF $12 Daniel Murphy – NYM 2B $5 Drew Hutchison – Tor P $1
Austin Jackson – Det OF $12 CC Sabathia – NYY P $5 Michael Pineda – NYY P $1
Julio Teheran – Atl P $12 Jed Lowrie – Oak SS $5 John Lackey – Bos P $1
Pablo Sandoval – SF 3B $12 Carl Crawford – LAD OF $5 Sean Doolittle – Oak P $1
Carlos Santana – Cle C $12 Joakim Soria – Tex P $5 Danny Farquhar – Sea P $1
Jeff Samardzija – ChC P $12 Dexter Fowler – Hou OF $5 Marlon Byrd – Phi 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 we’ll review fantasy baseball trade proposals and/or offers that come in 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 I was looking for deals regarding payers with hot or slow starts. On Twitter, I asked if anyone was able to trade or trade for starting pitcher Homer Bailey. Folks kindly responded with the following trades. Let’s see how they match up with our trade chart:

Wow. This is quite the coup. A $13 Homer Bailey for a $4 Tommy Hunter appears to be quite lopsided. However, maybe this is in a shallow roto league where the Bailey owner was desperate for saves? Not sure, but I’m trying to make sense of this all. Either way, I’d rather be on the Bailey side 100 times out of 100.

 

An $18 Hunter Pence for a $13 Homer Bailey may appear to favor the owner receiving Pence just a bit, but I think this is a square deal. Pence’s value on this chart is pretty close to his ceiling, whereas, Bailey’s is low due to his slow start of the ’14 season. Good dealing.

 

A $1 Alex Wood for a $13 Homer Bailey? Ouch, that may hurt in the near future. Especially if Wood gets bumped from the rotation with the return of Mike Minor and/or Gavin Floyd.

Normally I would go on to evaluate the player we’re discussing, but, Landon Jones did that already today. Go read it. Then, go get yourself a share of Homer Bailey in your fantasy baseball league.

Have a question about our Week 3 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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