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2013 Fantasy Baseball, Week 5 Tools Of The Trade: Selling Low On Josh Hamilton?

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.

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Without further ado, here is week 5′s trade value chart:

Player Value Player Value Player Value
Miguel Cabrera – Det 3B $41 Hisashi Iwakuma – Sea P $12 Trevor Cahill – Ari P $5
Ryan Braun – Mil OF $40 Adam LaRoche – Was 1B $12 Kyle Lohse – Mil P $5
Justin Upton – Atl OF $39 Mark Reynolds – Cle 1B $12 Dan Haren – Was P $5
Mike Trout – LAA OF $38 Curtis Granderson – NYY OF $12 Chris Perez – Cle P $5
Prince Fielder – Det 1B $37 Desmond Jennings – TB OF $12 Brandon League – LAD P $5
Joey Votto – Cin 1B $37 Mark Trumbo – LAA OF $12 Adam Eaton – Ari OF $5
Robinson Cano – NYY 2B $36 B.J. Upton – Atl OF $11 Justin Morneau – Min 1B $4
Carlos Gonzalez – Col OF $35 Michael Cuddyer – Col OF $11 Mike Moustakas – KC 3B $4
Bryce Harper – Was OF $35 John Buck – NYM C $11 Tim Lincecum – SF P $4
Adam Jones – Bal OF $34 Alejandro De Aza – CWS OF $11 Dillon Gee – NYM P $4
Albert Pujols – LAA 1B $34 Mike Minor – Atl P $11 Wellington Castillo – ChC C $4
Clayton Kershaw – LAD P $33 Neil Walker – Pit 2B $11 J.J. Hardy – Bal SS $4
Justin Verlander – Det P $33 J.P. Arencibia – Tor C $11 Josh Reddick – Oak OF $4
Andrew McCutchen – Pit OF $33 Todd Frazier – Cin 3B $11 Brett Gardner – NYY OF $4
Matt Kemp – LAD OF $33 Ryan Howard – Phi 1B $11 Ben Revere – Phi OF $4
Jay Bruce – Cin OF $32 Jake Peavy – CWS P $11 Hyun-Jin Ryu – LAD P $4
Felix Hernandez – Sea P $30 Sergio Romo – SF P $11 Josh Johnson – Tor P $4
Troy Tulowitzki – Col SS $30 Martin Prado – Ari 3B $11 Andrew Bailey – Bos P $4
David Wright – NYM 3B $28 Norichika Aoki – Mil OF $11 Huston Street – SD P $4
Yu Darvish – Tex P $28 Yovani Gallardo – Mil P $11 C.J. Wilson – LAA P $4
Adrian Beltre – Tex 3B $28 Hunter Pence – SF OF $11 Jason Hammel – Bal P $4
Evan Longoria – TB 3B $27 Jeremy Hellickson – TB P $11 David Murphy – Tex OF $4
Matt Holliday – StL OF $27 Torii Hunter – Det OF $11 Matt Garza – ChC P $4
Yoennis Cespedes – Oak OF $27 Jonathan Papelbon – Phi P $9 Ichiro Suzuki – NYY OF $4
Jacoby Ellsbury – Bos OF $26 Salvador Perez – KC C $9 Kyuji Fujikawa – ChC P $4
Cliff Lee – Phi P $23 R.A. Dickey – Tor P $9 Alexi Ogando – Tex P $4
Starlin Castro – ChC SS $23 Nelson Cruz – Tex OF $9 Carlos Ruiz – Phi C $4
Edwin Encarnacion – Tor 1B $23 Nick Markakis – Bal OF $9 Josh Beckett – LAD P $4
Paul Goldschmidt – Ari 1B $22 Paul Maholm – Atl P $9 Brian McCann – Atl C $3
Ian Kinsler – Tex 2B $22 A.J. Burnett – Pit P $9 Daniel Nava – Bos OF $3
Austin Jackson – Det OF $22 Brandon Morrow – Tor P $9 Chris Carter – Hou OF $3
Jason Heyward – Atl OF $22 Tom Wilhelmsen – Sea P $9 Erick Aybar – LAA SS $3
Shin-Soo Choo – Cin OF $22 Mariano Rivera – NYY P $9 Josh Donaldson – Oak 3B $3
Cole Hamels – Phi P $22 Jered Weaver – LAA P $9 Joel Hanrahan – Bos P $3
Adam Wainwright – StL P $21 Jason Grilli – Pit P $9 Aaron Hill – Ari 2B $3
Stephen Strasburg – Was P $21 Clay Buchholz – Bos P $9 Tom Milone – Oak P $3
Alex Gordon – KC OF $21 Jonathon Niese – NYM P $8 J.J. Putz – Ari P $3
Buster Posey – SF C $21 Marco Estrada – Mil P $8 Gerardo Parra – Ari OF $3
Adrian Gonzalez – LAD 1B $21 Shane Victorino – Bos OF $8 Adam Dunn – CWS 1B $3
Chase Utley – Phi 2B $21 Ike Davis – NYM 1B $8 Michael Young – Phi 3B $3
David Price – TB P $21 Josh Rutledge – Col 2B $8 Ernesto Frieri – LAA P $3
Jose Bautista – Tor OF $21 Asdrubal Cabrera – Cle SS $8 Howie Kendrick – LAA 2B $3
Pablo Sandoval – SF 3B $20 Josh Willingham – Min OF $8 Brett Anderson – Oak P $3
Chase Headley – SD 3B $20 Mike Morse – Sea OF $8 Drew Stubbs – Cle OF $2
Matt Cain – SF P $20 Hiroki Kuroda – NYY P $8 Jose Veras – Hou P $2
Jordan Zimmermann – Was P $20 Tim Hudson – Atl P $8 Manny Machado – Bal 3B $2
Matt Harvey – NYM P $20 Matt Carpenter – StL 3B $8 Alfonso Soriano – ChC OF $2
Madison Bumgarner – SF P $20 Andre Ethier – LAD OF $8 Wil Myers – TB OF $2
Chris Sale – CWS P $20 Lorenzo Cain – KC OF $8 Matt Joyce – TB OF $2
Jeff Samardzija – ChC P $20 Coco Crisp – Oak OF $8 Cameron Maybin – SD OF $2
Joe Mauer – Min C $19 Kyle Seager – Sea 3B $8 Jedd Gyorko – SD 2B $2
Dustin Pedroia – Bos 2B $19 Eric Hosmer – KC 1B $8 Michael Saunders – Sea OF $2
Ryan Zimmerman – Was 3B $18 Jim Johnson – Bal P $7 Brandon McCarthy – Ari P $2
Freddie Freeman – Atl 1B $18 Aramis Ramirez – Mil 3B $7 Edwin Jackson – ChC P $2
CC Sabathia – NYY P $18 Alexander Cobb – TB P $7 Dayan Viciedo – CWS OF $2
Craig Kimbrel – Atl P $18 Edward Mujica – StL P $7 Grant Balfour – Oak P $2
Brandon Phillips – Cin 2B $18 Jim Henderson – Mil P $7 Bobby Parnell – NYM P $2
Giancarlo Stanton – Mia OF $18 Starling Marte – Pit OF $7 Domonic Brown – Phi OF $2
Hanley Ramirez – LAD SS $18 Jayson Werth – Was OF $7 A.J. Griffin – Oak P $2
Matthew Moore – TB P $16 Matt Wieters – Bal C $7 Andrew Cashner – SD P $2
Max Scherzer – Det P $16 Victor Martinez – Det C $7 Ryan Dempster – Bos P $2
Josh Hamilton – LAA OF $16 Will Middlebrooks – Bos 3B $7 Homer Bailey – Cin P $2
Aroldis Chapman – Cin P $16 Rafael Soriano – Was P $7 Derek Holland – Tex P $2
Alex Rios – CWS OF $15 Brandon Moss – Oak 1B $7 Juan Pierre – Mia OF $2
Brett Lawrie – Tor 3B $15 Pedro Alvarez – Pit 3B $7 Garrett Jones – Pit 1B $2
Billy Butler – KC 1B $15 Yonder Alonso – SD 1B $7 Alexei Ramirez – CWS SS $2
Jason Kipnis – Cle 2B $15 Jed Lowrie – Oak SS $6 Russell Martin – Pit C $2
Jose Altuve – Hou 2B $15 Daniel Murphy – NYM 2B $6 David DeJesus – ChC OF $1
Chris Davis – Bal 1B $15 Lance Lynn – StL P $6 Mark Ellis – LAD 2B $1
Anibal Sanchez – Det P $15 Fernando Rodney – TB P $6 Jhonny Peralta – Det SS $1
Carlos Santana – Cle C $15 Mark Teixeira – NYY 1B $6 Julio Teheran – Atl P $1
Allen Craig – StL 1B $15 Everth Cabrera – SD SS $6 Steve Cishek – Mia P $1
Ben Zobrist – TB 2B $15 Lance Berkman – Tex 1B $6 Nick Hundley – SD C $1
Ian Desmond – Was SS $14 A.J. Pierzynski – Tex C $6 Phil Hughes – NYY P $1
Kris Medlen – Atl P $14 Casey Janssen – Tor P $6 Corey Hart – Mil 1B $1
Gio Gonzalez – Was P $14 Danny Espinosa – Was 2B $6 Zach Cozart – Cin SS $1
Wilin Rosario – Col C $14 Jose Valverde – Det P $6 Ross Detwiler – Was P $1
Jimmy Rollins – Phi SS $14 Melky Cabrera – Tor OF $6 Evan Gattis – Atl C $1
Jean Segura – Mil SS $14 Rafael Betancourt – Col P $6 Stephen Drew – Bos SS $1
Alcides Escobar – KC SS $14 Angel Pagan – SF OF $6 Justin Ruggiano – Mia OF $1
Carlos Beltran – StL OF $14 Nick Swisher – Cle OF $6 Denard Span – Was OF $1
David Ortiz – Bos DH $14 Carlos Quentin – SD OF $6 Edinson Volquez – SD P $1
Mike Napoli – Bos C $14 Ian Kennedy – Ari P $6 Wei-Yin Chen – Bal P $1
Zack Greinke – LAD P $13 Greg Holland – KC P $6 James McDonald – Pit P $1
Johnny Cueto – Cin P $13 Ryan Vogelsong – SF P $6 Colby Rasmus – Tor OF $1
Jon Lester – Bos P $13 Jaime Garcia – StL P $6 Omar Infante – Det 2B $1
Carlos Gomez – Mil OF $13 David Freese – StL 3B $6 Kendry Morales – Sea 1B $1
Yadier Molina – StL C $13 Justin Masterson – Cle P $6 Kevin Gregg – ChC P $1
Dexter Fowler – Col OF $13 Jason Kubel – Ari OF $6 Trevor Rosenthal – StL P $1
Addison Reed – CWS P $13 Andrelton Simmons – Atl SS $5 Jason Vargas – LAA P $1
Joe Nathan – Tex P $13 Glen Perkins – Min P $5 Kelvin Herrera – KC P $1
Carl Crawford – LAD OF $13 Rickie Weeks – Mil 2B $5 Jon Jay – StL OF $1
Elvis Andrus – Tex SS $12 Miguel Montero – Ari C $5 Wade Miley – Ari P $1
Dan Uggla – Atl 2B $12 Shelby Miller – StL P $5 David Hernandez – Ari P $1
James Shields – KC P $12 Yuniesky Betancourt – Mil 2B $5 Ryan Roberts – TB 3B $1
Michael Bourn – Cle OF $12 Jose Reyes – Tor SS $5 John Axford – Mil P $1
Anthony Rizzo – ChC 1B $12 Jarrod Parker – Oak P $5 Derek Jeter – NYY SS $1
Mat Latos – Cin P $12 Chris Johnson – Atl 3B $5 Kevin Youkilis – NYY 3B $1
Doug Fister – Det P $12 Jose Fernandez – Mia P $5 Trevor Plouffe – Min 3B $1
Paul Konerko – CWS 1B $12 Roy Halladay – Phi P $5 Dustin Ackley – Sea 2B $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.

The theme of the week? Josh Hamilton. Hamilton came over to the Angels this past off season from the Texas Rangers but has struggled to get it going through the first month with his new team. He owns a .208/.252/.292  triple slash with just two home runs and nine RBI in 131 plate appearances. Some of Hamilton’s troubles seem to stem from his plate discipline. He’s swinging and missing a ton — 18.4% SwStr% — resulting in the 28.2%  K%. And Hamilton was never known for taking walks (8.2% career BB%), but even that number has dipped to 4.6% thus far in ’13. Additionally, Hamilton is hitting the ball into the ground more this year while hitting fewer line drives and fly balls.

With that said, to say owners are growing extremely impatient with their second or third round pick would be an understatement. Let’s take a look at a few deals going down involving Josh Hamilton in the fantasy baseball world:

Pretty self-explanatory here. Andrew probably could get rid of Hamilton, but just isn’t willing to sell as low as he would need to to convince another owner to take the slugger on.

Our good friend Eno experienced the same struggles. He ended up acquiring Mark Trumbo and Sergio Santos for Hamilton and Jed Lowrie. He may have overpaid a bit for Trumbo/Santos, but he sold a bit low to rid himself of the frustrations. I like the move.

Love this deal. And according to our chart, it’s perfectly even.

Again, love this deal. I would gladly take on Alex Gordon for Hamilton.

Have a question about our Week 4 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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10 Comments

  1. Jgoods
    May 5, 2013 at 7:31 am — Reply

    I got out from under Hamilton 2 weeks ago and asked for Adrian Gonzalez straight up and it was accepted.

    • May 6, 2013 at 1:57 pm — Reply

      I think that’s a good deal, but AGonz worries me as well. Not sure that power will ever come back..

  2. Steve
    May 13, 2013 at 5:30 am — Reply

    Traded Hamilton straight up for Matt Kemp

  3. alejandro
    May 24, 2013 at 8:50 am — Reply

    How about getting Hamilton for Greinke? Tnxs

    • May 24, 2013 at 11:19 am — Reply

      Seems like a fair deal if it meets both team’s needs.

      • alejandro
        May 25, 2013 at 1:36 am — Reply

        Tnxs man

  4. kyle
    May 31, 2013 at 10:40 am — Reply

    Hamilton for Grienke? Are you out of your mind!

  5. Josh
    June 16, 2013 at 6:53 pm — Reply

    Hamilton for Nate Mcclouth and Mike Leake?

    • Bob
      June 23, 2013 at 3:48 pm — Reply

      Trading away Josh Hamilton for McClouth straight up, so yeah.

      • June 24, 2013 at 8:47 am — Reply

        Oof, that hurts.

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