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2014 Fantasy Baseball, Week 1 Tools of the Trade

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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” is 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.

Player Value Player Value Player Value
Mike Trout – LAA OF $41 Jose Altuve – Hou 2B $12 Will Venable – SD OF $5
Miguel Cabrera – Det 3B $40 Shelby Miller – StL P $12 Howie Kendrick – LAA 2B $5
Paul Goldschmidt – Ari 1B $39 Carlos Santana – Cle C $12 Huston Street – SD P $5
Andrew McCutchen – Pit OF $38 Koji Uehara – Bos P $12 Alejandro De Aza – CWS OF $5
Ryan Braun – Mil OF $37 Austin Jackson – Det OF $12 Chris Johnson – Atl 3B $5
Carlos Gonzalez – Col OF $37 Yadier Molina – StL C $12 John Axford – Cle P $5
Robinson Cano – Sea 2B $36 Nelson Cruz – Bal OF $11 Tim Lincecum – SF P $4
Edwin Encarnacion – Tor 1B $35 Michael Wacha – StL P $11 Ben Revere – Phi OF $4
Clayton Kershaw – LAD P $35 Hyun-Jin Ryu – LAD P $11 Marco Estrada – Mil P $4
Troy Tulowitzki – Col SS $34 Pablo Sandoval – SF 3B $11 Alex Wood – Atl P $4
Adrian Beltre – Tex 3B $34 Joe Mauer – Min C $11 Mark Teixeira – NYY 1B $4
Chris Davis – Bal 1B $33 Hisashi Iwakuma – Sea P $11 Jake Peavy – Bos P $4
Hanley Ramirez – LAD SS $33 Matthew Moore – TB P $11 Asdrubal Cabrera – Cle SS $4
Adam Jones – Bal OF $33 Andrew Cashner – SD P $11 Evan Gattis – Atl C $4
Joey Votto – Cin 1B $33 Kyle Seager – Sea 3B $11 Chris Owings – Ari SS $4
Prince Fielder – Tex 1B $32 Joe Nathan – Det P $11 Marcus Semien – CWS SS $4
Giancarlo Stanton – Mia OF $30 Glen Perkins – Min P $11 Joakim Soria – Tex P $4
Adam Wainwright – StL P $30 Starlin Castro – ChC SS $11 Michael Brantley – Cle OF $4
Evan Longoria – TB 3B $28 Shane Victorino – Bos OF $11 Adam Lind – Tor 1B $4
David Wright – NYM 3B $28 Josh Hamilton – LAA OF $11 Ryan Howard – Phi 1B $4
Jason Kipnis – Cle 2B $28 Matt Adams – StL 1B $11 Chris Tillman – Bal P $4
Jose Fernandez – Mia P $27 Sergio Romo – SF P $11 Justin Morneau – Col 1B $4
Yu Darvish – Tex P $27 Jason Grilli – Pit P $11 Corey Hart – Sea 1B $4
Bryce Harper – Was OF $27 Brandon Phillips – Cin 2B $9 Matt Lindstrom – CWS P $4
Max Scherzer – Det P $26 Curtis Granderson – NYM OF $9 Yovani Gallardo – Mil P $4
Freddie Freeman – Atl 1B $23 Francisco Liriano – Pit P $9 Tommy Hunter – Bal P $4
Carlos Gomez – Mil OF $23 Ben Zobrist – TB 2B $9 Neil Walker – Pit 2B $4
Felix Hernandez – Sea P $23 Coco Crisp – Oak OF $9 Erick Aybar – LAA SS $4
Jacoby Ellsbury – NYY OF $22 Sonny Gray – Oak P $9 Avisail Garcia – CWS OF $3
Yasiel Puig – LAD OF $22 Jeff Samardzija – ChC P $9 Dan Haren – LAD P $3
Cliff Lee – Phi P $22 Brett Lawrie – Tor 3B $9 Jhonny Peralta – StL SS $3
Dustin Pedroia – Bos 2B $22 Brett Gardner – NYY OF $9 B.J. Upton – Atl OF $3
Jay Bruce – Cin OF $22 Jered Weaver – LAA P $9 Sergio Santos – Tor P $3
Jose Bautista – Tor OF $22 Danny Salazar – Cle P $9 Ubaldo Jimenez – Bal P $3
Justin Upton – Atl OF $21 Chase Utley – Phi 2B $9 Drew Smyly – Det P $3
Chris Sale – CWS P $21 Billy Butler – KC DH $9 Nick Markakis – Bal OF $3
Stephen Strasburg – Was P $21 Chase Headley – SD 3B $8 Jose Valverde – NYM P $3
Matt Holliday – StL OF $21 J.J. Hardy – Bal SS $8 Justin Smoak – Sea 1B $3
Madison Bumgarner – SF P $21 Doug Fister – Was P $8 Daniel Straily – Oak P $3
Justin Verlander – Det P $21 Addison Reed – Ari P $8 Nolan Arenado – Col 3B $3
Ian Desmond – Was SS $21 Daniel Murphy – NYM 2B $8 John Lackey – Bos P $3
Shin-Soo Choo – Tex OF $21 Norichika Aoki – KC OF $8 Kendry Morales – 1B $3
Alex Rios – Tex OF $20 Johnny Cueto – Cin P $8 Junior Lake – ChC OF $3
Jason Heyward – Atl OF $20 Mike Napoli – Bos 1B $8 Justin Ruggiano – ChC OF $2
Jean Segura – Mil SS $20 Anthony Cingrani – Cin P $8 Kolten Wong – StL 2B $2
Albert Pujols – LAA 1B $20 Jon Lester – Bos P $8 Miguel Montero – Ari C $2
Buster Posey – SF C $20 Salvador Perez – KC C $8 Will Middlebrooks – Bos 3B $2
Everth Cabrera – SD SS $20 Aramis Ramirez – Mil 3B $8 Tyson Ross – SD P $2
Starling Marte – Pit OF $20 Carl Crawford – LAD OF $8 Ivan Nova – NYY P $2
Eric Hosmer – KC 1B $20 Hiroki Kuroda – NYY P $8 Yordano Ventura – KC P $2
David Price – TB P $19 Aroldis Chapman – Cin P $8 Cody Asche – Phi 3B $2
Adrian Gonzalez – LAD 1B $19 Martin Prado – Ari 3B $8 Michael Olt – ChC 3B $2
Gio Gonzalez – Was P $18 CC Sabathia – NYY P $7 Matt Dominguez – Hou 3B $2
Matt Kemp – LAD OF $18 Bradley Miller – Sea SS $7 Yan Gomes – Cle C $2
Hunter Pence – SF OF $18 Adam LaRoche – Was 1B $7 Chris Carter – Hou OF $2
Wil Myers – TB OF $18 Jim Johnson – Oak P $7 Jonathan Villar – Hou SS $2
Anthony Rizzo – ChC 1B $18 Jason Castro – Hou C $7 Seth Smith – SD OF $2
Craig Kimbrel – Atl P $18 Jonathan Lucroy – Mil C $7 David Freese – LAA 3B $2
Josh Donaldson – Oak 3B $18 Jonathan Papelbon – Phi P $7 Todd Frazier – Cin 3B $2
Jordan Zimmermann – Was P $16 Steve Cishek – Mia P $7 Jurickson Profar – Tex 2B $2
Gerrit Cole – Pit P $16 Brandon Moss – Oak 1B $7 Devin Mesoraco – Cin C $2
Ian Kinsler – Det 2B $16 Rafael Soriano – Was P $7 Russell Martin – Pit C $2
Alex Gordon – KC OF $16 Clay Buchholz – Bos P $7 Jarrod Saltalamacchia – Mia C $2
Yoennis Cespedes – Oak OF $15 Justin Masterson – Cle P $7 A.J. Pierzynski – Bos C $2
Ryan Zimmerman – Was 3B $15 Lance Lynn – StL P $7 Alex Avila – Det C $2
Allen Craig – StL 1B $15 Torii Hunter – Det OF $7 Dioner Navarro – Tor C $2
Kenley Jansen – LAD P $15 R.A. Dickey – Tor P $6 Wellington Castillo – ChC C $2
Homer Bailey – Cin P $15 A.J. Burnett – Phi P $6 Yasmani Grandal – SD C $1
Matt Carpenter – StL 3B $15 Matt Garza – Mil P $6 Mike Zunino – Sea C $1
Zack Greinke – LAD P $15 Manny Machado – Bal 3B $6 Ryan Doumit – Atl C $1
Billy Hamilton – Cin OF $15 Alexei Ramirez – CWS SS $6 Carlos Ruiz – Phi C $1
Elvis Andrus – Tex SS $15 C.J. Wilson – LAA P $6 Angel Pagan – SF OF $1
Trevor Rosenthal – StL P $15 Ernesto Frieri – LAA P $6 Kelly Johnson – NYY 2B $1
Brandon Belt – SF 1B $14 Grant Balfour – TB P $6 Dan Uggla – Atl 2B $1
Anibal Sanchez – Det P $14 Andrelton Simmons – Atl SS $6 Emilio Bonifacio – ChC 2B $1
Wilin Rosario – Col C $14 Xander Bogaerts – Bos SS $6 Andre Ethier – LAD OF $1
Matt Cain – SF P $14 Jed Lowrie – Oak SS $6 Rajai Davis – Det OF $1
Mat Latos – Cin P $14 Alfonso Soriano – NYY OF $6 Grady Sizemore – Bos OF $1
James Shields – KC P $14 Leonys Martin – Tex OF $6 John Jaso – Oak C $1
David Ortiz – Bos DH $14 Anthony Rendon – Was 2B $6 Ian Kennedy – SD P $1
Mark Trumbo – Ari OF $14 Chris Archer – TB P $6 Oswaldo Arcia – Min OF $1
Jedd Gyorko – SD 2B $14 Khris Davis – Mil OF $6 Erasmo Ramirez – Sea P $1
Michael Cuddyer – Col OF $14 Casey Janssen – Tor P $6 Marlon Byrd – Phi OF $1
Greg Holland – KC P $13 Dexter Fowler – Hou OF $6 Adeiny Hechevarria – Mia SS $1
David Robertson – NYY P $13 Adam Eaton – CWS OF $6 Drew Hutchison – Tor P $1
Alexander Cobb – TB P $13 Mike Moustakas – KC 3B $6 Travis d’Arnaud – NYM C $1
Brian McCann – NYY C $13 Brian Dozier – Min 2B $6 Derek Jeter – NYY SS $1
Domonic Brown – Phi OF $13 Wilson Ramos – Was C $6 Alcides Escobar – KC SS $1
Julio Teheran – Atl P $13 Ervin Santana – Atl P $6 Rex Brothers – Col P $1
Pedro Alvarez – Pit 3B $13 Zach Wheeler – NYM P $5 LaTroy Hawkins – Col P $1
Jose Reyes – Tor SS $13 Christian Yelich – Mia OF $5 A.J. Ellis – LAD C $1
Carlos Beltran – NYY OF $13 Matt Wieters – Bal C $5 Jose Veras – ChC P $1
Masahiro Tanaka – NYY P $12 Fernando Rodney – Sea P $5 Francisco Rodriguez – Mil P $1
Jose Abreu – CWS 1B $12 Josh Reddick – Oak OF $5 Chad Qualls – Hou P $1
Desmond Jennings – TB OF $12 Nick Swisher – Cle 1B $5 Michael Pineda – NYY P $1
Jayson Werth – Was OF $12 Corey Kluber – Cle P $5 Scott Kazmir – Oak P $1
Mike Minor – Atl P $12 Jimmy Rollins – Phi SS $5 Ricky Nolasco – Min P $1
Victor Martinez – Det DH $12 Kole Calhoun – LAA OF $5 J.J. Hoover – Cin P $1
Aaron Hill – Ari 2B $12 Jim Henderson – Mil P $5 Carlos Martinez – StL P $1
Cole Hamels – Phi P $12 Michael Bourn – Cle OF $5 George Springer – Hou 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.

Have a question about our Week 1 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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