Most Likely to be Traded: Position Players

With the trade deadline approaching, we’re doing a three-part series looking at which players might be shopped on the market. First up: which hitters are most likely to change teams, and why?

Got a trade proposal?

Imagine you’re the GM of your favorite team. Who are you trading this season? Use our popular trade simulator to figure out a fair deal.

Values have been updated: whose changed the most?

We’ve changed the numbers for all major leaguers based on the new shortened season. Some big names lost a lot of trade value.

The BTV Podcast: How trade values have changed

With the return of baseball comes the return of our podcast series. In this episode, we analyze the first real trade of the returned season, discuss the reasons behind certain star players’ change in value, and break down the trade of the week.

Did any of the released minor leaguers have trade value?

If our model is right, most of the valuations of these players should be at or near zero.

The top 10 relievers by trade value

Relievers are a volatile bunch, and sometimes the biggest names are not the most expensive in trade. But there’s a clear No. 1 this year.

Calculating values for major-leaguers

Calculating values for minor-leaguers

Applying our values to real-life trades

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Most Likely to be Traded: Position Players

TradesPlayersWith the Aug. 31 trade deadline approaching, we’re taking a look at which MLB-level players might be shopped on the market. In part one of this three-part series (the next two will focus on starting pitchers and relievers), we focus on...

Values have been updated: whose changed the most?

TradesPlayersSo now we know: 60 games. Pro-rated salaries. That means that, for virtually all major-league players, they have new trade values. And you’ll see that a lot of them changed dramatically. As a reminder: Trade value = estimated field value...

Did any of the released minor leaguers have trade value?

TradesPlayersSadly, MLB teams have been releasing minor leaguers in droves recently. Our reaction here is to, first, update their statuses (if they’re in our database at all); and second, check the player’s valuations. After all, if teams were...