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.

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.

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.

The Bottom 10: Players with the lowest trade value

Who are the most immovable players on the market? And why?

Calculating values for major-leaguers

Calculating values for minor-leaguers

Applying our values to real-life trades

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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...

The Bottom 10: Players with the lowest trade value

TradesPlayersWho has the lowest trade value among all players? This is the flip side of our recent article on the highest-value players.  You also may have noticed that we have a section of our site called Highest/Lowest, which ranks every player...