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July 16, 2019

Royals

Name Age Level P1 P2 Availablility Years AFV Salary Surplus Low Median High
Montgomery 29 Majors LHRP SP Medium 2.5 1.2 1.2 0 -0.2 0 0.2

Cubs

Name Age Level P1 P2 Availablility Years AFV Salary Surplus Low Median High
Maldonado 32 Majors C High 0.5 5.6 1.3 4.3 3.2 4 4.9
7 Comments
  1. John Bitzer

    We had just downgraded Montgomery a bit based on performance, but I can see the Royals wanting to buy low there for a possible flip later.

    • Gabe Todtenhausen

      Who could be involved in a possible flip in your opinion because I’m a royals fan and I honestly hate this trade even though all in all it’s decent value

      • John Bitzer

        Well, he has a good track record (at least before this year), for one. Two, reliever value is the most volatile of the positions, and that’s how we modeled him, based on his usage of late — if we had modeled him as a starter, his value would have been higher and more stable. And because starters are worth significantly more than relievers, if he turns back into a half-decent starter, the Royals can flip him down the road at a nice profit. I’m sure that’s what they’re thinking — buy low, sell high.

    • Gabe Todtenhausen

      Can I also get some trade scenarios for Billy Hamilton, Danny Duffy and Ian Kennedy if possible

      • John Bitzer

        You could do a search here on each of their names, and see the proposals on our site for each of them.

    • Will M

      It’s odd Maldonado has that much trade value consider how badly he struggled to get a job this past offseason.

      • John Bitzer

        Yes, but once he switched away from Boras and lowered his price, he got a job the next day, which suggests he took the first lowball offer he could get, and left some money (aka surplus) on the table.

        I’m keeping a close eye on glove-first catchers, overall, though, to make sure our model is consistent. If we find that they’re all a little overvalued, we’ll adjust it.

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