Brewers & Pirates




Brewers & Pirates

July 29, 2019


Name Age Level P1 P2 Availablility Years AFV Salary Surplus Low Median High
Lyles 28 Majors SP Medium 0.5 1.5 0.7 0.8 -0.5 0.8 1.5


Name Age Level P1 P2 Availablility Years AFV Salary Surplus Low Median High
Ponce Minors RHP 0.3 0.2 0.3 0.3
  1. John Bitzer

    Just logging this trade for posterity. We just updated Lyles’ number based on the 2/3 mark of the season, which took it down to 0.8 from its slightly higher previous level.

    • Mike Chevalier

      John, i’m curious why the simulator will not allow the following trade to be posted: Castillo from the Reds to the Yankees for Garcia, Florial, Siegler and Alcantara. Castillo is a total value of 60.10 and the four prospects from the Yankees total 61.10 but it comes up with a “reality check” error. Just wondering if I’m doing something wrong. Thanks for putting this site together…pretty fun to play around with.


      • John Bitzer

        It’s because we coded it with a rule that says that at least one player on the other side of the trade has to be worth 50% or greater. It’s a quality-for-quality rule. In theory, we thought that would be more realistic, since we didn’t want people trading a dollar for ten dimes.

        However, in reality, I think we’re finding that it’s too limiting, and your idea is a perfect example why. I myself was trying to propose a Syndergaard trade to the Padres that didn’t work for the same reason, so I’m a victim of my own thinking. I’ve out-thought myself! Dang it!

        Point is, we’ll change the code after the dust settles and make it more flexible down the road. Bear with us until then. Lesson learned.

        • Mike Chevalier

          John, thanks for the response! The original thinking makes complete sense, but yeah it can limit some of what could happen in real life. Maybe one player at 50% or two players for around 75% could be a good way to satisfy the “ten players worth a dime doesn’t equal one player worth a dollar” issue.

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