The 2017 Empire League Trade Value Chart
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But what about when one of us ranks a player Alec Hansen 38 and the other lists him at 74? How do you reconcile one list having a player Jack Flaherty at 67 and the other list not having that player at all? You get on the phone or you hop on gchat and you hash it out, is the answer, and you involve a heavy does of outside critique as well thanks, Craig.
It keeps us honest. It teaches us a few new things. Yes, we only had seven players among the first 90 — for the last 10 we just hand pick favorites ranked more than 25 spots away from each other on our initial lists. Why are we telling you this and why should you care? We talk a lot. We have some of the same sources. The overlap is inevitable. There are sleepers galore.
There are a few list-specific disclaimers to go over before we jump in. Additionally, home parks and organizational strengths need to be factored in, just as when we are talking about a major-league player. Most importantly, the intention of this list is to balance the upside, probability, and proximity of these players to an active fantasy lineup.
Also, you will find a fantasy overview, which summarizes how many categories each player will be useful in, along with any that carry impact. For instance, impact in home runs roughly equates to the potential to hit 30, impact in steals is 25, and impact for strikeouts is the potential to punch out Properly appreciated Starling Marte is too apt to change Realistic Floor: The Miguel Cabrera career path Realistic Floor: A homer outfielder who stalls out as an OF3.
Jose Ramirezminus or-so steals Realistic Floor: I think we said Starlin Castro last year, but… Starlin Castro. Prime Ian Desmond with more walks Realistic Floor: Nick Senzel3B, Reds Age: Anthony Rendon Realistic Floor: An SP1 who could have been so much cooler if he was a full-time hitter too Realistic Floor: An SP3 who could have been so much cooler if he was an SP1. Mitch Haniger with better pedigree. Do you like what Luis Severino just did?
Taller Chris Archer Realistic Floor: Tyler Glasnow seems a little harsh, but you get the picture. Francisco MejiaC, Indians Age: The reason Craig continues to draft so many catchers Realistic Floor: Tyler Flowersif you believe his was real.
Our top dynasty prospect in Realistic Floor: Pick any seemingly good hitter we whiffed on … Oswaldo Arcia? Keston Hiura2B, Brewers Age: The good Daniel Murphy with a touch more power Realistic Floor: Not a threat to hit. Lorenzo Cain Realistic Floor: No one will care how his last name is pronounced anymore. Scott Kingery2B, Phillies Age: What Whit Merrifield just did Realistic Floor: What Cesar Hernandez just did.
What if Tim Anderson never gets better …. Prime Jean Segura Realistic Floor: Who Xander Bogaerts has been to this point. A consistent top starting pitcher Realistic Floor: A consistent top starting pitcher. Willie CalhounHitter, Rangers Age: Corey Dickerson with a few years of 2B eligibility Realistic Floor: Michael Fulmer Realistic Floor: Robbie Ray Realistic Floor: Jake Lamb Realistic Floor: Carl Crawford in a better ballpark Realistic Floor: Cameron Maybin in any ballpark.
Best known for his screwball Realistic Floor: Only known for his screwball. A genuine, bona fide fantasy SP1 Realistic Floor: We may just stop ranking pitchers altogether. The right-handed Danny Duffy Realistic Floor: A younger Jose Reyes without the pop Realistic Floor: Who we want Lewis Brinson to be Realistic Floor: Brett Gardner in his 30s.
Ryan Mountcastle3B, Orioles Age: Kyle Seager with a better average Realistic Floor: CrawfordSS, Phillies Age: Asdrubal Cabrera Realistic Floor: Jhonny Peralta Realistic Floor: Jorge AlfaroC, Phillies Age: A top fantasy catcher with plus bombs annually Realistic Floor: Patience is not always a virtue.
Manny Margot with a touch more power Realistic Floor: Cory Spangenberg with a touch more power. Prime Nick Markakis Realistic Floor: Errr … the average Nick Markakis? An oft-injured Kole Calhoun. Apollo 11 Realistic Floor: An SP2 who can consistently punch out way more than he weighs Realistic Floor: A taller Carl Edwards. Adam Jones without the steals Realistic Floor: The next Eloy Jimenez Realistic Floor: Hanging out with Sea Ghosts. Dexter Fowler with 80 percent of the on-base ability.
Corey Seagerif he never got better as if he has to Realistic Floor: A borderline top third baseman without the power you want. Right-handed Travis Shaw Realistic Floor: Less athletic Will Middlebrooks. Keibert RuizC, Dodgers Age: The next Francisco Mejia Realistic Floor: Another lesson in avoiding catcher prospects.
David Peralta Realistic Floor: David Peralta after eating Skyline Chili. Whenever he stays healthy Realistic Ceiling: People will finally stop worrying about his draft-season performance Realistic Floor: Marcell Ozuna-light Realistic Floor: A fitted beige suit Realistic Floor: An off-the-rack beige suit. Miguel Andujar3B, Yankees Age: Eddie Rosario at third base Realistic Floor: