Summer of George fantasy league trade recap

Published: Mar 03, 2015 00:16am EST
By Lance Rinker, Managing Editor for Konsume Sports

Please Note: This article was updated Mar 03, 2015 @ 12:16am EST

 

Sixteen trades were consummated before the Summer of George league’s keeper deadline, with 39 different players changing teams – and some being traded away multiple times.

Here are the ZiPS projections for the players that changed teams:

Hitters

Player

Position

PROJ R

PROJ HR

PROJ RBI

PROJ SB

PROJ OBP

Carlos Gomez

OF

87

22

72

32

.336

Joc Pederson

OF

80

22

73

20

.327

Ben Revere

OF

75

1

34

41

.331

Marcell Ozuna

OF

68

19

76

5

.308

Khris Davis

OF

65

21

59

5

.320

Adam Jones

OF

89

29

96

11

.315

Dexter Fowler

OF

62

10

39

13

.371

Giancarlo Stanton

OF

87

37

95

8

.373

Buster Posey

C

72

19

87

2

.367

Jonathan Lucroy

C

64

14

77

6

.351

Carlos Santana

C

73

23

84

4

.367

Yan Gomes

C

58

17

64

1

.313

Freddie Freeman

1B

97

22

91

3

.374

Victor Martinez

1B

58

18

79

1

.360

Jose Bautista

1B

78

29

84

6

.384

Brandon Moss

1B

66

28

77

3

.321

Jon Singleton

1B

69

22

68

3

.321

Brian Dozier

2B

86

17

67

16

.321

Jason Kipnis

2B

80

13

68

25

.330

Howie Kendrick

2B

69

10

69

11

.326

Aaron Hill

2B

57

12

59

6

.315

Kolten Wong

2B

65

11

50

21

.310

Manny Machado

3B

64

16

54

5

.323

Yasmany Tomas

3B

61

21

60

4

.322

Josh Donaldson

3B

82

26

91

7

.338

Jean Segura

SS

72

9

49

28

.318

Troy Tulowitzki

SS

66

23

70

3

.389

Elvis Andrus

SS

79

3

51

32

.328

 

Pitchers

Player

Position

PROJ IP

PROJ K

PROJ ERA

PROJ WHIP

Doug Fister

SP

165

117

3.27

1.16

Zach Britton

CL

72

61

3.24

1.22

Jacob deGrom

SP

174

159

3.30

1.22

Sonny Gray

SP

198

169

3.36

1.26

Drew Storen

CL

56

50

3.18

1.16

Drew Smyly

SP

145

139

3.27

1.13

Huston Street

CL

50

50

3.06

1.10

Jake Arrieta

SP

154

146

3.67

1.28

Aaron Sanchez

SP/RP

127

102

4.44

1.48

Adam Wainwright

SP

203

175

2.92

1.10

Noah Syndergaard

SP

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

 

The five most notable players traded were Giancarlo Stanton, Troy Tulowitzki, Buster Posey, Jose Bautista, and Josh Donaldson. Each player is the best at their respective positions, excluding Mike Trout (who was not traded), and each player you could arguably build your team around – to an extent.

Stanton was traded for Freddie Freeman, Dexter Fowler, and Aaron Sanchez.

Tulowitzki was traded for Kolten Wong, presumably for a young up-and-coming second baseman on a cheap contract, while the owner of Tulo was dumping salary.

Posey, along with the previously acquired Fowler, was traded for Jonathan Lucroy and Noah Syndergaard.

Bautista, along with Victor Martinez, was traded for Manny Machado and Noah Syndergaard.

And finally, Donaldson, along with Drew Smyly, was traded for Brandon Moss, Adam Wainwright, and Drew Storen.

Trades can be a scary thing, especially when those trades are taking place before the regular season begins, let along Spring Training. You are selling high or low based on the previous season’s performance in conjunction with what value you, as well as your trading partner, place on the players involved.

Let’s take a look at how the best three trades grade out.

Giancarlo Stanton for Freddie Freeman, Dexter Fowler, and Aaron Sanchez – A+

This is the trade that just kept giving, and giving for Grand Theft Votto. The owner of Los Peloteros got one hell of a slugger in Stanton, and the trade grades out well for him. However, the pieces GTV received in exchange for Stanton helped acquire in some way Jonathan Lucroy, Noah Syndergaard, Yasmany Tomas, Carlos Santana, Aaron Hill, Yan Gomes, and Doug Fister.

Lucroy, Santana, Hill, Fister, and Gomes are the players remaining from the original trade, or the acquisitions resulting from that original trade.

Troy Tulowitzki for Kolten Wong – A

At first glance, the average fantasy player may view this trade as a complete head scratcher. Why give Tulo away for, what seems to be, pennies on the dollar. However, with the constant uncertainty surrounding Tulo’s health (and hips), as well as his high contract value, it only makes sense to trade him for an up-and-coming potential stud second baseman.

Tulo is the absolute best shortstop out there, and that fact remains true even if you only get 90 games out of him. For the team receiving Tulo, just have a decent Plan B in place for when he inevitably goes down. However, if he doesn’t go down then you got yourself a sweetheart deal.

Wong is a player that could easily become a 20/20 second baseman this season with the St. Louis Cardinals and a consistent 20/30 player over the next five years after. He still has some work to do regarding his on-base skills, but second base is one of those positions you rarely get that combination of power and speed at outside of the top five or six players.

Jacob deGrom for Sonny Gray and Jean Segura – B

There are two other trades that could have easily been in this spot (Adam Jones for Manny Machado and Jake Arrieta, as well as Carlos Gomez for Joc Pederson) but the sheer potential a bounce-back season from Segura and a dominant one from Gray could have on Pimp DT’s team should be duly noted.

Gray, by all accounts and projection systems, should keep on keepin’ on with his dominance this upcoming season and Segura dealt with physical and mental issues last season, which makes me ignore his 2014 season altogether.

deGrom, as great as he was last season, burst onto the scene like a bat out of hell for the New York Mets but he would be hard pressed to repeat that success this season. I’m not saying he’s without talent, but we very well may have already witnessed his career year. Hitters will now have in-depth scouting reports on him, his offerings and tendencies, and will look to force him to make adjustments, as they will have already done so.

With the auction fast approaching, and just one week away, I’ll be taking a look at where each team stands as far as salary cap dollars remaining and roster spots needing to be filled within the next few days.


 

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