I realize this is pretty much a football site. Don’t worry. It still is.
I play fantasy baseball too. As far as I know, I’m in the longest running empire baseball league on the planet, one that is in significant danger of dying this year. Needless to say, I’ve been doing a lot of trading this year. Because in empire you want to prop up some contenders and I also want to position myself for a run in 2022. I’ve spent a lot of time looking for dynasty trade calculators and trade value charts. There are a few out there that are okay, but I still wasn’t completely thrilled as to what was available.
So, this is my labor of love, and I thought I’d share it with you, just in case you may need it.
Here’s how you use this thing.
1. Trades should equal out with fair-ish numerical value on both sides. Fifty to 100 points either way is pretty okay for the most part.
2. The preference is to offer trades with equal players on each side. While you may want to offer 4 or 5 players for Fernando Tatis, you have to understand that if you offer a 5-for-1, that your trade partner must cut four players that he may like better than the ones you’re sending him. Even number trades tend to work better.
3. It is my strong recommendation that if you make an offer for any player, the minimum that you should offer in return should begin with a player of 67% value. Example: If you’d like to acquire Mike Trout (point value of 900), the lowest you can go with the top player you’d like to send back is two-thirds of that value, or 600 in this case. So your offer for Mike Trout would begin with Aaron Judge (600) and continue with Jose Abreu (300). Trout for Judge and Abreu is a great starting point.
Sure, you could try Trout for Willson Contreras (300), Rhys Hoskins (300) and Carlos Rodon (300), and it might work… but you’re better off starting at two-thirds. You’ll usually negotiate a bit better.
I will try to give this an update or two before the MLB season is over.
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