This is a standard 5 x 5 roto league. My team is in 11th out of 12 places. So, now I am looking to the future.
Here are the rules for our keepers. Each team is allowed between 0 and 7 keepers. Each keeper is assigned a contract and when their contract expires, they return to the draft pool. Each team is limited to no more then 15 contract years. A keeper will cost the manager a draft pick three rounds prior to his draft position. For multi year drafts, each subsequent year player is kept, you lose a draft pick three years earlier. For example, if Joe Schmoe was drafted in 2009 in the 25th round and chosen as a keeper going into 2010 and given a four year contract, the manager would lose a draft pick in the 22nd round in 2010, 19th round in 2011, 16th round in 2012 and 13th round in 2013.
Each team also gets two minor league slots for keepers, which do not count towards the limits, so long as they start the season on the minor league roster.
So, I was approached about trading Jayson Werth, who is a current keeper and under contract for next year. Next year he will cost an 11th round draft pick.
My question is, what is Werth's worth? My roster is pretty irrelevant at this time as I am rebuilding so I will list only my keepers under contract for next year and beyond as well as the other teams roster. Advice on who I should request is greatly appreciated. Numbers in parenthesis are the draft pick round I would lose.
Freddie Freeman, expires after 2014. (17, 14, 11)
Jose Tabata, expires 2012. (17)
Jayson Werth, expires 2012. (11)
Kendry Morales, expires 2012 (14)
Jamie Garcia, expires 2012. (17)
Minor leaguers: Lonnie Chisenhall (21), Eric Thames (25).
Also: Jeremy Hellickson (24), Adam Wainwright (14), Trevor Cahill (4), JP Arenciba (27), Shin Soo Choo (1), Ryan Zimmerman (1), Neil Walker (6)
I will not list any player that will be put back into the draft pool next year.
Howard Kendrick (6)
JJ Hardy (25)
Daniel Murphy (25)
Mike Napoli (10)
Michael Bourn (7)
Travis Snider (11)
Delmon Young (under contract, expires after next season) (15)
David Freese (12)
Mitch Moreland (18)
Brian Roberts (1)
Brandon Belt (minors) (17)
Josh Beckett (5)
Dan Haren (2)
Tim Hudson (9)
Joe Nathan (under contract, expires after next season) (17)
Huston Street (7)
Matt Garza (8)
All advice appreciated.