So here's the thing: I'm in an 18 team league, H2H Cats (pretty standard, with Total Bases and OBP added to hitters and Innings Pitched and Holds for pitchers) and was able to Draft Votto in the first round.
Now it seems like there are more than a few teams who would like to upgrade their 1B position. Not only do I have Votto, but I also have Berkman sitting in the OF who would, while not replacing Votto, allow me to not have someone like James Loney at 1B and provide decent numbers hopefully.
So what's the value of someone like Votto? I'm normally pretty risk averse when it comes to trading away high draft picks, but in this deep of a league I'm intrigued by what I could possibly get back. Two things to know: 1) it's a 2 player Keeper league and 2) I already have one of the best pitching staffs in the league and am trying to trade one or two pitchers for an upgrade in hitting anyway, specifically my 2B, C, and SS positions which are currently filled by Aaron Hill, Ryan Hanigan and Alcides Escobar, respectively.
So, what would you ask for Votto? Or any other Top 5-10 player for that matter? What's essential that you get back?