I am new to fantasy baseball and would like some advice on this trade: my Starlin Castro (SS) and Dan Uggla (2B) for his Asdrubal Cabrera (SS) and Clayton Kershaw (SP)
I think I might actually go for this one. I could use some star pitching and can afford to give up some HR, I think. My only hesitation is that I don't think Cabrera will have anywhere near the season he had last year. If I go by player value alone (fantasypros.com) I would wind up $10 ahead. What do you think, o wise fantasy sages?
1. League type - H2H; 10 teams 2. League settings - R/H/HR/RBI/SB; SV/W/K/ERA/WHIP 3. Entire roster - C: Miguel Montero 1B: Prince Fielder 2B: Dan Uggla 3B: Adrian Beltre SS: Starlin Castro OF: Matt Kemp OF: Justin Upton OF: Chris Young Util: Howie Kendrick (1B, 2B, OF) Bench: Michael Bourn (OF), Adam Lind (1B); Giancarlo Stanton (OF)
SP: Jon Lester SP: Adam Wainwright SP: Jordan Zimmermann SP: Shaun Marcum RP: Craig Kimbrel RP: Matt Moore (actually SP) RP: Javy Guerra P: Frank Francisco (RP) P: Chad Billingsley (SP) DL: Chris Carpenter (SP) DL: Michael Pineda (SP)
Thank you so much for your time and advice!!!
Last edited by pumbaa on Wed Apr 11, 2012 10:03 pm, edited 1 time in total.
Analyzing trades by context-neutral dollar values is a good way to get screwed. Not that this is a bad deal, but once everyone has drafted you need to start looking at trades in terms of "what does my team look like before, what does my team look like after."
In this case, if you believe (like you said) that Cabrera isn't going to come close to his 2011 season, then you'll have a mediocre SS, way less HR but a better AVG/SB from your 2B slot with Kendrick there, and one of the best pitchers in the game.
Yes I would take it.Even though your pitching is stacked, Pitching is easier to trade later to shore up any positions and Uggla, even though he gives you good HR and RBI is streaky, low batting average player. Kershaw is a legit top 5 SP.
cano your role wrote:Do you mind posting his full roster? I'm guessing he's looking to upgrade 2B and/or SS but I'm curious what his whole team looks like, to see if there are other trade options that make sense for you.
C: Buster Posey 1B: Albert Pujols 2B: Dustin Ackley 3B: Ryan Zimmerman SS: Asdrubal Cabrera OF: Jay Bruce OF: Logan Morrison OF: Desmond Jennings Util: Joey Votto BN: Freddie Freeman BN: Jimmy Rollins DL: BJ Upton
SP: Clayton Kershaw SP: Cliff Lee SP: Jered Weaver SP: Stephen Strasburg RP: Mariano Rivera RP: Rafael Betancourt RP: Joe Nathan P: Gio Gonzalez (SP) P: Ricky Romero (SP) BN: Hector Santiago (RP)