802GREENS wrote:Ok guys, I need some advice on this one. Ive always had trouble trying to weigh a hitters value vs. a pitchers value in trades. Like for example how would you weigh Buster Posey vs. David Price? How do you all do it?? Any and all opinions would be great thanks!
There's too many factors to figure in before answering a question like that. Type of league, scoring, whats available on the FA market, your team's strengths and weaknesses, etc. Basically I look at it from a fantasy WAR perspective. Who is your best backup option at C if you lose Posey and who does Price end up replacing (if anyone) in your lineup.
If Soto is your best backup at C and Price replaces Bucholz for example, take account into what you lose and gain in the trade and if that makes your team more balanced/competitive it could help you.
I have a team that's ridiculously loaded in hitting, and I have guys like Bonifacio and David Ortiz on my bench, who are worth starting in this league. Someone just offered me Kershaw for Hamilton. Losing Hamilton means I get to play Ortiz at DH, as I shift Cespedes into my OF. Kershaw joins a pitching staff that has Beachy as my ace, followed by Luebke, Lynn, Sale, Peavy and Santana. While these low cost pitchers are doing well, I don't expect them all to continue on their current pace and would like to offset any future blowups with a stud SP like Kershaw.
Hope this helped.