Aug 2, 2013; Miami, FL, USA; Miami Marlins starting pitcher Jose Fernandez (center) celebrates with right fielder Giancarlo Stanton (left) after defeating the Cleveland Indians 10-0 at Marlins Park. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports
Every July, Dave Cameron of Fangraphs does his trade value list, an exercise to figure out which Major League baseball has the most trade value and could bring the most talented returns to their respective teams.
Cameron makes the list with the help of Dan Szymborski, who appeared on FishCast a few weeks ago, and his ZiPS 5-year projection.
"As a reminder, in addition to the player’s biographical information, I’ve added a summary of his contract situation, and as a new feature this year, Dan Szymborski has provided me with five year ZIPS forecasts for all of the players on the list, which I’ve listed along with their 2016 projection. Of course, not every player listed is under control for the next five years — some are locked up well beyond that time frame — but this should offer you a pretty decent view of what a player is expected to do both in the short-term and the longer-term, according to Dan’s forecasting system."
The value of a player is based on future projections as well as surplus value, based on how much value a said player brings to the club.
Jose Fernandez and Giancarlo Stanton were joined by outfielder Christian Yelich on the top 50 trade value list this season. All three Marlins players are in the top 30 and should be the 3 lone Miami Marlins on the list.
Let’s take a quick look at where each player ranks and see if Dave got their value right.
Next: Christian Yelich