TRADES: We hit our 100th trade this week, and as we approach the midpoint it might be fun to start thinking about how they’ve panned out. I came up with a rough index of ASFBL productivity (see below) to evaluate the performance of each player on their new team after the trade. Sometimes the evaluation is tough because one player is immediately sent somewhere else, but its a kick to think about anyway.
The biggest trade, in terms of the productivity each team got, was actually the first. The number after the player name is the total value figure and they are totaled at the end of each line. Here’s how the players did for their new teams after the trade:
BOS gets:Jason Kipnis 79 (.341/6 HR/.510 SLG/6 net def/314 AB) Carlos Santana 7 (.215/9 HR/.355 SLG/2 net def/251 AB) Total: 86
CLE gets:Mike Napoli 0 (0 AB) Dustin Pedroia 56 (.313/15 HR/.522 SLG/5 net def/291 AB) Total: 56
Boston looks a little ahead on the face of it, but Napoli was also packaged to land Carter and Wojciehowski.
The biggest net gain went to Colorado in trade 34, and its almost entirely due to Chris Archer:
COL gets:Chris Archer 200 (1.65 ERA in 76.33 IP) Rene Rivera -32 (.169/0 HR/.231 SLG/0 net def/65 AB) Christian Bergman 54 (1.99 ERA in 22.67 IP) Daniel Fields -4 (.091/0 HR/.091 SLG/1 net def/11 AB) Jake McGee 0 (0 IP) Total: 218
TBR gets:Bartolo Colon -72 (6.16 ERA in 57.00 IP) LaTroy Hawkins 0 (0 IP) Nick Hundley -28 (.228/3 HR/.354 SLG/2 net def/158 AB) Scott Oberg 0 (0 IP) Tim Wheeler 0 (0 AB) Total: -100
You really gotta feel for Pittsburgh for the rotten luck they had in this trade; hopefully, with Peavy and Pence off the DL they’ll get something for them soon:
SFG gets:A.J. Burnett 152 (2.52 ERA in 121.67 IP) Andrew McCutchen 42 (.290/9 HR/.546 SLG/5 net def/183 AB) Total: 194
PIT gets:Jake Peavy 0 (0 IP) Hunter Pence 0 (0 AB) Total: 0
Houston wins the award for the best exchange of sub-par players; everyone involved in the trade is doing below-average but the acquired players are less bad than the ones shipped out (although it’s a little misleading since Rasmus was immediately included in another multi-player deal):
SDP gets:Sam Deduno -44 (6.11 ERA in 35.33 IP) Evan Gattis -75 (.234/10 HR/.433 SLG/-16 net def/252 AB) Colby Rasmus 0 (0 AB) Total: -119
HOU gets:Wil Myers -27 (.251/4 HR/.400 SLG/0 net def/175 AB) Derek Norris -46 (.251/5 HR/.398 SLG/-1 net def/299 AB) Dale Thayer 15 (2.91 ERA in 21.67 IP) Total: -58
The teams with the best total net gain in value through trades are: Rockies, Giants, Astros, Tigers, Nationals and Bosox. There are only 5 additional teams with a positive net gain and they are the Marlins, Dodgers, .Mariners, Braves, and Rangers.
Trade value details: Pitcher formula: LgERA/ERA * outs recorded. Batter formula: 1 pt for BB, SB, lose 1 for CS, 2 pts for single, HSP, -2 for E or bad play, 3 pts for 2B, 4 for 3B, 5 for HR. Divided by league avg per AB times AB. Net def = net defense, hit saving plays – bad plays – errors. Note that negative values indicate a below-average performance relative to the league averages.
COMMENTARY: If you were wondering whether the Met problems were pitching or hitting, 2 of their 3 wins this week were 1-0…so was one of their 3 losses…Every NL division leader went 5-1….The Brewers went 4-2 and are now +3 WOR…Miami leads the NL east with +7 WOR….the actual AL East is crazy tight but Baltimore is making it look easy and went 6-0 last week, the only perfect mark in the league…every AL division leader had 5 wins or more…Seattle leads the AL with +6 WOR…Houston is the only division leader that isn’t playing .600 or better…they moved into a dead tie with Seattle last week…Buster Posey hit .500 and led the ASFBL with 14 RBI last week…Jay Bruce hit .393 but struck out 8 times….Andrew Romine hit .478 for Detroit…Miami bullpen has allowed only 7% of runners to score…Carter Capps stranded 5 last week…Jaime Garcia pitched 18 scorelees innings for the Cards…Joe Blanton threw 16 for Kansas City.
Hope you all have a great 4th of July weekend!
FEATS AND FAILRES:
Mike Trout of LAA struck out 5 times against HOU on 6/22/2015
Johnny Giavotella of LAA struck out 4 times against HOU on 6/22/2015
Domingo Santana of HOU struck out 5 times against LAA on 6/22/2015
Preston Tucker of HOU struck out 4 times against LAA on 6/22/2015
Hank Conger of HOU struck out 4 times against LAA on 6/22/2015
Noah Syndergaard of NYM had 16 strikeouts against MIL on 6/23/2015
Nevin Ashley of MIL struck out 4 times against NYM on 6/23/2015
Eugenio Suarez of CIN had 5 hits against PIT on 6/23/2015
Nelson Cruz of SEA struck out 4 times against KCR on 6/23/2015
Brett Gardner of NYY robbed 3 hits against PHI on 6/24/2015
Bryce Harper of WAS struck out 4 times against ATL on 6/24/2015
Zack Greinke of LAD had 10 strikeouts against CHC on 6/24/2015
Kris Bryant of CHC struck out 4 times against LAD on 6/24/2015
Jay Bruce of CIN struck out 4 times against PIT on 6/24/2015
Alex Gordon of KCR struck out 4 times against OAK on 6/26/2015
Nolan Arenado of CIN robbed 3 hits against NYM on 6/27/2015
Tucker Barnhart of CIN had 5 hits against NYM on 6/27/2015
Carlos Correa of HOU had 7 RBI against NYY on 6/28/2015
Joe Blanton of KCR had 13 strikeouts against OAK on 6/28/2015
Chris Sale of CWS had 13 strikeouts against DET on 6/28/2015