Fantasy Baseball Trade Market: The Price Is Right (2013)

Fantasy Baseball Trade Market: 

The Price Is Right (2013)


By Muntradamus



Continuing the trend of unique individual Content Daily for all the non-VIP members, today I will tell you the Batters to Sell High and the Pitchers to Buy Low.

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Hunter Pence is locked and loaded.  If you throw him a mistake pitch for the rest of this week, he will hit a HR.  Pitchers are starting to be aware of this, but how much longer will it last.   Pence is on right now, and it is nice to see 3 HR/7 RBI this early in the season for a player who lost of a lot of value in 2012.  It is still important to remember he plays in SF.  Towards the end of the season once we get past Spring/Summer, it is going to be very tough to hit a HR in that cold ball park right off the ocean.

Pence only hit 3 HRs in 109 ABs last season in SF.  While it is nice to see 2 HRs in his first 19 ABs at AT&T, that trend is due to fall very quickly.  Trade while you can.


Alex Rios or Matt Kemp?

One was selected in the 1st Round, one was selected around the Top 25 OF option.

One has 4 HRs/3 SBs.  The other has Zero of each.

One has video game commercials, the other does not.

The player you think would have Rios’s numbers is Matt Kemp.  But that player is Alex Rios.  While a 25/25 season seems likely, and a 30/30 season seems possible.  I would sell Alex Rios now for a Superstar since he is playing like one.  The MLB Season is a long one, and while a Hot Streak stands out much more in Week 1- Week 2, a cold streak will come at some point and Rios will fall to his original value.

Pull the trade while you can.



Arencibia is one of the streakiest power hitting catchers in the game.  The fact he started 2013 with Power gives him prime opportunity to SELL HIGH, only if it makes sense.

If J.P. is your only catcher and your best catcher, do not trade him.

If you have a weakness and J.P. is a player sitting on the back of your roster, it is time for the classic 2-4-1 trade.  J.P. has 25+ HR potential, and it is important to keep that in mind when making a deal.  But if you need a RP or a SP, and another team needs a catcher.  It is time to pull the 2-4-1 as J.P. is coveted as a Top 10 Fantasy Catcher Fantasy Baseball wise.  I had him ranked higher than any expert, and I expect his power to continue.  But now is a good break in the action to see what you can get.



.424 Batting Average, 0 HRs.  That is the type of season Torii Hunter has screaming all over him heading into 2013.  While the batting average should be great, hitting #2 in Comerica Park where HRs are very hard to hit is the downfall to a player who is dealing with decreasing power.  Try to say that three times fast.

Torii should continue to hit for average, but 15 HRs seems to be the MAX.  On top of that this Hot Streak is carrying over from Spring Training, eventually it will come to an end, and eventually his numbers will look really bad once that batting average drops below .300.  I’m talking Waiver Wire bad.



Prado is starting the season out pretty solid.  He is hitting .275 with a HR early on.  While some fantasy owners may be happy with these numbers, the truth is Prado’s ceiling is never very high.  If he hits 20 HRs, then you got yourself a great season.  The SB’s may not reach more than 15 in Arizona, and that makes Prado very close to a 15/15 type of player.  Many fantasy owners covet him as a very valuable tool, but that was when he qualified at multiple positions.

See if you can pawn Prado off at a good rate and in return get an upgraded player.  Even try to aim for Todd Frazier who may begin to calm down for a day or two.


Hitting .480 with 1 HR already on the young season, everyone is pegging Lance Berkman as comeback king before two weeks have been completed.

While it is very possible he continues this rate and turns in a 2010 STL Cardinals season, the reality is there are plenty of 1B in the sea.  If another team is struggling at 1B, and Berkman is on the verge of playing everyday in your lineup and on the bench.  This is the time to SELL HIGH on Lance as his trade value will only stay the same from here.

Once Albert Pujols/Joey Votto/Prince Fielder start hitting HRs at will, Lance Berkman’s value will begin to drop.  Trade the 37 Year Old while you still can.



While it is great to see John Buck hitting HRs like he’s Mike Piazza.  The truth and reality for the New York Mets is that this is a MLB team that will not win more than 70 games.  Their future is in Travis d’Arnaud who is currently in the minors until June, Travis is also a catcher.

Look for the Mets to trade John Buck when the opportunity rises, and you should beat the Mets to the punch as Buck is going through a hot streak that makes his value go up by x5.  The hot streak looks much better now, than it would if it happened in the middle of the season.

Trade Buck and another player to upgrade at a position you need help in.  If Catcher is your weak spot, then keep riding out the hot streak and keep an eye on Travis in the minors.





The 27 Year Old Lefty who many thought would win the AL CY Young is having a rough start to the 2013 Season.  Price was decent against Baltimore, but CRUSHED by Cleveland and all those power righty bats.  On top of that those low-end K numbers that barely put him in the 200K consideration are really starting to shine as he only has 5 & 3 Ks to start the season.  If there was a time to buy-low, it would be after another bad start.  Which looks to be more than possible against a very hot hitting Red Sox team.  Get ready to Buy Low.



Gallardo notoriously starts season’s off exactly how 2013 is going.  But once Gallardo get’s going, he ends up with 16+ Wins/200 Ks/3.40 ERA range.  When you put it all on paper, Yovani is a Top 20 Pitcher who has yet to find his groove.  Which means now is the time to attack and grab Gallardo at his discount price.

Once Aramis and Corey Hart return, this Brewers lineup will be putting up runs with the best teams in baseball.



Dickey is getting bombed.  World War II has nothing on how hard Dickey is getting hit so far in 2013, but that could all change in a start.  The problem with Dickey in Game #1 was J.P. Arencibia dropping too many balls that seemed to be right there to grab.

In game #2 he walked right into a hot hitting Red Sox team and was simply bombed.  The 8.44 ERA looks horrible right now, but 3 good QS’s in a row and that ERA could get back down to the 3.50 ERA.  Dickey still has CY Young Potential once he get’s going, right now that Knuckle ball is not getting enough movement.  It will though.



Weaver hit’s the DL and will miss 4-6 Weeks.  While that 4-6 weeks is a painful number to his owners, it is likely only 1/6 of the season you will be missing your staff Ace.

The Angels offense has yet to find their groove, and when they do Jered will be getting automatic wins when he goes to the mound.  The injury is to his non throwing arm, which means he should be able to rebound with no hesitation when he is ready to return.  It is a long baseball season, and if Jered get’s to save his pitching arm for a little while so it can be stronger towards the end of the season.  Then so be it.  BUY LOW while you can.



Muntradamus is a Fantasy Sports Expert who specializes in Fantasy Football/Baseball/Basketball. He is currently in his second season as a Pro on FantasyPros coming off of an impressive Rookie Campaign where he landed the #10 Overall In-Season Fantasy Football Rankings Expert.  Which also included #1 WR of all Expert Sites.  He is also one of two people to qualify for allDRAFTSTREET CHAMPIONSHIPS in 2012. Most Historically, Muntradamus was the #1 Fantasy Football Expert of IDP & Overall Rankings in One Week, first and only time in Fantasy Sports History.


  1. How high ranked of a player do you think you’d need to give up to grab any of these ptichers?

  2. Looking to trade Arencibia since I already have Rosario. I’m probably looking for either a starting pitcher or a closer. I am willing to do a two-for-one deal, so who should I target? Here are my pitchers as of right now.

    Jered Weaver
    C.J. Wilson
    Max Scherzer
    Tim Hudson
    Ian Kennedy
    Lance Lynn

    Casey Jannsen
    Jim Henderson
    Ryan Madson
    Jose Valverde

  3. Also might need a SS if Aybar gets put on the disabled list. My other SS, Hanley Ramirez, is also on the DL.

  4. Brendan
    I just started looking into teams for a trade. Same catchers u have. My first step is to look into teams needing a catcher. They may be more willing. And see who they have, that might decide who to target

  5. Two teams im looking at. One team has Dicky and the other has weaver. Thinking of trying straight up since I have Ortiz on DL.

  6. Brendan, you need saves, target average closers. Nobody is gonna break out a star like Weaver or Dickey. So you target guys with upside: Medlen, Maholm, H Street, Betancourt, something in that range would be a steal, don’t forget to see what you can just get from the wire.

  7. You would need to pull a 2-4-1 trade with a solid hitter and a solid pitcher.

    Mike Morse/Matt Moore for David Price type of deal would work.

  8. If you can trade J.P. and C.J. Wilson. You could probably target Yovani Gallardo and steal him away.

    J.P. is good, C.J. Wilson is good.

    But Gallardo is a Top 20 SP when all is said and done.

  9. 5×5 12 team Keeper League….who wins?

    Team A: Longoria/Harvey/Lawrie

    Team B: Braun/Gio Gonzalez/Michael Young

    I have Team A now with the offer for B and I have Hanley Ramirez waiting on the DL to come take back 3B if I took the trade.

    Can Harvey keep it up? Is Lawrie close to a 20/20 lock?

    I took your advice and sold, after a good 1st start, Jake Peavy for RA Dickey straight up but this one could make or break it all. My other OFs are Harper/Ellsbury/Marte. What do you think?

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