The MLB trade deadline is past and most fantasy leagues trade deadlines are coming up. Time to see the fall-out from the MLB trades have had on your team.
Some teams trade players to open up spots (and get back more prospects) for young prospects to be able to come up and play, which leads to the prospects are coming!
Which players have gained and lost value in fantasy baseball because of being traded to a different situation or having someone traded for or away that changed their situation. 2016 MLB Trade Deadline: Biggest winners, loser for fantasy baseball.
He just keeps on hitting, but will Carlos Beltran be the newest Power Ranger. Will the change of scenery be enough for Francisco Liriano? Is landing Matt Moore a home run for the Giants? It sure can’t hurt to pitch in San Francisco and the NL West. No it isn’t Jonathan Lucroy closing for the Rangers, but his trade is going to cause some closer confusion in Texas for sure.
The Cubs wanted to land an outfield bat but did the Mets land a big bat at the deadline or did the Dodgers get the big bat the Cubs wanted in Josh Reddick along with Rich Hill to try and patch the Dodgers holes?
Lots of movement over the last few weeks, time to check out the updated Closer Depth Chart. It is always useful and a place to check for the next great closer. A bevy of new closers and the return of Jose Berrios.
Here is the ESPN Player Rater that does use just the stats from this season. It is based on the ESPN standard league point system.
This is a weekly must read, going forward rankings on ESPN. This comes out mid-week and always worth checking out.
MLB Best of Last Week
Each week we will review the best performances of the week in all of MLB.
- Miguel Cabrera: 41 pts (4 HR, 9 RBI, 7 R)
- Mitch Moreland: 40 pts (5 HR, 9 RBI, 6 R)
- Martin Prado: 35 pts (2 HR, 3 2B, 8 RBI, 6 R)
- Adam Jones: 35 pts (3 HR, 2B, 8 RBI, 5 R)
Miguel Cabrera keeps proving me wrong, but that’s ok, I still stand by where I rank him in the draft as he is an injury risk. But when he is in the lineup he hits, four home runs by my account last week enough to lead all batters with 41 points. Mitch Moreland is available in most leagues but this past week would have been a good time to own and start him as he hit five home runs and put up 40 points. Martin Prado is still producing decently and just like any other Major League player, can still have a big week and Adam Jones keeps working his way back up points list by having big weeks. Jones has only been under 20 points for a week one time since the first week of May. If you bought low on him, you did well.
Top Two Start Pitchers
- Justin Verlander: 54 pts (2 GS, 15 IP, 16 K, 2 W)
- Tyler Skaggs: 47 pts (2 GS, 12.1 IP, 13 K, W)
- Aaron Sanchez: 44 pts (2 GS, 14 IP, 10 K, W)
- Ervin Santana: 41 pts (2 GS, 15 IP, 10 K, W)
- Jerad Eickhoff: 37 pts (2 GS, 12 IP, 9 K)
I still remember the dominate Justin Verlander and love when he has good week. This week he had a great week, easily outdistancing the rest of the pitchers with 54 points. Tyler Skaggs has pitched two games this year and has 47 points. If he is available in your league, I would add him. Aaron Sanchez keeps dominating hitters. Now what do the Blue Jays do? How do you move him to the bullpen when he is your best starting pitcher on the team. I know it is hard to do, but when teams want to limit a young guys innings, why don’t they sign a veteran to pitch the first 2-3 months and let the young arm pitch in relief and work his way up to starting and taking over the rotation spot, thus saving the innings for the second half of the season. They may need the vet all year if they have other injuries or they could flip him in a trade. The last two here are at opposite ends of their careers. Ervin Santana is doing for the Twins, what Edwin Jackson was signed to do for the Cubs, pitch every fifth day and keep the team in the game. Santana has done a much better job for the Twins, than EJAX did. Jerad Eickhoff is looking like the real deal for the Phillies. If not for a rain delay he may have led the week in points for pitchers as he was at just 51 pitches at the time of the delay.
Top One Start Pitchers
- Gerrit Cole: 34 pts (1 GS, 9 IP, 6 K, W)
- Wade Miley: 32 pts (1 GS, 7 IP, 9 K, W)
- Cole Hamels: 31 pts (1 GS, 8 IP, 12K, W)
- J.A. Happ: 30 pts (1 GS, 7 IP, 11 K, W)
- Junior Guerra: 30 pts (1 GS, 8.2 IP, 5 K, W)
Gerrit Cole is the only guy from the Pirates Opening Day rotation that has pitched well and that is why he is being surrounded by young stud arms. Wade Miley pitched his way out of Seattle and landed in Baltimore with a very good outing over the weekend. Cole Hamels didn’t throw a no-hitter this year leading up to the trade deadline but did strike out 12 while J.A. Happ struck out 11 on his way to a win. Junior Guerra has had a long road to the majors and was a waiver wire pick-up after last season. At 31 years old, he has found a home and is pitching very well this season with a 2.70 ERA, 1.05 WHIP and a 7-2 record. Kind of surprised the Brewers didn’t sell high on him.
- Alex Colome: 37 pts (3.2 IP, 6 K, 4 Saves)
- Jim Johnson: 34 pts (4 IP, 5 K, 4 Saves)
- Jeremy Jeffress: 32 pts (4.1 IP, 5 K, 4 Saves)
- Carlos Estevez: 27 pts (3 IP, 3 K, 3 Saves)
- Tony Cingrani: 26 pts (3 IP, 4 K, 3 Saves)
All the top closers listed here … maybe not. Once again, not one of the highly coveted on draft day, elite closers made the Top Closers list.
Chicago Cubs Batters
- Ben Zobrist: 28 pts (3B, 3 2B, 4 RBI, 5 R)
- Javier Baez: 27 pts (2 HR, 2B, 6 RBI, 4 R, SB)
- Kris Bryant: 25 pts (HR, 2 2B, 3 RBI, 3 R, SB)
- Anthony Rizzo: 19 pts (2 2B, 4 RBI, 3 R, SB)
- Addison Russell: 19 pts (HR, 2B, 7 RBI, 2 R)
- Jason Heyward: 18 pts (HR, 2 2B, 3 RBI, 3 R)
- Dexter Fowler: 16 pts (RBI, 6 R, SB)
- Miguel Montero: 10 pts (2B, 3 R)
- David Ross: 8 pts (HR, RBI, 2 R)
- Chris Coghlan: 8 pts (2 RBI, 2 R)
- Matt Szczur: 4 pts (R)
- Wilson Contreras: 4 pts (RBI)
- Tommy La Stella: 2 pts
We will take a 4-3 week as this week felt worse for sure. Very nice to see Ben Zobrist get back to hitting and Javier Baez is going to be a stud on offense and defense. Kris Bryant and Anthony Rizzo had decent weeks and Addison Russell keeps showing us stretches of the hitter we all know is coming soon. Jason Heyward is starting to take better swings and all of his hard work is starting to pay off.
- Jake Arrieta: 27 pts (2 GS, 13 IP, 10 K)
- Jason Hammel: 25 pts (1 GS, 7 IP, 7 K, W)
- Jon Lester: 25 pts (1 GS, 6 IP, ,7 K, W)
- John Lackey: 21 pts (1 GS, 6 IP, 4 K, W)
- Kyle Hendricks: 11 pts (1 GS, 5.2 IP, 7 K)
- Brian Matusz: -8 pts (1 GS, 3 IP, 2 K)
The rotation is starting to get back to where the Cubs were earlier in the season and it’s time for Jake Arrieta to go back to being one of the elite studs in the league. I was all for giving Brian Matusz a start (maybe would have done it on Monday instead of Sunday night baseball on national TV) but definitely didn’t recommend using in fantasy baseball for that start.
- Hector Rondon: 19 pts (4.1 IP, 2 K, W)
- Aroldis Chapman: 19 pts (3.2 IP, 6 K, Save)
- Carl Edwards Jr.: 13 pts (2.2 IP, 6 K)
- Pedro Strop: 11 pts (3.2 IP, 3 K)
- Justin Grimm: 7 pts (2.1 IP, 2 K)
- Travis Wood: 3 pts (2.2 IP, 2 K)
- Joe Nathan: 2 pts (1 IP, K)
- Mike Montgomery: 1 pt (3.1 IP, 4 K)
The bullpen put up some points this week and is rounding into to shape for the post season.
CCO Fantasy Leagues
Five weeks left in the regular season, the trade deadline is coming fast – Friday August 19, 11:00am CDT
CCO Fans Trades Last Week
• Oregon Coastal Cubbies traded Kris Bryant, Yasmany Tomas, Carlos Carrasco and Jon Gray to Dock Ellis D for Xander Bogaerts, Maikel Franco, Danny Duffy, Archie Bradley and Max Kepler
CCO Trades Last Week
• Team Theo traded Nick Markakis, Madison Bumgarner and James Shields to Kentucky Ripsnorter for Chris Davis, Danny Salazar, and Francisco Liriano
CCO Auction Keeper Trades Last Week
• Oregon Coastal Cubbies traded Melvin Upton Jr to Chris Kulawik’s Crushers for Joe Panik
• BigJon’s Clubber Lang’s traded Ian Desmond to Twinkle Twinkle No More Starlin for Yoenis Cespedes and Dexter Fowler
• Oregon Coastal Cubbies traded Cheslor Cuthbert, Max Kepler, Kenta Maeda, Drew Pomeranz, Joe Panik to Bull Pen MacGyvers for Jose Altuve, Adrian Beltre, Jeremy Jeffress, Felix Hernandez and Yasiel Puig
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