Dynasty $ Values for Trades (Updated with Prospects)
Chris Clegg uses projections to build a dynasty $ value system.
This system has been a long time coming. I had the vision to build a 3-year projection system for dynasty baseball leagues to help managers understand how to value players over a several-year period.
With dynasty trade calculators being popular in the fantasy football community, I always wondered why we did not have any for the dynasty baseball fanatics.
To build the system, I began by using ZIPS projections. ZIPS not only projects for the current season, but they also have projections for two future seasons. So, I took ZIPS projections for 2023, 2024, and 2025.
From there, I modified them in an SGP calculator, changing playing time and innings pitched projections for future seasons, especially with prospects. Not all prospects are in the ZIPS projections files, which I am working on this week. I hope to put some kind of trade value on every prospect in my top 500 rankings.
The system is designed to help you make decisions in trades. I have modified prospect projections to help give a more accurate projection on them. I have also added a tab for what I call “prospect trade value.” Basically this looks at players just drafted or signed internationally that may not provide any on field production by 2025. Does that mean they don’t have dynasty value? No. Therefore this column helps add the perceived value these prospects carry in trades in dynasty.
The $ values and the trade calculator that will release at the end of the week are for Dynasty Dugout subscribers. If you are not a member and subscribe, you will get access to a spreadsheet where you can see projected $ values for 2023, 2024, and 2025. You can filter by total projected three-year value, an average of the three years, or filter just by an individual season. As it stands, there are nearly 900 players on the sheet.
As always, if you have any suggestions to improve this, please comment below and let me know your thoughts! And as a reminder, this week this sheet will be updated with more players and better-scaled $ amounts, more prospect projections, plus the trade calculator by the weeks end.
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