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May 19, 2017

TDGX Transactions

Week 7

by J.J. Jansons


The Dynasty Guru Experts League is a 20-team (40-man roster) 5x5 rotisserie dynasty league founded by BP managing editor Bret Sayre in 2014. It is intended to satisfy the deep-league needs of all, down to just the right amount of Alexi Amarista. We roster 23 starters (C/1B/2B/3B/SS/MI/CI, along with two additional utility hitters, five outfielders and nine pitchers). We also roster seven bench slots and have 10 spots designated for minor leaguers, although a quick scan of the league finds that most teams utilize most of their bench spots for additional prospects. That means that there are an additional 100-120 prospects that are rostered above the 200 spots reserved for them.

These write-ups are intended to pair nicely with Mike Gianella’s Expert FAAB Review, as we will look at each week’s TDGX free-agent acquisitions, as well as include thoughts on every major trade that occurs during the season. The yearly budget for free-agent transactions is $100, with $0 bids allowed for major leaguers and prospects.

This installment covers the Week 6 and Week 7 FAAB period, along with any trades that have taken place over the past week.

Trades

Hector Neris (RP)—Phillies to Craig Goldstein—Baseball Prospectus/TDG
Carter Kieboom (SS)—Nationals to D.J. Short—Rotoworld

Week 6 FAAB Transactions

Tommy Pham (OF)—Cardinals (Won for $8) by J.J. Jansons—Baseball Prospectus/The Dynasty Guru

Pham was coming off his two-homer, one-stolen base game against the Braves on May 7 when I grabbed him, as I was desperate for outfield help. Those two home runs gave him a total of three in his first three games in the majors this season, and he has gone on to hit zero since. At least he’s swiped two bases (in four attempts) in his past four games, along with adding four RBIs. He’s also batted second in the Cardinal order in four of his past five starts, and while trying to figure out what Mike Matheny is thinking most/any of the time is impossible, I think there’s a real chance that Pham sticks around and plays quite a bit over the rest of the season, even when Jose Martinez and Stephen Piscotty return to the lineup.

Scott Feldman (SP)—Reds (Won for $7) by Bret Sayre—Baseball Prospectus

Yanio Perez (OF)—Rangers (Won for $7) by Greg Wellemeyer—Baseball Prospectus

Perez, a 21-year old Cuban signed by the Rangers last September for $1.1 million, has been absolutely crushing the ball at Low-A Hickory this season after not playing in an organized league since 2014 (in Cuba). Perez has eight home runs, and quite surprisingly has stolen three bases, while posting a stellar .354/.430/.600 line over his first 151 plate appearances. Perez has been scooped up in every league that I’m in that rosters more than 200 prospects, but he’s going to have to prove it at a more age-appropriate level before I’m buying him as anything more than this year’s Andy Ibañez. I’m skeptical that his hit tool is going to translate nearly as well as he climbs to a more age-appropriate level, but for a nominal $7 investment, Wellemeyer might very well be able to spin him into something more useful prior to that happening.

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