Originally posted on Fangraphs  |  Last updated 7/14/13
Next week, I’m rolling out the latest version of our annual trade value series. Before we get into this year’s list, though, I think it’s instructive to look back at where players were ranked a year ago, and see if there are any lessons to be learned from the placement of various players. I would rather learn from history than repeat it. Let’s just start with the list itself. Ranking Player Position Team 1 Mike Trout OF Angels 2 Bryce Harper OF Nationals 3 Andrew McCutchen OF Pirates 4 Evan Longoria 3B Rays 5 Giancarlo Stanton OF Marlins 6 Ryan Braun OF Brewers 7 Matt Kemp OF Dodgers 8 Stephen Strasburg SP Nationals 9 Jason Heyward OF Braves 10 Jose Bautista OF Blue Jays 11 Troy Tulowitzki SS Rockies 12 Buster Posey C Giants 13 Jered Weaver SP Angels 14 Justin Verlander SP Tigers 15 Brett Lawrie 3B Blue Jays 16 Clayton Kershaw SP Dodgers 17 Felix Hernandez SP Mariners 18 Miguel Cabrera 3B Tigers 19 Madison Bumgarner SP Giants 20 David Price
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