Originally written on Pirates Prospects  |  Last updated 10/24/14
This morning Ken Rosenthal said that the Cubs were shopping David DeJesus and Nate Schierholtz. I did a trade value on Schierholtz a few weeks ago, noting that it would probably take a Grade B hitting prospect to land him. Let’s take a look at the value of DeJesus, which will provide a better opportunity to compare both players. NOTE: The purpose here isn’t to suggest the Pirates are offering this amount for these players.  The purpose is to see the value of these players, using projected values (calculated as [(WAR*$5 M) - Salary]) and prospect trade values. We use our updated values for top 100 prospects, and Victor Wang’s research on prospect values for non-top 100 prospects. Also check out our values for the prospects in the Pirates system to get an idea of what a deal would cost for the Pirates. David DeJesus Trade Value Year Salary WAR FA Value Surplus Value 2013 $4,250,000 2.0 $10,200,000 $2,000,000 2014 $6,500,000 2.0 $10,200,000 $3,700,000 TOTAL $10,850,000 4.0 $20...
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