Potential trade targets among hitters

Jose Abreu could net you something very close to a superstar player in a trade. AP Photo/Jeff Haynes

With Eric Karabell on a well-deserved vacation this week, we've got a collection of guest bloggers filling in. Jim Bowden batted leadoff Monday, Keith Law had the honors on Tuesday and Wednesday we're joined by Tom "The Intern" Lasko, formerly of the Baseball Today podcast who blogs about baseball and can be found on Twitter @TomTheIntern.

For this post, Tom identifies trade targets among hitters by using a combination of the Player Rater to gauge current production, ZiPS projections to forecast future stats and perceived value on the fantasy trade market.

Every fantasy team owner is aware of the “buy low, sell high” strategy when executing trades. After all, fantasy baseball players are essentially commodities that can be traded like stocks. However, unlike stocks, a player’s value is not something that can be objectively measured. Each owner has a different opinion about a player’s value based on some evaluation of that player’s talent, performance or any number of factors.