Note: Yes! There are negative auction values. While you will never get money back, this shows you where you can lose value (i.e. players that actually carry negative ROI).
Movement as of March 20
Ryan McMahon, COL, 1B – DOWN – With David Dahl crushing the ball again and the re-signing of Carlos Gonzalez, McMahon is heading to Triple-A to start the year despite having a terrific bat.
Justin Turner, LAD, 3B – DOWN – Obviously moves down to injury. Projections drop to just under 3/4 of the previous levels.
Jorge Polanco, MIN, SS – DOWN – Missing half the season to a PED suspension. Whoops.
Domingo Santana, MIL, OF – UP – Playing time isn’t in question, nor is his ability to replicate his 2017 season. Still one of the better early values in drafts.
Michael Conforto, NYM, OF – UP – Ahead of schedule, and even five months of Conforto will be better than most outfielders.
Mitch Haniger, SEA, OF – DOWN – I still believe in the ability, but Haniger looks lost this spring. His job is secure, but he could start slow.
Jorge Soler, KC, OF – UP – It’s the summer of Jorge! He was already primed to finally come through on his talent and now he doesn’t have to worry about playing time if struggling, as Jorge Bonifacio was popped for PEDs.
Shohei Ohtani, LAA, SP – DOWN – I still expect Ohtani to be a quality starter, but his spring has been quite miserable.
Masahiro Tanaka, NYY, SP – DOWN – As has Tanaka’s. Consistency was already an issue for Tanaka, and now getting batters out is another.
Lucas Giolito, CHW, SP – UP – Giolito was once one of top prospects in baseball. That talent looks to be finally clicking.
Jake Junis, KC, SP – UP – It is “just spring” but few pitchers have impressed more.
Blake Parker, LAA, RP – DOWN – Is he trying to lose the closer’s gig before the season even starts?