All of that is fine, but it does make things choppy to argue the list about trade value for one guy and present value for another.
He has enough future value to offset the lack of present value IMO. I'm just a big believer that he's A) going to stick at SS, and hit. Obviously that's subjective and it does depart a little from the focus on established track record, but there ya go.
My sense is that the rest of the league values him highly too. He'd bring back far more than Gordon would in trade. Zero question.
If Javier is 16th due to trade value, then it makes no sense for Gordon to be behind Cave or Cron. I don’t want to nitpick, but this is meant to be a fun conversational piece and a lack of clear method is going to derail it. It’ll feel like some random, dumb power rankings rather than meat for good conversation. The explanations only muddle this IMO.
Edited by TheLeviathan, 28 December 2018 - 10:13 AM.