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Calculating trade value: Garrett Jones edition

Calculating trade value: Garrett Jones edition

Yesterday, I took a look at Paul Maholm's potential value on the trade block in preparation for the upcoming July 31st deadline. Garrett Jones is another player that may be available for the right price. Some reports have indicated that the Angels are interested in Jones, although the Pirates claim there has never been an inquiry. So what should we expect in return for Jones?

Since Jones is not locked up to a multi-year deal like Maholm, let’s start by projecting his performance. Due to his late major league arrival, Jones is in a bit of a unique situation. Although he is under team control through the 2014 season, he is already approaching the age in which players generally decline. Jones recently turned 29, and he will be 33-years-old when he reaches free agency. As for his projected performance, Jones’ updated ZiPS projection has him finishing the season with a .340 wOBA. Assuming he remains at first base for the rest of 2010 and continues playing about league average defense, th...

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Matt has covered the Pirates at Wait ‘Til Next Year, Pittsburgh Lumber Co. and now Pirates Prospects. He served as Pirates team expert for Heater Magazine in 2009 and 2010 and has contributed to Graphical Player 2009, 2010 and 2011. Matt was also the editor of the 2011 and 2012 Pirates Prospects Annuals.

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