Fantasy Baseball Rotisserie Trade Chart: How far has Jake Arrieta fallen in the top 250?

In a season full of pitching disappointments, I'm not sure any healthy pitcher has inspired more angst in Fantasy owners than Jake Arrieta. Scott White wrote about it a week ago, and Arrieta did nothing to quell his owners' fears in his following start. 

While Arrieta struggled in 2016, this doesn't really look like that. His control has been better but he's lost velocity and had terrible luck. His 5.44 ERA is more than a run higher than his FIP (4.17), xFIP (3.74) and SIERA (3.60). Arrieta's K/BB ratio (3.77) is in the same range as Dallas Keuchel, but a .355 BABIP allowed and 1.61 HR/9 means he's performed much worse.

I haven't completely flipped out on Arrieta, but I don't know how you could be without concern. That's why I dropped him outside of my top 12. Even with that drop, I'm guessing I'm higher on him than the struggling Arrieta owner in your league. So yes, I'm buying low on him. How low? Let's see what the readers have been able to pull off.

Tony, my man...killing it. I love both of these trades, but let's focus on the Arrieta side. The trade chart scores this a 24-5 win for you, and I don't believe that's overstating it. You're trading a pair of replacement level Fantasy assets for a pitcher who I recently dropped to 15th. This is how you buy low. Grade: A+

Once again, yes! Especially considering Arrieta has struggled this year and is still arguably been better than Quintana. Unless there is an injury, I view Quintana as close to Arrieta's floor over a full season, and there's little doubt who has more upside. Grade: A-

I wanted to include one non-Arrieta trade because this one is really fun. Obviously when you're getting three good players the trade chart is going to like your side more. In this case it views the trade as a 58-40 win. At the same time, I've told you that's one of the faults of a trade chart. I think the league size really matters here. In a 12-team standard Roto league, I'm giving this a solid B. You're getting three players who make you better offensively and giving up one pitcher. Grade: B

Roto Trade Chart
Rank Player Team Value
1 Mike Trout LAA (CF) 50
2 Nolan Arenado COL (3B) 45
3 Mookie Betts BOS (RF) 45
4 Bryce Harper WAS (RF) 45
5 Jose Altuve HOU (2B) 45
6 Paul Goldschmidt ARI (1B) 43
7 Kris Bryant CHC (3B) 43
8 Joey Votto CIN (1B) 43
9 Anthony Rizzo CHC (1B) 43
10 Manny Machado BAL (3B) 42
11 Clayton Kershaw LAD (SP) 40
12 Charlie Blackmon COL (CF) 40
13 Corey Seager LAD (SS) 39
14 Chris Sale BOS (SP) 39
15 Max Scherzer WAS (SP) 37
16 George Springer HOU (RF) 37
17 Freddie Freeman ATL (1B) 37
18 Daniel Murphy WAS (2B) 34
19 Carlos Correa HOU (SS) 33
20 Nelson Cruz SEA (DH) 33
21 Francisco Lindor CLE (SS) 32
22 Giancarlo Stanton MIA (RF) 32
23 Jacob deGrom NYM (SP) 32
24 Brian Dozier MIN (2B) 32
25 Matt Kemp ATL (RF) 32
26 A.J. Pollock ARI (CF) 32
27 Yu Darvish TEX (SP) 32
28 Stephen Strasburg WAS (SP) 32
29 Ryan Braun MIL (LF) 25
30 Wil Myers SD (1B) 25
31 Johnny Cueto SF (SP) 25
32 Edwin Encarnacion CLE (DH) 25
33 Miguel Cabrera DET (1B) 25
34 Corey Kluber CLE (SP) 24
35 Jon Lester CHC (SP) 24
36 Chris Archer TB (SP) 24
37 Carlos Martinez STL (SP) 24
38 Matt Carpenter STL (3B) 24
39 Zack Greinke ARI (SP) 24
40 Dallas Keuchel HOU (SP) 24
41 Buster Posey SF (C) 24
42 Robinson Cano SEA (2B) 24
43 Jake Arrieta CHC (SP) 24
44 Carlos Carrasco CLE (SP) 24
45 Justin Verlander DET (SP) 24
46 Trea Turner WAS (CF) 24
47 Miguel Sano MIN (3B) 24
48 Eric Thames MIL (LF) 24
49 Xander Bogaerts BOS (SS) 24
50 Jean Segura SEA (2B) 24
51 Aaron Judge NYY (RF) 24
52 Mark Trumbo BAL (RF) 24
53 Ian Desmond COL (CF) 24
54 J.D. Martinez DET (RF) 24
55 Michael Brantley CLE (LF) 20
56 Yoenis Cespedes NYM (LF) 20
57 Khris Davis OAK (LF) 20
58 Wade Davis CHC (RP) 18
59 Aroldis Chapman NYY (RP) 18
60 Kenley Jansen LAD (RP) 18
61 Craig Kimbrel BOS (RP) 17
62 Jonathan Lucroy TEX (C) 17
63 Gerrit Cole PIT (SP) 17
64 Lance McCullers HOU (SP) 17
65 Josh Donaldson TOR (3B) 15
66 David Price BOS (SP) 15
67 Chris Davis BAL (1B) 15
68 Andrew McCutchen PIT (CF) 15
69 Adam Jones BAL (CF) 15
70 Carlos Gonzalez COL (RF) 15
71 Christian Yelich MIA (LF) 15
72 Billy Hamilton CIN (CF) 15
73 Gary Sanchez NYY (C) 15
74 Gregory Polanco PIT (RF) 15
75 Justin Upton DET (LF) 15
76 Jose Ramirez CLE (3B) 15
77 Andrew Benintendi BOS (LF) 15
78 Masahiro Tanaka NYY (SP) 15
79 Kyle Schwarber CHC (LF) 15
80 James Paxton SEA (SP) 15
81 Odubel Herrera PHI (CF) 15
82 Kyle Seager SEA (3B) 15
83 Carlos Santana CLE (DH) 14
84 Jose Quintana CHW (SP) 14
85 Danny Duffy KC (SP) 14
86 Michael Fulmer DET (SP) 14
87 Aledmys Diaz STL (SS) 13
88 Danny Salazar CLE (SP) 13
89 Ryan Zimmerman WAS (1B) 13
90 Cody Allen CLE (RP) 13
91 Dee Gordon MIA (2B) 12
92 Mark Melancon SF (RP) 12
93 Salvador Perez KC (C) 12
94 Marcell Ozuna MIA (CF) 12
95 Michael Conforto NYM (LF) 12
96 Lorenzo Cain KC (CF) 12
97 Rougned Odor TEX (2B) 12
98 Ian Kinsler DET (2B) 12
99 Jonathan Villar MIL (SS) 12
100 Jose Abreu CHW (1B) 12
101 Hanley Ramirez BOS (1B) 12
102 Anthony Rendon WAS (3B) 12
103 Justin Turner LAD (3B) 12
104 Alex Colome TB (RP) 11
105 Cole Hamels TEX (SP) 11
106 Rick Porcello BOS (SP) 11
107 Julio Teheran ATL (SP) 11
108 Kyle Hendricks CHC (SP) 11
109 Marcus Stroman TOR (SP) 11
110 Jay Bruce NYM (RF) 11
111 Cody Bellinger LAD (1B) 11
112 Jose Bautista TOR (RF) 11
113 Kenta Maeda LAD (SP) 11
114 Adam Duvall CIN (LF) 11
115 Brian McCann HOU (C) 10
116 Vince Velasquez PHI (SP) 10
117 Robbie Ray ARI (SP) 10
118 Dylan Bundy BAL (RP) 10
119 Greg Holland COL (RP) 10
120 Tanner Roark WAS (SP) 10
121 Luis Severino NYY (SP) 10
122 Jason Kipnis CLE (2B) 10
123 DJ LeMahieu COL (2B) 10
124 Willson Contreras CHC (C) 10
125 Stephen Piscotty STL (RF) 10
126 Dexter Fowler STL (CF) 10
127 Nomar Mazara TEX (RF) 10
128 Aaron Nola PHI (SP) 9
129 Madison Bumgarner SF (SP) 9
130 Noah Syndergaard NYM (SP) 9
131 Julio Urias LAD (SP) 9
132 Felix Hernandez SEA (SP) 9
133 Michael Pineda NYY (SP) 9
134 Jon Gray COL (SP) 9
135 Ken Giles HOU (RP) 9
136 Kelvin Herrera KC (RP) 9
137 Lance Lynn STL (SP) 9
138 Jerad Eickhoff PHI (SP) 9
139 Ervin Santana MIN (SP) 9
140 John Lackey CHC (SP) 9
141 Aaron Sanchez TOR (SP) 9
142 Roberto Osuna TOR (RP) 9
143 Seung-Hwan Oh STL (RP) 9
144 Sean Manaea OAK (SP) 8
145 Rich Hill LAD (SP) 8
146 Matt Harvey NYM (SP) 7
147 Albert Pujols LAA (DH) 7
148 Andrew Miller CLE (RP) 7
149 David Robertson CHW (RP) 7
150 Justin Wilson DET (RP) 7
151 Kendrys Morales TOR (DH) 6
152 Victor Martinez DET (DH) 6
153 Travis Shaw MIL (3B) 6
154 Jake Lamb ARI (3B) 6
155 Alex Bregman HOU (3B) 6
156 Yasmani Grandal LAD (C) 6
157 Adrian Beltre TEX (3B) 6
158 Nicholas Castellanos DET (3B) 6
159 J.T. Realmuto MIA (C) 6
160 Mitch Haniger SEA (CF) 6
161 Yasmany Tomas ARI (RF) 6
162 AJ Ramos MIA (RP) 6
163 Maikel Franco PHI (3B) 5
164 Chris Owings ARI (SS) 5
165 Addison Russell CHC (SS) 5
166 Trevor Story COL (SS) 5
167 Elvis Andrus TEX (SS) 4
168 Brandon Belt SF (1B) 4
169 Eric Hosmer KC (1B) 4
170 Evan Longoria TB (3B) 4
171 Cesar Hernandez PHI (2B) 4
172 Jose Berrios MIN (SP) 4
173 Eduardo Rodriguez BOS (SP) 4
174 Steven Matz NYM (SP) 3
175 Taijuan Walker ARI (SP) 3
176 Jason Vargas KC (SP) 3
177 Ivan Nova PIT (SP) 3
178 Marco Estrada TOR (SP) 3
179 Evan Gattis HOU (DH) 3
180 Corey Dickerson TB (LF) 3
181 Matt Shoemaker LAA (SP) 3
182 Jose Peraza CIN (SS) 2
183 Domingo Santana MIL (RF) 2
184 Keon Broxton MIL (CF) 2
185 Matt Wieters WAS (C) 2
186 Joey Gallo TEX (3B) 2
187 Todd Frazier CHW (3B) 2
188 Welington Castillo BAL (C) 2
189 Austin Hedges SD (C) 2
190 Jackie Bradley BOS (CF) 2
191 Josh Reddick HOU (RF) 2
192 Gio Gonzalez WAS (SP) 2
193 Kevin Gausman BAL (SP) 2
194 Michael Wacha STL (SP) 2
195 Steven Souza TB (RF) 2
196 Ian Kennedy KC (SP) 2
197 Zack Wheeler NYM (SP) 2
198 Alex Wood LAD (SP) 2
199 Yasiel Puig LAD (RF) 2
200 Jason Heyward CHC (RF) 2
201 Cameron Rupp PHI (C) 2
202 Yadier Molina STL (C) 2
203 Charlie Morton HOU (SP) 2
204 Raisel Iglesias CIN (RP) 2
205 Jeff Samardzija SF (SP) 2
206 Amir Garrett CIN (SP) 2
207 Carlos Rodon CHW (SP) 2
208 Russell Martin TOR (C) 1
209 Sonny Gray OAK (SP) 1
210 Mike Leake STL (SP) 1
211 Patrick Corbin ARI (SP) 1
212 Alex Cobb TB (SP) 1
213 Trevor Cahill SD (RP) 1
214 Nate Karns KC (SP) 1
215 Tony Watson PIT (RP) 1
216 Addison Reed NYM (RP) 1
217 Yonder Alonso OAK (1B) 1
218 Matt Bush TEX (RP) 1
219 Dellin Betances NYY (RP) 1
220 Starlin Castro NYY (2B) 1
221 Eduardo Nunez SF (3B) 1
222 Aaron Altherr PHI (RF) 1
223 Brandon Drury ARI (LF) 1
224 Ian Happ CHC (2B) 1
225 Jedd Gyorko STL (2B) 1
226 Jose Reyes NYM (3B) 1
227 Mark Reynolds COL (1B) 1
228 Yangervis Solarte SD (3B) 1
229 Ben Zobrist CHC (2B) 1
230 Dustin Pedroia BOS (2B) 1
231 Kevin Kiermaier TB (CF) 1
232 Jacoby Ellsbury NYY (CF) 1
233 Mike Moustakas KC (3B) 1
234 Eugenio Suarez CIN (3B) 1
235 Yuli Gurriel HOU (3B) 1
236 Drew Pomeranz BOS (SP) 1
237 Randal Grichuk STL (CF) 1
238 David Peralta ARI (RF) 1
239 Hernan Perez MIL (3B) 1
240 Matt Holliday NYY (LF) 1
241 Bradley Zimmer CLE (CF) 1
242 Jonathan Schoop BAL (2B) 1
243 Travis d'Arnaud NYM (C) 1
244 Stephen Vogt OAK (C) 1
245 Mike Napoli TEX (1B) 1
246 Scott Schebler CIN (RF) 1
247 Starling Marte PIT (LF) 1
248 David Dahl COL (LF) 1
249 J.A. Happ TOR (SP) 1
250 Hunter Renfroe SD (RF) 1
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