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Rounding Third: Profar's Price

Jeff Erickson

Jeff Erickson

Jeff Erickson is a co-founder of RotoWire.com and the only two-time winner of Baseball Writer of the Year from the Fantasy Sports Writers Association. He roots for the Reds, Bengals, Red Wings, Pacers and Northwestern University (the real NU).

Profar's Price

We asked this question last year with Mike Trout and Bryce Harper, but it's time to ask it again this year for Manny Machado and Jurickson Profar. Can you possibly get full value for one of these elite young hitters in a salary-based keeper or dynasty league, where the player's salary is so prohibitively low? Trout was obviously the extreme example - not only was he a tremendous keeper target, but he was also the most valuable fantasy commodity in the game. Say as an example that what he was doing last year was worth $55 in the RotoWire 18-team Staff Keeper League. I had him at $3, in the first year of his contract, and would be at $3 in his second year, before I had to make a decision on how many years to extend him, at $5 for every extra year on top of his third season. Basically, he's a 6-8 year player at that point, where you're almost guaranteed a sick profit for the first 4-5 years, perhaps for the duration of that deal. Just looking at year 1, yo

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