Originally Posted by dougdirt
Worst part is, it seems they are lowering Alonso because of Votto. Talked about it in the chat. That is something I never believe in. He isn't any different of a player because he is blocked. If he were traded tomorrow to Colorado, would be be any better than he is right now? Of course not.
How much of it is because he is blocked by Votto and how much of it is because 1B is such a deep position league wide? I think the overall depth of the position hurts Alonso's value because frankly there just aren't a ton of teams looking to upgrade their 1B position and the lack of trade partners certainly impacts trade value.
As an aside I think Chapman is too low at 7. I can see the argument for taking Harper or Trout over him but outside of those two there isn't a single prospect on the list that I'd trade Chapman to get.