Welcome to Part 2 of the 2017 Trade Value player rankings! Breaking down multiple factors (age, performance, contract status, etc.) and using statistical analysis, I've ranked the top 50 players in baseball for this season by their trade value—essentially trying to answer the question, "If every team made every player available via trade, which guys would fetch the greatest return?"
In Part 1, I laid out the ground rules and listed the players who had fallen off last year's rankings as well as this year's honorable mentions. On Wednesday, I started our countdown with Nos. 50–31. On Thursday, I unveiled Nos. 30–21. Today, we finish with the top 20, including a new No. 1 for 2017.
To jump directly to the top 20, click here.
All contract figures from Cot's Contracts; all WAR figures from baseball-reference.com.