Fantasy Baseball: Trade Market Week 5 (BUY & SELL)
Let me start out by saying. Take a look at the very same article you are going to read today that I posted back on April 15th. If you took most to if not all of that information, your team would be in much better shape than it is now.
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PLAYERS WHO YOU CAN SELL HIGH:
Derek Jeter (.400 Average. 4 HR. 13 RBI. 1 SB)
I think Jeter is for real this season. With that being said, I think you can fool a lot of owners into giving you the most elite at the position for an aging player who is no lock to stay healthy. Jeter should have a great season, but if you can get a superstar, I would take the upgrade.
Seek Out: Jose Reyes. Starlin Castro.
Carlos Beltran (.263 Average. 5 HR. 11 RBI. 5 SB)
Beltran started out last season exactly like this, and then slowed down once we got to the All-Star Break. I would personally sell high and get a solid name player who is not reaching his potential. Beltran should be a top 40 option no doubt by the end of the season, but right now I would look for those big names in the top 40 now.
Seek Out: Giancarlo Stanton. Hunter Pence. Shane Victorino. Justin Upton
Yoenis Cespedes (.253 Average. 5 HR. 18 RBI. 4 SB)
Everyone went from 20/20 to 30/30. That HR/SB potential in Yoenis makes him a baby Matt Kemp. Right now is a great time to get the most value you can out of the OF option who should be a top 20 player. But right now you can grab a top 10.
Seek Out: Jose Bautista. Gincarlo Stanton. Hunter Pence. Justin Upton.
Edwin Encarnacion (.289 Average. 5 HR. 13 RBI. 3 SB)
Edwin no doubt has 30 HR potential. But he is also a very streaky player on a team that has too many weapons on the bench. Rajai Davis, Travis Snider, Eric Thames are just a few of the not everyday players. Encarnacion will keep his bat in the lineup now, but that huge slump will push him outside of the top 10 when the season is over.
Seek Out: Brett Lawrie. Michael Young.
Jose Altuve (.378 Average. 1 HR. 10 RBI. 4 SB)
Altuve is on fire, and it must be something in that Astro water. I think this one of his few hot streaks all season, you can continue to ride it out or look to get something good out of it. Below I gave you a range of players to grab, find the right suitor for Jose and you got yourself a nice deal.
Seek Out: Howie Kendrick. Brandon Phillips.
David Freese (.385 Average. 4 HR. 19 RBI)
Freese is giving all of his owners one last time to sell very high. One last time only. You can get an elite 3B option like Brett Lawrie who will hit 20 HRs and steal 20 Bases, or keep a 22 HR 80 RBI 3B option.
Seek Out: Brett Lawrie.
Omar Infante (.314 Average. 5 HR. 7 RBI)
If Infante tops 15 HRs this season, he gets best sleeper pick of the season. Then again if he only gets 15 HRs, then his pace really slowed down. Now is a time to deal him for a quality name.
Seek Out: Jemile Weeks. Howard Kendrick.
PLAYERS TO BUY LOW :
Hunter Pence (.253 Average. 3 HR. 11 RBI. 2 SB)
You know what you’re going to get from Pence when the season is over. 20-27 HRs with 90 RBIs, and most likely double digit SBs. He is rock solid, and now is a good time to get him before his numbers start catching up to the leaders.
GIVE UP: Carlos Beltran
Jimmy Rollins (.216 Average. 3 RBI. 4 SB)
Rollins started out hot, but now the Phillies offense is Ice Cold. I like Jimmy to be a top 7 maybe even higher SS when he is healthy. So far he is 100%, and you can get him for #15 SS value.
GIVE UP: Rafael Furcal.
Mark Trumbo (.345 Average. 3 HR. 8 RBI. 1 SB)
The Angels are finding everyday PT for Trumbo, and that can easily mean 30 HRs. His owners are frustrated that he does not play everyday, and now is a good time to swoop him at a low enough price. His power potential is game-changer like and he may qualify at 3B, and OF by the time the season is over.
GIVE UP: Mike Moustakas.
Joey Votto (.275 Average. 1 HR. 11 RBI)
Votto owners have to be worried about lack of motivation after the massive contract. Votto is a player that wants to reach his full potential, but right now he is just not there. This is the cheapest he will be all season.
GIVE UP: Carlos Pena. Edwin Encarnacion. Pablo Sandoval.
Kendry Morales (.268 Average. 1 HR. 5 RBI)
Morales is currently pennies to the dollar. He is not playing everyday, and he is not hitting well. Two great recipes to come in and take him for nothing. He has 30 HR potential in him, and he was good enough this Spring to earn the 5th spot in the order on opening day. I would Buy very very low for him.
GIVE UP: Adam LaRoche. Chris Davis.
Jemile Weeks (.193 Average. 2 HR. 3 RBI. 3 SB)
Weeks is one of those spark plugs that can get your entire team going. Almost like Mike Aviles is doing right now. I would use this opportunity to buy on a guy who can steal 40 bases, and potentially hit 10 HRs. This is the cheapest he will go.
GIVE UP: Dustin Ackley. Omar Infante.
Coco Crisp (.176 Average. 3 RBI. 3 SB)
Coco is healthy again from his flu, and is starting to get it going. You already know he can steal 40 bases in a season, and he is starting to like that version of himself again. The slow start is going to be gone quickly.
GIVE UP: Jordan Schafer. Dexter Fowler
Jose Reyes (.205 Average. 2 RBI. 4 SB)
Jose is just off to a slow start, that is all this is. You can get potentially the #2 SS in all pre-draft rankings for a huge discount. Soon the Marlins will be a hot team, and Reyes will be a MVP quality player on your team.
GIVE UP: Derek Jeter. Rafael Furcal.
Mark Reynolds (.157 Average. 3 RBI)
Reynolds is about as streaky as Adam Dunn. Right now Reynolds has been fighting a cold, and he is fighting a terrible season. We all know that he once was a 1st round pick with his 40 HR/40 SB potential, and this season we can easily still see 30 HRs and 10 SBs. Once he gets hot, his value will be very very high.
GIVE UP: Bryan LaHair
Cameron Maybin (.194 Average. 1 HR. 6 RBI. 4 SB)
Maybin is a potenital 10 HR/40 SB guy. Everyone knows it, he just needs to start hitting better. Last season he did not have such a hot start and still easily stole 40 Bases. I would get this guy now.
GIVE UP: Jordan Schafer. Dexter Fowler
Asking Price Got Cheaper:
*Guys who have been on the list, and are still Buy Low.
Albert Pujols (.225 Average. 0 HR. 4 RBI)
Can you believe that Pujols is still without a HR. In fact last season at this point, he was at 6 HRs. But then he only hit 2 HRs from the end of April through all of May. Albert still ended up with 37 HRs and 99 RBIs. The slow start is discouraging, but his bat can make up for lost time quicker than anyone’s.
WAS GIVE UP: Joey Votto. Adrian Gonzalez. Prince Fielder.
NOW GIVE UP: Eric Hosmer. Paul Konerko
Brett Lawrie (.287 Average. 2 HR. 11 RBI. 2 SB)
Lawrie is playing great, but he is still not playing to his potential. This would be the best time to trade for him before he steals 3 bases, or hits 3 HRs in a week. Once that happens, his value will be at the Adrian Beltre level.
WAS GIVE UP: Edwin Encarnacion. David Freese
NOW GIVE UP:Edwin Encarnacion. David Freese
Aramis Ramirez (.211 Average. 1 HR. 8 RBI. 2 SB)
Ramirez usually does better when it hits summer time. He is batting cleanup on a solid Milwaukee team, I am not worried about the slow start. Once he gets going, he will be playing like a top 5 option.
WAS GIVE UP: Edwin Encarnacion
NOW GIVE UP: Mike Moustakas
Giancarlo Stanton (.234 Average. 0 HR. 5 RBI)
The Knee injury is real. No doubt about it. But what is not real is his 0 HRs. Right now he has to be figuring out a way to get his power, and numbers back so he can be the elite option we know he is. I still expect 25+ HRs and that is why Beltran is a great asking price. If he is homerless by the time I do this again in two weeks, his value will be a lot cheaper.
WAS GIVE UP: Nelson Cruz. Shane Victorino. Corey Hart
NOW GIVE UP: Carlos Beltran.
Justin Upton (.241 Average. 1 HR. 3 RBI. 1 SB)
Upton is slowly starting to get it going. I am not worried about the slow start as he is one of the NATURAL players we have in the Bigs today. His raw talent will come back to get his numbers blasting again.
WAS GIVE UP: Matt Holliday. Hunter Pence. Shane Victorino
NOW GIVE UP: Carlos Beltran. Yoenis Cespedes. Nick Swisher
Jose Bautista (.181 Average. 3 HR. 9 RBI. 1 SB)
Bautista will soon go back to normal, which means MVP type numbers. You can already see he is not doing so bad in power to the point where you should be discouraged. Jose is a machine.
WAS GIVE UP: Any OF option besides Matt Kemp.
NOW GIVE UP: Jay Bruce. Yoenis Cespedes. Carlos Beltran. Andre Ethier