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Best of Fantasy 411 Twitter Chat

Best of Fantasy 411 Twitter Chat

MLB.com fantasy guru Fred Zinkie fielded questions from fans during a live Twitter chat at @Fantasy411 on Tuesday. Check out the chat transcript below and follow @Fantasy411 on Twitter and MLB.com's fantasy home. Questions and answers have been edited for clarity.

@BobLoblaw4: Would you rather own Byron Buxton or Corey Seager for the rest of this season and for the next two years given how shallow shortstop is?

Zinkie: You hit the nail on the head. Seager's position eligibility makes him the pick.

A look at prospect Corey Seager

@JohnnyFo85: Who wins this trade: Hanley Ramirez for Scott Kazmir?

Zinkie: Trading Ramirez for a good starter makes sense for teams that need pitching. But Kazmir has regressed a bit this month. Aim higher.

@Derekacosta23: Should I drop Evan Gattis for Carlos Santana?

Zinkie: Both players have struggled this season, but I would make the switch and add Santana.

Santana's solo shot

@unique2routine: Should I keep George Springer or pick up someone who can help right now?

Zinkie: Springer -- who is on the comeback trail -- has massive upside and should be retained in all leagues.

@Beldingsbrother: Would you rather own Carson Smith or Arodys Vizcaino?

Zinkie: I will take Vizcaino, who has been more consistent than Smith.

@blanconino78: Is it time to cut Giancarlo Stanton?

Zinkie: If you have DL space, stick with Stanton. He could hit many homers in September.

@aaroncharles18: Which starter is a better pickup: Carlos Rodon or Taylor Jungmann?

Zinkie: Rodon has a bright future, but he is inconsistent right now. Go with Jungmann.

Jungmann snares comebacker

@bricksivy4417: Which two pitchers would you retain in a keeper league: Madison Bumgarner, Matt Harvey or Noah Syndergaard?

Zinkie: All three have bright futures, but I would keep Bumgarner and Harvey.

@PG3Phil: What are your thoughts on trading Aaron Nola for Matt Kemp and Stephen Piscotty in a dynasty league?

Zinkie: Unless you really need the two bats to win this year, I would stick with Nola.

@Ynal_Alouri: Pick one catcher: Francisco Cervelli, Welington Castillo or Caleb Joseph?

Zinkie: Because Matt Wieters has returned to the O's lineup, go with Cervelli.

@Harv313: As of today I'm barely in the playoffs and want to make sure I get in. I have Trout. Keep him or trade him?

Zinkie: Keep Trout. He could heat up and help this year, and he will certainly help in 2016 and beyond.

Trout's game-saving catch

@rotologo: What is going on with Yasiel Puig? Do you see him heating up anytime soon?

Zinkie: I don't see a hot streak coming. I would bench him in shallow leagues.

@carlospudge: Would you rather own Smyly or Derek Holland?

Zinkie: Smyly. He has generally pitched very well since joining the Rays.

@jaredfluth: Would you rather own Pablo Sandoval or Stephen Vogt in an American League-only 4x4 league?

Zinkie: Vogt, especially because of the catcher eligibility.

@SotoC803: The last starter on my roster is Robbie Ray. Stick with him or pick up Holland?

Zinkie: Stick with Ray. I'm not too optimistic on Holland. And he is scheduled to face the Blue Jays next week.

Eaton's two-run homer

@NewMySpacePage: Which player should I drop: Adam Eaton, Aaron Hicks or Gregory Polanco?

Zinkie: Drop Hicks. He has cooled off. The others are safer assets.

@kennylozano81: Would you keep Syndergaard over Danny Salazar?

Zinkie: Very close, but I would take Salazar because of his amazing strikeout rate.

@SpaceshipEarth: Who would you rather own: Kyle Schwarber or Jonathan Lucroy?

Zinkie: I will take Schwarber, as Lucroy has struggled to get on track this season.

Fred Zinkie is the lead fantasy baseball writer for MLB.com. Follow him on Twitter at @FredZinkieMLB. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.