MLB.com Columnist

Fred Zinkie

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 the @Fantasy411 Twitter handle and MLB.com's fantasy home. Questions and answers have been edited for clarity.

@gimmedemcookies: Are the Astros using a six-man rotation?

Zinkie: For now, they are. They need to pace Lance McCullers, so he may be skipped at times. Hard to use Dallas Keuchel just every sixth game.

@M_Town_Missile: Who is the better infield keeper: Anthony Rizzo or Carlos Correa?

Zinkie: Rizzo is terrific, but I would choose Correa. I could see him going first overall in fantasy drafts down the road.

@DOSCHpt0: Should I drop Kyle Seager for Jung Ho Kang?

Zinkie: With Josh Harrison and Jordy Mercer back, the Bucs could have an infield log jam. Stick with Seager.

Seager's RBI single

@theonly1Avenger: Should I use the No. 2 waiver claim to drop Ender Inciarte for Rusney Castillo? Or should I use it to drop Stephen Piscotty for Derek Dietrich?

Zinkie: Drop Inciarte for Castillo, but stick with Piscotty.

@Beldingsbrother: Which player should I drop for David Wright: Dexter Fowler, Cameron Maybin or Joc Pederson?

Zinkie: Drop Pederson. He has a bright future, but you don't have time to wait for his second-half slump to end.

@Ynal_Alouri: Which player is the better option for the rest of the season: Andrew Heaney, Michael Pineda or McCullers?

Zinkie: I would choose Pineda, who could excel as soon as he comes off the disabled list this week.

Pineda strikes out Dozier

@PG3Phil: Which player is a better bench bat: Eugenio Suarez or Ketel Marte?

Zinkie: Go with Suarez. He has hit well in the second half and his role is secure.

@Harv313: What can I expect from Giancarlo Stanton and George Springer the rest of the season?

Zinkie: I expect both players to make a big difference in all leagues in September.

@jamest_19: Should I trade Cesar Hernandez, Andre Ethier and Jason Kipnis for Mike Trout and Billy Hamilton?

Zinkie: Even with Hamilton on the disabled list and Trout in a slump this month, you should make that trade.

@mosjeffinitely: Would you rather own Evan Gattis or Travis d'Arnaud?

Zinkie: I would go with Gattis. His batting average will likely be lower, but he should hit more homers and drive in more runs.

Gattis' solo shot

@Jallen00: Should I drop Taijuan Walker for Derek Holland?

Zinkie: Stick with Walker. He has pitched well for most of the season.

@CCTrojan2488: Is now a good time to pick up Jackie Bradley Jr.?

Zinkie: He can be added in deep leagues. Those in shallow formats can likely find a better option.

@peterkrysso: Pick two for the rest of the season: Walker, Kevin Gausman or Kris Medlen.

Zinkie: Walker and Medlen. Gausman is still fairly inconsistent.

Medlen's strong outing

@K_Spee: Should I keep playing Kolten Wong through this slump or drop him? Rougned Odor and Brandon Phillips are available.

Zinkie: I would drop him for Odor.

@Dsmack83: I already clinched a playoff spot and I have an opening on my roster. Should I stash Steven Matz?

Zinkie: Definitely. Matz is the best stash candidate on waivers in many leagues.

@CandidCubs: I dropped Alex Rodriguez for Miguel Sano today. Was that a good idea? Also should I drop Kyle Schwarber?

Zinkie: I would have stuck with Rodriguez, but Sano is still a good choice. I think you should stick with Schwarber.

Schwarber's solo homer

@TheReal_Ankur: Would you drop Anibal Sanchez for either Joe Ross or Andrew Cashner?

Zinkie: Yes, for Ross.

@RPatel1224: Should I drop Lucas Duda for Michael Conforto or Piscotty?

Zinkie: If you can afford to wait on Duda, I would stick with him.

@Sam_Yost: Would you rather own Jake Odorizzi or Jon Niese?

Zinkie: I like Odorizzi over Niese. That being said, Odorizzi has a much tougher September schedule.

Odorizzi goes six-plus innings

@rittiger15: I dropped Russell Martin for Miguel Montero in points league. Was that a good move?

Zinkie: Yes. Martin is playing hurt right now and struggling. Keep an eye on him -- he could get back on track.

@KungFuBlanda: What should I think of Matt Moore's 2015 future after his 16-strikeout Triple-A performance?

Zinkie: I believe we will see him make some Major League starts this season. I wouldn't rush out to get him, though.

Severino on first win

@einstein2u: Which young starter do you like long term: Eduardo Rodriguez, Luis Severino or Marcus Stroman?

Zinkie: I like Stroman the most. Severino second.

@Edwardpl: Are players who are not on contending teams still valuable in September?

Zinkie: Typically, players on teams that aren't on contenders still play often and just fine in September.

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.