Fred Zinkie: Most people prefer Marte, but I prefer Suarez. I like his power potential, and he can chip in a few steals.
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@xTaterSaladx: In a keeper league, would you rather keep Madison Bumgarner or Jose Fernandez?
Zinkie: Even though I slightly prefer Bumgarner for 2016, I would keep Fernandez because of his massive long-term potential.
@gabrield31: Would you rather draft Manny Machado or Carlos Correa?
Zinkie: Both are great options. But I would take Correa because of his superiority at the shortstop position.
@andrewdquirk: Would I be wise to draft Jose Abreu over Anthony Rizzo?
Zinkie: Abreu should have a strong season, but Rizzo is a better pick, because he could have a great year in the Cubs' rapidly improving lineup.
@rldest: Would you rather draft Max Scherzer or Chris Sale?
Zinkie: I would take Scherzer, because his schedule should be more forgiving in the National League. If Sale were in the NL, I might go with him.
Scherzer fans five in start
STL@WSH: Scherzer fans five in solid spring start
3/13/16: Max Scherzer tallies five strikeouts over four innings in his start, allowing just one run on two hits and one walk
@Mandosv05: From the fifth draft spot in a 10-team league, I'm thinking of building my team around Clayton Kershaw and Scherzer with my initial two picks. Is this a good idea?
Zinkie: Although it is an unusual strategy, I am fine with it. Be prepared to draft hitters with your next six to seven picks.
@mitchanderson15: Do you expect Victor Martinez to have a solid year?
Zinkie: I expect him to warrant a lineup spot in standard leagues. But I do not expect him to make a major impact.
@cgolant13: Do you expect A.J. Reed to begin the year in the Majors?
Zinkie: I do not. But I expect him to arrive soon, which makes him worth a bench spot in most formats. He could make an impact in the first half of 2016.
@mkorff9: Please name five candidates poised for breakout seasons.
Zinkie: Kyle Hendricks, Mookie Betts, Robbie Ray, Jose Peraza and Reed
@BillyLessard27: Please pick two starters from this group: Steven Matz, Drew Smyly, Julio Teheran, Yordano Ventura and Gio Gonzalez.
Zinkie: Smyly and Matz. Ventura would be my third choice.
@MAS8823: Please rank these three starters: Michael Wacha, Danny Salazar and Carlos Martinez.
Zinkie: Salazar, Wacha, Martinez.
@Elrey814: Would you take Kershaw or Machado with the sixth pick in a head-to-head points league?
Zinkie: In virtually any league format, I would take Kershaw over Machado.
Kershaw's five scoreless innings
LAD@COL: Kershaw fans three in five shutout innings
3/13/16: Clayton Kershaw allows only two hits and strikes out three batters in five scoreless frames against the Rockies
@wburchett19: Who will have a more productive year: Stephen Piscotty or Randal Grichuk?
Zinkie: Grichuk, but I think it will be close.
@TheLouie09: Do you believe Marcell Ozuna is going to step it up this season?
Zinkie: Yes, I do. His new projected lineup spot (second) is encouraging.
@HowardPM: Do you have any suggestions on first baseman to target after the top-10?
Zinkie: Lucas Duda should be a safe source of power.
@JayinMilwaukee: Please name some of your top closers in the second tier?
Zinkie: Trevor Rosenthal, Mark Melancon and Hector Rondon, because their teams should win 90 games.
@troymaz10: Who will have a better year, Andrew McCutchen or Rizzo?
Zinkie: Rizzo. I could see the Cubs having a great offense this season.
@NFLMockstar: Who is the most underrated starter, based on average draft position?
Outlook: Hendricks, SP, CHC
Outlook: Hendricks has the tools, makeup to excel
Kyle Hendricks impressed in his first full season, but will need to go deeper into ballgames to solidify his spot in the Cubs' rotation
@13_wy: Would you rather own Scherzer or Jake Arrieta ?
Zinkie: I know that most people prefer Scherzer, but I prefer Arrieta.
@abuckley6: Will Jose Peraza carry early season value?
Zinkie: Maybe not April value, but he could have value by May.
@JD944: What is the earliest round you would draft Michael Brantley?
Zinkie: Round 10 is probably the earliest point for me. I just cannot see him being in top form right away.
@BeardedPelfrey: What are your thoughts on Nathan Karns? Zinkie: If he locks up a rotation spot (which he should) then he is a solid late-round mixed-league pick.