Fred Zinkie: Brito gets the biggest boost in value, but I would rather own Tomas because his playing time is likely more secure.
@FortonJohnny: Who do you believe to be the first impact prospect to get called up to the Majors this season?
Zinkie: My best guess is Jose Berrios. The Twins could use a stud starter.
@LValentine7: Do you expect a breakout season from any of Patrick Corbin, Taijuan Walker or Carlos Rodon?
Zinkie: I expect Corbin to be the steadiest of the three. Walker and Rodon both have breakout potential. I would rather own Rodon.
Possible fantasy impact players
Zinkie on five players who can leap in fantasy value
Fred Zinkie discusses the possible leap in fantasy value for Carlos Rodon, Drew Smyly, Carter Capps, Randal Grichuk, and Travis d'Arnaud
@Saulty22: Which outfielder would you prefer to own: Delino DeShields, Josh Reddick, Marcell Ozuna, Stephen Piscotty, Avisail Garcia or Michael Saunders?
Zinkie: I prefer DeShields and Piscotty out of that group. Ozuna would be my third option.
@RobMittelman: How long do you give your team before tinkering? Also, how long would you wait before making a major trade?
Zinkie: I would tinker or make a major trade right now if I liked the move. It is never too early to improve your roster. I have already made multiple major deals this season.
@RickyRefunjol: Where do you predict Hanley Ramirez to finish the season among first basemen?
Zinkie: I don't expect him to be among the top-12 at that position. My guess is between 15-18.
@DN1CE23: I was thinking of stashing Alex Cobb. What are your expectations for him?
Zinkie: Because Cobb is not expected to return until late in the season, I believe that you can find better stash options.
@mo_fri: I have an open roster spot. Should I add Mike Fiers, Andrew Cashner, Aaron Sanchez or Phil Hughes?
Zinkie: I would add Fiers, who could make a significant impact if he can retain his rotation spot all season.
@Nelson_Nellie6: I have Pollock in a 29-man keeper league with no disabled-list spots. Should I just stash him, or should I drop him and pick up someone else?
Zinkie: In most one-year leagues, he can be dropped in the coming days. But in keeper leagues I recommend stashing him as soon as possible.
@DMacNoodle: Should I drop Dellin Betances for Luke Gregerson?
Zinkie: Gregerson needs to be owned in all leagues. You can drop Betances if he is the least-valuable player on your roster.
@strikesmalone: Is Brock Holt worthy of a roster spot?
Zinkie: Holt is a fine bench player in 15-team leagues. His multiposition eligibility makes him an asset. He should stay on waivers in 12-team formats.
@sritsema11: At my middle-infield spot, should I use DJ LeMahieu, Brandon Phillips or Cesar Hernandez?
Zinkie: You should use LeMahieu when the Rockies are at home and Phillips the rest of the time.
@Alindeman23: Should I drop Ken Giles for Luke Gregerson?
Zinkie: In shallow leagues, that is the sensible switch.
2016 Predictions on IT
MLB predictions for 2016 with Rose and Millar
On Opening Day, Kevin Millar and Chris Rose make their regular season predictions for the 2016 season on Intentional Talk
@clevefangirl: Do you expect Gregerson to remain the Astros' closer all season?
Zinkie: I do. He has the skill set to hold the job. That being said, I know that his leash will be short. Giles is a recommended handcuff.
@BenjaminDzaldov: Are you optimistic about either Yu Darvish or Kevin Gausman when they return from injury?
Zinkie: I am optimistic about Darvish, due to his ability to post high strikeout totals. I am not as optimistic about Gausman.
@lele670: Should I start Trevor Story or Ian Desmond this week?
Zinkie: I would go with Story this week. He has exciting potential for at least the initial weeks of the season.
@banoycocina: What are your thoughts on Ryan Zimmerman? Also, would you rather own Jake Lamb or Tyler White?
Zinkie: Zimmerman should be in the lineup in most league. Of the other options, I'll take my chances with White.
@PG3Phil: Do you prefer Aaron Nola or Berrios in a dynasty league?
Zinkie: Nola. The Phillies will improve at some point.
@MorganPJames: Should I keep or drop Rusney Castillo in a 15-team league?
Zinkie: Drop him. The Red Sox have many other options in left field.
@aarond23: Do you expect Devin Mesoraco to be a top-12 catcher this season?
Zinkie: Yes, if he stays healthy. But his durability is a major question mark.
@Shiv1537: Would you rather own Jonathan Schoop or Dustin Pedroia?
Zinkie: I would go with Pedroia. He hits in a premium spot in a strong lineup.
@ouldsy20: Should I pick up Pedro Alvarez or Mark Teixeira?
Zinkie: Teixeira. He was very productive last season prior to landing on the disabled list.
@BThomas62: Would you rather own Shawn Tolleson or Roberto Osuna?
Zinkie: I would rather own Osuna. He could be a borderline top-tier closer.
Zinkie on Osuna named as closer
Zinkie on Osuna winning closer spot for Blue Jays
MLB.com fantasy writer Fred Zinkie discusses the fantasy value of Blue Jays reliever Roberto Osuna, who was named the club's closer
@tyler_brodeur20: What are your predictions for Cole Hamels this year?
Zinkie: I expect him to be a low-end No. 2 starter. Roughly 20th among starters. I'm not expecting ace-level numbers.
@JimmyG1510: Should I pick up Yordano Ventura or Juan Nicasio?
Zinkie: Ventura. Nicasio had a great spring, but he has had little regular-season success.
@BreakingBald:_ Should I stash Tyler Glasnow in a 10-team league with four bench spots? Zinkie: You can drop Glasnow in a 10-team league.