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Fantasy411 chat: Stash Gurriel or Renfroe?

Fantasy411 chat: Stash Gurriel or Renfroe?

MLB.com fantasy expert Fred Zinkie fielded questions from fans during a live Twitter chat (at @fantasy411) on Monday. Read through the best of the Q&A below. Questions and answers have been edited for clarity.

@MPAllen95: Should I stash Yulieski Gurriel or Hunter Renfroe?

Fred Zinkie: Gurriel. My guess is that he will arrive sooner and log more plate appearances than Renfroe.

@gsherman5: Who should I own between Fernando Rodney and Ryan Dull?

Zinkie: I would own Dull. I believe that he has a better chance to get save chances this season.

Dull notches save

@nmach10: Should I trade away Jose Fernandez due to a possible innings limit?

Zinkie: I would stick with him. He is pitching so well. Even if they skip a couple of his starts, he will be very valuable.

@siouxhockey78: I just noticed that Devon Travis is available in my league. Should I pick him up?

Zinkie: Yes, you should add him. He could be very valuable as the Blue Jays' leadoff hitter.

@jamesakerin: What are your thoughts on Carlos Rodon?

Zinkie: He has great long-term potential. But he is still very inconsistent. My guess is that you can find someone more reliable on waivers.

@MSantiago_21: With Nick Castellanos expected to miss four weeks, should I drop him or put him on my disabled list?

Zinkie: You should keep him, if possible. He could be an asset in September.

@FBB_champ: Would you rather own Alex Dickerson or Gerardo Parra?

Zinkie: I'll take Dickerson. David Dahl may push Parra to a reserve role.

Dickerson's solo homer

@jklein78: Would you rather own Dylan Bundy or Marcus Stroman?

Zinkie: Give me Bundy. Stroman's low K/9 rate limits his potential.

@goochmeanswar: Is it time to drop Jeff Samardzija?

Zinkie: Definitely. You have waited long enough for him to get on track.

@aaronwelch: If you had to choose between Mike Leake, Anibal Sanchez and James Shields, which one would you use?

Zinkie: If I had to use one for every start, I would take Leake.

@SFGiantsfnatik: Please name a reliever who could soon get save chances.

Zinkie: Dull.

@AndyTheG: Would you rather own Bryce Harper or Andrew McCutchen?

Zinkie: Harper by a wide margin.

‏@yanksrock666: Should I pick up Hernan Perez, Yasmany Tomas, Pedro Alvarez or Gurriel?

Zinkie: Perez if you need steals, Tomas if you need homers.

Tomas' solo home run

@bent0dd: Please rank Tyler Skaggs, Bundy, James Paxton, Zach Davies, Jerad Eickhoff.

Zinkie: Eickhoff, Bundy, Davies, Skaggs, Paxton.

@rkspring329: Who do you like better at catcher, Brian McCann or Willson Contreras?

Zinkie: McCann. There is room to get him and Gary Sanchez in the lineup on most days.

@pjd1021: Should I pick up Aaron Judge or Andrew Benintendi?

Zinkie: Benintendi. He already has a role in a good lineup.

@snakes1987: Will Lucas Giolito be back up at some point this year? What are your thoughts on him beyond this year?

Zinkie: I'm high on him for 2017 and beyond. I don't think that he will contribute to mixed leagues in 2016.

@beisbol268: Would you rather own Josh Reddick or Alex Bregman?

Zinkie: I'll take my chances with Bregman.

Bregman's RBI double

@PaytontoKemp: Should I pick up Gurriel or Tomas?

Zinkie: Definitely Tomas. He has a full-time role now, and he is productive.

@mbm77: Would you drop one of Michael Wacha, Anthony DeSclafani or Matt Shoemaker for Joe Musgrove?

Zinkie: I would drop Wacha.

@dymondjoe35: Would you rather own Jose Reyes or Bregman? Also, would you drop Bundy or Blake Snell for Musgrove?

Zinkie: Bregman. And don't drop either of those two starters.

@Jayyyy_M: Would you rather own Hernan Perez or Yangervis Solarte?

Zinkie: Perez. Especially if you could use steals.

@dnots777: Would you drop Matt Wieters for any of Cameron Rupp, Sandy Leon, Stephen Vogt or Kurt Suzuki?

Zinkie: You should drop him for Rupp.

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.