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Fantasy411 chat: Best help down the stretch

Fantasy411 chat: Best help down the stretch

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

@mosjeffinitely: Which player should I drop out of Adam Duvall, David Dahl, Hernan Perez, Jake Lamb, Alex Bregman and Dee Gordon?

Fred Zinkie: Drop Duvall unless you really need late-season power.

@end_oppression: Please rank Ivan Nova, Eduardo Rodriguez, Zack Greinke, Mike Foltynewicz, Kevin Gausman and Jameson Taillon.

Zinkie: Greinke, Taillon, Gausman, Nova, Rodriguez, Foltynewicz.

@yohechris: Should I stash Steven Matz or Chris Tillman for the stretch run? I have already wrapped up first place in my league and would use them in the playoffs.

Zinkie: You should stash Matz. I'm not as optimistic on Tillman. He could have tough late-season matchups.

@Ronnie131: Please pick one catcher out of Brian McCann, J.T. Realmuto, Russell Martin or Welington Castillo.

Zinkie: Go with Martin. He is hitting well in the second half.

@MarkSigmamartin: Who should I drop out of Rougned Odor or Brad Miller.

Zinkie: Tough to drop one, but drop Miller. Odor will likely be part of a more productive lineup down the stretch.

@travisjace: Please pick one shortstop out of Matt Duffy, Jorge Polanco, Jurickson Profar, Wilmer Flores and Marcus Semien.

Zinkie: My choice is Duffy, unless you really need power. In that case, go with Semien.

@MAS8823: Do you expect Alex Dickerson or Hunter Renfroe to be more productive in September?

Zinkie: I'll take my chances with Renfroe.

@yohechris: Do you expect Jose De Leon to get called up and make impact this year?

Zinkie: I expect him to make some September starts. He could make an impact in mixed leagues.

@DevinPlatt: Which closer should I drop out of David Robertson, Dellin Betances, Tony Watson, and Ken Giles?

Zinkie: Drop Robertson. They are all great options, though.

@amoralest1970: Should I start Rich Hill at Colorado?

Zinkie: Start him. I would start Hill at any park.

@MarkStormbro: Please name starters that may be promoted from the Minors in September.

Zinkie: If the Dodgers don't add De Leon, the pickings may be slim. Possibly Josh Hader in Milwaukee. Tyler Glasnow should be back up soon.

@shinoix66: I need steals and runs. Should I drop Devon Travis for Perez?

Zinkie: Yes if you need steals. Travis is hitting well, but the Blue Jays don't run the bases aggressively.

@soumyajeetghosh: Does it make sense to drop Adam Wainwright for a streaming spot?

Zinkie: Yes, you will likely get better production by streaming that spot.

@_MichaelDaniels: Is Trevor Bauer worth holding on to?

Zinkie: You can drop him if you have interest in a different player on waivers.

@tahamufti1: Please rank Joe Musgrove, Marcus Stroman , Junior Guerra, Glasnow, Joe Ross and Lance McCullers.

Zinkie: Guerra, Stroman, Musgrove, Glasnow, McCullers, Ross.

@dnots777: Which three pitchers should I keep out of Steven Wright, CC Sabathia, Chad Bettis, Colby Lewis and Scott Kazmir?

Zinkie: Wright, Sabathia, Lewis.

@biggganggg: Should I drop Fernando Rodney or A.J. Ramos?

Zinkie: For now, you have to keep Rodney.

@JABsteppin: Should I drop Jay Bruce for Dahl?

Zinkie: You should definitely make that switch.

@SWill03: Is Perez on a hot streak or has he changed something to be useful in following years?

Zinkie: Mostly just a hot streak. The speed is real. The power may not be. His long-term role is uncertain.

@drewwsclues: Should I pick up Carlos Gomez?

Zinkie: He can stay on waivers in mixed leagues.

@VectorAero: Would you drop Nomar Mazara for Trea Turner or Adam Eaton?

Zinkie: Yes, you should drop him for Turner.

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.