Zinkie: Yes I would. Kershaw's value is very high in that format.
@ecgelzayd: Should I keep Justin Verlander or Gerrit Cole?
Fred Zinkie: Even though he is much older than Cole, Verlander should be your pick.
@BJCarswell: Please name two or three starters who have similar overall value to Aroldis Chapman.
Zinkie: I expect Chapman to provide similar value to Justin Verlander, Kyle Hendricks and Jacob deGrom.
Outlook: Chapman, RP, NYY
Outlook: Chapman remains a dominant reliever
Aroldis Chapman continued to thrive in 2016 and is poised for another exceptional showing after returning to the Bronx as a free agent
@natethegreat03: Could Xander Bogaerts be a top-15 player this year?
Zinkie: It's possible, but I doubt it. I don't have Bogaerts among my top-5 shortstops.
@TrayM8771: Is Shelby Miller worth a late-round investment?
Zinkie: I believe Miller should start the season on waivers in all mixed leagues. I want to see a handful of quality starts before recommending him.
@DavidFromCA: How late are you waiting on Ian Desmond now, given his injury?
Zinkie: It's hard to say until we learn more about his injury. At this point, I wouldn't draft him in the first 10 rounds.
@fubzeppelin: Which outfielder should I pick up to replace Ian Desmond: Jayson Werth, Mitch Haniger, Rajai Davis, Jurickson Profar, Michael Saunders or Steve Pearce?
Zinkie: I would pick up Davis and look to get an early-season advantage in steals. My second choice is Haniger.
@Peter_Aschoff: Which hitter would you take second overall in a '17 draft?
Zinkie: I would consider Clayton Kershaw with the No. 2 pick. Among hitters, I would take Mookie Betts. Kris Bryant would be my next choice.
@RoseofDream: Would you trade Zack Greinke for Gregory Polanco?
Zinkie: Definitely. I'm not expecting Greinke to be a difference-maker this year. Polanco has the potential to take another step forward.
Outlook: Polanco, OF, PIT
Outlook: Polanco mashed career high 22 HR in 2016
Gregory Polanco flashed five-tool potential for the Pirates in 2016, crushing a career high 22 home runs and bringing home 86 RBIs
@zachhajas: In a head-to-head league, which player do you like best in the late first round: Miguel Cabrera, Anthony Rizzo or Bryce Harper?
Zinkie: I would take the chance on Harper. He showed us his potential in '15. Cabrera would be my second choice.
@71Dionne: Which two of these late-round pitchers do you prefer: Eduardo Rodriguez, Michael Wacha and Tyler Skaggs?
Zinkie: My picks are Rodriguez and Wacha. I'm not sure that Skaggs is ready to deliver 25-plus starts.
@VincentElisar: What is the scarcest position this year?
Zinkie: As usual, it's catcher. But reliable closers are also scarce this year.
Top fantasy catchers in 2017
Zinkie discusses his top fantasy catchers in 2017
MLB.com fantasy writer Fred Zinkie picks Buster Posey, Gary Sanchez and Jonathan Lucroy as his top fantasy catchers for the 2017 season
@saice80: What would be a good draft strategy through the initial 10 rounds?
Zinkie: I would try to get six hitters, two starters and a pair of closers with your initial 10 picks. The specific order for those picks is up to you.
@ACSchroth: In an auction, do you prefer getting a few stars or balancing your investments?
Zinkie: I usually like to get a couple star pitchers and balance my hitting resources.
@Nelson_Liriano: Is Mike Montgomery worth a pick and stash if he doesn't make the rotation? How many starts will he get in 2017?
Zinkie: I could see Montgomery making 15 starts. Maybe even 20. But it's not enough to stash him in a mixed league. Be ready to add him later on.
@BillyLessard27: Should I grab Yulieski Gurriel or Pedro Alvarez as a bench player?
Zinkie: Definitely Gurriel. He is a nice sleeper for '17. Alvarez may struggle to find playing time.
@SteveWaldinger: Who should I draft at the end of round 1 and beginning of round 2?
Zinkie: Try to pair Trea Turner with a stable slugger such as Miguel Cabrera or Anthony Rizzo.
@jswildcats: What are your predictions on Yu Darvish this season?
Zinkie: 30 starts, 250 strikeouts and a Cy Young Award.
Outlook: Darvish, SP, TEX
Outlook: Darvish is a strikeout machine when healthy
With the potential to lead baseball in K's if he can eclipse the 30-start mark, Yu Darvish could compete for the AL Cy Young in 2017
@tahamufti1: Please rank Michael Fulmer, Michael Wacha, Lance McCullers, Steven Matz and Jon Gray.
Zinkie: Fulmer, Matz, McCullers, Gray, Wacha.
@zachorygreene: Other than injured players, who is a player to completely stay away from this season?
Zinkie: Javier Baez. If the Cubs stay healthy, he isn't going to get enough opportunities to help you.
@dcfrey: When would you draft Cody Allen? Are you worried about Andrew Miller taking his job?
Zinkie: I'm not especially worried about Miller. Allen should be roughly the 11th closer off the board.
Outlook: Allen, RP, CLE
Outlook: Allen has skills to remain elite closer
Though Cody Allen may have a short leash with Andrew Miller in the bullpen, Allen should get the chance to open 2017 as the team's closer
@bustertimmy: Please recommend a temporary second base replacement for Jason Kipnis. Zinkie: Joe Panik should be solid and is available in many leagues.