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Fantasy411: Zinkie answers Week 6 questions

Fantasy411: Zinkie answers Week 6 questions

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.

@BigWienke: Should I drop Jackie Bradley Jr. and pick up Michael Conforto?

Fred Zinkie: Yes, you can make that switch. Conforto should be owned in virtually every league.

@GlennWarner13: Should I trade Carlos Martinez for Dylan Bundy?

Zinkie: You should likely stay patient and stick with Martinez for now.

@GeorgeBrownSTL: Is Jonathan Lucroy still worthy of our patience?

Zinkie: I believe that Lucroy is worth your patience. He could be a top-3 catcher once he heats up.

@Locke_4: Should I trade Aaron Judge for Kyle Schwarber? I'm looking to trade him for a star who is off to a slow start.

Zinkie: No, you shouldn't make that deal. Schwarber is not the caliber of player you're looking for. It would need to be a slow starter who went in the initial three rounds of your draft.

Statcast: Judge's 435-ft. homer

@alexfarkas13: Please rank Manuel Margot, Jose Bautista, Jacoby Ellsbury, Ian Desmond, Chris Owings and Bradley.

Zinkie: Desmond, Owings, Ellsbury, Bradley, Margot and Bautista.

@illkeeptrekkin: Who is the closer to own in Washington?

Zinkie: My guess is that no reliever on its current roster gets more than 10 saves the rest of the way. If I was to own one, it would be Koda Glover.

@BlakeEMeakin: Can I give up on Carlos Gonzalez? Also, is Aaron Hicks for real?

Zinkie: My answer is "no" to both questions. CarGo should come around soon. Hicks can be used for a short time in deep leagues.

@StunningSteveK: Should I drop Todd Frazier for Joey Gallo?

Zinkie: Keep Frazier. He hit 104 homers across 2014-16, and he has dealt with poor batted-ball luck this season.

@BQuick52: Which two pitchers should I add out of Chris Tillman, Kendall Graveman, Mike Leake and Taijuan Walker?

Zinkie: Add Leake (pitching well) and Walker (most potential in that group).

@StvnSmth: Would you rather own: Travis Shaw or Ryon Healy?

Zinkie: I will take Shaw. I believe his power is safer.

@Matt_The_Stud: Is it time to sell high on Yonder Alonso, Avisail Garcia or Gerardo Parra?

Zinkie: My guess is that it's too early to sell high on Alonso and too late on Parra. The sell-high window is open on Garcia.

Alonso's two-homer game

@TylerRose4: Would you rather own Alonso or Ender Inciarte?

Zinkie: I will take Inciarte. I like his multidimensional skill set.

@STANLEY73: Should I pick up Chris Tillman?

Zinkie: Tillman should be added in 12-team leagues. He can stay on waivers in 10-team formats.

@aablack232: Which shortstop do you like better: Zack Cozart or Elvis Andrus?

Zinkie: Definitely Andrus. He is a solid source of batting average and steals.

@KingLuke21: Should I drop Adam Wainwright, or is he going to turn his season around?

Zinkie: Yes, Wainwright can be dropped in most mixed leagues.

@Glolivelaughluv: Should I drop Gregory Polanco for one of Hicks, Ellsbury, Kevin Pillar, Brett Gardner or Aaron Altherr?

Zinkie: You can drop Polanco for Ellsbury, which will likely start a season-long chain of riding the hot hand.

@EzPolizzi_21: Would you rather own Aaron Altherr or Michael Taylor?

Zinkie: I'll take Altherr. I believe he has better skills than Taylor.

Altherr's clutch three-run homer

@Jlch2185: Please rank Sonny Gray, Robbie Ray, Julio Urias, Eduardo Rodriguez and Amir Garrett.

Zinkie: Ray, Urias, Rodriguez, Gray, Garrett.

@GJennings19: Should I trade Yasmany Tomas for J.D. Martinez?

Zinkie: For sure. Martinez should soon be one of the most valuable fantasy hitters.

@MikeEvoX: Should I drop Zach Britton for Rich Hill?

Zinkie: You should definitely keep Britton. Try to cover his absence by trading for Brad Brach.

@luke4msu: Can I go ahead and drop Bautista?

Zinkie: I have run out of patience with Bautista. You can drop in 12-team and 10-team leagues.

@jwp1006: Should I trade Clayton Kershaw for Carlos Carrasco and Johnny Cueto?

Zinkie: You should keep Kershaw. His value is so much higher than that of any other starter.

@enniscurtis: Is Hicks legit as a five-category stud?

Zinkie: I'm not yet sold on Hicks. You can use him for now, but don't expect him to help you all season.

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.