Fred Zinkie: Betances, Bush, Brach. Betances needs to be active in every league.
@texturequestion: Please rank Ben Gamel, Aaron Altherr and Avisail Garcia?
Zinkie: Altherr, Garcia, Gamel.
Hot-button topics for fantasy
Zinkie's hot button topic on The Rundown
Fred Zinkie joins The Rundown to discuss the Fantasy 411 hot-button topic, letting owners know strikeout rates are on the rise
@jfiresports: Is Alex Wood for real? Would you rather own him or Jose Berrios?
Zinkie: Definitely Wood. Berrios has plenty of potential, but Wood has been so good this season.
@Stoshilman: Which one should I own out of Dee Gordon, Javier Baez or Hernan Perez?
Zinkie: Gordon is definitely your best choice. His steals are extremely valuable.
@James13MVP: Should I hold on to Julio Urias after his recent tough start.
Zinkie: You should likely hold him. He is among the most talented young pitchers and had plenty of success last season.
@DaTeufelShuffle: Should I stash Ian Happ or Amed Rosario?
Zinkie: You should stash Rosario. Even though Happ is up now, Rosario should log more plate appearances this year.
@TheMaestro30: Can I drop Yasmany Tomas for Yasiel Puig, Manuel Margot or Nomar Mazara?
Zinkie: I'm fine with dropping Tomas for Puig.
@jmcclure24: Should I drop Jake Lamb for Troy Tulowitzki?
Zinkie: I believe you should keep Lamb. I don't expect Tulowitzki to make a big impact when he returns.
Fantasy impact of Story's injury
Zinkie breaks down fantasy impact of Story's injury
MLB.com fantasy writer Fred Zinkie talks about the impact of Trevor Story being placed on the disabled list and some possible replacements
@willyedwards11: Who should I pick up to replace A.J. Pollock out of Hernan Perez, Keon Broxton, Brandon Drury and Yasiel Puig.
Zinkie: You should add Broxton. He is hitting well and has a diverse skill set.
@beisbol268: Please rank Keon Broxton, Kendrys Morales and Chris Owings?
Zinkie: Broxton, Owings, Morales.
@ezraponnudurai: Will Jose Bautista's performances pick up?
Zinkie: Yes, but possibly not to the degree where he will help owners in shallow leagues.
@RaulMPerez20: Should I drop Albert Pujols and pick up either Yonder Alonso or Kevin Pillar?
Zinkie: I'm fine with that switch. But understand that you are committing to riding the hot hand at that spot the rest of the way.
@Z_Nelsy: Is Aaron Altherr for real?
Zinkie: I really like his skill set. He will tail off, but he should still be productive.
@saice80: Should I pick up Amed Rosario?
Zinkie: You should pick him up if you need a shortstop or steals. He is talented and should debut soon.
Zinkie on top pitchers to stash
Zinkie discusses his top pitcher stash options
MLB.com fantasy writer Fred Zinkie talks about which starting pitchers are good options to stash on the DL
@azito23: Would you own Junior Guerra and Joe Biagini in a 12-team league?
Zinkie: No to Guerra. Biagini is borderline, depending on which player you would drop.
@alan82386: Would you trade Khris Davis for Jedd Gyorko?
Zinkie: I would not. Gyorko is a sell-high candidate at the moment.
@JASPYLUCCI: Please rank Jorge Soler, Denard Span, Tommy Pham and Michael Taylor.
Zinkie: Soler, Taylor, Span, Pham.
@theycallmevb: Should I be worried about Edwin Encarnacion?
Zinkie: Yes, to some degree. I was worried about him heading into the season. I expect him to heat up, but possibly not to the degree you expected when you drafted him.
Fantasy replacements for Braun
Zinkie breaks down Braun replacements
MLB.com fantasy writer Fred Zinkie talks about possible replacements after Ryan Braun ends up on the DL
@matt_costantini: What should I do with Jake Arrieta?
Zinkie: You likely have to hold him until he builds up some trade value. And when that happens, deal him right away.
@Nick_Vasquez11: Would you rather own Jacoby Ellsbury or Brett Gardner? And, Edwin Encarnaciòn or José Abreu?
Zinkie: Gardner, Encarnacion.
@LAM0nt87: Can Michael Conforto stay on fire all season? I feel like he's the real deal.
Zinkie: He definitely seems to be the real deal. If he tails off, he will still be very productive.
@ChrisLanzetti: Is Yonder Alonso for real? Zinkie: The underlying statistics support his improvements. Don't trade him away.