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Fantasy411 chat: Will Harvey bounce back?

Fantasy411 chat: Will Harvey bounce back?

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.

@sowen246: Should I trade away Alex Wood for J.D. Martinez?

Fred Zinkie: For sure. Wood is pitching very well, but his fantasy value does not match up with a stud hitter such as Martinez.

@BlakeEMeakin: Should I drop Julio Urias and pick up Kyle Freeland?

Zinkie: I'm fine with dropping Urias, but not for Freeland (or anyone else who is currently in the Rockies' rotation).

@James13MVP: Should I drop Alex Bregman, Josh Harrison, Justin Bour or Stephen Piscotty?

Zinkie: You can drop either Harrison or Bour, depending on your need for steals (Harrison) or homers (Bour).

@leopoldo316: Should I trade Matt Harvey for Brandon Belt?

Zinkie: Definitely. I'm not expecting Harvey to bounce back in the coming weeks.

@ForeverTH734: Please name your best buy-low candidate to target?

Zinkie: I'll give you two: Miguel Cabrera and Manny Machado.

Buy-low fantasy options

@NeThor77: Should I drop Eddie Butler or Joe Biagini to stash Steven Matz?

Zinkie: Yes, you can drop either one. This is a great time to stash Matz. I would drop Butler.

@bpbino44: Would you rather own Mitch Haniger or Ian Happ going forward?

Zinkie: It's close, but I will take Haniger. Happ is exciting, but Haniger has a more secure role.

@salced70: Should I trade Cody Bellinger for Madison Bumgarner?

Zinkie: You should not make that deal. More than four months of Bellinger will likely be more valuable than two months or less of Bumgarner.

@TK3MPY_10: Do you expect Gregory Polanco to bounce back and put up the numbers he did last year?

Zinkie: No, I do not. For me, he is not a good buy-low option.

@PatriceMarechal: Should I be worried about Miguel Cabrera's season so far and about Eric Thames' slowdown?

Zinkie: I'm not especially worried about either. Of the two, I have more faith in Cabrera.

@A_Fine_Gentlman: Should I drop Aledmys Diaz or Eduardo Nunez for Devon Travis?

Zinkie: No, you should keep your pair. Diaz has more upside than Travis and Nunez is a valuable steals source.

Top waiver wire additions

@itzgametim3: Would you rather own Eugenio Suarez or Adam Frazier?

Zinkie: Give me Suarez. Frazier is hitting well, but so far he has lacked the power or speed to make a significant impact.

@rangersfantasyb: Is Hanley Ramirez droppable in a 10-team mixed league?

Zinkie: I'm not yet at the point where I would drop him in any league.

@NJFan76: Should I trade away Bradley Zimmer for Danny Salazar?

Zinkie: I'm quite worried about Salazar. But the acquisition cost here is low enough to make the deal.

@MattRomeo1: Are there any top pitching prospects worth stashing?

Zinkie: Brent Honeywell and Jose De Leon of the Rays are options.

Fantasy prospects to stash

@Cap_XIII: Do you have any advice on Masahiro Tanaka?

Zinkie: Put him on your bench. His trade value is too low right now, and you cannot start him.

@sportsweather: Do you prefer Haniger over any of Adam Jones, Bellinger, Corey Dickerson or Michael Conforto?

Zinkie: I prefer him to Dickerson. But I know that it is hard to drop Dickerson while he is this hot. You'll likely have to pass on Haniger.

@BPalermo1: Please share your thoughts on Aaron Altherr and Bradley Zimmer.

Zinkie: I would much rather own Altherr. He is likely in the midst of a breakout season. Zimmer is exciting, but he strikes out often.

@akockler22: Would you trade Joey Gallo for Kyle Schwarber?

Zinkie: No, I wouldn't. Schwarber hasn't hit well enough to make me chase him in a trade.

@BPalermo1: Which player will be more impactful this year: Rhys Hoskins or Amed Rosario?

Zinkie: Rosario is my pick. Especially with the lack of steals in many leagues.

@banoycocina: Please pick a Freddie Freeman replacement out of Bour, Josh Bell or Justin Smoak.

Zinkie: I'll take Bell. But in general, you'll want to ride the hot hand in a shallow league for the next 10 weeks.

Fantasy replacements for Freeman

@willyedwards11: Would you still stick with Aaron Sanchez and hope he gets through this finger issue, or is it time to cut him loose?

Zinkie: I'm now open to cutting him in 10-team leagues. Likely holding him in deeper formats.

@jacobduncan9: Dustin Pedroia or Dee Gordon moving forward? And will Jake Arrieta or Matt Harvey turn it around?

Zinkie: Gordon. And, I'm not optimistic on either pitcher. Of the two, I prefer Arrieta. But he also has more trade value.

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.