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Fantasy411: Guru answers fans' pressing Q's

Fantasy411: Guru answers fans' pressing Q's

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.

@AC0N13: Would you rather have Sean Manaea or Justin Verlander for the stretch run?

Fred Zinkie: Verlander is still my pick, although the gap has become very narrow.

Zinkie on Rosario, Albies

@giov301: Would you prefer Yu Darvish or Jake Arrieta?

Zinkie: I'll take Darvish, who could win plenty of games down the stretch.

@STANLEY73: Should I add Steven Souza Jr., Starling Marte or Tommy Pham?

Zinkie: Grab Marte. Pham is my second choice.

@tahamufti1: How would you rank Nick Williams, Avisail Garcia, Matt Kemp, Wil Myers and Gerardo Parra?

Zinkie: Myers, Parra, Williams, Kemp, Garcia.

Two-start pitcher options

@Sonny_Crockett6: Do you prefer Amed Rosario or Tim Beckham for the rest of the season?

Zinkie: Go with Rosario. But Beckham is an underrated option right now.

@McGuireGMM: Should I add Hyun-Jin Ryu, JC Ramirez or A.J. Griffin?

Zinkie: Go with Ryu. Ramirez would be my second choice.

@speej63: Am I better to stash Gleyber Torres or Victor Robles in a keeper league?

Zinkie: Torres is my pick.

@MarkAPier: Which injured player should I add: Starlin Castro or Michael Taylor?

Zinkie: Add Taylor, who can contribute in all categories.

@GatoViejoPelota: Please rank Aaron Nola, Carlos Rodon, Rich Hill, Jimmy Nelson and Sonny Gray.

Zinkie: Nola, Hill, Nelson, Gray, Rodon.

@MarkAPier: Are you in favor of picking up Beckham? I'm in a 12-team league.

Zinkie: Yes, he should be added in 12-team leagues.

Beckham trade's fantasy impact

@BIGMACwFRIES45: Please pick one of Jason Kipnis, Jedd Gyorko or Castro.

Zinkie: Kipnis. But I don't have great optimism for any of them.

@TJNicol10: Would you rather have Mike Moustakas or Travis Shaw for the remainder of the season?

Zinkie: Moustakas. Great breakout seasons for both players.

@alex_hudock: How much do you buy into Shane Greene as Detroit's closer for the rest of the season?

Zinkie: I fully expect Greene to keep the closer's role.

@statcher5: Should I own Manaea or Charlie Morton for the rest of the season?

Zinkie: Go with Morton, who should log similar ratios and has a better supporting cast.

@JonSeger: Do you prefer Josh Reddick or Aaron Hicks for the rest of the season?

Zinkie: Reddick. Superior supporting cast gives him the edge.

@Andrew__Holland: Is Jonathan Villar going to help my team at any point this season?

Zinkie: You can drop him. But don't ignore him in 2018 drafts.

@Random_Joel66: Which two players should I keep out of Gyorko, Yoan Moncada and Rosario?

Zinkie: Keep the rookies. Gyorko has really struggled of late.

@sp_salas: Is it safe to drop Johnny Cueto?

Zinkie: Yes, in 10-team leagues. Even those in 12-team leagues can consider it.

@JohnCSmithWOOD: Should I move Clayton Kershaw for Zack Godley?

Zinkie: I would rather have Godley than Kershaw for the rest of the season.

@Darkhorse0318: Should I accept an offer of Jake Arrieta for Hill. Also, should I pick up Rosario and let Miguel Cabrera go?

Zinkie: I'm in the minority, but I'll take Hill. Also, I wouldn't drop Cabrera for Rosario.

MLB Tonight: Rich Hill

@Matt2628: Please rank Kevin Gausman, Jameson Taillon, Collin McHugh, Morton and Taijuan Walker.

Zinkie: Morton, McHugh, Walker, Taillon, Gausman.

@nickb88: Should I own Rafael Devers or Alex Bregman?

Zinkie: Go with Bregman.

@fubzeppelin: Should I grab Sam Dyson or Brad Ziegler as a bottom-of-the-barrel closer?

Zinkie: Add Ziegler, who should be better than you expect.

@warwickwizard: With George Springer coming back, which slumping player do I drop out of Xander Bogaerts, Matt Carpenter, Corey Dickerson or Marte?

Zinkie: Drop Dickerson.

@mhblack: Who's the better young keeper out of Paul DeJong, Clint Frazier, Bradley Zimmer?

Zinkie: Zimmer. Frazier would be my second keeper pick.

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.