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Fantasy411: Zinkie answers fans' pressing Q's

Fantasy411: Zinkie answers fans' pressing Q's

MLB.com fantasy expert 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.

@al9x1: Is it time to drop Yoan Moncada in a 12-team league?

Fred Zinkie: No, he has looked better at the plate of late. And, Chicago has a favorable upcoming schedule.

@juliantharmsen: Can you rank Johnny Cueto, Matt Harvey and Jacob Faria?

Zinkie: Cueto, Harvey, Faria.

@bradleystout1: Is it ok to drop Eric Thames in a 10-team league?

Zinkie: Yes, he can be dropped in shallow leagues.

@soxoct27: Do you prefer Byron Buxton or Lorenzo Cain? And, Rafael Devers or Mike Moustakas?

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Zinkie: The youngsters are exciting, but I will take the veterans in both instances.

@EzPolizzi_21: Should I own Juan Minaya or Hector Neris?

Zinkie: Go with Neris. I'm staying away from the White Sox bullpen.

@McGuireGMM: Do you have any word on Mark Melancon closing again?

Zinkie: For now, the Giants seem comfortable with Sam Dyson as their closer.

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@sowrongitsdyce: Which player would you rather own out of Dexter Fowler, Keon Broxton or Byron Buxton?

Zinkie: Broxton is my pick. His combination of power and speed is exciting.

@tahamufti1: Would you drop Cesar Hernandez for Kolten Wong, Howie Kendrick, Tim Anderson, Adam Frazier, Trevor Story or Jason Kipnis?

Zinkie: I prefer Hernandez, but if you want to ride the hot hand you can go with Kendrick for now.

@ChrisYohe1: Would you drop Kevin Gausman for Patrick Corbin?

Zinkie: Yes, I would.

@JoeySlauenwhite: Please rank Mike Clevinger, Patrick Corbin, Marco Estrada and Charlie Morton.

Zinkie: Morton, Corbin, Estrada, Clevinger.

@ChipLafontaine: Which player would be your choice in a keeper league out of Yoan Moncada, Amed Rosario and Rafael Devers?

Zinkie: While Devers is my pick for the rest of 2017, I'm sticking with Moncada in a keeper.

@tahamufti1: Should I add Aroldis Chapman, Hector Neris or Brad Ziegler?

Zinkie: You should add Chapman. He could get his job back by the end of the month.

@SickSticks: Would you rather use Delino DeShields or Keon Broxton?

Zinkie: While DeShields should be a solid source of steals while Carlos Gomez is on the DL, Broxton is my pick for more overall value this week and the rest of the season.

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@B_Lich33: Does Brent Honeywell get the call up soon?

Zinkie: My guess is that he debuts as a reliever. But he could have value next year.

@RichieRR1: Is it time to drop Jake Odorizzi?

Zinkie: He can be dropped in 12-team leagues.

@BradMStevens: Should I drop Michael Brantley for Byron Buxton?

Zinkie: Yes, Brantley doesn't offer much power and can't match Buxton with steals.

@MvpMattStafford: Any updates on James Paxton?

Zinkie: He is still hoping for an early September return. I don't have additional information, though.

@alfredo_gc: Please rank Johnny Cueto, Charlie Morton, Luis Castillo, Gerrit Cole, J.A. Happ and John Lackey.

Zinkie: Cole, Happ, Lackey, Morton, Castillo, Cueto.

@Turnerbball: Is Byron Buxton worth taking a chance on?

Zinkie: Yes, he is definitely worth a chance. High ceiling.

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@aurigemmanick_: When do you think Carlos Correa and Miguel Sano will be back?

Zinkie: The end of August for Correa. No timetable for Sano.

@ZackLeblanc3: Do you like Lucas Giolito over Ivan Nova or Jose Berrios?

Zinkie: No, I don't. Giolito has a lot to prove in the Majors.

@MPAllen95: Do you see Luke Weaver joining the Cardinals' rotation?

Zinkie: He is in their rotation now. Pick him up.

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.