Fantasy411: Zinkie answers key second-half Q's

July 17th, 2017

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.

@Jtrup22: Should I drop ?

Fred Zinkie: Gonzalez can be dropped in 10-team leagues and most 12-team formats.

@MarkAPier: Do you believe that is the new closer in Texas?

Zinkie: No, it is still a fluid situation. He pitched the eighth inning yesterday. could still take their closer's role at some point.

@dese44: Should I grab or ? Or should I own both until there's more clarity?

Zinkie: Owning both is ideal. But Madson is first choice for fantasy owners.

@al9x1: Should I stash Rafael Devers in a 12-team league?

Zinkie: I'm not ready to stash him in mixed leagues. Boston could use a trade to solidify third base.

@JosephC74359195: Would you drop ?

Zinkie: No, it's too soon to drop Berrios in most formats.

@MarkyMalz: Should I stick with and Mike Clevinger? Also, please rank , , , and .

Zinkie: Yes to both pitchers, especially Cahill. Judge, Cruz, Marte, Thames, Schwarber.

@speej63: Do you prefer Ronald Acuna or in a dynasty league?

Zinkie: Moncada. I'm definitely still a believer in his skill set.

@JustGelz: Should I drop you drop Carlos Gonzalez for , , , or ?

Zinkie: Drop him for Pederson. Then, ride the hot players the rest of the way.

@MarkAPier: Should I drop for Sam Dyson?

Zinkie: Don't drop Brach until Zach Britton is healthy and still a member of the Orioles on August 1.

@jmlauenroth410: Should I drop for Kyle Schwarber or ?

Zinkie: No, you should stick with Perez.

@SslaydenMlb: Do you prefer or at shortstop?

Zinkie: Simmons. I know that's a surprising answer.

@VincentElisar: Do you prefer , or Keone Kela?

Zinkie: I'll take Melancon. I don't have a lot of faith in any of them.

@j_mendwin: Do you prefer or for the rest of the season?

Zinkie: McCarthy is my pick.

@JRHooty: Please rank Trevor Cahill, , Charlie Morton and Brad Peacock.

Zinkie: Cahill, Peacock, Morton, Godley.

@PG3Phil: Should I add ?

Zinkie: Yes, he should be added in most leagues.

@Z_Nelsy: Should I pick up or Yuli Gurriel?

Zinkie: Gurriel. Lineup support is the difference here.

@Manu_Noriega20: Should I drop Dansby Swanson for one of , Troy Tulowitzki, Paul DeJong or ?

Zinkie: Pick up Perez and send Swanson to waivers.

@Jtrup22: If I were to drop Carlos Gonzalez, who are some outfielders to target?

Zinkie: Tommy Pham, Joc Pederson, , and Bradley Zimmer.

@Bilalipops: Would Todd Frazier be a good fantasy trade target since he's in rumors to be traded to a contender?

Zinkie: Yes, this is the time to add him at a discount.

@jjthorn17: Should I deal Lance McCullers for Chris Archer? I'm worried about McCullers' injury history and innings limit?

Zinkie: I would rather own McCullers for the rest of the season.

@sritsema11: Who is the better closer to target out of Trevor Rosenthal, Ryan Madson, Sean Doolittle or Alex Claudio?

Zinkie: Madson. Rosenthal is my second choice.

Zinkie is the lead fantasy baseball writer for MLB.com. Follow him on Twitter at @FredZinkieMLB.