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Fantasy411 chat: Stash Gurriel or Renfroe?

August 8, 2016

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.@MPAllen95: Should I stash Yulieski Gurriel or Hunter Renfroe?Fred Zinkie: Gurriel. My guess is that he will

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.
@MPAllen95: Should I stash Yulieski Gurriel or Hunter Renfroe?
Fred Zinkie: Gurriel. My guess is that he will arrive sooner and log more plate appearances than Renfroe.
@gsherman5: Who should I own between Fernando Rodney and Ryan Dull?
Zinkie: I would own Dull. I believe that he has a better chance to get save chances this season.

@nmach10: Should I trade away José Fernández due to a possible innings limit?
Zinkie: I would stick with him. He is pitching so well. Even if they skip a couple of his starts, he will be very valuable.
@siouxhockey78: I just noticed that Devon Travis is available in my league. Should I pick him up?
Zinkie: Yes, you should add him. He could be very valuable as the Blue Jays' leadoff hitter.
@jamesakerin: What are your thoughts on Carlos Rodón?
Zinkie: He has great long-term potential. But he is still very inconsistent. My guess is that you can find someone more reliable on waivers.
@MSantiago_21: With Nick Castellanos expected to miss four weeks, should I drop him or put him on my disabled list?
Zinkie: You should keep him, if possible. He could be an asset in September.
@FBB_champ: Would you rather own Alex Dickerson or Gerardo Parra?
Zinkie: I'll take Dickerson. David Dahl may push Parra to a reserve role.

@jklein78: Would you rather own Dylan Bundy or Marcus Stroman?
Zinkie: Give me Bundy. Stroman's low K/9 rate limits his potential.
@goochmeanswar: Is it time to drop Jeff Samardzija?
Zinkie: Definitely. You have waited long enough for him to get on track.
@aaronwelch: If you had to choose between Mike Leake, Aníbal Sánchez and James Shields, which one would you use?
Zinkie: If I had to use one for every start, I would take Leake.
@SFGiantsfnatik: Please name a reliever who could soon get save chances.
Zinkie: Dull.
@AndyTheG: Would you rather own Bryce Harper or Andrew McCutchen?
Zinkie: Harper by a wide margin.
‏@yanksrock666: Should I pick up Hernán Pérez, Yasmany Tomás, Pedro Álvarez or Gurriel?
Zinkie: Perez if you need steals, Tomas if you need homers.

@bent0dd: Please rank Tyler Skaggs, Bundy, James Paxton, Zach Davies, Jerad Eickhoff.
Zinkie: Eickhoff, Bundy, Davies, Skaggs, Paxton.
@rkspring329: Who do you like better at catcher, Brian McCann or Willson Contreras?
Zinkie: McCann. There is room to get him and Gary Sánchez in the lineup on most days.
@pjd1021: Should I pick up Aaron Judge or Andrew Benintendi?
Zinkie: Benintendi. He already has a role in a good lineup.
@snakes1987: Will Lucas Giolito be back up at some point this year? What are your thoughts on him beyond this year?
Zinkie: I'm high on him for 2017 and beyond. I don't think that he will contribute to mixed leagues in 2016.
@beisbol268: Would you rather own Josh Reddick or Alex Bregman?
Zinkie: I'll take my chances with Bregman.

@PaytontoKemp: Should I pick up Gurriel or Tomas?
Zinkie: Definitely Tomas. He has a full-time role now, and he is productive.
@mbm77: Would you drop one of Michael Wacha, Anthony DeSclafani or Matt Shoemaker for Joe Musgrove?
Zinkie: I would drop Wacha.
@dymondjoe35: Would you rather own José Reyes or Bregman? Also, would you drop Bundy or Blake Snell for Musgrove?
Zinkie: Bregman. And don't drop either of those two starters.
@Jayyyy_M: Would you rather own Hernan Perez or Yangervis Solarte?
Zinkie: Perez. Especially if you could use steals.
@dnots777: Would you drop Matt Wieters for any of Cameron Rupp, Sandy Leon, Stephen Vogt or Kurt Suzuki?
Zinkie: You should drop him for Rupp.

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