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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.

@5helmetplay: Should I keep Michael Fulmer or Rick Porcello?

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.

@5helmetplay: Should I keep Michael Fulmer or Rick Porcello?

Fred Zinkie: I would keep Fulmer. He should be similar to Porcello this season, and he is younger.

@DanBruneau: Should I keep Matt Carpenter or Jacob deGrom?

Zinkie: I would keep Carpenter. I usually keep the hitter if the overall value is similar.

Video: Outlook: Turner poised for strong first full season

@dodgersjosh: What are your thoughts on sophomores Nomar Mazara and Trea Turner?

Zinkie: I expect Turner to be a top-10 player this season. Mazara should take a small step forward and stay on mixed-league rosters.

@juan_sebas_bz: What is the best combination to draft in the first two rounds of a head-to-head league?

Zinkie: Try to get a stud hitter and an ace in the initial two rounds.

Video: Outlook: Samardzija helped by ballpark, defense

@amoralest1970: Do you believe any of Adam Wainwright, Jeff Samardzija or Sonny Gray are going to rebound this season?

Zinkie: Of the three, I have the most optimism for Samardzija. But I'm not especially optimistic on any of them.

@REDBIRDFAN7: Do you see Yoan Moncada as the starting second baseman out of Spring Training now that Brett Lawrie has been released?

Zinkie: No, I don't believe this changes the timetable for Moncada. I'm expecting him to be the starting second baseman in June.

Video: Zinkie on top fantasy second basemen picks for 2017

@texhonkey: Is Jose Reyes worth a spot in mixed leagues?

Zinkie: Definitely. He could log 600 plate appearances this season.

@NFLMockstar: Please name a Kyle Hendricks-type breakout star for 2017.

Zinkie: If Lance McCullers Jr. stays healthy, he will have an outstanding season.

Video: Zinkie looks at fantasy sleeper pitchers

@jpabloff92: Please list some of your favorite sleepers.

Zinkie: Austin Hedges, Yulieski Gurriel, Mitch Haniger, Aaron Nola.

@Tony_Pumilia: If I draft Shawn Kelley, should I handcuff him with Blake Treinen?

Zinkie: I don't believe you need to do that. Kelley is the clear front-runner for that job.

Video: Outlook: Rizzo is a perennial MVP award contender

@thurminator2: Do you prefer to draft Miguel Cabrera or Anthony Rizzo?

Zinkie: I prefer Cabrera due to his ability to consistently post high batting averages.

@speej63: Please rank the following pitchers for keeper leagues: Jon Gray, Nola, Vince Velasquez and Carlos Rodon.

Zinkie: Nola, Rodon, Gray, Velasquez.

Video: Posey leads top tier fantasy catchers entering 2017

@Mandosv05: Do you expect Buster Posey will rebound and be the top fantasy catcher this season?

Zinkie: Yes, I expect him to rebound. Poor batted-ball luck was part of his disappointing season.

@Tony_Pumilia: If Kyle Schwarber gets catcher eligibility early in the season, where does he rank at that position?

Zinkie: He would join the top tier with Posey, Gary Sanchez and Jonathan Lucroy. At the very worst, he's at the bottom of that group.

Video: Outlook: Cano among the elite in four categories

@jjthorn17: Am I wise to draft Robinson Cano over Xander Bogaerts?

Zinkie: I'm fine with Cano over Bogaerts in a one-year league. I would prefer Bogaerts in a keeper league.

@ZimmRx27: Who will be better next two seasons, Trevor Story or Alex Bregman?

Zinkie: Story. Coors Field matters.

Video: Outlook: Strasburg hoping to repeat first half of '16

@jfluck: Would you rather own David Price or Stephen Strasburg?

Zinkie: I have to go with Strasburg. I know he's prone to injury, but he isn't injured at the moment.

@CallahanJesse: Should I draft Adam Duvall or Randal Grichuk?

Zinkie: Take Grichuk. We may have seen the best of Duvall last season.

Video: Zinkie uses Statcast™ for fantasy pitchers to watch

@nickb88: What are your thoughts on Lance Lynn and Francisco Liriano?

Zinkie: Liriano is a solid sleeper candidate. I'm less excited about Lynn in his first season following Tommy John surgery.

@serrata44: Do you prefer Nolan Arenado or Kris Bryant at third base?

Zinkie: I prefer Bryant, but I acknowledge that it's very close.

Video: Outlook: Encarnacion is one of game's best sluggers

@BPalermo1: Do you have any concerns with Edwin Encarnacion and his switch of home parks?

Zinkie: My concern is more about his rising strikeout rate than the park impact. I would pass on him in the initial three rounds.

@juan_sebas_bz: Is it a good idea to draft either all hitters or all pitchers in the first 10 rounds of my draft?

Zinkie: No, you should draft balance. Going too far in one direction will likely lead you straight to the middle of the standings.

@GeekyBaseball: Should Hunter Renfroe or Manuel Margot be on my draft list?

Zinkie: Yes, they are both fine late-round picks in mixed leagues.

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