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MLB.com fantasy guru Fred Zinkie fielded questions from fans during a live Twitter chat at @Fantasy411 on Tuesday. Check out the chat transcript below and follow @Fantasy411 on Twitter and MLB.com's fantasy home. Questions and answers have been edited for clarity.

@BobLoblaw4: Would you rather own Byron Buxton or Corey Seager for the rest of this season and for the next two years given how shallow shortstop is?

MLB.com fantasy guru Fred Zinkie fielded questions from fans during a live Twitter chat at @Fantasy411 on Tuesday. Check out the chat transcript below and follow @Fantasy411 on Twitter and MLB.com's fantasy home. Questions and answers have been edited for clarity.

@BobLoblaw4: Would you rather own Byron Buxton or Corey Seager for the rest of this season and for the next two years given how shallow shortstop is?

Zinkie: You hit the nail on the head. Seager's position eligibility makes him the pick.

Video: Top 50 prospects: Corey Seager

@JohnnyFo85: Who wins this trade: Hanley Ramirez for Scott Kazmir?

Zinkie: Trading Ramirez for a good starter makes sense for teams that need pitching. But Kazmir has regressed a bit this month. Aim higher.

@Derekacosta23: Should I drop Evan Gattis for Carlos Santana?

Zinkie: Both players have struggled this season, but I would make the switch and add Santana.

Video: CLE@BOS: Santana drives a solo shot to right-center

@unique2routine: Should I keep George Springer or pick up someone who can help right now?

Zinkie: Springer -- who is on the comeback trail -- has massive upside and should be retained in all leagues.

@Beldingsbrother: Would you rather own Carson Smith or Arodys Vizcaino?

Zinkie: I will take Vizcaino, who has been more consistent than Smith.

@blanconino78: Is it time to cut Giancarlo Stanton?

Zinkie: If you have DL space, stick with Stanton. He could hit many homers in September.

@aaroncharles18: Which starter is a better pickup: Carlos Rodon or Taylor Jungmann?

Zinkie: Rodon has a bright future, but he is inconsistent right now. Go with Jungmann.

Video: PHI@MIL: Jungmann snares Blanco's hard-hit comebacker

@bricksivy4417: Which two pitchers would you retain in a keeper league: Madison Bumgarner, Matt Harvey or Noah Syndergaard?

Zinkie: All three have bright futures, but I would keep Bumgarner and Harvey.

@PG3Phil: What are your thoughts on trading Aaron Nola for Matt Kemp and Stephen Piscotty in a dynasty league?

Zinkie: Unless you really need the two bats to win this year, I would stick with Nola.

@Ynal_Alouri: Pick one catcher: Francisco Cervelli, Welington Castillo or Caleb Joseph?

Zinkie: Because Matt Wieters has returned to the O's lineup, go with Cervelli.

@Harv313: As of today I'm barely in the playoffs and want to make sure I get in. I have Trout. Keep him or trade him?

Zinkie: Keep Trout. He could heat up and help this year, and he will certainly help in 2016 and beyond.

Video: LAA@KC: Trout keeps game tied with spectacular grab 

@zen4less: Is John Lamb worth rostering? Are you worried that he will have an innings limit per game?

Zinkie: Lamb is a viable option in National League-only leagues, but is unlikely to help in mixed formats.

@mikeyfnrocs: I picked up Drew Smyly. Is he worth keeping going forward or should I drop him?

Zinkie: I would stick with him unless your league is very shallow.

@dannyo1084: Are there any off-the-radar pitchers that could help down the stretch?

Zinkie: Steven Matz has fallen off the radar in many leagues. He could be terrific in September.

@nmach10: I'm locked up in a playoff spot. Should I own Jake Odorizzi or Matz for playoffs?

Zinkie: I would take Matz, as Odorizzi has some tough matchups in September.

Video: NYM@LAD: Matz allows two hits over six shutout frames

@rotologo: What is going on with Yasiel Puig? Do you see him heating up anytime soon?

Zinkie: I don't see a hot streak coming. I would bench him in shallow leagues.

@carlospudge: Would you rather own Smyly or Derek Holland?

Zinkie: Smyly. He has generally pitched very well since joining the Rays.

@jaredfluth: Would you rather own Pablo Sandoval or Stephen Vogt in an American League-only 4x4 league?

Zinkie: Vogt, especially because of the catcher eligibility.

@SotoC803: The last starter on my roster is Robbie Ray. Stick with him or pick up Holland?

Zinkie: Stick with Ray. I'm not too optimistic on Holland. And he is scheduled to face the Blue Jays next week.

Video: CHC@CWS: Eaton clubs a two-run homer off Hendricks

@NewMySpacePage: Which player should I drop: Adam Eaton, Aaron Hicks or Gregory Polanco?

Zinkie: Drop Hicks. He has cooled off. The others are safer assets.

@kennylozano81: Would you keep Syndergaard over Danny Salazar?

Zinkie: Very close, but I would take Salazar because of his amazing strikeout rate.

@SpaceshipEarth: Who would you rather own: Kyle Schwarber or Jonathan Lucroy?

Zinkie: I will take Schwarber, as Lucroy has struggled to get on track this season.

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