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Fantasy411 chat: Drop Diaz for Barreto?

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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.

@TheRealConeKing: Should I drop Aledmys Diaz for Franklin Barreto?

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.

@TheRealConeKing: Should I drop Aledmys Diaz for Franklin Barreto?

Zinkie: Yes, Barreto has plenty of upside and Diaz seems unlikely to meet expectations this year.

@PeakEthan: Is it time to drop Julio Teheran? He has really struggled this year.

Zinkie: Yes, you can drop him in a 10-team league. And bench him in every mixed format.

@esfit22: Should I drop Carlos Gonzalez, Mitch Haniger or Carlos Gomez for Keon Broxton?

Zinkie: You can drop Gonzalez for Broxton.

@michaelmerlo13: Would you trade Madison Bumgarner for Jacob deGrom right now?

Zinkie: Yes, I would. I'm optimistic on Bumgarner, but deGrom is healthy and pitching well right now.

@sritsema11: Should I trade Cody Bellinger for Jon Lester? I need pitching.

Zinkie: No, you should not. If you are trading Bellinger, you need to get a starter who is pitching very well right now.

@mheaps31: Is Ian Happ worthy of a roster spot over Ian Kinsler or Rougned Odor?

Zinkie: I would take Happ over Odor. Both players have plenty of upside, but Happ is playing much better than Odor right now.

@darrenlewis3: Is there any chance that Clint Frazier gets a chance to play for the Yankees in the coming weeks?

Zinkie: I don't expect that we will see Frazier soon. I expect Jacoby Ellsbury to replace Aaron Hicks in center field.

@MarkAPier: Should I add Franklin Barreto in a 12-team league?

Zinkie: Yes, for sure. Barreto should be added in all 12-team leagues and some 10-team formats.

@EzPolizzi_21: Which two should I add out of Aaron Altherr, Andrelton Simmons and Jose Pirela? Also, how long should I hold onto Kyle Schwarber?

Zinkie: I would add Altherr and Simmons. And you can drop Schwarber if he does not have catcher eligibility in your league.

@fanbball34: Should I drop Todd Frazier for Dansby Swanson?

Zinkie: No, you should stick with Frazier. He has posted an .865 OPS in June.

@McGuireGMM: What do you expect from Adrian Beltre during the remainder of the season?

Zinkie: I expect him to improve. He should hit for average and power. He is a nice buy-low target.

@manny24999: Should I own Hernan Perez or Scooter Gennett? I hesitate to waive Perez, but Gennett is so hot right now.

Zinkie: You should stay with Perez. His steals have plenty of value.

@MAS8823: Would you trade Bradley Zimmer and Sean Newcomb for Corey Kluber?

Zinkie: Without a doubt. It is almost always a good idea to trade two exciting rookies for one established star.

@nmach10: Should I own Brett Gardner or Ian Happ for my last roster spot?

Zinkie: Happ has great potential, but you have to go with Gardner. He has been very productive this season.

@juliantharmsen: Please share your thoughts on Rick Porcello and Rich Hill.

Zinkie: I'm not buying low on either one. Of the two, I have more faith in Hill to bounce back this summer.

@TheAmeriKane: What should I do with Adam Jones?

Zinkie: Some owners seem down on Jones, but I disagree. He is hitting .270 and is on pace for more than 25 home runs.

@chinoandres7: Do you prefer Cody Allen or Fernando Rodney?

Zinkie: Definitely Allen. This one isn't close for me. Allen is simply a better pitcher.

@coreyparlove: Please rank Jon Gray, Eduardo Rodriguez and Marco Estrada.

Zinkie: Estrada, Gray, Rodriguez.

@Beeweeze: Please rank Homer Bailey, Rich Hill, Junior Guerra, Dinelson Lamet, Brandon Finnegan and Tyson Ross.

Zinkie: Hill, Guerra, Lamet, Ross, Finnegan, Bailey.

@SanFransFinest: Do you prefer Miguel Sano or Jake Lamb?

Zinkie: I'll take Lamb. He has a better supporting cast. Hopefully he avoids a second-half fade this year.

@Jtrup22: How do you feel about Jon Gray going forward?

Zinkie: Start him for his road outings. If he is doing very well, you can consider him for some home starts.

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