8 players to buy low and sell high (Fantasy Baseball 2022)

If your team is in the midst of playoffs or contention for the championship, you may be just one or two pieces away from achieving championship glory this year! Chances are good that the waiver thread has far fewer championship-winning gems now than in April and May. Now that we are officially in the summer, the trading market is probably the only way to acquire players with decisive potential for the league. These can come in the form of injured players like Chris Sale or Brandon Belt, hapless pitchers with great control, neglected groundball pitchers who can give you anything but WHIP, and lower performing hitters with far better stats than actual stats. Now is the time to evaluate which categories you need the most and find the underrated players who have the best chance of upgrading you in those categories. To help you with your stock search, our featured analysts are back to offer their tips on who you should consider buying low and selling high.

Q1. Which MLB player are you looking to buy cheap and why? Also, who are you willing to give up for him?

Jonathan India (2B – CIN)
“After a successful 2021 season, Jonathan India’s worth is lower than what will come. We are approaching the end of June and this season he has only appeared in 16 games. In those games, he’s only cutting .242 / .275 /.563, he hasn’t scored a homer yet and has only a walk to 17 strikeouts. India is not someone who will hit .300 and score 30 home runs, but it is better than the small sample size we have seen so far in 2022. In the OBP leagues, this is a hassle-free downside because its 1.4% BB % will regress to something closer to the 11.3% they recorded last season. In standard leagues, he’s someone who could hit .260 with double-digit home runs and a handful of steals for the rest of the course. I would start my offering with the likes of Tony Gonsolin, Brandon Drury and / or Tyler Anderson, and go all the way to Paul Blackburn depending on my team structure.
Mike Maher (Fantasy Pro)

Bryan Reynolds (OF – PIT)
“I have enlisted Bryan Reynolds in several leagues this season, and now I’m looking to take him everywhere. He is currently cutting .253 / .331 / .443 and his counting stats are down to just 30 runs, 11 homers and 21 RBI. Many of those who enlisted him expected more from last year’s numbers and hopefully are willing to sell at a low price, because the Pirates have finally named some of the best prospects that should boost his tally stats. . Many fictional managers neglect good players in terrible teams, so I would offer in exchange a “big name” like DJ LeMahieu or JT Realmuto “.
Kelly Kirby (Fantasy Pro)

Juan Soto (DI – WSH)
“It’s hard to say that you can really buy Juan Soto for a low price, but this is your chance. His counting stats are not elite. His 14 home runs are as many as Brandon Drury. Adolis Garcia is currently beating him in four of the five categories (and he’s just one HR behind him). Owners will feel that high-end frustration and wonder if he will regain his elite status at this end of the season. We want to pounce, because the buy window is actually open, albeit not crazy. He has the fourth lowest qualified BABIP at .213 and most projection systems have him nearly 100 points higher on the BABIP. He should be a 35/15/100/100 guy. This trade will likely require two players. Maybe Arozarena and Framber. Maybe Wheeler and a hot Voit? Let me throw you this: How much do you think a Julio Rodriguez would cost you for Soto? I would get my Soto shares now before it’s too late.
Christopher Welsh (Fantasy Pro)

Fernando Tatis Jr. (SS / OF – SD)
“Fernando Tatis Jr. isn’t making a comeback as soon as many were hoping, and that means some fantasy owners are frustrated. If they spent a lot of money on draft for Tatis, they could be in trouble and, right now, I’d offer a standing Marcus Semien or Jake Cronenworth plus an arm and see if I could rip him off. He’s basically back to his originally scheduled pace, but the upside is that you didn’t have to wait three months, just another 3-4 weeks, if you trade it for him. “
Joe Pisapia (Fantasy Pro)

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Q2. Which MLB player are you looking to sell high right now and why? Also, who would you try to get in return?

Luis Arraez (1B / 2B / 3B / DH / OF – MIN)
“No player represents the debate between real life and fantasy better than Luis Arraez. The batting champion is advertised for how fun he is, like he needs to do the All-Star Game and the classic “We don’t talk enough about Luis Arraez”. The truth is, as much as he is elite with the batting average, he’s lacking in the other four main categories. Based on Steamer’s projections, he would finish the year with six homers, five stolen bases, just over 80 runs and under 50 RBI. He is doing all of this with the fifth most qualified BABIP in baseball at .390 Over the past 30 days, however, Yahoo qualifies him as one of the top 30 players. A statistic isn’t a fantastic asset, and if he did, it’s not the batting average. If I needed to pitch, I’d take a look at pitchers who have wasted time but have higher perks, like Jack Flaherty, Andrew Heaney, or maybe even his teammate Joe Ryan (albeit he shoots higher first).
Christopher Welsh (Fantasy Pro)

Tony Gonsolin (SP – LAD)
“I like Tony Gonsolin. I’ve always liked Tony Gonsolin. In recent seasons he has been consistently underestimated, both by fantasy managers and the Dodgers. He’s in a good team, he’s making good numbers and looking like a championship winner right now. As a Red Sox fan, I was hoping he would be included in that terrible Mookie Betts swap. But he’s not THAT good, and he’s already approaching his career high for pitched innings. His xFIP (3.68) and SIERA (3.72) indicate that his ERA of 1.42 should soon regress significantly and his value will only drop from here. Sell ​​high at max and see if you can buy low on a club like Kris Bryant, Jonathan India or Franmil Reyes.
Mike Maher (Fantasy Pro)

Rhys Hoskins (1B – PHI)
“Rhys Hoskins has been coming out of an absolutely torrid two weeks of scoring .737 (not OPS – just shots) with five homers, 12 RBI and 11 points scored. For an injury prone, streaked player whose career number is somewhere in the .252 / .334 / .472 range, this could be the peak for him in 2022. Depending on the team’s needs, I would go to look for someone like Framber Valdez for the throw or Teoscar Hernandez for the shot. Heck, I’d even make a first base trade for Anthony Rizzo (who’s still underperforming his metrics) if anyone were willing.
Kelly Kirby (Fantasy Pro)

Miles Mikolas (SP – STL)
Miles Mikolas just missed a no-hitter and had a great season for the Cardinals. K% of him is the tallest in his career, but he’s not yet elite. His ERA of 2.62 is pound, but in the previous two seasons that number was over 4.00. This is the perfect time to sell high on Mikolas, as the Cardinals have played great baseball and are looking for a bigger strikeout arm like Robbie Ray, who has an ERA of 3.30 in his last 30 IPs but a score of 4.25 in the year “.
Joe Pisapia (Fantasy Pro)

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