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10 Players to Trade Now (2024 Fantasy Baseball)

10 Players to Trade Now (2024 Fantasy Baseball)

Fantasy baseball managers are always looking for an edge in their leagues, and one strategy that can pay off is buying low on struggling players and selling high on those who have exceeded expectations. Below, our featured experts look closely at some players they’re targeting for these trades. They have closely monitored the latest player trends and performance metrics to identify key players you should consider buying low and selling high to maximize your roster’s potential.

By leveraging our exclusive trade analyzer and relying on advanced metrics, comprehensive player rankings, and player projections, our experts have determined which players you should target in trades and which ones you should look to move. So, whether you need a roster shake-up or simply want to capitalize on a player’s hot streak, this article is here to guide you through the process.

Let’s examine these trade recommendations, analyzing the rationale behind each move and providing you with actionable advice to help you dominate your league. Don’t forget to check out our other fantasy baseball resources to help you stay ahead of the competition all season long. Happy trading!

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Fantasy Baseball Players to Buy Low & Sell High

What one MLB player are you trying to buy low and why? Also, who are you willing to give up for him?

Luis Castillo (SP – SEA)

Luis Castillo started off the season with three poor starts. Even in those starts, he was getting strikeouts and limiting walks. He currently has 31 strikeouts to just four walks, making his expected ERA a career-low 2.86. His upside is as high as any pitcher in the game. I would be looking to move Zac Gallen or Logan Webb off their hot starts.”
Corey Pieper (Fantasy Six Pack)

Brandon Pfaadt (SP – ARI)

Brandon Pfaadt’s current ERA of 4.97 is far from ideal. However, his 3.54 xERA, 3.94 FIP, and 3.78 xFIP are all strong, as his 27 K/6 BB over 29 innings are. The Diamondbacks have had trouble closing out games, but Paul Sewald is about to return, and Corbin Carroll will eventually bounce back into form. Now is a great time to flip a mid-level closer for Pfaaadt. ”
Joe Pisapia (FantasyPros)

Jonathan India (2B – CIN)

Jonathan India is one player I would currently try to buy low on. So far in the 2024 season, India is walking more (96th percentile) and striking out less than he ever has, as both his chase rate and whiff rate are above the 95th percentile. His xwOBA (.360) is nearly 90 points higher than his wOBA, suggesting that his batted ball contact is doing great since his current line drive rate of 32 percent and sweet spot rate of 44 percent are the best of his career. Along with this, his xBA (.274) is exactly 100 points higher than his current BA. All of these metrics point towards an upward trajectory for India. If someone would be willing to take Ryan McMahon (who I believe will begin to cool off very soon) for India, I would love that deal.”
Rex Rutchik (Left Turns)

Hunter Greene (SP – CIN)

Hunter Greene’s ratios don’t look any better than the last two seasons, but they should. His expected ERA is a full two runs lower than his 4.55 ERA, and his .176 xBA ranks in the 91st percentile. Greene hasn’t been hurt by the long ball, nor is he getting himself into trouble with walks. He’s already delivering on the strikeout front as expected but soon the ratios will follow as he asserts himself as a mid-tier fantasy SP. I would gladly swap out an overachieving pitcher like Brady Singer, Paul Blackburn, Reynaldo Lopez, or Ranger Suarez if possible to land him.”
Pierre Camus (Fantasy Endgame)

George Kirby (SP – SEA)

“Even though we’re not related, I still think George Kirby is a guy I’d want on my team. His ERA is an ugly 5.33, and I’ve seen a lot of hemming and hawing about what to do with him. Kirby’s underlying numbers don’t have a ton of concern, though. His K% is 23.6, and his BB% is an ever-impressive 2.7. The ERA will come down (xERA is 3.72), and he should return to being a WHIP god once he adjusts to occasionally throwing out of the strike zone. (The idea is antithetical to his entire being, but he’s getting there.) I could offer someone like Jose Altuve if I had middle infield depth.”
Kelly Kirby (FantasyPros)

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What one MLB player are you trying to sell high right now, and why? Also, who would you try to get in return?

Jose Berrios (SP – TOR)

“With the second-lowest ERA among qualified pitchers, Jose Berrios has been a revelation this season. He currently has a 0.85 ERA and a 1.01 WHIP, boosted by his 99% strand rate to this point. His expected ERA is 4.24, which is very close to his career norms. As poorly as Blake Snell has pitched this season, I would still trade Berrios to acquire him.”
Corey Pieper (Fantasy Six Pack)

Carlos Rodon (SP – NYY)

Carlos Rodon is a high-profile guy on a high-profile team. But he has a secret. His 2.70 ERA is a mirage. His K/9 rate is down to 7.4, and his 4.19 FIP and 5.10 xFIP allude to a guy teetering on the brink of disaster. I’d happily swap Rodon for Brandon Pfaadt or buy low on a struggling bat like Jackson Holliday or Nolan Jones. ”
Joe Pisapia (FantasyPros)

Teoscar Hernandez (OF – LAD)

Teoscar Hernandez is one player I am trying to sell high on. Hernandez’s expected statistics are far too low compared to his current averages. His xBA, xwOBA, and xSLG rank in the 15th, 29th, and 40th percentiles, respectively. His whiff rate is in the 15th percentile, and he’s striking out and topping over the ball more than he ever has in his career. Hernandez’s current metrics are very similar to his 2019 ones, in which he batted .230 with a .290 BABIP (Hernandez is batting .260 with a .360 BABIP in the 2024 season). I believe Hernandez’s luck will run out, and his BABIP will regress. I would try to land Kyle Tucker in return for Hernandez. If not him, Rafael Devers would be another great option. ”
Rex Rutchik (Left Turns)

Taylor Ward (OF – LAA)

Taylor Ward was bound to cool off, and he finally has. It’s been more than a week since he homered and his average is at a more realistic .277. Moreover, the Angels are starting to resemble the club we expected, coming off a 5-game losing streak. It’s time to maximize the return on his impressive early-season offensive ranking and get an outfielder with more upside, such as Evan Carter, Wyatt Langford, or Josh Lowe, as he prepares to make his season debut.”
Pierre Camus (Fantasy Endgame)

Seth Lugo (SP – KC)

“Now is an excellent time to move Seth Lugo to someone who is starving for start pitching. (And there is definitely someone in your league crawling across the pitching desert looking for a healthy arm.) Lugo has a nice BB% of 5.56, a sparkly ERA of 2.03, and a WHIP of 1.19. These numbers are nice, but they are a mirage. With a K % of 11.11 and an xERA of 5.18, things will fall apart at some point in the near future. I would seek out a solid but less-coveted outfielder like Taylor Ward.”
Kelly Kirby (FantasyPros)

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