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Fantasy Baseball Trade Advice: Lourdes Gurriel Jr., Max Muncy, Hunter Greene (2024)

Fantasy Baseball Trade Advice: Lourdes Gurriel Jr., Max Muncy, Hunter Greene (2024)

Every passing week provides a clearer picture of what the season could look like for some players. Injuries, playing time and the good and bad stat lines reveal themselves. This week, I have a few players to sell high.

Fantasy Baseball Trade Advice

Sell High

Lourdes Gurriel Jr. (OF – ARI)

It’s tough to trade an outfielder hitting the ball this well. Lourdes Gurriel Jr. is hitting .298 with three home runs. He has 12 RBIs and 10 runs. He is hitting third in the lineup between Corbin Carroll and Christian Walker. So why move him?

Gurriel has never played in more than 145 games, he hit a career-high 24 home runs last season and has never had a 90 RBI season. He also contributes single-digit stolen bases, at best. These numbers are not terrible but you need to consider what people are seeing right now — a .300 hitter with 30+ home runs on a good hitting team. I highly doubt Gurriel can obtain those numbers. Let other owners chase those numbers and swap him with something that you need, assuming you don’t need outfielder depth.

Max Muncy (3B – LAD) 

The third base position isn’t as weak as it once was. Max Muncy doesn’t have the same appeal as he once did but is still rostered in over 80% of leagues. He did hit 36 bombs last year and had over 105 RBIs. He also plays for the Dodgers. I understand the appeal but Muncy is getting older and hasn’t played in over 140 games in the last three seasons. He also has a high 20% strikeout rate in the last three seasons. Currently, it’s over 40%. He’s hitting over .270 with only one home run. I would see if an owner were interested in chasing past Muncy stats and swap him with something you need or at least for an interesting prospect.

Hunter Greene (SP – CIN) 

I have to admit that the idea of trading a top pitcher seems crazy. But maybe do it now before it’s too late. Greene hasn’t pitched over 125 innings since 2022. Can we expect not only a healthy season but also 150 good innings? He has a 2.53 ERA and over a 10.00 K/9 rate. Remember, Greene pitches in one of the most hitter-friendly parks in MLB. That ERA will rise but he will also have the strikeouts. I would expect to see some bad starts this season and an ERA closer to 4.00, if not over.

Don’t get me wrong, he’s a good pitcher but this is about the return you could get right now. I would consider some trade offers now before he has a bad start or two and owners trying to lowball you.

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