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Fantasy Baseball Buy Low Trade Targets: Francisco Lindor, Matt Olson, Edwin Diaz

Fantasy Baseball Buy Low Trade Targets: Francisco Lindor, Matt Olson, Edwin Diaz

Let’s take a look at some players you should be targeting to strengthen your fantasy baseball roster without breaking the bank. We gathered insights and analysis from our featured experts to help you identify underrated gems and secure a competitive edge over your opponents. They dive into which players are currently undervalued, why they deserve a spot on your team, and how you can capitalize on their potential for breakout performances. Here are the players they’re currently targeting as buy-low candidates.

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Fantasy Baseball Players to Buy Low

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

Julio Rodriguez (OF – SEA )

“The one MLB player that I am trying to buy low is Julio Rodriguez. He was drafted as a top 5 player to start the season but is hovering just inside the top 200 rankings to date. He’s starting to turn it around and ranks 100th over the past 30 days. The stolen bases are there with 9 on the season. He will start producing the home runs and RBI needed to be a top 5 player by the end of the season. I’m willing to give up anyone that I drafted in rounds 3 or later. I would also be willing to give up Jurickson Profar (OF-SD) who qualifies at multiple positions and is currently in the top 20 rankings to date.”
Jeff Boggis (Fantasy Football Empire)

Edwin Diaz (RP – NYM )

“The Mets signed Edwin Diaz to a record-breaking $100 million deal, the largest ever for a closer. I don’t care that he’s blowing saves. His ERA may be 5.50, but his xERA 2.88 and xFIP 2.84 tell me he will be just fine. Also, the K/9 is still an elite 13.5. Can we cut this guy some slack!? He didn’t even pitch in 2023 because of an injury and clearly there’s some rust issues he’s working through. Eventually, he will find his way back to the closer job sooner, not later. Why? Because they are paying him $100 million, that’s why! I would happily flip any mid-tier closer for Diaz in a heartbeat or even a starter that qualifies at reliever like Jordan Hicks, who will have innings concerns in the second have looming over him.”
Joe Pisapia (FantasyPros)

Matt Olson (1B – ATL )

“Now is the time to trade for Matt Olson before he heats up. It’s been a really slow start for Olson and many Braves players, but Olson is in the 96th percentile of hard hit rate and 92nd percentile of barrel rate. A 12.5% HR/FB rate is well below his career average of 21.7%. The strikeout rate is slightly up from last season and he’s chasing more pitches, but everything else looks similar to last season. A one-for-one deal might be difficult but a package involving someone like Seth Lugo, Aaron Nola or You Darvish could work.”
Adam Ronis (Fantasy Alarm)

Francisco Lindor (SS – NYM )

“Francisco Lindor is going to have to start paying rent if he hangs around in the buy low section much longer. He’s been here for nearly two months now as his slow start inches closer to June. Through 48 games, he’s batting just .198 with a .620 OPS. His underlying numbers look fine, and his strikeout rate is actually down from last season and from his career number.

His xwOBA (.339) points to better days ahead, especially when you consider that the 62-point gap between his xwOBA and his wOBA (.277) is among the biggest gaps in baseball. The .201 BABIP isn’t helping, either (his career number of .288 is right around the league average). Even with those disappointing numbers, he still has 7 HR and 6 SB. He’s one hot streak away from being right back on pace with his usual production, so I’m looking to buy low where I can. Maybe there is a package to be made where you sell high on Luis Gil (more on him below) along with someone like Alex Bregman or even Anthony Volpe to see if you can land Lindor.”
Mike Maher (FantasyPros)

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