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Fantasy Baseball Sell High Trade Targets: Giancarlo Stanton, Luis Gil, Seth Lugo

Fantasy Baseball Sell High Trade Targets: Giancarlo Stanton, Luis Gil, Seth Lugo

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 sell-high candidates.

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Fantasy Baseball Players to Sell High

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

Ranger Suarez (SP – PHI ) & Seth Lugo (SP – KC )

“The one MLB player that I am trying to sell high are any starting pitchers that started the season ranked outside of the top 300 but are now ranked in the top 20. The two starting pitcher that come to mind are Ranger Suarez and Seth Lugo. Both of these starting pictures have performed well and are currently in the top 20, but I see their trade value regressing going forward. Time to sell high on both of these if you find the right trade offer.”
Jeff Boggis (Fantasy Football Empire)

Giancarlo Stanton (OF – NYY )

“You have just been give the gift of a few healthy weeks of Giancarlo Stanton. So what should you do now? Trade him! Over his last 24 games, he’s hitting .264 with an .832 OPS. His 6 HR and 16 RBI have been outstanding, but he never puts in a full season and still strikes out way to much (33K in those last 24 games). I would gladly roll the dice on Brent Rooker over Stanton. They may have similar profiles, but I’ll put my money on Rooker to be in my lineup more frequently from now until the end of September.”
Joe Pisapia (FantasyPros)

Andrew Abbott (SP – CIN )

“Andrew Abbott is a player I would look to sell. He has a 2.68 ERA and 1.09 WHIP, but a 4.54 FIP and 4.45 xFIP. He only has a 6.79 K/9 and an 8.3% swinging strike rate. He had a 1.42 HR/9 and a 50.7% fly ball rate and with the weather heating up in Cincinnati, this isn’t going to continue. I’d trade him for Brandon Pfaadt.”
Adam Ronis (Fantasy Alarm)

Luis Gil (SP – NYY )

“Luis Gil is pitching like an ace right now. Over his last four starts, he’s allowed just two earned runs over 24/13 IP while striking out 28 batters. His 2.39 ERA could actually be lower if not for one blowup start against the Brewers back in April. His expected ERA numbers are between 2.94 and 3.75, which indicates some minor regression is coming (but nothing crazy). The strikeout rate is good. He’s keeping the ball in the ballpark. All three of his pitches have a sub-.170 batting average against.

That all looks great. So why am I selling high? In short, it’s because I think he’s good, but I don’t think he’s THIS good. His BABIP is .217, his batting average against is .152, his swinging strike rate is 11.5%, and he walks too many batters. He’s also throwing his fastball more than 55% of the time and pairs it with a changeup (26.4%) and a slider (17.1%). Right now, it’s working for him, but I don’t think he’s going to be able to continue at that rate. And this is all before we consider that he is coming off Tommy John surgery. He threw four innings in 2023 after completing just 25 2/3 innings in 2022. He’s already thrown more innings in 2024 than he did in 2022 and 2023 combined. How many more innings can he realistically throw as a starter before he gets shifted to a bullpen role.

He’s pitching like an ace right now. If I can get anything close to SP1, or even SP2 value for Gil, I’m pulling the trigger on that deal. I’d aim high for someone like Kyle Schwarber if that manager is desperate for pitching but settle for Tyler O’Neill or a buy low on Xander Bogaerts or Spencer Steer.”
Mike Maher (FantasyPros)

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