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Fantasy Baseball Trade Advice: Grayson Rodriguez, Taylor Ward, Colton Cowser

Fantasy Baseball Trade Advice: Grayson Rodriguez, Taylor Ward, Colton Cowser

I have six players this week for consideration to buy low and sell high. When buying low, make sure you are getting a discount for a player you believe will help you down the stretch. For the sell high candidates, these players might have good seasons but if trading one of them makes your team more competitive, then it should be considered. Here is our Fantasy Baseball Trade Advice for this week to help you navigate deals in your leagues.

Fantasy Baseball Trade Advice (Week 5)

Sell High

Grayson Rodriguez (SP-BAL)

Lots of teams that put off drafting pitchers early probably drafted Grayson in Rounds 7 to 8 as their ace. So far, the numbers are a little underwhelming. He is 4-1 with a 3.71 ERA, and he pitches for one of the best lineups in baseball. The chances for wins will always be there. Just a few things to remember, though: Grayson pitched a career high 122 innings this past season. Three of his four wins are against teams that are hitting below league average. He has thrown more than seven strikeouts in a game just once his season. Will Baltimore limit his innings later in the season? Can he handle the extra innings and pitch counts that will be expected of him? I’m not saying Grayson will never be an ace, but is he the ace that you need this year? He still would bring a nice return in a trade. If you need help in different positions, trading Grayson could help fill those needs.

Taylor Ward (OF – LAA)

Ward could have been available in some leagues early in the year, but his roster percentage is now in the mid 90s. He is hitting .271 with 7 HR and has a .810 OPS. He has only played in over 100 games just once in his career. With the Angels losing Mike Trout in the lineup for a while, that does dampen any excitement for Angel’s hitters. I would entertain some offers for Ward and let some other owners be on the Angels Lineup roller coaster.

Colton Cowser (OF – BAL)

Cowser started off the year hot. His numbers still look good with a .307 average and six home runs. He has cooled off lately though. Since April 20, he has five hits. Two of those were home runs and he has struck out 12 times. He currently has over a 31% strikeout rate. The average will continue to drop, and he has been hitting towards the bottom of the lineup more. Baltimore has talent and if a young prospect struggles, they will replace them. Cowser has power, but will he become an all or nothing hitter? Trading him now, would bring you the most value. Waiting another month or so, he could be a sell low candidate.

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