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Fantasy Baseball Trade Advice: James Paxton, J.D. Martinez, Giancarlo Stanton

Fantasy Baseball Trade Advice: James Paxton, J.D. Martinez, Giancarlo Stanton

For Week 10, I have some fantasy baseball trade advice including sell-high veterans and a couple of real buy-lows. The possible returns for the sell-high candidates probably won’t be too high, but it’s all about balancing out your fantasy baseball roster via trades.

Here are the six buy-lows and sell-highs for Week 10 of the fantasy baseball season. Happy trading!

Fantasy Baseball Trade Advice (Week 9)

Fantasy Baseball Trade Advice: Sell High

Giancarlo Stanton (OF – NYY)

Giancarlo Stanton is hitting .250 with 11 HRs. His strikeout rate is 31.8% this season, which is around his career average. If he can keep this batting average with the power, then he could be worth hanging onto.

Stanton has had injury problems in the past, though, which is one of the reasons why I would look at moving him now. He hasn’t played in 110 games since 2021. He does have about a 5% higher chase rate than he has in the past. This could lead to more strikeouts, which he has been prone to do. Stanton likely didn’t cost you much, and you could move him now to a power-needy team.

J.D. Martinez (OF – NYM)

J.D. Martinez signed with the Mets after the season had already started. It’s a smaller sample size, but in 21 games, Martinez is hitting .315 with two HRs. He hit 33 HRs at a .271 batting average last season with the Dodgers.

He won’t reach those numbers this year, but some managers could be looking at a higher ceiling than they should be for this year. Martinez doesn’t carry the same name value as Stanton does but does have a better injury history. You also probably didn’t pay much for Martinez; in fact, you probably didn’t even draft him. The return for Martinez won’t be high, but you could get some bullpen or bench depth.

James Paxton (SP – LAD)

James Paxton is 5-0 with a 2.84 ERA in eight games this year. He pitches for the Dodgers, which has one of the best lineups in baseball.

The reason why I would look into selling Paxton is that he hasn’t pitched over 100 innings since 2019. Another is that he has the same amount of walks this year as strikeouts. I just don’t know how long he can keep this going. He has pitched at least six innings in his last three starts. So, maybe move him now because I doubt these numbers look like this in the next month or two. Because of the starting pitching landscape, you could get a decent return for Paxton.

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