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Fantasy Baseball Sell High Trade Targets: Jurickson Profar, Gavin Stone, Carlos Rodon

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?

Jurickson Profar (OF – SD)

“I’m selling high on Jurickson Profar. He’s been phenomenal this year, and his Statcast numbers back it up, but I just don’t see this level of production continuing throughout the second half. He’s a fourth outfielder in my mind, and I’d sell him as soon as possible while he is peaking. I’d target an underachiever like Nick Castellanos or even Nolan Arenado and hope some disgruntled owner is fed up and willing to part with them.”
Austin Lowell (Fantasy Baseball By The Numbers)

Gavin Stone (SP – LAD)

Gavin Stone has given you more than you could have hoped for this season. With Clayton Kershaw and Bobby Miller working their way back, Stone could get squeezed out of the rotation in the weeks ahead. Over his last three starts, Stone has a 1.02 ERA and 3 wins to show for it. This is his peak value, so sell before the rumblings begin of him losing his spot to a bigger name with a bigger salary. Don’t be sad because it’s over, smile because he gave you 7 wins and a sub 3 ERA.”
Joe Pisapia (FantasyPros)

Jared Jones (SP – PIT)

“In redraft leagues only, I would shop Jared Jones around to see what level of hitter I could obtain for his services. Jones is an incredible talent, but pitching is deep, and if my conspiracy theory regarding the potential change in baseballs comes true, now is the time to unload. The 22-year-old rookie’s past few starts have had mixed results. He ratcheted up the intensity in the showdown with the Dodgers, but that is the only game in his last four that he struck out a batter per inning. After beginning his career with five straight 7+ strikeout games, he has only had three such starts in his last eight. Chances are good that the Pirates will shut him down at some point, but he still has some value. If I could nab someone in the Vladimir Guerrero Jr. tier, I’d be happy with that result.”
Kelly Kirby (FantasyPros)

Carlos Rodon (SP – NYY)

“The better Carlos Rodon pitches, the more he becomes a sell high for me. His ERA is now below 3.00, but most of his expected ERA numbers are north of 4.00. He’s been on an absolute heater lately and has been looking like 2021-2022 Carlos Rodon and not 2023 Carlos Rodon, minus the strikeouts. But there are enough red flags here to make me lean sell high over hold. His average exit velocity, barrel %, and hard hit % are all 27th percentile or worse, while his chase, whiff, and strikeout numbers are all pedestrian. And that’s without factoring in the injury history and the fact that he threw just 64 1/3 innings last year and is already at 80 this season. He appears to have undergone a mini transformation where he is leaning into soft contact instead of strikeouts, which might be by necessity more than desire. That also means either regression or bad luck could be right around the corner. I’d aim high for Alec Bohm, Jarren Duran, or Trea Turner but settle for a package that includes Jordan Westburg, Ha-Seong Kim, and/or Luis Arraez if I can swing it.”
Mike Maher (FantasyPros)

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