Skip to main content
Eric Cross photo

Eric Cross

Fantrax
Featured Pros: Buy Low, Sell High
Fri, Jun 22
Featured Pros: Buy Low, Sell High
What one player are you trying to buy low and what type of player would you give up to get him?
One player I'd really trying to acquire wherever possible right now is Bryce Harper. The counting stats have been fine, but I'm sure his fantasy owners are a little distraught with the current .213 batting average. However, that average is a tad misleading. Harper's current BABIP is .207, which is nearly 150 points below last year, which signals an insane amount of bad luck. He's even been making more hard contact this year than he ever has, including his MVP season in 2015. Yes, he's been pulling the ball more into the shift, but that's correctable. This is Bryce freaking Harper we're talking about. Do you really expect him to hit .213 all season? I'd be comfortable trading a 2nd-round caliber hitter for him right now.

What one player are you trying to sell high right now and who would you want in return?
Easily Nomar Mazara. I've never been a big support of his and the power he's showing this season is not a sustainable pace. Mazara is hitting fly balls 10.3% less than last season, but is hitting more homers. Why? His HR/FB ratio has doubled from 13.6 to 27.5 %, which is simply not sustainable. Power regression should be expected in the 2nd half of the season, and due to the lack of speed, less power is not a good thing for Mazara's fantasy value. If you can get any top-100 player for him, I'd take it.

Featured Pros: MLB Last-Round Fliers
Sun, Mar 18
Featured Pros: MLB Last-Round Fliers
What hitter should fantasy owners target with their last pick as a final-round flier?
The Cincinnati Reds love Nick Senzel so much, they're trying to get him into their lineup as soon as possible and that includes sliding him over and trying him at shortstop. Senzel's bat will play just fine at any position. He has arguably one of the best hit tools in the minors and enough power and speed to pump out plenty of 20/20 seasons. It's likely not going to take long for Senzel to crack the Reds everyday lineup and you're going to want him on your fantasy team when that happens. So, get a head start and draft him in the last round.

What pitcher should fantasy owners target with their last pick as a final-round flier?
One pitcher that deserves a lot more love in drafts is Chris Devenski. In his two Major League seasons, Devenski has a 2.38 ERA, 0.93 WHIP, and 9.7 K/9 while his 17.1% swinging strike rate trailed only Craig Kimbrel and Kenley Jansen last season. He might not get you more than a handful of saves, but his ratios and strikeouts are highly valuable. If Ken Giles were to land on the disabled list, Devenski would be a borderline top-10 fantasy relief pitcher.

Nothing found for Notes
Nothing found for News

Go to the Fantasy Accuracy Reports to see how this expert stacks up.