Fantasy Baseball Buy Low, Sell High Infielders

Mike Esposito
Miami Marlins v Cleveland Indians
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The first month of the fantasy baseball season is typically full of surprising performances – both good and bad. Many players who start off hot come back down to earth, while other slumping stars eventually turn things around for the better.

And since fantasy baseball is all about buying low and selling high, here are four players to consider trading for or shipping off your roster.

Sell: Tim Anderson, SS, Chicago White Sox

Tim Anderson has had an excellent start to the season, but now could be the right time to trade the shortstop. He's been slumping recently, with zero homers and two RBI in his last 10 games. With Anderson's .331 batting average, six home runs and 20 RBI, plus his AL-leading 12 steals, he has all the makings of a sell-high candidate for his fantasy owners.

Buy: Jose Ramirez, 2B/3B, Cleveland Indians

Jose Ramirez has had a start to the 2019 season that his fantasy owners would surely like to forget. Hitting .205 with three homers through his first 34 games this season, Ramirez is keeping his owners afloat with a surprising nine steals in April. The 26-year-old has, however, slowly started to turn things around. He has eight of his 11 RBI since April 20, and it's only a matter of time before Ramirez settles back into his All-Star form of the past two seasons. If another owner has grown weary of the infielder's early-season struggles, acquiring Ramirez could pay dividends.

Sell: Paul DeJong, SS, St. Louis Cardinals

Paul DeJong looks like he's on his way to a career year, and maybe his first All-Star Game, but that also makes him a perfect sell-high option. The Cardinals' shortstop has benefited greatly from a .370 BABIP (his career BABIP is .325), which has likely been part of the reason for his .329 batting average this season. A career .272 average, along with a few other peripheral stats, point to it only being a matter of time before he starts to come back down toward his career norms. If there's a shortstop-needy team in your league, selling DeJong could be a good place to start trade talks.

Buy: Xander Bogaerts, SS, Boston Red Sox

Xander Bogaerts has been a victim of some bad luck so far this season (.278 BABIP) and is hitting below his career batting average and OBP. But, as long as Bogaerts continues to bat in the meat of the Red Sox lineup, he's a top-10 shortstop, no matter what his current numbers say. The 26-year-old still has six homers, despite his sub-par average, and a surprising zero steals on the season. Expect Bogaerts' batting average as well as his counting stats to improve throughout the summer, making him a big-time, buy-low candidate right now.


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Mike Esposito is not a FanDuel employee. In addition to providing DFS gameplay advice, Mike Esposito also participates in DFS contests on FanDuel using his personal account, username espo6891. While the strategies and player selections recommended in his articles are his personal views, he may deploy different strategies and player selections when entering contests with his personal account. The views expressed in their articles are the author's alone and do not necessarily reflect the views of FanDuel. 

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