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Fantasy Baseball - Buy or Sell

Evan Gattis has hit 4 home runs in the month of May. 2 more than he hit in all of April. He also is just one RBI short of his April total. In 3 games, Gattis has picked up 8 RBI and scored 6 runs (2 more than all of April).   So what do you do with El Oso Blanco if you own him in fantasy baseball?  Considering that he is a career .247 hitter, there will always be streaks of greatness and plenty of slumps. But it is rare to find a hitter with a combination of pure power playing in a park like Minute Maid Park with a  short porch for right handed hitters.  To me, Evan Gattis and Mark Teixeira are the same player in terms of fantasy.  If you need HRs and RBI and can handle the AVG/SO, by all means keep him on your roster.  But if I owned Gattis, I would be more than willing to move him and his .198 AVG  / .225 OBP.


We highlighted the Houston Astros right before they won 10 in a row!

Josh Reddick is also a career .250 hitter and also has 8 RBI in the month of May, but has battled injuries over the last two seasons, limiting him to just 223 games.  He hit 12 home runs in each of the last two seasons, after breaking out with the Athletics in 2012 crushing 32 homers.  Evan Gattis is a much better option than Reddick, but Reddick is probably available in your league.  Ride the heat wave, and sell if someone wants him.
Trevor Plouffe is a nice option for you at 3B, should you need help at the hot corner.  The Twins third baseman has continued to improve with each season in Minnesota and hit 40 doubles last season!  Yes his HR total is just 28 over the last two seasons, but his OBP has gone up and his strikeouts have come down!  Where else can you find a guy capable of driving in 80 runs right now?  Pick up Plouffe and consider trading your current 3B to improve your roster elsewhere!

Mike Leake is just 1-1 but owns a 3.03 ERA and 0.90 WHIP over 35.2 innings pitched.  He is owned in just 46% of Yahoo leagues and 38% ESPN!  The Reds are just 2-3 in his 5 starts and have scored a total of 20 runs.  He lost a 2-1 decision vs Adam Wainwright.  Outside of 6 walks in his first start, Leake has walked just 4 batters over his last 30 innings, striking out 19.  Go grab him before the rest of your league takes notice!  His next start is Wednesday Night against Gerrit Cole and the Pittsburgh Pirates.

Corey Kluber is now 0-4 and is getting ROCKED. He has allowed 31 hits in his last 17.2 innings, allowing 16 earned runs and just 14 strikeouts. You probably spent a high draft pick on Kluber and it is a LONG season, but put him on the trading block and see what other owners are willing to offer you.  I get that his value is as low as it will ever be, but sometimes you just have to move on for .50¢ on the dollar.  That means if you do not own Kluber you should consider making his owner an offer before his next start and he gets back on track!
Fantasy Baseball Buy or Sell