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Buy Low and Sell High: Trade and Waiver Targets for Week 13

Are you looking to trade?  If your answer is “yes”, then the Buy/Sell Weekly Article is where to find five players of the week to Sell High and five players to Buy Low.

You trade for one of two reasons:

  1. You need a shortstop, have an extra third baseman and someone has as extra shortstop.  You trade a third baseman for a shortstop.  Done.
  2. You have a player who is exceeding expectations.  He is unlikely to keep it up, so you trade him for a position you need. Done

In this week’s edition of Buy/Sell we will look at players that could start the season hot, that you should consider placing on your trading block:

Buy ‘Em –

Matt Kemp on April 20, 2013

  1. Matt Kemp  – Kemp has played in 50 games this season and he has struggled mightily.  He might not be back for another month but if you can get him for the right price and stash him on your DL, it could pay off in your playoffs.  This might be the perfect opportunity for you to grab a superstar on the cheap.  If you have a need and the price is right, pull the trigger.
  2. Jason Heyward – Heyward finds himself on this list for the second week in a row.  He has four multi-hit games in his past ten, but with only 1 RBI in that span.  He could be frustrating his owner, and he or she might look to move him because he hasn't necessarily been worthy of a starting spot on an everyday basis.  This will not hold true for the remainder of the season.  With the lineup he's in, expect the stats to come eventually.  Bid with confidence.
  3. Shane Victorino – Victorino is primed for a HUGE second half.  He will rake in the runs and stolen bases with the occasional power stats.  He has underperformed a bit but remains the red-hot Red Sox #2 hitter.
  4. Rickie Weeks – A career second-half player, Weeks has a better batting average, more runs, more home runs, and more stolen bases in his career in the second half of the season.  If you are in need of a second baseman, Weeks should be a no-brainer.
  5. Josh Willingham – Willingham is struggling in his second season with the Minnesota Twins.  He should be monitored very closely, especially if he is a free agent in your league.  He could be a second-half sleeper who could explode for 15+ HR from July  to September.
  6. Jose Alvarez – Alvarez is currently filling in with Anibal Sanchez on the disabled list. Alvarez will provide you with cheap wins and, with a favorable matchup, strikeouts. He has pitched in 2 games this season, going 11 innings with 3 ER and 10 K.


Sell ‘Em –

  1. Patrick Corbin – Corbin has outperformed himself.  Selling players performing this well is hard to do, but so is breaking up.  You need to man up (or woman up, as the case may be) and just do it.
  2. Jean Segura on April 1, 2013Jean Segura – Segura has paid off in the power categories for you, with 10 HR and 30 RBI on the season; however, that power will not last, and it will shift to speed in the form of runs and stolen bases.  If you have no alternative shortstop, moving him then could be hard as replacing him now, even if he falls off a bit.
  3. Tommy Hanson – For every solid start or two, Hanson will tear it up (while he’s on your bench), and then when you decide to start him against a lesser offense, he gets lit up.  Hanson has some upside, just not while he is in the AL. If he has another streak in which he puts together a string of good outings and you can get something for him do it because he will be a streaky mess all season.
  4. Bobby Parnell – Trade candidate Parnell has been a breath of fresh air for an absolutely stinky team.  The Mets have 28 wins on the season and the second half could get even uglier.  If someone puts together a tempting deal, look for Parnell to be packing his bags, likely moving into a setup role for a contender.
  5. Max ScherzerScherzer is 10-0, leading the league in wins and second in strikeouts.  His WHIP sits at 0.91, while his career WHIP is more than 25% higher at 1.26.  Before I continue, note that Scherzer is the real deal.  He is an ace, a former first-round pick with nasty stuff.  He is on a team that will provide enough offense to rack up a lot of wins.  That being said, Scherzer is a strikeout pitcher who throws pitches all over the strike zone.  Pitchers of this type give up hits, even though his 0.91 WHIP doesn't suggest so. This is a very unsubtle move here, but I can tell you that this Rotoballer is targeting a package deal with Scherzer for Andrew McCutchen.  Scherzer’s value is high-- as it should be-- but his WHIP will increase and thus his value will decrease, albeit only slightly.  If you're going to sell, do it at peak value


Do you have someone going on the DL?  Did you do a 2-for-1 trade?  Do you have someone you need to drop?  And are looking for someone to pick up? Check out the Ultimate Waiver Wire Watch List. The Waiver Wire Watch List provides in depth analysis on players that may currently be available for you to pick up free of charge.  One of the best fantasy baseball features currently on the world wide web!


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