OAKLAND, CALIFORNIA - JUNE 20: Seth Lugo #67 of the Kansas City Royals throws a pitch against the Oakland Athletics in the first inning at Oakland Coliseum on June 20, 2024 in Oakland, California.

Top Fantasy Baseball Players to Move Before it’s too Late.

When it comes to selling high on players, you are looking to trade a player who is over-performing compared to their career statistics. This year there are a few of them that stand out, most of them being pitchers. Trading these players now for some proven sustained talent could be the key to success in the following months of fantasy leagues.

  • Seth Lugo

    Lugo has been unbelievable throughout his first 16 starts registering 10 wins, a 2.42 ERA, 1.07 WHIP, and 87 strikeouts through 104 innings. Pitcher needy teams may be really interested in acquiring Lugo and you should be more than happy to send Lugo on his way. Lugo has never pitched more than 150 innings and fatigue could play a major factor in his effectiveness in the second half of the year. If you are in need of hitting moving Lugo for a viable bat is the route you need to take.

  • Ranger Suarez

    Suarez has been arguably the best pitcher in baseball through his first 15 starts. Suarez owns a 1.75 ERA, .89 WHIP, with 95ks through 92 innings. Suarez also boasts a 10-1 record on one of the best teams in baseball. All reasons you should hold onto him, right? Wrong, Suarez will eventually come back down to earth and his ERA for the year will sit somewhere between a 2.8 and 3.5 meaning he won’t be very good in the second half of the year. Fatigue may play a factor in his potential decline, but he must be expected to decline at some point during the second half, trade him before he does.
  • Jurickson Profar

    Profar has been fantastic so far this season hitting .319 with 10 homers and 48 RBIs in 80 games. Profar has never really hit for average, and he has already eclipsed his power totals from last year. Profar is definitely a moveable piece with how well he has played and whoever is moving him could reap the benefits as it is more likely than not, he finishes the year batting under .300. Knowing that he most likely won’t hit over .300 and his power numbers are already higher than his totals last year, he may not offer much upside the rest of the way. Move him for a more valuable piece and you could certainly reap the benefits of picking up Profar, or drafting him in the later rounds.

  • Jordan Hicks

    Hicks has been really good this year and certainly has a bright future as a starter in this league, but an innings limit and fatigue could play a factor into Hicks’ success during the second half of the season. Hicks has not gone more than 6 innings in a game since the month of April and could be on his way back to the bullpen in July when Robbie Ray returns from injury. Hicks can be sold on his stellar 2.82 ERA, but with fatigue setting in one bad start could bump that up and it will be much harder to move him at that point. If someone is willing to take Hicks, make the trade and relax knowing you enjoyed his early season success.
  • Salvador Perez

    Perez got off to an extremely hot start hitting over .300 for most of the early parts of the season but has cooled off as of late. The time to move Perez was 3 weeks ago but he still has a lot of value because of his dual position eligibility. Unlike recent years, Perez is finally on a good team so that is another high selling point, along with his name. Normally Perez wouldn’t be a sell high option but because of his flexibility it makes him more valuable. If Perez is your first basemen and someone in your league is catcher needy, moving Perez for a need of your own would be a very smart move to make as we approach the halfway mark on the year.

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