The hardest thing to do in fantasy sports is giving up players who are doing well. But, the key to long-term success is to trade players who are hot for players who will produce for the whole season.
Getting maximum value for over-achieving players is key to success. Keep an eye out for players like these three, who probably won’t be able to keep up their hot starts. Then, send them in a trade for players who will be better in the long run.
1. Curtis Granderson, OF, New York Yankees – Granderson is currently the third best player in Yahoo! Fantasy Baseball leagues. He won’t finish the season there. He’ll have nice power numbers, but he won’t finish in the top 15. If you can trade him for someone who is struggling right now, it will pay off in the end.
2. Lance Berkman, 1B/OF, St. Louis Cardinals – Berkman is getting old. It’s only a matter of time before he goes into a slump or gets injured. He’s also hitting way above his career batting average. It’s at .344 right now and his average is .297 for his career. Look for him to drop off as the summer wears on.
3. Matt Joyce, OF, Tampa Bay Rays – Joyce’s average for his short career is .267. He is currently hitting .367. I’d bet he doesn’t keep hitting at that pace. I’d also bet he won’t keep up his power numbers, with his previous career high being 12. Take what you can get for Joyce before he either starts slumping or starts losing playing time.