I will say that even the most inexperience owners understand what you’re trying to do if you start making bogus trade offers, but now is the time when owners start to get frustrated with their players and/or their spot in the standings and you may be able to pick up somebody for a discount (or on the flip side turn a late draft pick or waiver add into someone who can help you all year).
Below I identify 10 players to ‘Buy Low’, 10 players to ‘Sell High’ and a couple guys who you may think fall into these categories but don’t.
Albert Pujols – 65 at bats, 6 R, 0 HR, 4 RBI, 0 SB, .246 AVG
You’re obviously not going to get Pujols for pennies on the dollar, but he is a 1st round talent you may be able to offer a 2nd rounder (think Hanley, Longoria, etc.) for straight up.
Justin Upton – 39 at bats, 8 R, 0 HR, 0 RBI, 1 SB, .205 AVG
He has been hurt, but even when healthy he hasn’t done much of anything. The guy who used a top 10 pick on him could be at the bottom of the standings and getting restless.
Giancarlo Stanton – 51 at bats, 4 R, 0 HR, 5 RBI, 0 SB, .255 AVG
Picked by many to lead the league in HRs in 2012 he still has a goose egg in that department. He’s battled injuries and may struggle some more because of that, but if you’re looking to add him on the cheap there is no better time.
Brandon Phillips – 38 at bats, 3 R, 1 HR, 3 RBI, 0 SB, .237
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