For better, for worse
Buy low, sell high. That's what the savvy investors do. They look at trends, at historical data, potential for improvement and the danger signs of overvalued commodities. I'm talking about fantasy baseball owners, of course.
If you have a player off to a torrid start, do you ride it out or cash him in? If you have a player mired in a season-long slump, do you cut your losses and deal him? Or do you hold on for the long haul?
The most favorable trades are done from a position of strength. That means dealing a player with peak market value before his bubble bursts. Conversely, you can shop for bargains, for undervalued players that are off to slow starts.
Streaking April stars are at peak value ("sell high") and are likely to get worse. Players underperforming their historical averages are buy-low opportunities and likely to perform better as the season progresses.