Fantasy baseball Trade Tips: Buy Schierholtz, sell Blanks, hold Ozuna

Thursday June 20th, 2013
Cubs outfielder Nate Schierholtz has hit three home runs and knocked in six runs so far this month.
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OF Marcell Ozuna, Miami Marlins: Stuck in a 1-for-24 slump, the 22-year-old rookie has been on a few too many drop lists. What, you thought he was going to hit .330, like he did in May, every month of his career? Keep a few things in mind. First, he's a rookie playing in a dismal lineup, so the lack of protection coupled with adjustments from opposing pitchers was bound to catch up to him eventually. But Giancarlo Stanton is back, which should help Ozuna see a few more hittable pitches. Plus, with so few appealing options behind Ozuna on a weak Miami team, he's sure to get plenty of playing time. Bench him if you have a more consistent option available, but don't give up on a promising offensive talent before he rediscovers his useful fantasy form.

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