This week’s edition of Buy Low/Sell High includes a wide variety a players.
The majority of players on this week’s list are young players that so far are either out-producing their expectations or are off to a bad start.
Also featured are some former All-Stars who are playing like it’s the early 2000s and some steady veterans that are way off their career averages.
Here are 10 players that you should either buy low or sell high this week.
Pittsburgh’s young third baseman is batting only .193 and is without a home run in 2011.
Alvarez will undoubtedly break out of his slump and could still mash 25 to 30 home runs this season.
Especially in keeper leagues, buy low.
Jones is off to a great 2011 after tearing his ACL in 2010. He currently has a .321 batting average with two homers and 12 RBI.
Though Chipper could have a solid season, he’ll turn 39 next week and is likely to find the 162-game schedule grueling.
Sell high and try to snag a third baseman who is a little bit younger.
Many people jumped off the Storen bandwagon before he picked up his first save on Sunday, but those who did made a rash decision.
Though he only has the one save, Storen a 0.87 ERA and an identical WHIP on the young season, so it’s not like his closer role is in jeopardy.
The Nationals will win some close games this year, and Storen will record 30 saves.
The Rockies closer has gotten off to a great start this season, already recording six saves in his first nine appearances.
When healthy, Street is great, never having posted an ERA above 3.73. But at the same time, since 2005, when Street became a closer, he’s only saved more than 30 games in a season twice.
Be cautious with Street. Trade him for a more reliable closer or at least keep tabs on Matt Lindstrom, who already has two saves for the Rockies.
Gardner is off to a rough start for the Yankees, going 6-for-41 on the young season.
Though his batting average may not be .300 at the end of the season, Gardner will help your team in other areas.
Once he breaks out of his slump and starts getting on base more, Gardner will be a great source for runs and steals.
His value is very low right now, and he is definitely worth taking a flyer on.
Berkman has found the fountain of youth in St. Louis thus far, already hitting six home runs and batting in 13 runners.
The former Astros superstar could piece together a nice season, but don’t expect him to return to his Houston form.
Sell high and try to get some younger pieces in return.
In his sophomore campaign, Bumgarner has been a mess. He is 0-2 with a 7.32 ERA.
Though it is expected for Bumgarner to struggle some in his second season, it won’t be this bad the rest of the year.
He’ll be able to turn it around and will still have a good 2011 campaign.
The rookie is off to a hot start, posting a 1.93 ERA and a 1.29 WHIP with 17 strikeouts in his first three starts.
Though Drabek will have a good season, he won’t be able to keep up this kind of production.
He had a career 7.5 K/9 ratio in the minors, so expect a drop-off in strikeouts as the season goes on. Also, he is prone to hit a rough patch since he is only a rookie.
If you are in a non-keeper league and can trade Drabek for a more reliable veteran, pull the trigger.
Uggla is hitting an atrocious .177 on the young season and has only batted in four runs, three of which came on solo home runs.
Though he is slumping, snag Uggla while you can. Once he finds his stride, Uggla will be a top-five second baseman for the rest of the season.
Escobar has been on fire for the Blue Jays, hitting .375 in the team’s first 12 games.
Sell high while you can, because the hot start won’t last. Escobar has never hit .300 in a full major-league season.