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MLB Barometer: Forecasting the Second Half

Vlad Sedler

Vlad Sedler covers baseball and football for RotoWire. He is a veteran NFBC player and CDM Hall of Famer, winning the Football Super Challenge in 2013. A native Angeleno, Vlad loves the Dodgers and Kings and is quite possibly the world's only Packers/Raiders fan. You can follow him @RotoGut.

Here are some hitters Id be looking to trade for or add (where available) with expectations of solid second halves and assistance in categories you may need:

Catcher

For Average: Buster Posey, J.T. Realmuto, Yadier Molina

Posey and Realmuto should both end the year above .300, but Molina is the cheap buy-now as a career .284 hitter who is currently batting .265.

For Power: Evan Gattis, Yasmani Grandal, Welington Castillo, Gary Sanchez

Gattis has eight homers but has averaged 29.5 over his last two seasons. His ISO has dipped a bit as hes hitting for more contact this year, but he should get to 20. Grandal ranked second behind Gattis...

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