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Exclusive Fantasy Analysis (FREE PREVIEW)After Middlebrooks hit .288/.325/.509 with 15 homers and 54 RBI in 75 games in 2012, there seemed to be little doubt that he was the future at third base for Boston. However, his luster has faded considerably since that time, as injuries and ineffectiveness have plagued him the past two years. Still, his pop alone may be enough to give him the inside track over Yangervis Solarte for the starting job at third base next season, but everything will hinge on the health of his hand come spring.
Exclusive Fantasy Analysis (FREE PREVIEW)This move was effectively made Tuesday, when the Dodgers designated Wilson for assignment, but the three-time All-Star is now officially a free agent after clearing waivers. Wilson lost more than a mile per hour off his fastball last season, resulting in a career-worst 4.29 FIP over 48.1 innings. At 32, his days as a reliable back-end bullpen option are seemingly over.
Exclusive Fantasy Analysis (FREE PREVIEW)Pitching prospects Kendry Flores and Luis Castillo will head to Miami with McGehee set to join the World Series champs, replacing Pablo Sandoval at third base. After spending 2013 with the Rakuten Golden Eagles of the Japan Pacific League, McGehee made his way back to the States and slashed .287/.355/.357 with 76 RBI in 160 games with the Marlins last season. He managed just four homers in 691 plate appearances, but his HR/FB rate was down at a ridiculously low 2.5%, so that number figures to improve in 2015 even with the move to another pitcher's park. His RBI numbers may take a significant hit, however, while likely batting lower in the order with his new club.