Pre-Draft Player Rankings

451 Robbie Grossman (Hou - LF, RF)
Healthy
ADP: 221.3
CHG: 0.0
Depth: --
G AB R HR RBI SB AVG
2014 Season 103 360 42 6 37 9 .233
2015 Projections 44 109 11 1 9 2 .239
3 Year Average 83 308 36 5 29 8 .247
Outlook: A strong second-half in 2013 (.322 batting average) and a hot spring (.360) had the Astros raving about Grossman's potential, but a brutal start to 2014, during which the 25-year-old hit .125 with 17 strikeouts in 48 at-bats, resulted in a quick demotion to Triple-A. The switch-hitting outfielder turned things around with a .337 batting average in 44 minor league games, but struggled yet again upon his eventual return to Houston. Overall, Grossman hit .233/.337/.333 in 360 big league at-bats (103 games). His elite walk rate (13%) is certainly a plus, but his speed and power are still below average. Coming off a down season offensively, Grossman will have to be a standout in Astros camp to beat out Jake Marisnick (among others) for the starting job in left field. Most likely, he'll open 2015 as the team's fourth or fifth outfielder.
452 Tyler Pastornicky (Atl - 2B)
Healthy
ADP: 221.1
CHG: 0.0
Depth: --
G AB R HR RBI SB AVG
2014 Season 28 40 4 0 2 0 .200
2015 Projections 32 83 9 0 4 0 .241
3 Year Average 41 80 10 1 5 1 .238
Outlook: Pastornicky didn't make his spring debut until March 21, having been delayed significantly at the start of camp due to his recovery from ACL surgery, but he beat the odds and managed to avoid the DL to start the year. Manager Fredi Gonzalez gave him just two starts in the season's first month, however, and Pastornicky flopped in a very brief audition in the starting second base role in May after Dan Uggla finally wore out his welcome, ultimately earning him a ticket back to Triple-A Gwinnett late in the month. His surgically-repaired knee flared up briefly, but it proved to be just a minor setback, and Pastornicky returned to post a .313 average with Gwinnett after the All-Star break. It wasn't enough for the former fifth-round pick to earn a September callup, and while Pastornicky managed to hold onto his 40-man roster spot at the Rule 5 deadline, the 25-year-old's offensive limitations are well established at this point and it wouldn't be a surprise if he lost his roster spot during the season.
453 Michael McKenry (Col - C)
DL60
ADP: 221.2
CHG: 0.0
Depth: --
G AB R HR RBI SB AVG
2014 Season 57 168 23 8 22 0 .315
2015 Projections 70 175 16 7 22 0 .246
3 Year Average 62 174 19 8 25 0 .259
Outlook: Though he failed to claim the backup catching gig with the Rockies in spring training, McKenry unseated Jordan Pacheco for those duties by June and wound up seeing more starts than anticipated when No. 1 backstop Wilin Rosario battled injuries in the second half. Despite his low expectations, McKenry shockingly morphed into one of the team’s most effective hitters when he was in the lineup, slashing .315/.398/.512 over 192 plate appearances. McKenry’s .910 OPS was nearly 200 points above his career mark, illustrating what kind of aberrant results can come to fruition when quality on-base skills collide with a .381 BABIP. That latter figure allowed the 30-year-old’s bat to remain effective outside of Coors Field, but it would be unwise to bet on him enjoying that level of luck again in 2015. Moreover, if Rosario manages to stay a bit healthier, McKenry isn’t likely to pose much of a threat for stealing away at-bats, given that he’s only a marginal upgrade defensively and is probably in line for a steep regression at the plate.
454 Gaby Sanchez (FA - 1B)
Healthy
ADP: 221.1
CHG: 0.0
Depth: --
G AB R HR RBI SB AVG
2014 Season 123 262 31 7 33 2 .229
2015 Projections 74 280 30 7 29 1 .236
3 Year Average 121 275 30 7 33 1 .233
Outlook: Sanchez hasn't strung together a strong body of work since 2011, when he made the All-Star team for Florida. In 2014, the first baseman slashed .229/.293/.385 in 290 plate appearances. He hit seven homers for the second straight year and compiled a 23:58 BB:K ratio. The 31-year-old's calling card has always been his ability to hit southpaws, but Sanchez managed just a .256 average and .746 OPS versus left-handed pitching last season. Manager Clint Hurdle picked him as the current player most likely to end up as a coach, but there's little reason for fantasy owners to pick him on their active teams.
455 Mike Foltynewicz (Atl - RP, SP)
Healthy
ADP: 221.2
CHG: 0.0
Depth: SP-4
W L SV IP K ERA WHIP
2014 Season 0 1 0 18.7 14 5.30 1.61
2015 Projections 2 5 0 59.0 72 4.29 1.34
3 Year Average 0 1 0 18.7 14 5.30 1.61
Outlook: Foltynewicz, 23, got a taste of the big leagues late last season, throwing 18.2 innings mostly in low-leverage situations out of the bullpen for the Astros. Execs with the team conceded he may not have been ready for that opportunity, however, as he allowed three home runs while compiling a 5.30 ERA and 1.61 WHIP. It's a small sample size, but the hard-throwing right-hander didn't fare much better at Triple-A Oklahoma City. In 21 appearances (18 starts) with the RedHawks, Foltynewicz went 7-7 with a 5.08 ERA, 1.47 WHIP and 102:52 K:BB ratio over 102.2 innings. Traded to Atlanta in January, Foltynewicz was a key piece in the deal that sent Evan Gattis to Atlanta. Armed with a plus fastball that regularly hits 100 mph, "Folty" will need to show better control of his pitches (4.6 BB/9) to carve out a significant role with the Braves in 2015. A return to Triple-A appears likely, at least to open the season, but he has a very high ceiling if his control improves.
456 Travis Wood (ChC - SP, RP)
Healthy
ADP: 221.1
CHG: 0.0
Depth: MR-5
W L SV IP K ERA WHIP
2014 Season 8 13 0 173.7 146 5.03 1.53
2015 Projections 11 10 0 173.0 134 3.67 1.24
3 Year Average 8 13 0 176.7 136 4.08 1.28
Outlook: We warned you last year that Wood's 2013 numbers were a mirage. An abnormally low BABIP and a high strand rate contributed to a career year for Wood, but when things were tweaked even a little bit, like in 2014, things went south in a hurry. Wood's strikeout rate went up, but so did his walk and home-run rates. With Jon Lester signing with the Cubs in the offseason, Wood is holding onto his rotation spot by a thread. He may want to leave 2014 off his résumé.
457 Tommy La Stella (ChC - 2B)
Healthy
ADP: 221.1
CHG: 0.0
Depth: 2B-1
G AB R HR RBI SB AVG
2014 Season 93 319 22 1 31 2 .251
2015 Projections 88 336 23 1 32 2 .253
3 Year Average 93 319 22 1 31 2 .251
Outlook: Dan Uggla's demise put La Stella on the radar heading into 2014, and it was less than two months before he officially took over the starting second base job in Atlanta. His keen eye at the plate was apparent from the get-go, as La Stella hit .292/.371/.357 with 20 strikeouts against 19 walks prior to the All-Star break, but he failed make the necessary adjustments as pitchers learned his tendencies and thus floundered to a .565 OPS in the second half, ultimately losing his starting job to Phil Gosselin late in the season. The Cubs, liking his contact and on-base skills, acquired La Stella from the Braves for right-hander Arodys Vizcaino in November. There's a remote chance he could work himself into a regular role at second base to begin the year, but La Stella won't be much of a factor outside of OBP leagues regardless given his utter lack of power and speed, even at a premium middle-infield position.
458 Brandon Beachy (LAD - SP)
DL7
ADP: 221.3
CHG: 0.0
Depth: --
W L SV IP K ERA WHIP
2014 Season -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2015 Projections 12 8 0 170.0 124 3.26 1.14
3 Year Average 4 3 0 55.3 46 2.60 0.98
Outlook: A day after teammate Kris Medlen blew out his elbow in spring training, Beachy did the same, necessitating his second Tommy John surgery in a span of 21 months. It came as a devastating blow to a Braves team that had lost Tim Hudson to free agency in the offseason, and due to a lack of quality starting options in the upper levels of the farm system, they were forced to hit the free agent market for the likes of Ervin Santana and Aaron Harang. His availability for the first half of the season is in question, and it may not necessarily be a given that he returns to a starting role in 2015. Beachy has never been overpowering, which may give him a better chance of making a full recovery from the second surgery.
459 Aaron Harang (Phi - SP)
Healthy
ADP: 221.2
CHG: 0.0
Depth: SP-2
W L SV IP K ERA WHIP
2014 Season 12 12 0 204.3 161 3.57 1.40
2015 Projections 9 10 0 152.0 124 4.30 1.40
3 Year Average 9 11 0 175.7 135 4.10 1.38
Outlook: Signed late in the spring to stabilize an injury-ravaged rotation, Harang was one of the main reasons why the Braves were able to stay afloat throughout much of the season. The right-hander was all but written off following a disastrous 2013 campaign (5.40 ERA), but he dominated in his first five starts for Atlanta, allowing just three earned runs while fanning 33 over 31.2 innings. He gave up nine earned runs in his sixth start, but Harang would right the ship and finish with a career-low 3.57 ERA over 204.1 innings -- his highest innings total since 2007 -- and tied with Julio Teheran for the team lead with 25 quality starts in 33 turns. His 3.57 FIP and 4.03 xFIP suggest it really was not much of a fluke, making it likely he'll receive a nice raise in the $1 million salary he earned in 2015. The Phillies inked him for $5 million in January to chew up innings in the back of their rotation for 2015.
460 Justin Turner (LAD - 3B)
Healthy
ADP: 221.3
CHG: 0.0
Depth: 3B-1
G AB R HR RBI SB AVG
2014 Season 109 288 46 7 43 6 .340
2015 Projections 58 230 27 3 26 2 .309
3 Year Average 96 220 26 4 26 2 .305
Outlook: Turner has spent time in four different organizations (Reds, Orioles, Mets, and Dodgers) in his career that dates back to 2006. He hit for average in the minor leagues, but had hit .260/.323/.361 in over 926 plate appearances at the major league level heading into 2014, with little hint of upside. Naturally, he hit .340/.404/.493 in 322 plate appearances in 2014. When one sees an 80-point jump in batting average, it's natural to want to look at the BABIP column and there, we find a .404 BABIP for Turner in 2014. Over the past six seasons, even with that .404 number factored in, Turner has a .322 BABIP. To say the utility infielder is due for some regression is an understatement. He is in for a Chris Johnson-like regression in 2015 and that’s unfortunate for his current fantasy owners because he doesn’t do much else at the plate. Roster carefully.
461 Maikel Franco (Phi - 3B)
DL15
ADP: 221.2
CHG: 0.0
Depth: --
G AB R HR RBI SB AVG
2014 Season 16 56 5 0 5 0 .179
2015 Projections 30 80 8 2 6 0 .225
3 Year Average 16 56 5 0 5 0 .179
Outlook: Franco struggled to adjust in his first three months at the Triple-A level, posting just a .230/.285/.364 batting line in the first half of the season, but a light seemed to go on at the end of June. In the second half of the season, he hit .309/.326/.551 with 10 home runs and earned a promotion to the majors when rosters expanded in September. Franco didn't do much offensively during his month in the majors, but he did show that his defense at third base was major league ready. The Phillies will give him an opportunity to compete for the starting job at third this spring. His upside makes him worth gambling on late in fantasy drafts if he earns a job in camp.
462 J.A. Happ (Pit - SP)
Healthy
ADP: 221.2
CHG: 0.0
Depth: SP-5
W L SV IP K ERA WHIP
2014 Season 11 11 0 158.0 133 4.22 1.34
2015 Projections 9 10 0 132.0 112 4.14 1.34
3 Year Average 9 10 0 131.7 118 4.51 1.40
Outlook: Happ has a modicum of skill that affords runs of usefulness in the fantasy game, but determining when those runs will come isn’t always easy. For example, he was actually great at home last year despite pitching in a hitter-friendly park like Rogers Centre. The lefty managed a 3.15 ERA, 1.16 WHIP and 3.7 K/BB ratio in 91 home innings. Of course, he canceled it all out with a 5.67 ERA in 67 road innings. The biggest surprise about his home success was the fact that it came with a 1.4 HR/9. Traded to Seattle in November, spacious Safeco Field should protect him from home runs this season. He has lowered his ERA in each of the last three seasons, but when you start at 5.35, that isn’t necessarily an impressive feat. Happ is the kind of the fifth starter who gets drafted late when people are just looking for a name who has a starting role, but you would be much better off speculating on a highly skilled middle reliever who will actually help you, even with a small amount of innings.
463 Casey Janssen (Was - RP)
Healthy
ADP: 220.7
CHG: 0.0
Depth: MR-3
W L SV IP K ERA WHIP
2014 Season 3 3 25 45.7 28 3.94 1.18
2015 Projections 3 3 26 49.0 46 2.68 1.00
3 Year Average 3 2 27 54.0 48 3.00 0.98
Outlook: Janssen entered 2014 on the lower end of the closer spectrum despite an impressive 2013 season in the role. His lack of dominant stuff plus the impending return of Sergio Santos had many believing his margin for error was thin. Then he began the season on the disabled list and didn’t have the kind of track record to automatically hold his job in the face of injury. Santos was brutal, so the Jays welcomed Janssen back in mid-May and immediately inserted him back into the role. He got off to an excellent start, taking a 1.23 ERA, 0.86 WHIP and 14 saves in 22 innings into the All-Star break despite a two-mph drop in velocity for the second straight season. His average fastball was down to 89 mph, and it caught up to him in the second half (6.46 ERA) thanks to five multi-run outings. His secondary pitches struggled, too, and cast some doubt over him for this year, even accounting for the small sample of his second half. A free agent, he may not even have a closer’s role secured for 2015, and without that, he has no real fantasy value.
464 Darwin Barney (LAD - 2B)
Healthy
ADP: 221.1
CHG: 0.0
Depth: --
G AB R HR RBI SB AVG
2014 Season 94 237 24 3 23 1 .241
2015 Projections 112 440 49 5 34 3 .225
3 Year Average 130 429 49 6 36 4 .233
Outlook: Barney finally evolved in 2014 into what he should have been the entire time -- a role player. He's a glove-first player that has never run, hit for average or hit for power at the major league level. Barney ended up with the Dodgers after leaving Chicago and actually scattered some hits around when matchups were in his favor. However, 29-year-old glove-first players have one role in fantasy circles: occupying spots in the FA pool. His career-high in runs is 73, and that came in a season where he had nearly 600 plate appearances. Even if Barney were to go back to 500-plus plate appearances, there isn't much he is going to do with them.
465 Alex Meyer (Min - SP)
Healthy
ADP: 221.2
CHG: 0.0
Depth: --
W L SV IP K ERA WHIP
2014 Season -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2015 Projections 9 10 0 139.0 106 4.15 1.28
3 Year Average 0 0 0 0.0 0 0.00 0.00
Outlook: Meyer enters 2015 as Minnesota's top pitching prospect and will contend for spot in the rotation in spring training. A 2011 first-round draft pick traded to Minnesota for Denard Span in 2012, Meyer is imposing (6-9, 220) and throws a mid-90s fastball. He had a strong season at Triple-A with a 3.52 ERA, a 10.6 K/9 and 45.3% groundball rate. He did miss the final few weeks of the season with right shoulder inflammation, but it's not expected to be an issue by spring training. Meyer does need to reduce his walks (4.4 BB/9) and he has been inconsistent. Still, his strong velocity is much needed on Minnesota's staff and he'll likely get a shot at the big league rotation early in 2015 even if doesn't win the job in April.
466 Charlie Morton (Pit - SP)
Healthy
ADP: 221.0
CHG: 0.0
Depth: SP-4
W L SV IP K ERA WHIP
2014 Season 6 12 0 157.3 126 3.72 1.27
2015 Projections 6 7 0 107.0 80 4.07 1.30
3 Year Average 5 7 0 108.0 79 3.67 1.31
Outlook: Morton will likely miss time at the beginning of 2015 after undergoing hip surgery in late October. The 31-year-old, who has made more than 20 starts in only two of seven big league campaigns, registered a 3.72 ERA (3.72 FIP) and 1.27 WHIP with a 126:57 K:BB ratio in 157.1 innings. He led the NL in hit batters (19) for the second straight season. Morton signed a three-year, $21 million extension prior to 2014, a deal which kicks in starting in 2015. The Pirates will gladly welcome him into the starting rotation, but again, it likely won't be at the start of the year. Morton has won 10 games only once -- he went 6-12 for a team which won 88 games in 2014 -- but should pile up innings once he gets back from his latest injury.
467 Tim Hudson (SF - SP)
DL15
ADP: 220.9
CHG: 0.0
Depth: --
W L SV IP K ERA WHIP
2014 Season 9 13 0 189.3 120 3.57 1.23
2015 Projections 10 8 0 152.0 94 3.52 1.22
3 Year Average 11 9 0 166.7 106 3.67 1.21
Outlook: It is nice when a plan just comes together. After a horrific ankle injury that cut his age-37 season short and put his career in doubt, Hudson latched on with the Giants last season in hope of regaining his health and finally capturing that World Series title. He did both, posting a three-year high of 189 innings with a 3.57 ERA and career-high 3.5 K/BB ratio before a decent postseason run that eventually earned him a ring. Hudson has two big fantasy liabilities holding his draft value: age and lack of strikeouts. The 39-year-old sees his draft stock drop a few rounds each year regardless of how well he pitches because the fantasy community as a whole is allergic to age. More importantly, that below-average strikeout rate is definitely a liability. It puts the onus on his ERA to be his big earner. The WHIP is close to a guarantee and the innings – despite his age – are still quite strong, so if he can maintain that low-to-mid 3.00s ERA, he will be a usable arm in most formats, even if it's just as a streaming option in shallow mixers. Hudson had another procedure on his ankle in January -- this time to remove bone spurs -- and he may not be ready for Opening Day, even with the suggested eight-week timetable for recovery.
468 Kyle Zimmer (KC - SP)
DTD
ADP: 221.3
CHG: 0.0
Depth: --
W L SV IP K ERA WHIP
2014 Season -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2015 Projections -- -- -- -- -- -- --
3 Year Average 0 0 0 0.0 0 0.00 0.00
Outlook: Shoulder issues plagued Zimmer's 2014 campaign, as the former fifth-overall pick was slow in his recovery during the early months of the season, and was eventually shut down for nearly two months in May. He was able to work back to rookie ball in August, and appeared to be back on track to get in some extra work during the Arizona Fall League, but that came to a grinding halt when he experienced renewed shoulder tightness and was shut down again for the remainder of the fall/winter season. Finally, some good news arrived in October when his MRIs came back free of structural damage, but he still needed to undergo a debridement of his rotator cuff and labrum. The current expectation is that Zimmer will use extended spring training to build up strength in anticipation of a late-April return. When healthy, the right-hander brings a mid-90s fastball with an above-average slider and curveball to the table, and is widely regarded as the top pitching prospect in the Kansas City farm system. If he can exceed expectations and put together a full season, Zimmer could see MLB time towards the end of 2015, but the Royals will surely take a cautious approach to his development.
469 David Peralta (Ari - LF, RF)
Healthy
ADP: 221.2
CHG: 0.0
Depth: LF-1
G AB R HR RBI SB AVG
2014 Season 88 329 40 8 36 6 .286
2015 Projections 49 131 16 3 13 2 .290
3 Year Average 88 329 40 8 36 6 .286
Outlook: Originally signed out as a pitcher out of Venezuela by the Cardinals in 2004, Peralta never made it above rookie ball in the St. Louis organization, showing a live arm but battling shoulder issues and ultimately getting released in 2009. Following a return to his home country, Peralta resurfaced in North America as an outfielder in independent ball in 2011. The Diamondbacks gave him a look in 2013, signing him to a minor league deal and assigning him to High-A Visalia where he impressed with a .346/.370/.534 line over 51 games. A strong showing at Double-A Mobile to begin 2014 paired with a slew of injuries in the Arizona outfield opened the door for Peralta's first taste of the big leagues, and he became a regular from June 1 on. He could reprise a similar role in 2015, perhaps playing on the larger side of a platoon after hitting .312/.342/.506 against right-handed pitching in his big league debut. There may still be projection left in Peralta's bat given his limited experience as a professional hitter, but he will need to show a more discerning eye at the plate to take the next step after walking in just 4.6% of his plate appearances with the big club last season.
470 Jeremy Guthrie (KC - SP)
Healthy
ADP: 221.2
CHG: 0.0
Depth: MR-6
W L SV IP K ERA WHIP
2014 Season 13 11 0 202.7 124 4.13 1.30
2015 Projections 10 13 0 190.0 102 4.80 1.35
3 Year Average 12 12 0 198.7 112 4.30 1.37
Outlook: Guthrie proved to be a serviceable back-end rotation option in 2014, posting a 4.13 ERA that is right in line with his career average. He was able to log a three-year best K/9 rate of 5.5, and demonstrated a better ability to keep the ball in the park with a career-best 1.0 HR/9 mark and 9.4% HR/FB rate. This can be partially attributed to the pitcher-friendly Kauffman Stadium, as Guthrie allowed just nine long balls in his home ballpark, as opposed to 14 on the road. The right-hander's average fastball velocity of 91.7 mph was his lowest mark since 2004 (when he recorded just 11.2 innings in relief), but he successfully placed a greater reliance on his changeup, which he used at a rate of 19.6%, the highest mark of his career. Guthrie remains an option in deeper mixed and AL-only formats, but he is unlikely to strike out enough batters in 2015 to be relied upon consistently.
471 Josh Rutledge (Bos - SS, 2B)
Healthy
ADP: 221.2
CHG: 0.0
Depth: 2B-2
G AB R HR RBI SB AVG
2014 Season 105 309 44 4 33 2 .269
2015 Projections 76 305 41 6 27 7 .249
3 Year Average 89 290 42 6 30 7 .259
Outlook: Handed a large chunk of playing time when a torn labrum limited Troy Tulowitzki to 91 games, Rutledge was a colossal disappointment in his attempt to demonstrate that he was a viable replacement option. While he was more detrimental to the Rockies on the defensive end, Rutledge’s .269 batting average, four homers and two stolen bases over 342 plate appearances weren’t particularly encouraging outputs for a bat-first middle infielder. Plate discipline remains the overriding concern for Rutledge, who owns a career 5.4% walk rate and also saw his strikeout rate take a steep hike upward in 2014. The 25-year-old still has time to make the necessary corrections with his hitting mechanics, but the Rockies gave up on the idea of him becoming the heir apparent to Tulowitzki at shortstop and traded him to the Angels. He'll compete for playing time at second base in Los Angeles, but he'll need to improve with the glove to win a sizable role.
472 Justin Masterson (FA - SP, RP)
Healthy
ADP: 220.9
CHG: 0.0
Depth: --
W L SV IP K ERA WHIP
2014 Season 7 9 0 128.7 116 5.88 1.63
2015 Projections 9 10 0 161.0 141 4.25 1.39
3 Year Average 11 11 0 176.0 157 4.60 1.41
Outlook: Masterson joined St. Louis just before the trade deadline as the Cardinals attempted to bolster their beat up rotation for the stretch run. The right-hander was less than impressive (to put it nicely), starting six games before being relegated to the bullpen. For the Cardinals, he posted a 7.05 ERA in 30.2 innings, not a great run with free agency looming. Overall, he finished the season with a 5.88 ERA but a far more respectable 4.08 xFIP, indicating he was better than his ERA for most of the year, and he also battled a knee injury while with Cleveland. Masterson will turn 30 just prior to the 2015 season and his ugly 2014 should suppress is value to the point that he may become a bargain in many drafts. The Red Sox brought him in December, likely with the hope that he can provide quality innings toward the middle of the rotation.
473 Ryan Vogelsong (SF - SP, RP)
Healthy
ADP: 220.6
CHG: 0.0
Depth: SP-5
W L SV IP K ERA WHIP
2014 Season 8 13 0 184.7 151 4.00 1.28
2015 Projections 9 10 0 167.0 135 4.17 1.32
3 Year Average 9 9 0 159.3 125 4.12 1.32
Outlook: Vogelsong rejuvenated his career with San Francisco at age 33 and enjoyed a pair of strong seasons before crumbling in 2013. It was easy to think that the miracle run was toast as a fractured hand cost him two and a half months, his velocity plummeted and his strikeout rate bottomed out. How much of it was the hand and how much of it was a skills drop? His 2014 suggests the former was more to blame. He didn’t wow with a 4.00 ERA, but he took on a full workload, regained his strikeout rate and probably deserved something a bit better than that ERA when you look at the indicators. As a free agent, there is a worry that he leaves San Francisco and loses some of what spurred his rebirth, namely that home ballpark. He posted a 3.12 ERA in 366 innings at home the last four years, and it’d be even better without the 5.29 nightmare from 2013. After re-signing with the Giants in January, the song should be similar with the veteran right-hander in 2015.
474 Raul Ibanez (FA - LF, DH)
Healthy
ADP: 221.3
CHG: 0.0
Depth: --
G AB R HR RBI SB AVG
2014 Season 90 246 23 5 26 3 .167
2015 Projections 44 110 12 4 13 0 .209
3 Year Average 115 361 42 18 51 2 .224
Outlook: Ibanez made his return to the Royals following his late-June release by the Angels, and provided the team with veteran leadership, a reserve designated hitter option, and the occasional start in the outfield. However, his role was ultimately limited following the late-season acquisition of Josh Willingham from the Twins. Though Ibanez batted just .167 between time with the Angels and Royals in his age-42 season, the journeyman provided sporadic pop off the bench, collecting five homers and 26 RBI. It was nowhere near his surprising 29-homer performance in 2013, however, and the team ultimately didn't award him a spot on its playoff roster. If Ibanez has another year of play left in him, it would likely have to come on a minor league deal, but he may be better suited for a coaching role heading into 2015.
475 Roenis Elias (Sea - SP)
Healthy
ADP: 221.1
CHG: 0.0
Depth: SP-5
W L SV IP K ERA WHIP
2014 Season 10 12 0 163.7 143 3.85 1.31
2015 Projections 10 10 0 161.0 145 3.96 1.30
3 Year Average 10 12 0 163.7 143 3.85 1.31
Outlook: Elias, who had never pitched above Double-A, came out of nowhere last season to earn a rotation spot in spring training. All things considered, he pitched pretty well throughout the season, allowing two earned runs or fewer in 18 of his 29 starts and posting a 2.31 ERA in his last 10. Armed with a low-to-mid-90s fastball, the left-hander has a good slider and changeup. A Cuban defector, Elias was fairly unpolished out of spring, and as he develops he'll likely improve both his strikeout rate and his control. The Mariners limited his innings by not allowing him to go deep into games, but his season ended with an elbow injury in mid-September anyway. He is expected to be healthy for spring training where he'll again compete for a rotation job. Whether a spot is open depends on what moves the team makes in the offseason.
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