Fantasy Baseball Team Preview: Arizona Diamondbacks
FEB 19, 3:00p ET | Adam Meyer
Rotowire: Feb 27 / 5:28p ET
News: Hellickson is considered to be among the locks to begin the year in the Diamondbacks' rotation, the Arizona Republic reports.
Impact: In order to keep that spot, Hellickson will have to rebound from a disappointing 2014 campaign. Moving from the American League to the National League is largely offset by having to pitch half of his games at hitter-friendly Chase Field. While Josh Collmenter is likely the favorite to receive the Opening Day start for Arizona, Hellickson may be on the short list receiving consideration.
Rotowire: Jan 16 / 6:50a ET
News: Hellickson signed a one-year, $4.275 million contract with the Diamondbacks on Friday to avoid arbitration, Jon Heyman of CBS Sports reports.
Impact: Acquired by the Diamondbacks in November, Hellickson is on track for a prominent role in the rotation in 2015, with the club perhaps tabbing him for the Opening Day start. The 27-year-old cobbled together a pedestrian 4.52 ERA and 1.44 WHIP over his 13 starts with the Rays last season, and he may not be in line for much improvement due to the downgrade in his home park.
StatsLLC: Jan 16 / 12:00a ET
News: The Arizona Diamondbacks have avoided arbitration with Hellickson, agreeing to a one-year contract for $4,275,000.
Impact: The Diamondbacks acquired Hellickson in an offseason trade with the Tampa Bay Rays. Hellickson, the 2011 AL Rookie of the Year, spent most of last season on the disabled list. He was 1-5 with a 4.52 ERA and made $3,625,000. He has a 43-36 career record with a 3.75 ERA.