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Howie Kendrick hit a gigantic HR (400+ ft) yesterday off Rangers LHP Joe Beimel. He finished the day 2-for-2 with a walk, HR and 3 RBI.

Fantasy Impact: Kendrick boasts an incredible stat line this spring hitting .364/.391/.636. He has played in 9 spring training games and is already molding well with his new team. His current NFBC ADP is 166 which makes him the 13th 2B taken off the board. I prefer him over a handful of guys that are going ahead of him. Take advantage of the value that Kendrick will provide.

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The Dodgers acquired Howie Kendrick to fill the hole that was created by trading Dee Gordon to Miami. For Kendrick, the Dodgers gave up rising pitcher Andrew Heaney who they had just acquired from Miami for Dee Gordon. Kendrick only has one more year on his contract but if the Dodgers want to, they should be able to lock him up for more given their huge bankroll. The Dodgers also have Alex Guerrero who they called up from AAA to fill in as needed. (Source: Sports Illustrated)

Fantasy Impact: Howie Kendrick's veteran leadership should prove essential for the Dodger's World Series hopes. So even though Dee Gordon showed plenty of promise last year especially with his defense, the Dodgers essentially upgraded their 2B for close to nothing.

The Andrew Friedman trading frenzy continued as he acquired second baseman Howie Kendrick from the LA Angels. The Angels receive pitcher Andrew Heaney, who the Dodgers acquired earlier in the day for second baseman Dee Gordon. (Source: ESPN)

Fantasy Impact: The Dodgers have coveted Kendrick for a few years now. They almost got him for Zach Lee. Friedman loves OBP and Kendrick can deliver there with a career .332 mark. He also sports a .292 career batting average. He's probably good for 10-12 HRs and 10 SBs. The RBIs will be dependent on where he's situated in the lineup.