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Projected No. 2 starter Jeremy Hellickson got shelled by the Cleveland Indians Friday, allowing nine baserunners and three runs in just 1 2/3 innings. This is Hellickson's first season with the Diamondbacks after spending his career with the Tampa Bay Rays. (Source: Nick Piecoro)

Fantasy Impact: The 2011 AL Rookie of the Year, Hellickson had regressed in his surface stats every year before an injury-marred 2014 in which he only started 13 games for the Rays. While some peripherals (increasing K/9, BABIP, FIP) point to a potential turnaround, Hellickson's steadily increasing H/9 and slowly decreasing velocity should temper most hopes for a dramatic resurgence.

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The Arizona Diamondbacks and starting pitcher Jeremy Hellickson have avoided arbitration with a one-year deal worth $4,275,000. (Source: ESPN)

Fantasy Impact: Acquired via the Tampa Bay Rays in an offseason trade, Hellickson is slated to be part of the revamped rotation for Arizona and will have to prove himself in hitter-friendly Chase Field before he is worth a fantasy roster spot.


The Diamondbacks tendered a contract to starting pitcher Jeremy Hellickson. Hellickson is arbitration-eligible for the second offseason in a row, and will get a raise from his $3.625 million made last season. (Source: Steve Gilbert)

Fantasy Impact: The newly-acquired right-hander will work his way into the rotation for the Dbacks this spring. The former AL Rookie of the Year missed the first three months of last season after undergoing elbow surgery in the offseason. If Hellickson can recreate some of his rookie year magic, then he could earn a spot in deeper leagues and he’s worth taking a look at early in the season.