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Fantasy Baseball Draft Outlook: Eduardo Rodriguez, Lucas Giolito, Josh Hader, Marcus Stroman (2024)

Fantasy Baseball Draft Outlook: Eduardo Rodriguez, Lucas Giolito, Josh Hader, Marcus Stroman (2024)

We are still waiting for a number of major free agents to sign, but we have already had plenty of big moves that will shake up the MLB landscape and fantasy baseball this year. Below are a few notable free agents that have signed with new teams so far and the impact it will have on their (and others) fantasy value for 2024.

2024 MLB Team Changes & Fantasy Impact

Eduardo Rodriguez (SP – ARI)

Rodriguez is moving over to the Diamondbacks on a four-year deal after a great bounceback season. He was pretty lucky with BABIP and home-run rate, but he is moving to an elite defensive team with a good park. I think Rodriguez may be overlooked a bit in the ADP. I would be happy to have him in my rotation.

Lucas Giolito (SP – BOS)

Giolito moves to Boston on a two-year deal with an opt out. He will try to recoup his value before hitting free agency again. Giolito is a talented pitcher but has struggled with mistakes in the zone over the last couple of seasons. He is moving to an organization that has recently brought in a great pitching coach in Andrew Bailey. I don’t know for sure if Giolito can be fixed, but he is definitely worth the gamble at his current price

Josh Hader (RP – HOU)

Hader was an elite closer in San Diego. He will continue to be in Houston. The only real value change concerns Houston’s former closer Ryan Pressly. Pressly will now be a set up guy for the Astros. Hader is still worth a high pick, but, outside of holds formats, Pressly doesn’t retain much value.

Marcus Stroman (SP – NYY)

Stroman signed a two-year deal to go to the Yankees. A return to the A.L. East was not necessarily a great move for his fantasy value, especially in Yankee Stadium with its short porch. However, Stroman’s xHR is better in New York than it was in Chicago and the defense behind him isn’t bad. I think there is always some risk of moving to a tough park, but his price is very low.

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