Pos  Player Old Team New Team StatsRelated PlayersBreakDown
SP Trevor Bauer (R) CINUnsigned
SP Charlie Morton (R) TBATL2-2, 38 IP, 42:10 K:BB, 4.74 ERA, 1.39 WHIPStaying close to his home, Morton agreed to a one-year deal with Atlanta adding much needed veteran pitching depth. This move also allows the team to be patient with the return of Mike Soroka. An odd 2020 season affected Morton in the regular season missing time with a shoulder injury. He rebounded pitching well in the playoffs. With a reduced price in drafts, Morton lacks upside many crave but over the last five years owns a 47-18 record with a 3.34 ERA, 1.16 WHIP and 646 strikeouts over 546.1 innings of work. Pretty, pretty good.
SP James Paxton (L) NYYUnsigned
SP Masahiro Tanaka (R) NYYUnsigned
SP Jake Odorizzi (R) MINUnsigned
SP Robbie Ray (L) ARITOR2-5, 51.2 IP, 6.62 ERA, 1.90 WHIP, 68:45 K:BBToronto needing to bolster its staff added late season acquisition Ray to the roster for the 2021 season. Can Toronto help Ray improve his mechanics, command to maximize his strikeout upside? Fantasy enigma Robbie Ray agreed to return to Toronto. Prior to 2020, Ray logged at least 162 innings in three of the previous four seasons. He remains on the periphery of fantasy due to his ability to rack up strikeouts. How he's utilized (perhaps with an opener) by the Blue Jays makes him worth a flier on a roster needing strikeouts which can absorb his ratios (plan on an ERA in the 4's and a WHIP near 1.3).
SP José Quintana (L) CHIUnsigned
SP Taijuan Walker (R) TORUnsigned
SP J.A. Happ (L) NYYUnsigned
P Jon Lester (L) CHIUnsigned
RP Liam Hendriks (R) OAKUnsigned
RP Alex Colomé (R) CWSUnsigned
RP Mark Melancon (R) ATLUnsigned
RP Trevor Rosenthal (R) SDUnsigned
RP Brandon Kintzler (R) MIAUnsigned
RP Shane Greene (R) ATLUnsigned
P Kirby Yates (R) SDUnsigned
RP Brad Hand (L) CLEUnsigned
RP Sean Doolittle (L) WSHUnsigned
RP Tony Watson (L) SFUnsigned
C J.T. Realmuto (R) PHIUnsigned
C James McCann (R) CWSUnsigned
C Yadier Molina (R) STLUnsigned
C Kurt Suzuki (R) WSHUnsigned
1B Carlos Santana (B) CLEUnsigned
1B Mitch Moreland (L) SDUnsigned
1B Daniel Murphy (L) COLUnsigned
2B DJ LeMahieu (R) NYYUnsigned
2B Tommy La Stella (L) OAKUnsigned
2B César Hernández (B) CLEUnsigned
2B Jonathan Schoop (R) DETUnsigned
SS Didi Gregorius (L) PHIUnsigned
SS Marcus Semien (R) OAKUnsigned
SS Andrelton Simmons (R) LAAUnsigned
3B Justin Turner (R) LAUnsigned
3B Brad Miller (L) STLUnsigned
CF George Springer (R) HOUUnsigned
RF Marcell Ozuna (R) ATLUnsigned
LF Michael Brantley (L) HOUUnsigned
CF Kevin Pillar (R) COLUnsigned
RF Ryan Braun (R) MILUnsigned
RF Adam Eaton (L) WSHUnsigned
LF Joc Pederson (L) LAUnsigned
CF Jackie Bradley Jr. (L) BOSUnsigned
DH Nelson Cruz (R) MINUnsigned
LF Shin-Soo Choo (L) TEXUnsigned
DH Edwin Encarnación (R) CWSUnsigned
RP Trevor May (R) MINNYM1-0, 2 Saves, 23.1 IP, 38:7 K:BB, 3.86 ERA, 1.16 WHIPPerhaps stealing a page from the crosstown rivals of building a rotation from the back (bullpen) to the front, the Mets added May to their high leverage mix. May not only provides strikeout upside, but owns the arsenal to step in when Diaz needs a rest in save situations. While many teams may kick themselves for not taking a chance on May as their closer, the Mets address a clear need to improve the bullpen. Last year the Mets ranked 18th in relief ERA (4.60) and built a shaky bridge to Diaz. Since 2018, May owns a 3.19 ERA over 113 innings and turned in his best season with pitching coach Jeremy Hefner. As Herb and the Peaches taught us, reunited and it feels so good.
SP Mike Minor (L) OAKKC1-6, 56.2 IP, 62:20 K:BB, 5.56 ERA, 1.24 WHIPComing full circle, Minor returns to Kansas City where he rehabbed his labrum injury working as a high leverage reliever in 2017 before leaving for a chance to start in Texas. Of more importance, adding Minor means the Royals can slow bake their bevy of high impact rotation arms on the cusp of the majors .A key to if Minor can return to fantasy relevance, his fastball velocity. Minor's fastball dropped to 90.6 MPH on average in 2020 resulting in the spike in his ratio statistics. However, Minor fired 16 quality starts in 2019 while winning 14 of his 32 starts. A late round flier with potential upside, so monitor his radar readings in the spring.