Fantasy Baseball Offseason Trade Tracker 2017-18
Last updated: Jan. 8, 2018
The list below tracks all prominent, fantasy-relevant trades during the 2017-18 offseason. Check back for frequent updates. Trades are listed in reverse chronological order.
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San Diego Padres get OF Edward Olivares and RP Jared Carkuff
Jan. 4: Solarte, who has decreased his ground-ball rate in each of his four years in the majors, moves to a much more homer-friendly environment in Toronto. He's a multi-position infielder who is a nice mid-round pick for an AL-only team.
Dec. 20: Longoria trades one extreme pitchers' park for another, keeping him more mixed-league corner infield material, but he gives the Giants a strong defensive left side of the infield. It's good news for their pitchers. Read more from Eric Karabell.
Dec. 16: A deal driven by cash -- it solved both teams' long-term financial goals -- Kazmir and McCarthy could be useful rotation stopgaps for the Braves. Kemp might not even remain in L.A., while Gonzalez was immediately designated for assignment.
San Francisco Giants get RPs Sam Wolff and Israel Cruz
Dec. 15: Moore's fantasy value takes a significant hit with the move from extreme pitchers' park AT&T Park to Texas' Globe Life Park, making him a streaming option (and a weak one) at best.
Philadelphia Phillies get SP Enyel De Los Santos
Dec. 15: Galvis should remain a starter in San Diego and maintain NL-only middle-infield value, but this deal was about clearing shortstop for J.P. Crawford in Philadelphia. Crawford is the better fantasy pick thanks to his speed.
Dec. 14: Ozuna, who was likely due some regression anyway, is about as valuable in fantasy in St. Louis as he was in Miami. The ballpark factors are similar for righty power and the Cardinals (4.7) scored almost the same rate of runs per game in 2017 as the Marlins (4.8). Alcantara is a prospect to watch in Miami, where he's more likely to make the team out of spring training. Read more from Tristan H. Cockcroft.
St. Louis Cardinals get SS Yairo Muñoz and 2B Max Schrock
Dec. 14: With Marcell Ozuna headed to St. Louis, Piscotty moves to a team with more opportunity for him to play every day. He's a rebound candidate playing closer to home, though he could lose some at-bats against righties on an Oakland team that likes to platoon. Read more from Tristan H. Cockcroft.
Detroit Tigers get OF Troy Montgomery and SP Wilkel Hernandez
Dec. 13: Kinsler's move to the Angels gives him a better chance at a rebound in fantasy, as he could lead off a strong lineup that includes Mike Trout, Justin Upton, Kole Calhoun and Andrelton Simmons. It's bad news for Miguel Cabrera's rebound prospects back in Detroit, as the Tigers' lineup will be rather weak. Read more from Tristan H. Cockcroft.
Dec. 12: Headley, acquired in a clear salary dump, could again be on the move, but he's an "only"-league option wherever he winds up. Mitchell's spring warrants a look, as in the right role he could be an NL-only sleeper.
Dec. 9: Stanton's arrival clutters the Yankees' outfield, but also strengthens an already-stout lineup. Gleyber Torres now has a clear path to winning the second base job. Full fantasy spin.
Miami Marlins get SPs Robert Dugger and Nick Neidert and SS Christopher Torres
Dec. 7: Gordon's league change dramatically shifts the balance of stolen bases between AL- and NL-only leagues. Full fantasy spin.
Seattle Mariners get 1B/3B Ryon Healy
Oakland A's get RP Emilio Pagan and SS Alexander Campos
Nov. 15: Healy's fantasy value doesn't change much, as he's still a mid-range mixed-league corner infielder. This locks his future in as a first base/DH type, affecting future eligibility.