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  • NYM Left Fielder #38
    The 29-year-old lefty has played seven seasons in the minors with a .282/.371/.418 slash line. He’s appeared in just five MLB games, all with the Padres this past season. Kohlwey spent most of his season in Triple-A, blasting 12 home runs while swiping 15 bases, showcasing some power and speed. One odd split to note in 2023 was that his batting average at home was just .248 (.297 on the road) and his SLG was .374 at home (.484 on the road).
  • Atl Relief Pitcher #71
    The 27-year-old lefty has 68 career innings in the majors with a 6.88 ERA and a ho-hum 6.9 K/9. His minor league stats paint a slightly better picture (4.55 ERA in 583 1/3 innings) but still seems far away from making much of an impact in the big leagues. A majority of his action has come as a starter but lefty relievers are always in high demand so that may be the route he eventually ends up taking in the future.
  • NYY Relief Pitcher #65
    The 29-year-old lefty has spent four seasons in the majors, playing for five different teams during that stretch. In 2023, he appeared in 11 games for three different squads, pitching 11 innings with a 7.36 ERA. His 2023 campaign ended in mid-September after being struck in the head by a 100.6 mph line drive that resulted in a hospital appearance and a trip to the IL (concussion).
  • NYY Left Fielder #57
    McKinney started 38 games for the Yankees last season, appearing in 48 games total, with the 7th and 8th slot being his most common spot in the batting order. He slashed a ho-hum .227/.320/.406 with all three categories landing above his career MLB averages. One notable area he excelled was against fly ball pitchers, sporting a 135 sOPS+ against that category of pitchers while his sOPS+ sat below 80 against all other pitchers.
  • FA Starting Pitcher #17
    That’s what we’re talking about. Ohtani and his representatives have played the situation close to the vest, but we know that the Dodgers met with him (thanks, Dave Roberts) and that he also visited the Blue Jays’ facility in Dunedin, Florida. Beyond that, not much has leaked out about the situation, though the Cubs and Giants have been mentioned and the Angels can’t be ruled out. One thing we do know is that Ohtani is poised to land a contract in excess of $500 million, which would top Mike Trout’s $426 million deal as the largest in MLB history. Stay tuned.
  • FA Relief Pitcher #52
    López represents yet another relatively low-risk gamble for newly-minted Mets president of baseball operations David Stearns as he aims to significantly overhaul the club’s bullpen mix. The 30-year-old right-hander owns an extensive track record of success as a high-leverage specialist, including an All-Star Game appearance back in 2022 as Baltimore’s closer, but struggled mightily this past season to an inflated 5.95 ERA, 1.51 WHIP and 49/22 K/BB ratio across 59 innings (61 appearances) between the Twins, Marlins and Orioles.
  • NYM First Baseman #20
    Alonso isn’t set to reach free agency until 2025, but a long-term contract extension to keep him in New York doesn’t appear imminent. It’s worth noting that there’s still plenty of time for the two sides to negotiate, but there have been some significant changes over the last few months with David Stearns taking over the Mets’ front office and Alonso hiring Scott Boras as his new agent.
  • Hou Catcher #7
    Caratini will serve as burgeoning slugger Yainer Diaz’s primary caddy for at least the next two seasons. The 30-year-old backstop posted a .711 OPS with seven homers across 226 plate appearances this past season for the Brewers.
  • Hou Relief Pitcher #46
    The deal presumably also includes an invitation to spring training. The 32-year-old righty struggled in five relief appearances this past season for the Dodgers, but the Astros must see some potential here as a reclamation project. The hard-throwing reliever holds a serviceable 4.75 ERA, 1.29 WHIP and 209/71 K/BB ratio across 193 1/3 innings (190 appearances) in the big leagues since 2018, with nearly all of those outings coming as a member of the Nationals.
  • NYY Right Fielder #99
    Judge missed two months this past season when he suffered a torn ligament in his right big toe when he crashed into the right-field wall at Dodger Stadium back on June 4. Fortunately, he managed to avoid offseason surgery and is expected to be back at full strength heading into spring training. The 31-year-old middle-of-the-order masher, who will be a first-round selection next spring in all fantasy formats, is expected to serve as New York’s Opening Day center fielder following the acquisitions of corner outfielders Juan Soto and Alex Verdugo.


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