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November 21, 2013

Fantasy Freestyle

The Fantasy Fallout of the Fielder-Kinsler Swap

by Bret Sayre


The fantasy impact of the Prince Fielder-Ian Kinsler trade go well beyond the two players involved, so we’re going to tackle its effects one-by-one and with lots of arrows. Who doesn’t love arrows? Let’s start with the Rangers’ side:

Prince Fielder

It’s not a significant jump in fantasy value, but Fielder should enjoy hitting in Texas slightly more than Detroit—less due to the scenery than the depth of the lineup. Fielder hasn’t scored more than 83 runs in the past two seasons, despite a .387 on-base percentage. With a better crop of hitters behind him in the new-look Texas lineup, expect that number to go up in 2014. He’s still not a top-15 player, as he was coming into the 2013 season, but overweighting his down year might be a huge mistake for fantasy owners.

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