2016 Outlook: Hanigan had a solid first season with the Red Sox in 2015, hitting .247/.337/.328, his highest marks across the board since 2012. The 34-year-old will head into 2016 as the most experienced backstop for Boston and could continue to see playing time while Blake Swihart and Christian Vazquez, who are both under the age of 25, develop their games. Hanigan could also see more starts as the backup early in the season should Boston indeed start Vazquez in Triple-A while he recovers from Tommy John surgery. The Red Sox are unlikely to roster three catchers, and it is likely that they deploy the Swihart-Vazquez combination once Vazquez is ready to go, meaning Hanigan will be the odd man out eventually.
2016 Outlook: Holaday had a strange 2015 season in the sense that his Triple-A numbers (.224/.282/.311) were much worse than his major league numbers (.281/.292/.453). He was called up in early May to fill in for the injured Alex Avila, and hit .271 with one home run and 12 RBI in 16 games over the course of two months. The 28-year-old was sent back to Triple-A once Avila returned from injury, but was later recalled for September and improved even more, hitting .313/.353/.625 in eight games. He will enter this season with a chance to prove that 2015 wasn't a fluke and will compete with Jarrod Saltalamacchia for the backup catching job. This situation is worth monitoring throughout spring training, but as long as James McCann stays healthy, it is unlikely Holaday produces fantasy-worthy statistics in 2016.