2016 Outlook: 2015 was a rough year for Pedroia owners, as he appeared in just 93 games and became a total non-factor on the basepaths. At 32 years old and in the 11th year of a career that has seen him consistently banged up, it's easy to wonder how long his body will withstand the rigors of playing the game. Pedroia missed 27 games in 2014 before missing 69 in 2015, and he isn't getting any younger. Still, second base is a very weak position in 2016 and Pedroia has hit at least .270 every year since his sophomore season in 2007. Between his consistent contact ability and the surprising power he showed in 2015 -- 12 home runs in the short campaign after failing to reach double-digits in 2013 and 2014 -- he at least provides more upside than the typical fodder at the position.
2016 Outlook: 2015 was Moncada's first year playing baseball in the states after defecting from Cuba, and he really left his mark. He battled some injuries early on in the season and got off to a slow start after being assigned to Low-A Greenville following extended spring training, but he turned it on once he got accustomed to the league. The 20-year-old slashed .310/.415/.500 after the All-Star break, propelling him to the finish line with an .818 OPS. He also flashed plenty of speed, swiping 49 bases while only getting caught three times. The Red Sox's top prospect is still a ways away from the majors right now, but there's a good chance Moncada could find his way into the upper levels of the minor leagues in 2016 if he continues to hit and run at such a torrid pace.
2016 Outlook: Holt started at least five games at first base (five), second base (seven), shortstop (seven), third base (24), and outfield (30), making him one of the most versatile fantasy players this side of Ben Zobrist. Unfortunately, Holt's bat is nowhere near as dynamic -- he has a .280/.340/.380 (97 OPS+) line with just six home runs in 1,001 plate appearances over the past two seasons. As a player who qualifies literally everywhere but catcher in some leagues, Holt's versatility can be a great asset, particularly in daily leagues that are slim on bench spots. Unfortunately, Holt strikes out too much (19.1 percent in 2015) to legitimately challenge .300, and he has just 20 stolen bases in the past two years, so he's an average player, at best, across the board.
2016 Outlook: The Brewers were willing to assume roughly half of the remaining $12 million on Hill's contract when they acquired him from Arizona this winter, but their main motive was to acquire a couple young pieces from the Diamondbacks. This is quite a fall for Hill, to go from one of the best power-hitting middle infielders to dead contract weight in an offseason trade. Heading into his age-34 season, which happens to be a contract year, Hill finds himself on a less-talented roster in Milwaukee, so the trade may end up being a net positive for his fantasy value. Failed prospects Garin Cecchini and Will Middlebrooks loom as Hill's competition at third base, and he should also see some time at second base when the Brewers face a lefty. There is a chance Hill will hit double-digit home runs after failing to do so last year for the first time in four years, but it's not a great chance, and that's his only avenue to mixed league relevance.