2017 Outlook: Moreland has managed at least 20 home runs and 60 RBIs in three of the past four seasons -- those coinciding with his three healthiest campaigns -- and now moves to Boston, where he'll take over first base to afford Hanley Ramirez to shift to the less-taxing DH position. Not much should change; the Red Sox's lineup probably won't provide much more counting-numbers support than the Rangers' did last year, and Fenway Park in most respects is a worse environment for left-handed power than Globe Life Park. Consider Moreland corner infield material in larger-than-standard mixed leagues.
2017 Outlook: Carter, the National League's defending home run champion, found free-agent suitors hard to come by this winter, a sign of the diminishing value of his power in a league rife with it. He eventually signed a one-year deal with the Yankees, where he'll serve as insurance behind Greg Bird, who missed the entire 2016 season following shoulder surgery, and in Bird's best-case scenario Carter might be Bird's platoon partner. Yankee Stadium's power-friendly confines are a great fit for Carter's skill set, but he's a shaky pick in standard mixed leagues without a guarantee of regular at-bats. He'll help AL-only owners in Rotisserie scoring, but otherwise might be best used in daily leagues when the matchup calls.
2017 Outlook: The surprise winner of the Red Sox's 2016 third-base spring battle, Shaw got off to a hot start but cooled quickly thereafter, a troubling trend that suggests a future as a part-timer rather than everyday player. He was traded to the Brewers in December, and might serve in a platoon, perhaps the best arrangement considering he had a 68 point wOBA split last season. Shaw is more NL-only than mixed-league material.