Impact: Podsednik, Myers

The Royals signed Scott Podsednik to a one year deal to be their starting center fielder in 2010.  Last season Podsednik became a fantasy darling when he seized his opportunity with the White Sox and hit .304 with 30 steals.  His AVG was a bit inflated by a .342 BABIP, but his stolen base pace was in line with the past few years. 

Podsednik will be 34 on opening day, so there is no real upside potential.  If anything his AVG should regress to around his career AVG of .277.  We can expect 30-plus steals if he stays healthy, but he offers little else hitting at the top of a weak lineup.

Brett Myers has agreed to a one year deal with the Astros.  Pending a physical, he will join their starting rotation.  As a starter, Myers has seen a drop in strikeout rate every season since 2006.  Last season hitters made more contact against Myers than any other year of his career.  He leaves Citizens Bank Park, but heads to Minute Maid Park and it’s hitter friendly Crawford Boxes.  Unless he somehow can bring his strikeout rate back up, his fantasy value is boom, outta here