The Major League Baseball trade deadline has come and gone, and now it's time to look at things in a fantasy baseball perspective. Two of the biggest names to move right at the deadline were Shane Victorino and Hunter Pence. The former Philadelphia Phillies outfielders are now playing for the Dodgers and Giants on the west coast. So what can owners expect from these two in the final 2 months of the season?
Both have had their ups and downs this season, but they have also both been fantasy baseball stars in the past. A change in scenery could help them finish the season strong and even win a title for owners looking for a veteran presence in the outfield.
The better of the 2 options has to be Pence, simply because he is playing better so far this season. Victorino is a bit older, and he is in the middle of a crowded outfield that my see him platooning some of the time and sitting out against left-handed pitchers.
For Pence, he is capable of playing every day in a lineup that really needs him. He can hit for average and some power, meaning that he can help in a variety of categories for fantasy baseball.
It is important for owners to find fantasy baseball players who are going to produce in the final two months of the season. Playoffs are right around the corner, so finding a lot of talent on teams who are going to be trying to win is very important. Both of these veterans are now on contenders, meaning they are not going to randomly get days off down the stretch run. As long as both the player stay healthy, either one of them would be a great option to either trade for or pickup off of waiver wire.