2015 Outlook: Hanigan was the starter for the Reds as recently as 2012, but he eventually gave way to Devin Mesoraco and landed a backup spot in Tampa Bay. He now finds himself in Boston, backing up Christian Vazquez. The 34-year-old isn't likely to push Vazquez for a starting job unless Vazquez's bat fails enough to land him back in the minors, so Hanigan's fantasy upside is pretty low. He has hit just .208 in his past two seasons combined and isn't especially known for his defense. His experience does probably carry some value for the Red Sox, considering how they have recently prioritized a strong clubhouse environment, but that does little for his fantasy value.
2015 Outlook: Vazquez took over starting duties for the Red Sox late in 2014 due to the trade of A.J. Pierzynski and injury to David Ross, and was serviceable behind the plate and with his bat. The then-rookie slashed .240/.308/.309 and provided very strong defense while also being considered as one of the stronger pitch receivers in the league. With Pierzynski and Ross gone for good, Vazquez was expected to take over the starting role, or at least keep it warm for top prospect Blake Swihart. Unfortunately, Vazquez suffered a torn UCL in his throwing elbow at the worst time possible, and he'll now miss the entire 2015 season to have Tommy John surgery. While Vazquez should recover in time for Opening Day 2016 or shortly thereafter, the Red Sox may be attached to Swihart by that point.