2014 Outlook: Don't worry about a thing, 'cause every little thing gonna be all right. Who knew how prescient Victorino's change in walk-up music would be for the soon-to-be playoff hero. But that was then, 2014 is now and the concern with Victorino is health, as he is coming off surgery to relieve pressure in his right thumb and wrist, as well as dealing with other assorted ailments, including back woes that troubled him in the playoffs. On the field, Victorino's numbers improved markedly from 2012, which is even more impressive considering the aforementioned right-hand issues forced him to eschew hitting from the left side. Even without the injury concerns, Victorino's numbers are bound to slide a bit, but if the injury discount is sufficient, he's still a solid source of steals without sacrificing too much power.
Stephania Bell: Victorino dealt with recurrent hamstring and back issues throughout 2013, but he also had a nerve-related thumb problem that lingered into the offseason. December surgery addressed the issue and the team expects him for Opening Day.
2014 Outlook: A powerful hitter who has terrorized left-handed pitching over his career -- he has .277/.377/.502 lifetime rates against them -- Gomes is a brilliant fit on a Boston Red Sox roster that has several platoon candidates in the outfield, including Daniel Nava, Mike Carp and Grady Sizemore, to name a few. But don't cast Gomes into the mere daily-league bin, though his value is unquestionably greater in those, as he's a walker with enough pop even against righties to warrant AL-only consideration. He could be a sneaky source of 20 homers for a low price, and his patient plate approach makes him lower risk than your typical power bat.
2014 Outlook: After injuries limited him to 112 professional games combined from 2010-11, and kept him off the diamond for 2012-13 entirely, Sizemore this winter agreed to a guaranteed deal with the Boston Red Sox, who have every intention of deeming him their fallback plan if Jackie Bradley Jr. isn't ready to man center field regularly. All indications were that Sizemore is fully recovered from microfracture surgery, though while he might retain his pre-surgery ability to walk and hit for power, the injury does cast his steals potential in some doubt. He's an AL-only flier -- especially in walk-heavy scoring -- but could quickly rise in value if he lands himself a starting job.
2014 Outlook: Nava is a handy matchups play in both the real game and fantasy. Although a switch hitter, he is a lifetime .292/.390/.443 hitter against right-handers (as a lefty hitter) and .223/.307/.328 against lefties, and the Boston Red Sox have other righties they can pair with him at first base or at the corner outfield spots. Nava will get his time against right-handers, enough to help an AL-only team at the back of the roster, but he's unlikely to take any more significant career steps at the age of 31.