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Fantasy Baseball: 7 Players That Will Be Better Options on New Teams
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Hanley Ramirez is off to a fast start with his new team in Los Angeles.

Fallout from the MLB trade deadline isn't limited to real life. Fantasy baseball general managers need to pay attention to the rapidly shifting landscape as well.

Some players lost value fantasy value by swapping real-life teams.

Former Philadelphia Phillies outfielders Hunter Pence and Shane Victorino probably won't like their new digs on the west coast with the Los Angeles Dodgers and San Francisco Giants. Hitting in Dodger Stadium and AT&T Park in a division that also features San Diego's PETCO Park will be much tougher than life in Citizens Bank Park.

Marco Scutaro not only moves into the same situation, but also loses his Coors Field bump with the Colorado Rockies. Scutaro owns a .307/.369/.431 home split, compared to .238/.278/.292 line on the road. That should start to even out with his new gig by the bay.

Brett Myers was traded out of a closer role when the Houston Astros sent him to set up for Addison Reed of the Chicago White Sox. Jonathan Broxton lost his closing job with the Kansas City Royals and landed in the major's deepest bullpen with the Cincinnati Reds.

Anibal Sanchez makes the perilous leap from the soft-serve National League with the Miami Marlins to the hard-hitting American League with the Detroit Tigers. Omar Infante also lost in that same trade as he moves into the spacious Comerica Park.

And let's be honest, Francisco Liriano is an unpredictable mess no matter where he plays. Trading the spacious Target Field with the Minnesota Twins for the hitter's paradise of U.S. Cellular field certainly won't help the matter.

But some players see a substantial increase in fantasy baseball value as they swap MLB teams.

Let's take a closer look.

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