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Contract Year Players List

Many fantasy baseball league participants believe that they can gain an edge on their competition by selecting players who are in the final year of their current contracts (i.e.- players entering their "contract year").

Here is a list, separated by league, of some prominent players for whom 2014 is a contract year (includes those with options for 2015):

National League

Player Team Position
Stephen Strasburg Washington Nationals Starting Pitcher
Jonathan Lucroy Milwaukee Brewers Catcher
Jay Bruce Cincinnati Reds Outfielder
Kenley Jansen Los Angeles Dodgers Relief Pitcher
Andrew Cashner San Diego Padres Starting Pitcher
Jaime Garcia St. Louis Cardinals Starting Pitcher
Neil Walker New York Mets Second Baseman
Mark Melancon Pittsburgh Pirates Relief Pitcher
Jonathan Papelbon Washington Nationals Relief Pitcher
Justin Turner Los Angeles Dodgers Third Baseman
Francisco Cervelli Pittsburgh Pirates Catcher
Nick Hundley Colorado Rockies Catcher
Santiago Casilla San Francisco Giants Relief Pitcher

American League

Player Team Position
Jose Bautista Toronto Blue Jays Outfielder
Edwin Encarnacion Toronto Blue Jays First Baseman
Aroldis Chapman New York Yankees Relief Pitcher
Adrian Beltre Texas Rangers Third Baseman
Matt Wieters Baltimore Orioles Catcher
Carlos Gomez Houston Astros Outfielder
Wade Davis Kansas City Royals Relief Pitcher
Josh Reddick Oakland Athletics Outfielder
Mark Trumbo Baltimore Orioles Outfielder
Francisco Rodriguez Detroit Tigers Relief Pitcher
Drew Storen Toronto Blue Jays Relief Pitcher
Mark Teixeira New York Yankees First Baseman
Carlos Beltran New York Yankees Outfielder