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It was hardly a secret that the Yankees needed starting pitching this winter. Their depth chart had a question mark at every rotation spot, and many members of the media, myself included, have assumed they’ll pursue the top free-agent starter, Patrick Corbin. They struck early on the trade market by acquiring one of the best starters on that particular hot stove burner, James Paxton, but gave up their top pitching prospect to do so, along with another prospect with some real major league value.

The Mariners and Yankees completed a trade Monday that sends ace left-hander James Paxton to New York for three prospects, including top-rated lefty Justus Sheffield.

The Yankees had to part with top pitching prospect Justus Sheffield, but he was the only top-end minor leaguer they sent to Seattle.

The Big Maple is on his way to the Big Apple. What does it mean for his fantasy value? And what can be expected from Justus Sheffield with the Mariners in 2019? Our experts provide their take on Monday’s big trade.

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