NL FAAB Factor: Waiver Pickups of the Week

NL FAAB Factor: Waiver Pickups of the Week

This article is part of our NL FAAB Factor series.

This article is part of our NL FAAB Factor series.

We have two goals for this article: 

1. Identify likely free agents and discuss their strengths and weaknesses.

2. Estimate how much of your $100 starting free-agent budget you should bid on them.

Bids in general are best guesstimates. With so much uncertainty this season, those values may be even greater estimates than usual. The FAAB chart below lets users easily see at a glance how certain players stack up against others and how much they should command in a variety of formats.

The chart, which is sortable by column (click on the header), include a very basic "player grade" column. This serves as a reflection of a player's skills and role on an A-E scale. An "A" grade is reserved for a high-impact prospect stepping into an everyday role.

If you have questions on players, I'm happy to provide my thoughts in the comments.

PLAYERTEAMPOSGRADE12-Team Mixed $15-Team Mixed $NL-Only $
Tyler AndersonSFSPENo14
Cole HamelsATLSPD159
Mitch KellerPITSPD4812
Kwang Hyun KimSTLSPC17RosteredRostered
Tyler MahleCINSPC24RosteredRostered
Daniel Ponce de LeonSTLSPD172533
Vince VelasquezPHISPE259
Tejay AntoneCINRPD148
Genesis Cabrera/Ryan Helsley/Alex Reyes/Tyler WebbSTLRPD14
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Paul Martinez
Paul joined Rotowire in 2019 as a contributor of baseball content. He has been playing fantasy sports since the turn of the century and is the first three-sport winner in the esteemed Couch Wars league. He considers Dodger Stadium his second home during baseball season.
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