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 is our weekly look at National League free agents. 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.

This year, we are again using grids into the FAAB articles, so users can easily see at a glance how certain players stack up against others and how much they should command in a variety of formats.

The grids include a very basic "player grade" column. This serves as a reflection of a player's skills and role on an A-E scale. Cody Bellinger would have been an "A" grade player last year – that mark will be reserved for similar high-impact prospects stepping into an everyday role.

As always, if there is a player that was not discussed in the article that you would like to know about, feel free to ask about the player in the comments.


Mixed $
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Cole Hamels CHI SP B/C Owned Owned 75
Dereck Rodriguez SF SP D 8 16 Owned
Joey Lucchesi SD SP C 4 11 16
Sandy Alcantara MIA SP C 2 7 11
Daniel Poncedeleon STL SP D 1 4 7
Austin Gomber STL SP D 1 4 7
Ranger Suarez PHI SP D 0 1 4
Tommy Milone WAS SP E No No 2
Clay Buchholz ARI SP D 5 11 18
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Jan Levine
Levine covers baseball and hockey for RotoWire. He is responsible for the weekly NL FAAB column for baseball and the Barometer for hockey. In addition to his column writing, he is master of the NHL cheat sheets. In his spare time, he roots for the Mets and Rangers.
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