FAAB Factor - AL: FAAB it Like Beckham
FAAB Factor - AL: FAAB it Like Beckham

This article is part of our AL FAAB Factor series.

This is our weekly look at American 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 free-agent budget you should bid on them.

One size does not fit all, and we could never hope to encompass all league structures, so bids are based on:

• 12-team league (either AL or Mixed, we'll specify)
• 5x5 categories
• $100 FAAB budget

Starting Pitching

Roenis Elias, Mariners – With Hisashi Iwakuma going to the DL with a shoulder strain, the Mariners will call up Elias on Sunday from Triple-A Tacoma to take his spot in the rotation. Iwakuma is expected to miss 2-4 weeks, which means Elias has at most a handful of starts to help out owners. Last season he had a 3.85 ERA (4.10 FIP) with 143 strikeouts and 64 walks over 163.2 IP. This season at Tacoma he hasn't been nearly as effective, with a 8.04

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