This article is part of our AL FAAB Factor series.Starting Pitching
Aaron Brooks, A's - Traded from the Royals to the A's last week, Brooks was excellent in his team debut, as he pitched 7.1 innings with one earned run, no walks and five strikeouts against the Indians. In the minors with the Royals, he had a 3.71 ERA (3.19 FIP) with 92 strikeouts and 21 walks over 106.2 innings at Triple-A Omaha. He figures to stay in the team's rotation the rest of the way so long as he can tread water, as the A's evaluate players for next season. Considering the home park, he's worth more than just a flyer in AL formats. Those in mixed leagues will want to spot start him. This week he should get the Astros at home, which should be a nice test for him. Mixed: $1; AL: $3.
Johnny Cueto, Royals - Traded from the Reds to the Royals this week, had a quality start on Friday against the Blue Jays on the road, as he made his team debut. Backed by the Royals athletic defense and upgrading in ballpark, he figur
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