NL FAAB Factor: Rising Star(lin)?
NL FAAB Factor: Rising Star(lin)?

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 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 NL or Mixed, we'll specify)
• 5x5 categories
• $100 FAAB budget

Starting Pitcher

Alec Asher, Phillies – Asher, who came over to the Phillies in the Cole Hamels trade, was called up and will start Sunday, replacing Jerome Williams in the team's rotation. In four starts for Triple A Lehigh Valley since the trade, Asher was 2-0 with a 2.08 ERA and 12:3 K:BB in 26 innings. Asher has a 94 mph fastball and posted a 4.73 ERA (6.02 FIP) over 64.2 innings at Triple-A Round Rock, but he may have benefitted from the change in scenery. He s

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