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
Rich Hill, Red Sox – Hill will take the mound Sunday against the Rays in what could be a spot start. He had a 2.78 ERA (3.64 FIP) with 29 strikeouts and nine walks over 32.1 innings at Triple-A Pawtucket before joining the team. No stranger to the majors, he has a career 4.80 ERA (4.71 FIP) over 70 starts between the Cubs and Orioles. I supposed if he's effective and works deep enough into the game, he'll get another shot, but there's not much upsid
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