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:
- Identify likely free agents and discuss their strengths and weaknesses.
- 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
Cody Anderson, Indians – Anderson has a 1.69 ERA (3.77 FIP) this month to go with 18 strikeouts and 10 walks, as he's trending back in the right direction after a poor July (5.09 ERA) and wretched August (7.24 ERA). He's tough to trust in mixed leagues, as he doesn't miss many bats. His last start came against the Twins on the road and he had four strikeouts with no walks, but gave up 10 hits over 6.2 innings. He'll get the Twins again this week and the
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