AL FAAB Factor: Waiver Pickups of the Week
AL FAAB Factor: Waiver Pickups of the Week

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.

This year, we're incorporating sortable grids into the FAAB articles, so users can see at a glance how certain players stack up against others and how much they should command in a variety of formats.

These grids include a very basic "player grade" column. This serves as a reflection of a player's skills and role on an A-E scale. Carlos Correa would have been an "A" grade player last year – that mark will be reserved for similar high-impact prospects stepping into an everyday role.

Not seeing a certain player? Check to see if they were mentioned in last week's article. If there is a player not discussed in either article that you would like to know about, feel free to ask about the player in the comments.

PLAYER TEAM POS GRADE $ (12-Team Mixed) $ (15-Team Mixed) $ (AL-Only)
James Shields CWS SP B 4 9 18
Danny Duffy KC SP B 2 5 12
Jhoulys Chacin LAA SP C 1 3 8
Yovani Gallardo BAL SP C No 0 3
Tyler Skaggs LAA SP C 1 2 7
James Paxton SEA SP C No 1 5
Alex Colome TB RP A 21 44 81
Will Harris HOU RP B 2 5 12
Brad Brach BAL RP
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Clay Link is the MLB Editor at RotoWire. Clay won the overall championship in The Great Fantasy Baseball Invitational and finished top 10 in the NFBC Online Championship in 2018. He can be heard on SiriusXM Fantasy Sports Radio during baseball season, on MLB Network Radio every Saturday and twice a week on the RotoWire Fantasy Baseball Podcast.
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