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

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 $100 starting free-agent budget you should bid on them.

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

The grids, which are sortable by column (click on the header), include a very basic "player grade" column. This serves as a reflection of a player's skills and role on an A-E scale. Dansby Swanson would have been an "A" grade player last year – that mark will be reserved for similar high-impact prospects stepping into an everyday role.

As always, if there is a player that was not discussed in the 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) $ (NL-Only)
Chase Anderson MIL SP B 25 35 Owned
Mark Appel PHI SP E No No 1
Thomas Eshelman PHI SP E No 0 3
Mark Leiter PHI SP E No No 3
Luis Castillo CIN SP C 1 4 7
Rafael Montero NYM SP E No 0 2
Tyler Anderson COL SP E No 1 4
Homer Bailey CIN SP D 1 4 7
Chad Bettis COL SP
Want to Read More?
Subscribe to RotoWire to see the full article.

We reserve some of our best content for our paid subscribers. Plus, if you choose to subscribe you can discuss this article with the author and the rest of the RotoWire community.

Get Instant Access To This Article Get Access To This Article
RotoWire Community
Join Our Subscriber-Only MLB Chat
Chat with our writers and other RotoWire MLB fans for all the pre-game info and in-game banter.
Join The Discussion
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Jan Levine
Levine covers baseball, basketball and hockey for RotoWire. In addition to his column writing, he's the master of the MLB and NHL cheatsheets. In his spare time, he roots for the Mets.
Regan's Rumblings: 30 Teams, 30 Recommendations
Regan's Rumblings: 30 Teams, 30 Recommendations
DFS Baseball 101: Weak Lineups to Target
DFS Baseball 101: Weak Lineups to Target
SXM Highlights: Time To Trade Kershaw?
SXM Highlights: Time To Trade Kershaw?
Yahoo DFS Baseball: Tuesday Picks
Yahoo DFS Baseball: Tuesday Picks