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. Cody Bellinger 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.

PLAYERTEAMPOSGRADE12-Team Mixed $15-Team Mixed $NL-Only $
Jerad EickhoffPHISPD135
Jeremy HellicksonWASSPDNo13
Antonio SenzatelaCOLSPENoNo2
Matt StrahmSDSPC511Owned
Vince VelasquezPHISPD147
Luke WeaverARISPC27Owned
John GantSTLRPENo13
Robert StephensonCINRP
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Ryan Rufe
Ryan has been helping RotoWire subscribers via the Ask An Expert feature since 2014. He occasionally fills in for MLB staff writers, contributing to the MLB Barometer and FAAB Factor series. Ryan previously covered the Houston Astros beat, wrote a weekly DFS article (Monday Lineup Card) and contributed to the RotoWire baseball magazine and draft kit. He's an NFBC and DFS enthusiast.
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