AL FAAB Factor: Baseball Is Back Edition

AL FAAB Factor: Baseball Is Back Edition

This article is part of our AL FAAB Factor series.

Normally on Sundays, I'd be writing and posting the AL FAAB article, highlighting and analyzing players who are worth picking up (or occasionally, trying to talk you out of throwing too much of your budget at a player likely to draw high bids). However, with the MLB season held in suspended animation like a bug in amber, there are no FAAB or waiver periods to worry about. At least I hope not – there's probably a couple of leagues out there that drafted early and might be plowing ahead anyway, but spending any portion of your budget right now would just be silly. MLB may finally have a date for Opening Day and parameters for what rosters will look like, but there's still plenty of uncertainty regarding how teams will approach this most unusual season.

That doesn't mean, however, that there aren't players and roster situations worth discussing in the meantime. Each week until baseball picks back up in earnest, we'll take a look at players gaining or losing value, to prepare you for that eventual first FAAB period.

Starting Pitcher

Justin Dunn , Mariners: Seattle GM Jerry DiPoto said Wednesday that the M's would likely use a six-man rotation to begin the shortened season, opening up a spot for Dunn. The 24-year-old had a rough introduction to the majors last year, walking nine batters in 6.2 innings, but his 158:39 K:BB in 131.2 innings for Double-A Arkansas highlights his potential. He might also be, along with Yusei Kikuchi

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Erik Siegrist
Erik Siegrist is an FSWA award-winning columnist who covers all four major North American sports (that means the NHL, not NASCAR) and whose beat extends back to the days when the Nationals were the Expos and the Thunder were the Sonics. He was the inaugural champion of Rotowire's Staff Keeper baseball league. His work has also appeared at Baseball Prospectus.
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