This article is part of our NL FAAB Factor series.
Normally, this would be my weekly look at National League free agents. But as we all know, we are not in normal times. First and foremost, I hope you and all of your loved ones are safe and well and remain that way.
We now — finally — have baseball. Granted, the season will be shorter than hoped, just 60 games, and the pandemic will decide whether games actually occur and if the season is completed. But camps will open this week and the season is slated to start either July 23 or July 24.
The LABR and Tout Wars NL-only leagues have been the starting point for the column. This will be the last week that is the case, as starting next week, I will propose bids based on my view as to how much a player should be drafted for in leagues that have yet to draft.
Players drafted late or reserve picks are the main focus, though I will touch on others whose value will exceed their cost, as I have this week. As noted since the columns started this year, and as has always been the case, to make this somewhat interactive, if there is a player who was not discussed in the article you would like to know about, feel free to ask in the comments and I will touch on those the following week. Several names in this column were covered in the first 11 weeks, but some confirmation as to their probable roles