AL FAAB Factor: AL Pickups of the Week

AL FAAB Factor: AL 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 $100 starting free-agent budget you should bid on them.

We've incorporated 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 talent on an A-E scale.

Luis Robert would have been an "A" grade player last year – that mark will be reserved for similarly high-impact prospects who could thrive in 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 $AL-Only $
Jean Carlos MejiaCLESPDNoNo$1
Zac LowtherBALSPENoNo$1
Tyler AlexanderDETSPCNoNo$3
Jackson KowarKCSPB$1$3$5
Josh SborzTEXRPDNo$1$2
Joely RodriguezTEXRPC$1$3$5
Gregory SotoDETRPCNo$1$2
Pete FairbanksTBRPANo$1Rostered
Riley AdamsTORCB
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Dan Marcus
Dan started covering fantasy sports in 2015, joining Rotowire in 2018. In addition to Rotowire, Dan has written for Baseball HQ and Rotoballer.
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