MLB FAAB Factor: Waiver Pickups of the Week

MLB FAAB Factor: Waiver Pickups of the Week

This article is part of our MLB FAAB Factor series.

This FAAB article is in addition to the AL and NL FAAB articles that run Sunday. Bids are based on a $100 FAAB budget. Throughout the season, this column will have two goals:

1. Identify FAAB targets for fantasy managers in leagues with Thursday FAAB.

2. Offer a preview of FAAB targets ahead of Sunday's columns.

While there's been a smaller sample size of games to analyze recently during the All-Star break, several top prospects are being called up for the second half of the season, and the trade deadline is quickly approaching. Several pitchers could earn more high-leverage chances following the trade deadline, and major league playing time could shift for some position players following the call-ups of Cal Raleigh, Jarred Kelenic and Jarren Duran.

Starting Pitcher

Chris Flexen, Mariners: Flexen had an inconsistent start to the season, but he turned things around ahead of the All-Star break and has earned wins in three of his last five outings. He posted quality starts in four of those appearances and recorded a 1.38 ERA and 0.89 WHIP in 32.2 innings during that time. The right-hander has a lackluster 6.1 K/9 but has been effective at limiting runs recently and could be worth picking up ahead of the second half of the season. FAAB: $7

Patrick Sandoval, Angels: Sandoval moved to the starting rotation in mid-May and has been quite effective despite his 2-3 record. Across his nine starts, the southpaw has posted a 3.33 ERA and

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