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.

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.

Bids in general are best guesstimates. With so much uncertainty at least initially, those values may be even greater estimates than usual. The FAAB chart below lets users easily see at a glance how certain players stack up against others and how much they should command in a variety of formats.

PlayerTeamPOSGrade12-team mixed $15-team mixed $NL-Only $
Steven BraultPITSPCNo$1$4
Madison BumgarnerARISPB$5$8rostered
Touki ToussaintATLSPCNo$1$3
Edward CabreraMIASPCNoNo $1
Braxton GarrettMIASPDNo$1$2
Cole HamelsFASPDNoNoNo
Jeff HoffmanCINSP/RPCNo$1$4
Miles MikolasSTLSPBNo$1$4
Michael LorenzenCINRPCNoNo$2
Joey BartSFCBNoNo$1
Rene RiveraWASCENo$1$3
Austin NolaSDCA$3$8$14
David BoteCHC2B/3BCNo No $2
Isan Diaz MIA2BDNo$1$3
Alcides EscobarWAS2BENo$2$4
J.D. DavisNYM3BA$7rosteredrostered
Brian AndersonMIA3BB$5$8$12
Matt Duffy CHC3BDNo No$1
Travis ShawMIL1B/3BDNoNo$1
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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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