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.
Several productive pitchers and position players have returned from the injured list recently and are worth rostering in most leagues where they're still available. Additionally, teams like the Reds and Rangers have had more stability in the ninth inning recently, and their closers are still available in plenty of fantasy leagues.
Elieser Hernandez, Marlins: Hernandez returned from the 60-day injured list Sunday and was effective in his first start, as he allowed a run on four hits and a walk while striking out four in 5.1 innings. Although the right-hander's production came against the Cubs' struggling lineup, he was also dominant in three rehab appearances, as he allowed just one run in 11.2 innings during that time. Hernandez has had a limited sample this year, but he's back to full health and has been productive across his three starts in the majors in 2021. FAAB: $8
Huascar Ynoa, Atlanta: Ynoa also returned from a lengthy absence recently, and he was dominant in tossing 5.1 scoreless innings in a no-decision against the Marlins. The right-hander appeared to be back to a full workload since he tossed 80 pitches against Miami. Across