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.

This is our weekly look at National 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.

This year, we're incorporating 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 grid, which is 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 role on an A-E scale. Cody Bellinger would have been an "A" grade player last year – that mark will be reserved for similar high-impact prospects stepping into 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.

PLAYER TEAM POS GRADE $ (12-Team Mixed) $ (15-Team Mixed) $ (NL-Only)
Tyler Mahle CIN SP C 3 8 20
Brandon Finnegan CIN SP D No 0 6
Walker Buehler LAD SP B 6 13 26
Mike Foltynewicz ATL SP C 1 4 15
Adam Wainwright STL SP D No 1 10
Tyler Anderson COL SP D No 0 9
Tyler Beede SF SP D No No 4
Jeremy Hellickson WAS SP D No No 5
Caleb Smith MIA SP D No
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Clay Link is the MLB Editor at RotoWire. Clay won the overall championship in The Great Fantasy Baseball Invitational and finished top 10 in the NFBC RotoWire Online Championship in 2018. He can be heard every Tuesday, Friday and Saturday during baseball season on SiriusXM Fantasy Sports Radio and every Thursday on the Prospect Podcast.
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