Fantasy Baseball: Who's Hot? Who's Available?
The Insiders
Fantasy Baseball Expert
Posted May 2, 2005


Looking for a free agent that can give your team a boost and is still available in your league? Included below are the top players from both the American and National League at their respective positions that get regular playing time, and have a higher probability of floating around in your free agent pool. The players are ranked in order of preference:

Starting Pitchers
AL: Bronson Arroyo, BOS; Erik Bedard, BAL; Mike Maroth, DET; Chris Young, TEX; Chan Ho Park, TEX.
NL: Esteban Loaiza, WAS; Shawn Estes, ARI; Russ Ortiz, ARI; Kip Wells, PIT; Jae Weong Seo, NYM.

Closers
AL: Ambiorix Burgos, KC; Dustin Hermanson, CHW.
NL: Todd Jones, FLA; Jim Brower, SF.

Catchers
AL: Gregg Zaun, TOR.
NL: Ramon Hernandez, SD.

First Basemen
AL: Darin Erstad, LAA; *Eric Hinske (3B); Erubiel Durazo, OAK.
NL: *Daryle Ward (OF), PIT; Nick Johnson, WAS.

Second Basemen
AL: Tadahito Iguchi, CHW; *Omar Infante (3B/SS/OF), DET.
NL: *Craig Counsell (SS), ARI; Mark Grudzielanek, STL; *Chase Utley (1B), PHI.

Third Basemen
AL: Corey Koskie, TOR.
NL: None.
Shortstops
AL: *Marco Scutaro (2B), OAK.
NL: Omar Vizquel, SF; *Neifi Perez (2B), CHC.
Outfielders
AL: Rondell White, DET; Nook Logan, DET; Alex Rios, TOR; Mark Kotsay, OAK; Lew Ford, MIN.
NL: Willy Taveras, HOU; Jason Ellison, SF.

*Denotes player may be eligible at multiple positions in your league, with his (alternate position) listed after his name.



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