Fantasy Baseball: Prime Pickups
The Insiders
Fantasy Baseball Expert
Posted Jun 6, 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: Jason Johnson, DET; Jose Contreras, CHW; Carlos Silva, MIN; Danny Haren, OAK, John Lackey, LAA.

NL: Aaron Harang, CIN; Glendon Rusch, CHC; Kyle Davies, ATL; John Patterson, WAS; Randy Wolf, PHI.

 

Closers

AL: Mike MacDougal, KC.

NL: None.

 

Catchers

AL: Ben Molina, LAA.

NL: Jason LaRue, CIN; Johnny Estrada, ATL; Mike Lieberthal, PHI.

 

First Basemen

AL: Rafael Palmeiro, BAL; *Matt Stairs (OF), KC; Darin Erstad, LAA.

NL: *Daryle Ward (OF), PIT; *Olmedo Saenz (3B), LAD.

 

Second Basemen

AL: Adam Kennedy, LAA.

NL: *Geoff Blum (3B/SS/OF), SD; *Todd Walker (1B), CHC;

 

Third Basemen

AL: *Bill Mueller (2B), BOS; Dallas McPherson, LAA; *Aaron Hill (SS), TOR.

NL: *Antonio Perez (2B), LAD.

 

Shortstops

AL: None.

NL: *Neifi Perez (2B), CHC; David Eckstein, STL; *Bill Hall (2B/3B), MIL; Omar Vizquel, SF.

 

Outfielders

AL: Rondell White, DET; Jermaine Dye, CHW; *Raul Ibanez (1B), SEA; Lew Ford, MIN; Emil Brown, KC.

NL: Matt Holliday, COL; *Rob Mackowiak (2B/3B), PIT; 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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