Fantasy Baseball: Prime Pickups
The Insiders
Fantasy Baseball Expert
Posted Jun 27, 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: Joe Blanton, OAK; Tim Wakefield, BOS; Jake Westbrook, CLE; Paul Byrd, LAA; Bronson Arroyo, BOS.

NL: Brian Lawrence, SD; Shawn Estes, ARI; Jeff Suppan, STL; Brandon Claussen, CIN; Cory Lidle, PHI.

 

Closers

AL: Justin Duchscherer, OAK.

NL: Brian Bruney, ARI.

 

Catchers

AL: *Chris Shelton (1B), DET; A.J. Pierzynski, CHW.

NL: Mike Matheny, SF; *Robert Fick (1B/OF), SD.

 

First Basemen

AL: Darin Erstad, LAA; Rafael Palmeiro, BAL.

NL: Tony Clark, ARI.

 

Second Basemen

AL: *Jorge Cantu (3B), TB; Robinson Cano, NYY; Adam Kennedy, LAA.

NL: *Eddy Garabito (SS), COL.

 

Third Basemen

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

NL: Joe Randa, CIN; Garrett Atkins, COL; *Wilson Betemit (SS), ATL.

 

Shortstops

AL: Mike Morse, SEA.

NL: David Eckstein, STL; Omar Vizquel, SF.

 

Outfielders

AL: Emil Brown, KC; Craig Monroe, DET; Mark Kotsay, OAK; Rondell White, DET.

NL: *Kelly Johnson (SS), ATL.

 

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

 



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