Fantasy Insider: PRIME FREE AGENT PICKUPS

Former D'Back Hillenbrand primed to pick up

Looking for that prized free agent that is still available in your league? Included below are the top players from each 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: Gustavo Chacin, TOR; Ryan Franklin, SEA; Tim Wakefield, BOS; Jamie Moyer, SEA; Erik Bedard, BAL.

NL: Mike Hampton, ATL; Mark Redman, PIT; Brandon Backe, HOU ; John Patterson, WAS; Jerome Williams, SF.

 

Closers

AL: Mike MacDougal, KC; Dustin Hermanson, CHW.

NL: None.

 

Catchers

AL: Gregg Zaun, TOR; *Matt LeCroy (1B), MIN; Rod Barajas, TEX.

NL: Mike Matheny, SF; *Jason Phillips (1B), LAD; Dave Ross, PIT; Ramon Hernandez, SD; Damian Miller, MIL.

 

First Basemen

AL: Shea Hillenbrand, TOR; Darin Erstad, LAA; Josh Phelps, TB; Scott Hatteberg, OAK.

NL: *Chad Tracy (3B), ARI; J.T. Snow, SF; Nick Johnson, WAS.

 

Second Basemen

AL: Ruben Gotay, KC.

NL: Junior Spivey, MIL; *Rob Mackowiak (3B/OF), PIT; *Neifi Perez (SS), SF; *Craig Counsell (SS), ARI; Aaron Miles, COL.

 

Third Basemen

AL: *Alex Gonzalez (SS), TB.

NL: Morgan Ensberg, HOU; *Jose Valentin (SS), LAD.

 

Shortstops

AL: *Julio Lugo (2B), TB, Jason Bartlett, MIN.

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

 

Outfielders

AL: Carl Everett, CHW; Mark Kotsay, OAK; Rondell White, DET; Trot Nixon, BOS; Luis Matos, BAL.

NL: Jason Lane, HOU; Marquis Grissom, SF; *Todd Hollandsworth (1B), CHC; Willy Taveras, HOU; Michael Tucker, SF.

 

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

 

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