Fantasy Baseball--Prime Pickups
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Posted Jul 25, 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: John Lackey, LAA; David Wells, BOS; Daniel Cabrera, BAL; Nathan Robertson, DET; Casey Fossum, TB.
NL: Aaron Harang, CIN; Noah Lowry, SF; Vicente Padilla, PHI; Jon Lieber, PHI; Brad Halsey, ARI.

Closers
AL: None.
NL: None.

Catchers
AL: Gregg Zaun, TOR; Jason Kendall, OAK.
NL: *Javier Valentin (1B), CIN; Michael Barrett, CHC.

First Basemen
AL: *Matt Stairs (OF), KC; *Eric Hinske (3B), TOR.
NL: Ryan Howard, PHI.

Second Basemen
AL: Robinson Cano, NYY; *Mark Ellis (SS), OAK; *Omar Infante (3B/SS/OF), DET.
NL: *Todd Walker (1B), CHC; *Rich Aurilia (3B/SS), CIN; Ray Durham, SF.

Third Basemen
AL: Mark Teahen, KC.
NL: Mike Lowell, FLA.

Shortstops
AL: None.
NL: Royce Clayton, ARI; *Neifi Perez (2B), CHC.

Outfielders
AL: Frank Catalanotto, TOR; David DeJesus, KC; *Nick Swisher (1B), OAK; Richard Hidalgo, TEX.
NL: *Jerry Hairston, Jr. (2B), CHC.

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



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