Monday, September 10, 2012

N.L. FAAB Log: September 10, 2012

Adam Eaton $11. Other bids: $10, $6, $1, $1.
You can read my innermost thoughts and feelings about Eaton here. He is swinging a hot bat right now and could get some playing time even if/when Chris Young does return.

Werner was profiled here. The magic continued yesterday, as Werner picked up a win in a solid outing against Arizona. He gets the Rockies at home next week, another good match-up. Be aware that it appears that the Padres are employing a six-man rotation.

Rolen is currently day-to-day for what feels like the 3,429th time this season. Rolen picked it up after a horrid start to the 2012 campaign, but he doesn't offer enough to make up for all of the time he misses due to one nagging injury after another. Rolen is a free agent after this season, and at Age 38 might have a hard time latching on as a starter with another organization.

I'm no Descalso fan, but he has been a victim of terrible BABIP luck all season long. That doesn't help your batting average, but Descalso "should" be hitting .260-.270, not .228. He still looks overmatched offensively, but Mike Matheny doesn't trust Allen Craig's defense at second, so Descalso should get regular time down the stretch. He steals/hits home runs just enough to be a mild asset in N.L.-only even with the bad BA.

Jenrry Mejia $1. Other bid $0
Mejia will take Matt Harvey's place in the Mets rotation once Harvey is shut down, with a start tentatively slated for September 19 against the Phillies. Mejia still appears to be in recovery mode to me, and is a risky proposition for a contender. As a potential $10 freeze, Mejia is no sure thing either. He doesn't have a lot of post-surgery innings under his belt and could use another half season at Triple-A building up stamina and endurance.

Torres isn't that far removed from a strong (Roto) campaign in 2010 but has looked more like a fourth outfielder than a regular the last two seasons. The speed is nice, but there isn't much else attached to it. I have a hard time envisioning Torres with a Major League job to open 2013. Feel free to drop Torres unless you really need the steals.

Brothers has been terrific/dominant down the stretch for the Rockies, but unless there's a sea change this offseason, Rafael Betancourt should stay in town and start 2013 as the closer. Brothers' terrific K rate make him a must own in 5x5 right now but as a future play he's no sure every other closer-in-waiting that there ever was.

1 comment:

wpc77 said...

What would you bid on Ruf?