NL FAAB Factor: Mid-July Update

NL FAAB Factor: Mid-July Update

This article is part of our NL FAAB Factor series.

We are settling into a mild sense of normalcy for baseball, as camps opened two weeks and the secondary camps are slated to open sometime this week. Granted, nothing is set in stone, and as we have seen from the number of positive COVID cases and players opting out, there is no true normal. As such, to quote John Steinbeck, "the best-laid plans of mice and men often go awry," so even though MLB and MLBPA have a very detailed health protocol, the season still could be canceled at any moment.

The hope clearly for all of us is that there will be baseball and that the season continued unimpeded to a World Series winner on the field. We will be here weekly until the playoffs to provide FAAB advice for both the NL and AL. The plan is to hopefully project bids next week, which is shortly before the season starting. Right now, we decided that the situation is a bit too unclear to project with any remote kind of certainty, even more so than the usual sense of uncertainty when it comes to bids. But if you have questions on players, happy to provide my thoughts in the comments.

As said previously, baseball is back. If you haven't been prepping during the pandemic, get cracking, as the season is less than two weeks away, If you have been, hopefully the info in this column helps. Look for additional information and names, coupled with projected bids, as the season

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Jan Levine
Levine covers baseball and hockey for RotoWire. He is responsible for the weekly NL FAAB column for baseball and the Barometer for hockey. In addition to his column writing, he is master of the NHL cheat sheets. In his spare time, he roots for the Mets and Rangers.
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