Best free agents still available

Just a quick post on the top free agents still available if you are looking to fill a whole on the cheap.

Top 5 Batters Irrespective of Defensive Ability

1.  Todd Redding – $465,000 – Estimated OPS .803

2. Wayne Hargrave – $905,000 – Estimated OPS .797

3. Craig Bradshaw – $1.1 million – Estimated OPS .789

4. Richard Meng – $327,000 – Estimated OPS .789

5. Kelly Lannan – $720,000 – Estimated OPS .779

Top 5 Batters Non-Corner OF/1B/DH Types

1. Cristobal Diaz – $795,000 – Postion – Any

2. Cliff Morgan – $1.1 million – Postion – 2B/3B*

3. Gio Solano – $1.4 million – Position – Any

4.Victor Gonzalez – $870,000 – Position – Any

5. Raul Lopez – $675,000 – Position – 2B/CF^

* Morgan may have limited range, but he can most likely play 3B without too much worry. 2B might be a stretch, range wise, but his glove is definitely good enough.
^ Lopez would make a lot of ‘-‘ plays at center.

Top 5 Starting Pitchers* Available

1.Aramis James – $640,000 – Estimated WHIP – 1.49

2. William Zhang – $1.6 million – Estimated WHIP – 1.55

3. George Cortes – $690,000 – Estimated WHIP – 1.55

4. Brad McInerney – $635,000 – Estimated WHIP – 1.55

5. Jorge Sosa – $1.0 million – Estimated WHIP – 1.55

*As defined by stamina over 65

Top 5 Relief Pitchers Available

1.Rafael Romero – $515,000 – Estimated WHIP – 1.33

2. Ricardo Espinoza* – $605,000 – Estimated WHIP – 1.38

3.Ruben Galvez – $1.0 million – Estimated WHIP – 1.4

4.Lonny Trevino – $760,000 – Estimated WHIP – 1.4

5. Tim Brooks – $780,000 – Estimated WHIP – 1.4

* Espinoza has the stamina to do a couple innings a game, but it’ll take him a while to recover.

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