Deep Leagues Free Agent Report: April 13, 2010

Deep Leagues Free Agent Report: April 13, 2010

The following is a list covering free agents I am planning to update every 1-2 weeks throughout the season.  The list applies only to deep leagues.  In other words, if nobody in your league owns Jason Kendall, this is probably the wrong list for you. 

Obviously, these players are on free agent list because they will probably not accomplish much in 2010.  However, from among the “left overs,” the list includes players who are probably available in your league I would consider when you have an injury, demotion, etc.  Some have possible upside while others might keep you afloat until your disabled player returns. 

If you have any questions, comment below and I’ll be happy to answer.

Catchers
Pudge Rodriguez (WAS)—playing well as starter…Flores out indefinitely. 
Chris Snyder (ARI)— starting with Montero injured.
Jeff Mathis (LAA)—talented backup with power. 
George Kottras (MIL)—former Boston prospect will see AB’s as a backup. 
Fransisco Cervelli (NYY)—plays because Posada rests frequently.

Corner Infield
Ty Wiggington (BAL)—will play a lot at 1B, 2B, and 3B.
Chris Johnson (HOU)—mediocre prospect who dominated this spring. 
Emilio Bonifacio (FLA)—steals bases but can’t hit like this kid.      
Matt Tuisaisopo (SEA)—former prospect who is an excellent athlete.
Andy Marte (CLE)— Dallas McPherson.

Middle Infield
Reid Brignac (TAM)—great upside, playing well, but facing stiff competition.
Jeff Baker (CHC)—ex-Rockies prospect will split time with Fontenot.
Julio Lugo (BAL)—starting at 2B…off to a slow start.    
Ronny Belliard (LAD)—decent power…will take some PT from Dewitt.
Alexei Casilla (MIN)—speedy ex-prospect in limited role. 
Jeff Keppinger (HOU)— produces good BA because he hits LHP.
Ronny Cedeno (PIT)— fantasy FA list veteran who might steal bases. 
Willie Bloomquist (KAN)—America’s answer to Ronny Cedeno. 
Joaquin Arias (TEX)—I am a huge fan, but many disagree.      

Outfielders
Jeremy Hermida (BOS)—take if available…should play enough to produce. 
Tyler Colvin (CHC)—average prospect who was incredible this spring. 
John Bowker (SF)—see Tyler Colvin.
Matt Diaz (ATL)—solid player seeing decent AB’s in a backup role.
Felix Pie (BAL)—ex- prospect is hitting well and getting AB’s as backup. 
Austin Kearns (CLE)—provides ultra-cheap power as a backup OF
John Raynor (PIT)—Rule V guy who won’t play…might have upside. 

Starting Pitchers
Jaime Garcia (STL)— solid prospect named 5th starter …grab if available.
Colby Lewis (TEX)—worth grabbing based on performance in Japan. 
Freddy Garcia (CWS)—started off well but watch out for Daniel Hudson.
Dana Eveland (TOR)—was great in his first start.
C.J. Wilson (TEX)—converted reliever pitched well in his first starter
Charlie Haeger (LAD)—12 k’s in first start…but he’s a knuckleballer 

Relief Pitchers
Jennry Mejia (NYM)— A poor man’s Neftali Feliz…grab but be patient.   
Ryan Perry (DET)—great prospect and possible closer in a crowded bullpen.
Alfredo Aceves (NYY)— talented pitcher w/ little chance to start/close.
Matt Guerrier (MIN)—pitching well… better option if Rauch was struggling. 
Kevin Jepsen (LAA)—good prospect with nasty stuff.
Jim Johnson (BAL)—average but possible closer w/ Gonzalez struggles.
Sergio Romo (SFG)—solid w/ little chance of closing.
Jeremy Affeldt (SFG)—solid w/ little chance of closing. 
Dan Runzler (SFG)—like Giants relievers… upside and pitching well.