Way Too Deep League FAAB: Week 13
For an explanation of league rules, see the introductory post.
After a few active weeks, the Way Too Deep League took a bit of a break in Week 13 FAAB. No players went for more than $4. However, there are some interesting names amongst the bargains.
WEEK 9 FAAB RESULTS ($100 BUDGET FOR THE SEASON, NO ZERO BIDS)
PLAYERS WHO WENT FOR $10 OR MORE
PLAYERS WHO WENT FOR $5 OR MORE
PLAYERS WHO WENT FOR LESS THAN $5
Voth, Austin SP | WAS: $4
Chavez, Jesse RP | TEX: $3
O’Brien, Peter 1B | MIA: $2
Bummer, Aaron RP | CHW: $1
Edman, Tommy SS | STL: $1
Webb, Jacob RP | ATL: $1
We start the list off with two starting pitchers. Austin Voth is, for the moment at least, Washington’s 5th starter. His 4.40 ERA at Triple-A understates his performance a little bit. Voth rode strong three true outcomes rates to a 3.82 FIP. However, he doesn’t have much of a minor league track record, so I wouldn’t rush out to get him in anything but the deepest leagues.
Jesse Chavez is way more interesting. It feels like the veteran should have been owned in this league before this week. After spending most of the season in the bullpen, has pitched 12 innings across three starts with just one run allowed, no walks, and 14 strikeouts. As he continues to get stretched out, Chavez will look to continue the dominant streak and earn a trade to a contending team. He’s definitely not a long term bet to start, but $3 seems like a bargain at the moment.
TIL: Aaron Bummer has a 1.95 ERA! The White Sox will almost certainly trade Alex Colome at the trade deadline, and Bummer is probably going to succeed him. Great pickup.
Tommy Edman may turn out to the best pick of the week. After a juiced ball breakout season at Triple-A, Edman is hitting .321/.345/.643 for the Cardinals, and has started three straight games. Edman played mostly shortstop in the minors, but has been playing 2nd and 3rd in the major leagues. He could carve out a space for himself as a utility guy, bringing valuable multi-position eligibility in a league where the replacement level is very low. Good stash.