Week 10 Free Agent Report
Ryan Madson, RP, PHI Ã¢â‚¬â€œ With the recent struggles of Brad Lidge, the Phillies decided to place the #1 closer from 2008 on the disabled list. Insert Ryan Madson into the closer role, the hard-throwing setup man in Philadelphia. He has been dominant in the Philadelphia bullpen and he will have immediate value in all leagues while Lidge is on the DL. Pick him up in leagues where you need saves. Heck, pick him up even if you donÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t need saves, heÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s that good.
Tommy Hanson, SP, ATL Ã¢â‚¬â€œ The stud pitching prospect in Atlanta finally arrived in the big leagues last weekend and was promptly welcomed by the Brewers. Torched for 6 runs and 3 HRs, Hanson was said to have been tipping his pitches, an explanation for his less-than-stellar outing. However, this kid has the stuff to be an ace for years to come and should be grabbed in all leagues where heÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s available.
Take a Shot At
Andrew McCutchen, OF, PIT Ã¢â‚¬â€œ McCutchen was called up when Nate McLouth was traded to the Braves and he has stepped right in without missing a beat. He is batting .379 in his first 6 major league games and is an extra-base machine right now. We wonÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t see his full potential this season, but he will be a useful borderline #3 OF in most leagues.
Gordon Beckham, 3B, CHW Ã¢â‚¬â€œ This kid has all the tools needed to be a successful hitter: he can hit for power, bat for average, and draw walks. He has been unimpressive so far since being called up (1 hit in 17 ABs), but his talent will break through sooner rather than later. He may also gain multiple position eligibility, so he is a great candidate to take a flier on.
Keep an Eye On
Charlie Morton, SP, PIT