Originally written on StraitPinkie.com  |  Last updated 10/17/14
Top 5  Free Agents 1). Dayan Viciedo CWS OF 18 R 10 HR 25 RBI .268 AVG. 0 SB Viciedo has been straight raking for the White Sox already hitting double digits in home runs. With him already showing his power, his average should climb as he continues to adjust to major league pitching. 2). Tyler Clippard WAS RP 1 W 2 L 3 SV 27 K 2.91 ERA 1.06 WHIP Clippard has all the profiles of a closer, high strikeout total, low walk rate and it looks like Washington has finally figured this out. He looks to be a solid short term closer. 3). Andy Pettite NYY SP 2 W 1 L 19 K 2.53 ERA 1.08 WHIP Pettite is posting solid perhiperals in K’s and looks to be pitching like his old dominant self. Add in the fact that he plays for the Yankees, makes him lucrative for boosting your team with wins. 4). Jeff Francouer KC OF 21 R 5 HR 14 RBI .281 AVG 1 SB Francouer got off to a slow start this season, but has picked up as of late. He has always been a streaky hitter, but his production should stay around this level from here on out. 5). Ryan Vogelsong SF SP 3 W 2 L 38 K 2.58 ERA 1.22 WHIP This guy has somehow managed to produce all season long, yet is still widely available. His only drawback is mediocre strikeout totals. That being said his ERA and WHIP would be an added bonus for any staff. 3 Trends to Watch 1). Two players at premium position currently on the DL I would try to grab are Evan Longoria and Pablo Sandoval. Both could be a major upgrade at the half the price. 2). If you are in desperate need of a closer, Carlos Marmol could be a nifty pickup. Just coming off the DL and with no Cubs relief pitcher grabbing the closer position he could shift back into it. 3). 3 players I would sell high on, all catchers, are Carlos Ruiz, AJ Pierzynski, and Yadier Molina. You should be able to get a premium player and a slumping catcher in the trade on the free agency wire who will produce similar results to those the rest of the way.
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