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August 15, 2013

Free Agent Watch

Week 20

by Mike Gianella and Bret Sayre


12-Team Mixed

Jedd Gyorko, 2B, San Diego Padres
A June groin injury followed by an awful July caused a number of standard mixed-league owners to run for the exits, as Gyorko is only owned in about 29% of ESPN leagues. If he’s available in your mixer, snatch him up. Even without taking the injuries into account, since May, Gyorko has been an offensive force. His ISO in May, June, and August has been no lower than .242. In other words, Gyorko is a legit source of power at a middle infield position. Unless you’re in a points league that penalizes severely for hitter strikeouts, there’s no way Gyorko should be a free agent. —Mike Gianella

Comparable Player: Brandon Phillips

Trevor Cahill, SP, Arizona Diamondbacks
Cahill is scheduled to return to the Diamondbacks rotation this weekend, according to Snakes manager Kirk Gibson. He’s had a down year, though it’s hard to tell how much of Cahill’s disappointing numbers are due to being banged up and how much is simply due to poor performance. The arguments about 2010 being a fluke not supported by the overall numbers seem to have held. Cahill is perhaps a little better than his high ERA, but not by much. He’s okay as a matchup in mixed, but his righty/lefty, home/road splits don’t speak to dominance in any particular area. —Mike Gianella

Comparable Player: Carlos Villanueva

Deep Mixed

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