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September 12, 2013

Free Agent Watch

Week 25

by Mike Gianella and Bret Sayre


12-TEAM MIXED

Nick Franklin, SS, Seattle Mariners
You’re forgiven if you bailed on Franklin in standard mixed. A prolonged slump pushed Franklin’s slash down to 220/291/395. The power has been terrific, but everything else in Franklin’s game has been terrible. His strikeout rate skyrocketed, suggesting that Franklin was overmatched after the pitchers adjusted to him. Franklin seems to talented not to improve, but the Mariners don’t exactly have the best track record when it comes to guys like Franklin. If you really need the power jolt, stick Franklin in your line-up, but I’d stay away from him in mixed unless it’s a keeper. –Mike Gianella

Comparable Player: J.J. Hardy

Mark Buehrle, SP, Toronto Blue Jays
Buehrle’s overall numbers look pretty pedestrian, but he was riding a pretty terrific streak before this week’s clunker of an outing. I can point to improved command in the zone of late, but most of this is fairly typical for Buehrle’s career. He has always been an up-and-down pitcher, and right now is one of those Buehrle hot streaks. The problem is that the streaks often end with a terrible series of crash and burn starts that leave no ERA safe in their wake. —Mike Gianella

Comparable Player: Dillon Gee

DEEP MIXED

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