Free Agent Fantasy Team Update: Jeff Keppinger Angst-Off the Radar


Chicago White Sox second baseman Jeff Keppinger (7) hits an RBI single against the Cleveland Indians during the first inning at U.S. Cellular Field. Mandatory Credit: Rob Grabowski-USA TODAY Sports

This week is actually the first week with no roster moves for the All Free Agent Fantasy team. However, Thomas Neal and Mike Fontenot did suffer somewhat minor injuries in the minors. With some many injuries in the inactive part of my roster, they could be release candidates if they aren’t back quickly and someone else becomes available to sign.

The Kraken

NamefWARrWARWARPWAAPosition2013 ContractFuture Contract
James Loney10.80.80.61B2 mil
Maicer Izturis-0.7-0.8-0.3-12B3 mil6 mil
Marco Scutaro0.20.1-0.2-0.22B6.66 mil13.33 mil
Jeff Keppinger-0.7-0.6-0.4-0.92B4 mil8 mil
Jack Hannahan0.20.1003B2 mil2 mil
Eric Chavez0-0.40.1-0.63B3 mil
David Ross0. mil3.1 mil
Geovany Soto0-0.1-0.1-0.1C2.75 mil
Yorvit Torrealba0. mil
Juan Pierre-0.6-0.2-0.2-0.4OF1.6 mil
Melky Cabrera-0.4-0.1-0.2-0.4OF8 mil8 mil
Dewayne Wise-0.3-0.5-0.2-0.5OF.7 mil
Andres Torres0-0.2-0.1-0.3OF2 mil
Nate Schierholz0. mil
Oliver Perez00.30.10.3RP1.5 mil
Shawn Camp0-0.40.1-0.4RP1.35 mil
Jason Grilli0. mil4 mil
Jeremy Guthrie- mil20 mil
Hiroki Kuroda0. mil
Scott Feldman-0.1-0.4-0.1-0.5SP6 mil
Kevin Slowey0.310.20.8SP.5 mil
Bartolo Colon0. Mil
Kevin Gregg0. mil


NamefWARrWARWARPWAAPosition2013 ContractFuture Contract
Scott BakerSP5.5 mil
Randy WellsSPMiLB
Michael OlmstedRPMiLB
Ryan MadsonRP3.5 mil
Mitch MaierOFMiLB
Brian BogusevicOFMiLB
Thomas NealOFMiLB
Bobby WilsonCMiLB
Mike Fontenot2BMiLB
Matt Downs2BMiLB
Travis Ishikawa1BMiLB
Dan Johnson1BMiLB
Ryan Ludwick0. mil7.5 mil
Hisanori Takahashi-0.10-0.10RP1 mil
John Lannan0.1-0.20.1-0.3SP2.5 mil


NamefWARrWARWARPWAA2013 Contract
Freddy GarciaMiLB
Ryan SweeneyMiLB
Hector RondonMiLB
Zach BraddockMiLB
Endy ChavezMiLB
Chris VolstadMiLB
Kyle McClellanMiLB
Ryan SadowskiMiLB
Brandon AllenMiLB
Cesar IzturisMiLB
Nate McLouth2 mil
Tim BrydakMiLB
Tim WoodMiLB
Ryan ReidMiLB
Neal CottsMiLB
Jason BourgieousMiLB
Zach PhillipsMiLB
Mike EkstromMiLB
Bill BrayMiLB
Dan WheelerMiLB
Cody Ransom-0.2-0.2-0.2-0.2.5 mil
Carlos TorresMiLB
Rich ThompsonMiLB

Most teams had played about 24 games by Sunday, so here is how team is faring

1.4 fWAR, 8.456 Wins and 15.544 Losses

2.1 rWAR, 9.156 Wins and 14.844 Losses

1.6 WARP, 9.28 Wins and 14.72 Losses

-1.5 WAA, 10.5 Wins and 13.5 Losses

So we see that the team is still struggling. Perhaps most alarming is that FanGraphs has my team as the worst. Since their pitching WAR is based partly on FIP, it may be saying that my team is due to regress even further, which is obviously not good news since the team is not doing very well anyway.

On a programming note, I will be moving these free agent team updates to my personal blog at I will post them on Sunday’s, so check at the blog then for the next update as I won’t be posting them here any longer.