MLB's Top Remaining Free Agents

Carlos Peña
Text: Ben Reiter, SI.com
Photo: John W. McDonough/SI

#2

Carlos Peña

Age: 34
Position: 1B
2011 Stats:
.225/.357/.462, 28 HRs, 80 RBIs, 2 SBs

CURRENT TEAM: CUBS
BEST FIT: BREWERS

Pena's batting average will always be disturbingly low, and his strikeout rate disturbingly high (he ranked in his league's top six in the latter category for the fifth straight season in 2011). In his one year with the Cubs, however, he did what he used to for the Rays, which was to produce runs and play a solid first base. He wouldn't come close to replacing Fielder in the Brewers' lineup, and he wouldn't protect Braun in quite the same way, but he represents the market's best option for Milwaukee.


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