Posts Tagged ‘fantasy baseball injuries’

Fantasy Baseball Injury Watch: Tampa Bay’s Evan Longoria Lands on DL

Thursday, April 7th, 2011

Longo will be sidelined with an oblique injury.

We are less than a week into the MLB season and the fantasy baseball world has already been rocked by injuries. It seems that everyday another big time player has been added to the DL, leaving fantasy baseball owners with the blues. The trainers and team doctors are having to really work for their paycheck in this young season more so than seasons past. Let’s take a look at some fantasy baseball injuries around the league.
Evan Longoria, 3B Tampa Bay Rays
Bad news coming out of Tampa, as the Rays expect all-star third baseman Evan Longoria to miss a minimum of three weeks with a strained muscle in his left side. He was placed on the 15-day disabled list on Sunday, and manager Joe Maddon opted to start Sean Rodriguez in his place. This is obviously a big loss for the Rays, who are already off to a slow start. It is also a tough break for Longoria’s fantasy owners, who will be without his services for the first few weeks of fantasy baseball. Owners will have to look for an alternative for the time being, and hope that this type of oblique injury doesn’t linger.
Matt Holliday, OF St. Louis Cardinals
Holliday underwent an appendectomy after starting opening day, and is out indefinitely. While it now appears that Holliday will avoid the 15-day DL, the Cardinals are still uncertain how long he will be out. He began swinging a bat yesterday and it seems that his return may come sooner than originally expected.
Adam Dunn, DH Chicago White Sox
Like Holliday, Dunn had to undergo an emergency appendectomy Tuesday night and will have to sit out at least five games. Dunn is not expected to be placed on the DL, but owners will have to adjust their daily line-ups accordingly until he returns.
Brian Matusz, SP Baltimore Orioles
The bright future for this talented young lefty will have to be put on a hold, at least for now. Matusz felt some soreness in his back and an MRI revealed a severe strain that could sideline him anywhere from 3-6 weeks. Zach Britton will take the open spot in the rotation, and had an impressive first outing. Matusz owners may want to add the young lefty as he could provide some solid numbers in the short term.
Ubaldo Jimenez, SP Colorado Rockies
The Rockies had to place their ace on the DL as he recovers from a cracked cuticle on his pitching hand. Jimenez complained that he couldn’t grip the ball properly and that his breaking pitches lacked spin because of this injury. Jorge De La Rosa will start in his place this Friday.
Jake Peavy, SP Chicago White Sox
The often-injured Peavy is recovering from his offseason surgery to repair a tendon in his shoulder. Reports out of the White Sox camp are that he is progressing well and is targeting a return in late April. Peavy threw a simulated game last Sunday and reported no pain. He will have to make at least one minor league start before he joins the big club.

 

2011 Fantasy Baseball Sleepers: Breakout Candidates

Thursday, March 24th, 2011

Davis could be a fantasy monster in 2011.

Breakout players are what every fantasy owner hopes to find in each sport. They usually lead to championships because you are getting more value out of the players you select. Think about football season. People who drafted Adrian Peterson got exactly what they wanted and expected from him, but that didn’t guarantee them a championship. Now think about the owners that got Arian Foster and Darren McFadden in the middle rounds, those are the players that led teams to the top of their leagues. These are the MLB players that should be able available as fantasy baseball sleepers in 2011 fantasy baseball.

Rajai Davis – OF – Toronto Blue Jays

Davis might be the best option for fantasy baseball owners looking for cheap steals late in drafts. While Davis has been around for a while, this may be his real breakout season. (more…)

Top 5 Fantasy Baseball Matchups: World Series (October 27th)

Wednesday, October 27th, 2010

Will Hamilton win three MVP awards?

The final hurrah.

With the World Series set to start on Wednesday, this is the last chance to play fantasy baseball until next season. With a six-month layoff on the horizon, owners should do everything they can to make sure that you’re rolling with the ideal fantasy baseball players from both Texas & San Francisco.

Hitters

1.Josh Hamilton, OF Texas

Arguably this year’s AL MVP, Hamilton absolutely crushed the Yankees in the ALCS and was an integral part of Texas advancing to the World Series. (more…)

Top 5 Fantasy Matchups: AL & NL Championship Series (October 14th)

Thursday, October 14th, 2010

Posey is the favorite for NL Rookie of the Year.

With just four teams remaining in the postseason, the pickings are getting slimmer. However, we at FBS don’t believe in sacrificing quality just because of a decrease in quantity, so we work hard to ensure you’re assembling the best fantasy baseball roster possible.

Hitters

1.Buster Posey, C SF

Despite this being his first major league season, Posey is showing no signs of slowing down thus far in the postseason. In the first round series against the Braves, Posey hit .375 and was constantly in the middle of the action. (more…)

Fantasy Baseball Advice: Playoff Edition (October 10th)

Sunday, October 10th, 2010

Hughes has been lights out for the Yanks this season.

As we approach the second week of the fantasy baseball playoffs and the second round of the playoff games, it’s critical to take note of those players who are white-hot and how they can help your fantasy baseball lineup from here on out.

Phil Hughes, SP NYY: Hughes was simply masterful on Saturday night while putting the Twins out of their misery. (more…)