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Medical Corner: Elvis Andrus, Josh Donaldson, and Other Injury Updates

Recent Injuries Elvis Andrus – Elbow Injury (Fracture) No fracture is ideal, but this particular spot is troublesome (see image below). Return to the field takes a little longer due to the challenge of regaining full flexibility of the elbow. Early reports suggest 6-8 weeks, but I'd err closer to eight weeks than six in most cases. Estimated Return: Early to Mid-June Josh Donaldson – "Dead Arm" As I mentioned two weeks ago, a trip to the DL wasn't out of the question for Donaldson if his velocity didn't return. He…

Medical Corner – Josh Donaldson, Christian Yelich, and Delino Deshields

My projected return dates are based on medical protocols, established rehabilitation guidelines, and evidence-based data. Most of the time I will not agree with the timelines given by teams, beat-writers, or others on social media. Josh Donaldson A quiet spring training didn’t alert many of us to the fact that Donaldson was dealing with a shoulder ailment since early March.  His throw to first after a nice defensive stab, however, caused quite a stir (pictured below). via GIPHY The club said he is dealing with…

TRAX Best Score Draft Recap: Part 1

It is very easy to discuss what should be done during a draft. It’s often a little more difficult to implement said strategies in real time. The only real way to analyze the drafting process is to participate in it. With that in mind, I am taking part in a TRAX Best Score league to see where my pre-draft ideas of how one should draft a TRAX Best Score team and my actual drafting of such a team come together and where they do not. I will discuss some of the thoughts behind the picks I made and see how much I can stick to my…

Go Bold or Go Home! 2018 Fantasy Baseball Bold Predictions

Who doesn't love some bold predictions? We all have them. You'll be hanging out with some friends, discussing the best sport on the planet, and someone will make some outrageous claim. "I bet so and so will do this," or "No way he does that this season!" Sometimes they don't even have to be performance-based, like the time I bet a buddy of mine 100 pushups that Ryan Braun would win his appeal back in 2012. Was it bold? Absolutely, but that satisfaction you get from getting a bold prediction like that right is pure gold.…

2018 Fantasy Baseball Rankings: Outfield Part 2 (26-50)

Last week we covered the top-25 fantasy outfielders for the 2018 season. However, the outfield position is so deep and there's no way I could fit in all I want/need to write about each player into just one article, so I decided to break up the outfield into three separate articles. In this article, we'll break down outfielders ranked 26-50. A lot of these players come with some sort of concern, whether it's injuries, track record, or lack of experience. However, there's no debating the talent each player possesses. After…