Saturday, April 5, 2014

Podcast Recap and Injury Updates

If you missed The Fantasy Forecast podcast well...shame on you. Fortunately for you I have recapped my segment of the show and added any applicable updates. Also, if your a sicko like me and want to listen to the podcast you can do that here: http://t.co/QjOl1pgq2X




Wilson Ramos (WSH)-One of the most intriguing players entering the 2014 season. Ramos will reportedly miss anywhere between 4-8 weeks following surgery to repair a hamate bone injury. An injury prone player Ramos was a guy who represented high risk/high reward for those brave enough to draft him. In only 78 games last year Ramos hit 16 HR's while hitting a .272 AVG. We will have to wait and see if Ramos can cash in on his promise. However, this will be a tall task considering players who have endured similar injuries have experienced their power being sapped as a result.
-Possible Replacements: Miguel Montero, Russel Martin, Devin Mesoraco(will be activated early next week).



Jose Reyes (Tor)-Jose Reyes injured his pesky hamstring again...are you really surprised? An MRI last Tuesday only showed inflammation and Reyes reportedly took ground balls today and could possibly even take BP. This is obviously good news for the brave souls who drafted the oft-injured Reyes. He's eligible to be activated in mid-April and if he continues to progress that is a distinct possibility. God speed...
-Possible Replacements: Brad Miller (has hit everything thrown at him and hit .334 in the minors), Chris Owings (former top prospect with much promise)

Shane Victorino (Bos)-Another player with a hamstring injury Victorino will reportedly need close to 3 weeks to recover.
-Possible Replacements: Dexter Fowler, Kole Calhoun, Emilio Bonafacio


Bobby Parnell (NYM)-Bobby Parnell indicated Thursday that doctors have told him it's "50/50" whether he will need to undergo Tommy John surgery. Parnell has a torn medial collateral ligament, but because the tear is in the thick part of the ligament doctors are giving him a better chance to heal via rest and rehab. He was given a PRP injection and the hope is he can recover without having Tommy John surgery. Story developing...


Casey Janssen (Tor)-Janssen was placed on the DL with an abdominal strain. The idea is that Janssen will need at least 3 weeks to recover. Janssen was of coarse battling a shoulder injury this spring so the time off will likely give him some much needed rest. UPDATE: Casey Janssen played long-toss from 120 feet Thursday. Janssen is eligible to be activated in mid-April
-Possible Replacements: Jose Valverde, Sergio Santos, Matt Lindstrom, Francisco Rodriguez, Jonathan Broxton (possibly activated early this week).



Clayton Kershaw (LAD)-Kershaw was placed on the DL with back inflammation. Kershaw will reportedly rehab for 2-3 weeks before being reevaluated. Kershaw in all probability will not be ready before the end of April.


Hisashi Iwakuma (Sea)-Iwakuma was placed on the DL with a sprained tendon in his right middle finger. Iwakuma has just begun throwing on flat ground so is still likely a week or two away from that minor league rehab assignment. Fantasy owners shouldn't count on him rejoining the rotation until late-April.
-Possible Replacements: Scott Kazmir, Hector Santiago, Martin Perez, James Paxton (short term fix).


Doug Fister (Was)-Doug Fister was originally suppose to begin a throwing program on Thursday, that didnt happen. However, Fister's recovery from a strained lat is going well and he seems likely to pick up a ball sometime over the weekend. The right-hander is shooting to join the Nats' rotation in early May



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