Besides the 2014 starting pitcher disabled list (DL) predictions, have a few notes on some players.
• A few weeks ago I re-examined my 2013 starting pitcher DL predictions. The results were dead on as usual. For the 2014 predictions, I have put them in a spreadsheet for everyone to complain about. The main DL percentage chance is based off of age, MLB experience and past injuries. Additionally, I have added an indication if the player has any other injury inducing traits like heavy breaking ball usage and the inability to throw strikes. While the entire list is available on the spreadsheet, here are the 10 least likely pitchers to go on the DL who also have no other injury indicators.
• A few injury risk assessment have been published recently. Jeff Sullivan here at FanGraphs and RK at MakeNoLittlePlans each wrote about Jacoby Ellsbury‘s injury risk. At my own blog, baseballheatmaps.com, I did quick look at Doug Fister‘s injury risk.
Possible Players on the DL to Start the 2014 Season
(*) 15 Day Disabled List
(**) 60 Day Disabled List
(***) 7 Day Concussion List
(****) Free Agent
Red colored entries are updates since last report.
Major League Report
Minor League Report