Dustin Pedroia‘s wrist pushed back my look at pitchers coming back from Tommy John surgery. While doing the Pedroia article, I created a query to look at HURT values on a month to month basis. While it isn’t really needed for the off-season, it will be ready for the start of the 2014 season.
Boston Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia has surgery scheduled for Nov. 12 in Arizona to repair a torn ulnar collateral ligament in his left thumb, but the procedure may be a bit more complicated than originally thought.
“I should be fine for spring training.”
Pedroia said he expects to be sidelined between 4-6 weeks or 6-8 weeks depending on which procedure Sheridan chooses.
At the latest, he should begin baseball activities in the mid-January. He should easily be 100% healthy for the regular season start. The most important note from the article was:
Pedroia conceded that while the injury to his thumb made for a long, painful season (he injured it the first game of the year sliding head-first into first base), he learned quickly how to compensate for it.
A season long injury could explain his power outages.
Stat: 2012 Value, 2013 Value
ISO: .160, .114
HR/FB: 8.5%, 5.6%
HR&FB Dist: 271ft, 263 ft
After June, he saw continued improvement as he had to learned to hit differently. The change can be seen in his month-to-month HURT values (a 100 value is usually a player showing signs of being hurt).
A 164 HURT would have sent up some early red flags. Since I didn’t create HURT until June, the full extent of his injury went undetected.
Going into 2014, I see Pedroia being undervalued because of 2013 power outage. I would be looking to buy low with him.
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