MASH Report (4/1/13)

Mainly I have spent my time over the last couple of days getting the list of players officially on DL updated. I have divided out the players officially on the DL and others who may not play because of injuries. These list will become clearer over the next few days as teams must decided if the player is healed enough to play.

To start the season, 104 players were placed on the disabled list. Last season almost 500 trips were made to the DL, so a fifth of the DL trips have happened before the season starts.

Recent injury data

 • Johan Santana is done for 2013 with a re-torn shoulder. No fantasy value here.

 • Darwin Barney is out a couple of weeks after having his knee get cut. His replacement will be Brent Lillibridge.

 • I dug a bit into the Pitchf/x data from last night’s game. My only concern would be the in game velocity drop from Bud Norris of 4 mph. He was only showing a 2 mph drop last season. I would not drop him, but it is an item to keep an eye on.

 • Roy Halladay saw a small amount of improvement in his fastball speed, but got hit around. Proceed with caution into his first few starts.

 • Dylan Bundy has elbow discomfort and is now resting. When I saw him in spring training, he was just throwing around 90 mph. It may be a while before he contributes much at the major league level this season.

 • Carlos Beltran is going to play through a fractured toe.

 • Last week it was reported Bryce Harper was dealing with a thumb issue. He seems fine today after hitting 2 home runs in his first 2 at bats.

Player Return Timetables

DL Players

Name Injury Injury/Surgery Date Early Return Date Later Return date Status Source(s)
Tony Abreu (*) Quad Strain UNK UNK UNK UNK UNK
Henderson Alvarez (*) Shoulder UNK UNK UNK UNK UNK
Scott Baker (**) TJS Complications 04/17/12 Late July August Rest (1)
Darwin Barney (*) Cut Knee 03/31/13 Mid April Late April Rest (1)
Brandon Beachy (*) TJS 06/21/12 Mid June Mid June Playing Catch (1)
Wilson Betemit (*) Knee 03/25/13 Late April Mid May Rest (1)
Jeff Bianchi (*) Hip UNK UNK UNK UNK UNK
Chad Billingsley (*) Finger 03/07/13 Mid April Early May Pitching (1)
Willie Bloomquist (*) Strained Oblique 03/27/13 UNK UNK Rest (1)
Craig Breslow (*) Sore Shoulder 03/07/13 April April Throwing (1)
Cesar Cabral (**) Elbow fracture UNK UNK UNK UNK UNK
Edwar Cabrera (**) Shoulder 08/01/12 Mid April Unknown Unknown (1)
Chris Carpenter (**) Nerve 02/05/13 2014 Retire Rest (1)
Jose Ceda (**) TJS 04/01/12 UNK UNK UNK UNK
Chase d’Arnaud (**) Thumb 02/20/13 Mid May June Rest (1)
James Darnell (*) Strained Oblique UNK UNK UNK UNK UNK
John Danks (*) Shoulder 03/15/13 April April Throwing Games (1)
Scott Diamond (*) Elbow Surgery 10/01/12 Mid April May Bullpen Sessions (1)
Kyle Drabek (**) TJS 06/19/12 Mid Season Mid Season Unknown (1)
Stephen Drew (***) Concussion 03/03/13 Late March April Rest (1)
Danny Duffy (*) TJS 06/13/12 Early June All Star Game Throwing (1)
Adam Eaton (*) Strained Elbow 03/22/13 Late April Late May Rest (1)
Scott Elbert (*) Elbow Surgery 01/01/13 UNK UNK UNK UNK
Nathan Eovaldi (*) Shoulder UNK UNK UNK UNK UNK
Neftali Feliz (**) TJS 08/01/12 July August Playing Catch (1)
Logan Forsythe (*) Foot 03/28/13 Mid April May Playing (1)
Frank Francisco (*) Elbow 02/14/13 Mid April Mid April Throwing (1)
David Freese (*) Back 03/20/13 Early April Late April Rest (1)
Rafael Furcal (*) TJS 03/13/13 2014 2014 Rest (1)
Mat Gamel (**) Knee 02/18/13 2014 2014 Rest (1)
Avisail Garcia (*) Bruised Heel 03/22/13 UNK UNK UNK (1)
Christian Garcia (*) Forearm 03/22/13 April May Rest (1)
Matt Garza (*) Strained Lat 02/21/13 April May Throwing (1)
Jason Giambi (*) Back strain UNK UNK UNK UNK UNK
Didi Gredorius (*) Elbow UNK UNK UNK UNK UNK
Curtis Granderson (*) Right forearm 02/24/13 Early May Middle May Rest (1)
Taylor Green (*) Hip Strain UNK UNK UNK UNK UNK
Corey Hart (*) Right knee surgery 01/26/13 Late May Late May Rest (1)
Chase Headley (*) Broke Thumb 03/18/13 Mid April Late April Rest (1)
Frank Herrmann (*) TJS 03/01/13 UNK UNK UNK UNK
Daniel Hudson (**) TJS 07/09/12 July July Throw of mound (1)
Phil Hughes (*) Bulging Disk 02/28/13 Mid April Late April Pitching (1)
Drew Hutchison (**) TJS 08/08/12 August October Rehabilitation (1)
Brandon Inge (*) Shoulder UNK UNK UNK UNK UNK
Paul Janish (*) Shoulder Surgery 10/01/12 UNK UNK UNK UNK
Derek Jeter (*) Fractured Left Ankle 10/01/12 Mid April Early May Playing Games (1)
Steve Johnson (*) Lat strain UNK UNK UNK UNK UNK
Ryan Kalish (**) Shoulder Surgery 01/25/13 Early April Unknown Rest (1)
Jeff Karstens (*) Shoulder 02/01/13 April April Batting Practice (1)
Casey Kelly (**) Elbow 03/14/13 Unknown 2014 Rest (1)
Josh Kinney (**) Side 03/10/13 May June Rest (1)
Brett Lawrie (*) Ribs 03/07/13 Mid April Late April Exercise (1)
Colby Lewis (*) Elbow Surgery 07/01/12 Late May June Throwing (1)
Ted Lilly (*) Shoulder Surgery 09/01/12 April April Pitching (1)
Francisco Liriano (*) Broken humerus 12/01/12 Early April Late May Rest (1)
Cory Luebke (**) TJS 05/23/12 July July Unknown (1)
Ryan Madson (*) TJS 04/11/12 May June Throwing off mound (1)
Joe Mahoney (*) Intercostal Strain UNK UNK UNK UNK UNK
Shawn Marcum (*) Shoulder 03/20/13 Mid April Mid April Throwing (1)
Fernando Martinez (*) Strained Oblique UNK UNK UNK UNK UNK
Nick Masset (*) Shoulder Surgery 09/07/12 Unknown Unknown Throwing (1)
Jeff Mathis (*) Broken Collarbone 02/23/13 Early May Early May Rest (1)
Brian McCann (*) Torn labrum 07/04/12 Late April May Batting Practice (1)
Dustin McGowan (*) Shoulder UNK UNK UNK UNK UNK
Jerry Mejia (*) Elbow Sprain UNK UNK UNK UNK UNK
Franklin Morales (*) Bulging Disk 03/15/13 Early April Late April Rest (1)
Logan Morrison (**) Knee 09/01/12 Late May June Light Training (1)
Charlie Morton (*) TJS 06/21/12 June Unknown Throwing (1)
Jason Motte (*) Elbow Strain 03/23/13 Early April Late April Rest (1)
Hiroyuki Nakajima (*) Strained hamstring 03/28/13 Mid April Mid April Rest (1)
David Ortiz (*) Achilles 03/03/13 April April Hitting (1)
Juan Oviedo (**) TJS 09/06/12 September 2014 Rest (1)
Felipe Paulino (**) TJS 07/03/12 Early July Early July Throwing (1)
Luis Perez (**) TJS 07/01/12 Early July Early September Rest UNK
Martin Perez (*) Broken Forearm 03/03/13 Late April Late May Rest (1)
Brett Pill (*) Knee UNK UNK UNK UNK UNK
Michael Pineda (**) Shoulder Surgery 05/01/12 June Early July Bullpen (1)
Hanley Ramirez (*) Thumb 03/17/13 Early April June Rest (1)
Adam Rosales (*) Thunk 03/24/13 Early April Late April Rest (1)
Alex Rodriguez (**) Hip surgery 01/16/13 Early July 2014 season Rest (1)
Fernando Rodriguez (**) TJS 03/14/13 2014 2014 Rest (1)
Mark Rodgers (*) Shoulder UNK UNK UNK UNK UNK
Cody Ross (*) Strained Leg 01/06/13 April April Jogging (1)
Johan Santana (*) Back 02/25/13 2014 2014 Throwing off flat ground (1)
Luke Scott (*) Calf Strain 03/31/13 Mid April Mid May Rest (1)
Leyson Septimo (*) Shoulder Strain UNK UNK UNK UNK UNK
Alfredo Silverio (**) Fractured Clavicle UNK UNK UNK UNK UNK
Michael Schwimer (*) Shoulder UNK UNK UNK UNK UNK
Joakim Soria (*) TJS 04/02/12 Late May Early June Playing Catch (1)
Ian Stewart (*) Quadricep 02/15/13 April Unknown Everything, but run (1)
Eric Surkamp (*) TJS 07/24/12 Late July September Unknown (1)
Anthony Swarzak (*) Ribs 01/25/13 April May Throw of mound (1)
Andrew Taylor (*) Torn labrum UNK UNK UNK UNK UNK
Mark Teixeira (*) Strained Wrist 03/06/13 Mid May 2014 Rest (1)
Chris Tillman (*) Abdominal Strain UNK UNK UNK UNK UNK
Josh Tomlin (**) TJS 08/22/12 August 2014 Rest (1)
Jonny Venters (*) Elbow Sprain 03/26/13 UNK UNK Rest (1)
Arodys Vizcaino (**) TJS 03/01/12 March June UNK UNK
Joe Wieland (**) TJS 07/27/12 Early August 2014 Catch (1)
Tsuyoshi Wada (*) TJS 05/11/12 May June Throwing off mound (1)
Alex White (**) Elbow Strain UNK UNK UNK UNK (1)
Blake Wood (**) TJS 05/01/12 May June Unknown UNK
Tim Wood (*) Rotator cuff strain UNK UNK UNK UNK UNK
Delmon Young (*) Right ankle 10/01/12 Mid April Early May Rest (1)

(*) 15 Day Disabled List
(**) 60 Day Disabled List
(***) 7 Day Concussion List

Non-DL Hurt Players

Name Injury Injury/Surgery Date Early Return Date Later Return date Status Source(s)
Grant Balfour Knee 02/14/13 Late March Middle April Throwing Games (1)
Lance Berkman Knee 10/01/12 Late March Mid April Playing Games (1)
Tim Byrdak Shoulder Surgery 07/01/12 Early July Early July Bullpen Sessions (1)
 Andrew Cashner Thumb laceration 01/25/13 Late March April Throwing Games (1)
Carl Crawford TJS 08/23/12 Late March Early April Playing Games (1)
Jesse Crain Abductor Strain 03/04/13 Late March Early April Bullpen Sessions (1)
Casey Janssen Shoulder Surgery 11/01/13 Late March Mid April Pitching (1)
Daniel Murphy Intercostal Strain 03/18/13 Late March Late April Running bases (1)
Carl Pavano Ruptured spleen 01/25/13 Late March Mid April Rest (1)
Mike Pelfrey TJS 05/01/12 Late March April Throwing (1)
Chris Perez Strained Shoulder 03/01/13 Late March Early April Rest (1)
Carlos Quentin Knee 10/01/12 Late March Mid April Fielding (1)
CC Sabathia Bone Spur 10/01/12 Late March Late March Throwing (1)
Brian Wilson TJS 04/19/12 Unknown Unknown Not ready to pitch (1)
Randy Wolf TJS 10/30/12 2014 2014 Rest (1)
David Wright Intercostal Strain 03/10/13 Late March Early April DH (1)

Players Returning From Injury

I will be able to get a decent amount of information on pitch velocities for the Thursday report.

Players Playing Through Injuries

Name Injury Source
Carlos Beltran Toe (1)
Zack Greinke Elbow (1)
Bryce Harper Thumb (1)
Nick Markakis Neck (1)
Russell Martin Shoulder (1)
Will Middlebrooks Wrist (1)
Daniel Murphy Intercostal (1)
Nolan Reimold Shoulder (1)
Pablo Sandoval Elbow (1)
David Wright Intercostal (1)

Here is the list of players who should exceed their power projections for 2013:

Ryan Zimmerman, Ryan Howard, Cameron Maybin, Trevor Plouffe, Justin Upton, Paul Konerko, Dustin Pedroia, Luke Scott, Matt Kemp, Joey Votto, Mike Moustakas, Pablo Sandoval, Carl Crawford, Giancarlo Stanton, Jacoby Ellsbury, Evan Longoria, and Troy Tulowitzki. New additions: Dustin Ackley, Matt LaPorta, Howie Kendrick, Paul Konerko

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Jeff writes for RotoGraphs, The Hardball Times, Rotowire, Baseball America, and BaseballHQ. He has been nominated for two SABR Analytics Research Award for Contemporary Analysis and won it in 2013 in tandem with Bill Petti. He has won three FSWA Awards including on for his MASH series. In his first season in Tout Wars, he won the H2H league. Follow him on Twitter @jeffwzimmerman.

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