MASH Report (8/18/14)

The MASH Report is little low on content today and the same will be true for Thursday. I will release a full PAIN and HURT reports on Friday when I get some extra time (kids are finally back in school).

Gerrit Cole is expected to come off the DL on Wednesday.

Yonder Alonso is done for the season, he is droppable in all redraft leagues.

• So are the Brewers Jim Henderson (link) and Tyler Thornburg.

Joey Votto was placed on the 60-day DL, so the earliest he can possibly return to play is September 4th.

• It looks like David Wright (link) and Matt Holliday (link) will grind through the rest of the season with some nagging injuries.

• In deep keeper news, the Royals Kyle Zimmer is back and throwing hard.

Fastball Velocity Watch for Pitchers Returning From the DL

Mike Morin‘s aveage fastball velocity looks fine.

Ricky Nolasco‘s velocity was up about 1 mph over his 3-year-average.

Henderson Alvarez‘s is a little on the low side.

Players on the DL

(*) 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




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  1. Cason Jolette says:

    Do you think Bailey will return this season?

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  2. mymaus says:

    Your column has been a great help all year and thanks in part to you I’ve pretty much sown up a first round bye in my H2H OBP league playoffs. The 2nd and 3rd rounds are the weeks of 9/8 and 9/15. Which of these players (Molina, Votto, Zimmerman or Wacha) should I stash on the DL based on their projected performance vs the player they are replacing (listed below) during only those 2 weeks. I’ve also listed total games (in parens) and their schedules during the period in question:

    Y. Molina – (13) 4@CIN, 3vCOL, 3vMIL, 3vCIN
    VS
    R. Martin – (13) 4@PHI, 3vCHC, 3vBOS, 3vMIL

    Votto – (13) 4vSTL, 3@MIL, 3@CHC, 3@STL
    OR
    R. Zimmerman – (14) 3vATL, 4@NYM, 3@ATL, 4@MIA
    VS
    Bruce – (13) 4vSTL, 3@MIL, 3@CHC, 3@STL
    OR
    Carter – (13) 3@SEA, 3@LAA, 4vCLE, 3vSEA

    Wacha – (13) 4@CIN, 3vCOL, 3vMIL, 3vCIN
    VS
    Colon – (13) 3vCOL, 4vWAS, 3vMIA, 3 @ATL

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    • Jeff Zimmerman says:
      FanGraphs Supporting Member

      You need the player to play and with it near the end of the season and Reds are about out of it (at least by 4th), Votto is out.

      I think Zim will get hurt again/play hurt/never come back, so I would take Wacha or Molina.

      I like Colon and think he will keep throwing, so at the end, I would stash Molina nd hope he out performs Martin

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  3. Ruki Motomiya says:

    The biggest surprise of this article is…people still had Yonder Alonso on their roster in redraft league?

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    • Derek Norris says:

      I fall for Alonso every year, although I’d long since dumped in this year. The injury prevents me from being tempted to draft him again, since he actually had been hot since returning from the DL. In admittedly a tiny sample, in 44 second half PAs he went .421/.477/.737 with 4 doubles a triple and 2 homers.

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  4. Moop says:

    Thoughts on Kipnis?

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    • Jeff Zimmerman says:
      FanGraphs Supporting Member

      I would not be surprised if his abdomen (he missed most of May because of it) is still effecting his power. His ISO was .160 before it and .084 after it.

      The rest of his stats are basically inline with previous seasons.

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  5. Wobatus says:

    Late with this one but what about Greinke? They say he’s pitched through elbow soreness last 3 weeks or so. Velocity was up last game and looks fine but his control was a bit off.

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