With Biogenesis dominating the news front, injury information again is a little scarce, but I was able to scape up a bit.
Pitchers returning from the DL
• Brandon McCarthy looks fine with his average sinker velocity consistent with his previous speeds.
• Sergio Santos‘s fastball velocity was at a 3-year low in his first appearance since coming off the DL.
• Steve Johnson saw his already low velocity drop even further.
• Jared Hughes‘s velocity is up compared to earlier in the season.
• Stephen Fife‘s velocity is constant
• Paul Konerko is done for in my opinion. The 37-year-old is experiencing back issues which can destroy a player’s production (source).
Ventura gave Konerko a break Thursday afternoon because the Sox played a night game Wednesday. Ventura admitted he’s careful not to extend him after his three-week stint on the DL.
“It’s just more protecting his back,” said Ventura, saying that Konerko experienced “a little something” while running the bases this week.
Konerko used to be an undervalued fantasy player in his mid-30’s, but I would not count on his production from now on.
“His strength tested out fine after the game, but he is probably going to see our doctors would be my guess,” Joe Girardi said. “With what he’s been through, we’re making sure that it’s nothing, but I can’t tell you 100% it’s not.”
The Yankees have been managing Pineda’s innings carefully since he started pitching again, throwing him between three and five innings per start. Girardi said he wouldn’t have been surprised to see Pineda join the team down the stretch, though that’s obviously now in question.
I see no reason to continue to hold Pineda in a redraft league.
“The weight loss has created a balance problem for him,“ said one talent evaluator. “He’s all over the place. He’s learning how to pitch in that body, a body he’s really never had. I don’t think there’s anything wrong with him other than that. Sometimes you pitch at a certain weight all your life and then someone has the brilliant idea that you should lose weight because it’s putting stress on your knees, you do it, and then you’re dealing with something else.”
I really don’t believe the theory, but it is a theory.
HURT (Hitter’s Under-performance from Recent Trauma) Rankings (all hitter with 100 PA in 2013 and 500 PA from 2010 to 2012):
Any player with a HURT value over 100 (red) has the traits of a batter playing through an injury. Differentiating opinion exist on his heath.
|Name||HURT||PA (2013)||PA (2010-2012)|
• A few weeks ago, Miguel Montero showed up on the HURT leader board as one of several catchers who may be playing through a few dings and dents. He was just placed on the DL with a back strain which has lingered for a while.
PAIN (Pitcher Abuse INdex) Rankings (30 IP in 2012, 30 Ip in 2013)
Any player with a PAIN value over 100 (red) has the traits of a pitcher likely to be hurt.
|Name||PAIN||IP (2013)||IP (2012)|
• The newest Oriole, Scott Feldman, has the signs of a pitcher throwing with PAIN. His velocity is down from 2012 (91.7 to 90.1 mph) and still declining.
Also, he is having problems throwing strikes with his Zone% dropping for 50% to 46%.
Players on the DL
(*) 15 Day Disabled List
(**) 60 Day Disabled List
(***) 7 Day Concussion List
Red colored entries are updates since last report.
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