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Monday, August 4, 2014

FANTASY BASEBALL INJURY FALLOUT: ANDREW McCUTCHEN OUT A MONTH WITH OBLIQUE

Wow the hits just keep on coming to the big name player fraternity since the calendar turned to August.  A day after it was learned Arizona Diamondbacks 1B Paul Goldschmidt would miss the rest of the season with a fractured left hand, the news came down on Monday that Pittsburgh Pirates outfielder Andrew McCutchen will miss a month with a serious oblique injury.  McCutchen hurt the oblique while taking a swing on Sunday and the team quickly sent him for testing in order to determine the severity.  While the Pirates have not spoken publicly yet about McCutchen's injury, more than one source has said he could be out until September.  Right along the lines of Goldschmidt's loss, McCutchen is an impossible guy to replace in fantasy baseball lineups since he went as a mid-first round pick in 2014 drafts.  McCutchen's uncanny ability to contribute in all of the five ROTO categories is immense and his loss will really put a major hurting on his owners' ability to win their leagues.  To prevent this post from becoming insulting, I won't even suggest names that could "help" keep McCutchen's absence at bay.  Despite the injury, McCutchen will absolutely return as a first round guy in 2015 and go only behind Mike Trout in the outfielder fraternity.

 

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