FOLLOW US ON TWITTER

LIKE THE FANTASY SPORTS BOSS ON FACEBOOOK

Friday, March 11, 2016

FANTASY BASEBALL INJURYT WATCH: KYLE SCHWARBER DOWN A WEEK WITH KNEE, ROUGNED ODOR READY TO HIT

Some decent injury news worth discussing as 2016 fantasy baseball drafts continue on unabated.  Let's get to the latest:

-There was a bit of a scare concerning Chicago Cubs catcher/outfielder Kyle Schwarber who hurt his left knee while making a throw from the outfield early in the team's exhibition game on Thursday.  Schwarber said he removed himself mainly for precautionary reasons but the Cubs are expected to sit him for at least a week in order to prevent anything more serious from developing.  A week is more than the day or two that was initially suggested so this is at least midly concerning.  There may not be a more sought after hitter in fantasy baseball this season as Schwarber can hit 30 home runs while carrying catcher eligiblity. 

-Another monster sleeper is Texas Rangers second baseman Rougned Odor who looked like a star the second half of 2015 as he showed some very interesting power/speed ability at a shallow position.  Odor's spring got off to a bit of a slow start due to an oblique problem which is always scary but he is slated to take BP on Friday.  As long as there are no setbacks, Odor should get into a game as soon as this weekend.  This is a kid who carries legitimate .280/20-HR/20-SB potential. 

-Speaking of the Rangers, closer Shawn Tolleson threw a 30-pitch bullpen session on Thursday which was his first work since coming down with back spasms a week ago.  Tollleson was a revelation as a closer for the first time in his career in 2015 but he has to show he can do it again.  Grade him as a mid-tier fantasy baseball closer. 

  

No comments:

Post a Comment