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Sunday, April 10, 2016

FANTASY BASEBALL INJURY FALLOUT: A.J. POLLOCK TO JOIN KYLE SCHWARBER IN BEING DONE FOR 2016?

It has been a truly devastating first week of the 2016 fantasy baseball season due to the magnitude of some very big injuries that already have thrown some teams for a loop.  It got started on Friday when we learned that consensus number 1 sleeper catcher/outfielder Kyle Schwarber was done for the season after he tore not only the ACL in his knee but also the LCL.  Then on Saturday we got word that Arizona Diamondbacks outfielder A.J. Pollock could be done for 2016 as well due to the elbow surgery that he was forced to undergo this past week.  After putting together a monster five category breakout in 2015 that saw Pollock rise to second round status (and also turn out to be our best BREAKOUT pick for last year), he entered into spring training complaining of soreness in his elbow that shut him down from activities for weeks.  It was just days after his return to game action where Pollock's elbow came up late again and then the diagnosis of surgery.  The fallout is that Pollock won't even BEGIN baseball activities for another three months and that puts him already in mid-July in terms of getting his body back into shape.  Also the doctor who performed Pollock's surgery said that he could very well be finished for 2016 as well given the delicate nature of the procedure.  Put all together an Pollock's owner are in a major bind already with the season just days old.  When you lose a player you spent a second or third round pick on like Pollock ended up being, there is no coming back from the loss of value and production you expected from that slot.  Of course the season is not finished by any means as injuries in baseball are easier to overcome then say in fantasy football but nonetheless this is a big one.  Stash Pollock for now but don't be surprised if we soon learn he is done for the season. 

 

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