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Sunday, April 9, 2017

FANTASY BASEBALL INJURY FALLOUT: GARY SANCHEZ COULD BE DOWN PAST 10 DAYS, TREA TURNER MIGHT AVOID DL

Saturday in fantasy baseball served as a sort of rock bottom when it came to prime 2017 second-year sleepers.  Without a doubt the two biggest "must have" sleepers were New York Yankees catcher Gary Sanchez and Washington Nats outfielder/shortstop Trea Turner.  Both guys saw their ADP's fall to second and late first round territory this spring off a half-season of spectacular numbers in 2016.  Yours truly was impressed by both no doubt but in again going with my tried-and-true trend of going the opposite way of the fantasy baseball community, I avoided paying the exorbitant price tags on both players in drafts.  Both Turner and Sanchez were not hitting well before they got hurt and the injuries just add to the tough starts for both.  For Sanchez, the news seems to be worse as he was already placed on the 10-day DL late Saturday and his future is looking murky even past that mark given the biceps injury he suffered.  Turner meanwhile suffered a hamstring pull and for a guy who relies on speed, this is a very bad thing as well.  The Nats have not placed Turner on the DL yet though which might indicate they think his injury is not severe enough.  Count on Turner being out until the middle of this week at the most though, while Sanchez is a tougher case

The problem with Sanchez is the position he plays and manager Joe Girardi (a former catcher himself) indicated his guy could be out longer than 10 days given the fact the biceps injury hurts his throwing.  If you have a catcher who can't throw, you don't have a catcher.  So Sanchez made out of worse out of the two and his fantasy baseball owners should be worried.


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