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Tuesday, July 24, 2018

2018 FANTASY BASEBALL INJURY FALLOUT: SETBACK WITH GROIN INJURY SENDS GARY SANCHEZ BACK TO THE DL

Well I guess even exceptions to my stated golden rule of never drafting catchers early in yearly fantasy baseball leagues has no boundaries.  It was New York Yankees All-Star backstop Gary Sanchez who yours truly said would be the only exception I would make to my never-ending strategy of never drafting catchers early and it was due to the massive power and offensive game overall that he brought to the table the last two years.  Many took this advice as Sanchez went on average in the second round of most fantasy baseball leagues and the results since then have been nothing short of disastrous.  Sanchez has been about as big a bust as you can get this season as he was hitting just .188 with a 24.0 K/9 rate before he hit the DL for the second time this season on Tuesday with another bout of groin soreness.  Clearly, Sanchez was not over the previous stint on the DL he spent with the original groin injury but even beyond that, he has been pathetic with the bat outside of the 14 home runs in 279 at-bats.  Again, the power has been as good as advertised but Sanchez has been destoryed not only by the shift but also an increase in strikeouts.  Now we could be looking at him being out for awhile as the Yankees will be extra cautious with his recovery this time around and so there is now some more stress for his owners.  No matter how you cut it, Sanchez has been terrible and nowhere near the cost to get his services onto your team this past spring. 


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