MASH Report (4/30/15)

• Since my last MASH Report, 11 players have gone on the DL and not one came off. Injuries every-where.

Masahiro Tanaka will be out until at least the end of May with wrist tendinitis and a forearm strain. His damaged elbow hasn’t gotten any worse since his last MRI.

Tanaka had been scheduled to start Wednesday against the Rays, but instead went on the 15-day disa-bled list a day after he arrived at Yankee Stadium on Tuesday reporting discomfort in his wrist. The Yankees said that the MRI showed no changes to Tanaka’s partially torn elbow ligament.

Tanaka will refrain from throwing for seven to 10 days and then will have to rebuild his stamina with a Minor League rehab assignment.

Jose Reyes will finally go on the DL after playing with a cracked rib for 2 weeks. Over those two week he hit a whole .156/.152/.188. He hit .357/.387/.429 before the injury.

Brandon McCarthy’s season is done as he will have TJS today. Besides giving up quite a few home runs, he was having a good season.

Jed Lowrie will be out until at least the All-Star break with a torn ligament in his thumb. Even when he comes back, he won’t be close to 100%.

Adam Ottavino is out for a while with an inflamed elbow. We will know more about his injury and timetable for return on Monday.

Archie Bradley took a Carlos Gonzalez line drive to the face. Right now the Diamondbacks look to have him out for the only required 15 days.

“No fracture of the jaw, no fracture of the orbital bone,” Bradley said before Wednesday’s game with the Rockies. “I guess I have a slight fracture of the sinus, which I’m not even sure what that is. If this was a playoff race or a playoff game, I could pitch tomorrow if the team needed it.”

As it is, it does not appear that Bradley will have to be on the disabled list any longer than 15 days. In another couple days, when the swelling goes down, he should be able to get back to throwing.

Shaun Newkirk at Royals Review tried to find if Yordano Ventura is hurt. His fastball velocity last night was down over 2.5 mph from 2014.

• The Reds put Homer Bailey (elbow) and Manny Parra (neck) on the DL. Bailey will be out at least 2 months since he is on the 60-day DL. Parra should only miss 2-4 weeks.

Mitch Moreland will miss 2-3 weeks after having bone chips removed from his elbow.

Kirby Yates was placed on the DL with a shoulder strain.

Velocity Readings


HURT (Hitter’s Under-performance from Recent Trauma) Rankings (introduction/explanation) :

Any player with a HURT value over 100 (red) has the traits of a batter playing through an injury.

Players on the DL in 2015

The Red players have had updates since the last report. Click on the “Date” for a link to goto the latest article on the player.

Jeff, one of the authors of the fantasy baseball guide,The Process, writes for RotoGraphs, The Hardball Times, Rotowire, Baseball America, and BaseballHQ. He has been nominated for two SABR Analytics Research Award for Contemporary Analysis and won it in 2013 in tandem with Bill Petti. He has won three FSWA Awards including on for his MASH series. In his first two seasons in Tout Wars, he's won the H2H league and mixed auction league. Follow him on Twitter @jeffwzimmerman.

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Daniel Steinberg

Could you offer up a link explaining HURT and how it’s calculated?

Contact_Diff numbers seem off for several players