MASH Report (4/4/16)

• I am still trying to fill in as much information into the disabled list spreadsheet at the end of ht article. I have checked twice and I have all the players added. Right now I am trying to find the information on some lesser known players. Also, I need to do some updates on players who haven’t really seen their status change. I am going to keep updating the sheet and it will hopefully be done in the next day or so.

• Go ahead and bookmark this spreadsheet for April. It will have all the pitcher velocity speed changes from 2015:

A.J. Pollock rfractured his elbow this weekend and will be out for a while

On a night they collected a win on the field, the D-backs also suffered a big loss, as outfielder A.J. Pollock suffered a fractured right elbow on a third-inning play at the plate against the Royals.

D-backs manager Chip Hale said Pollock would have to undergo surgery, and that the team did not know yet what a timeline for his return would be.

Looking back, I found six instances of a hitter with a fractured elbow and the average return time was 56 days, median was 33 days.

Andrew Miller will pitch with a fracture in his non-throwing hand.

Miller suffered a chip fracture in his right wrist when he was struck by a liner during a game against the Braves. On Friday, he visited a hand specialist, who cleared him to resume throwing.

Three batters was all manager Joe Girardi planned for Miller to face, and that was enough for him to gain confidence in playing with the injury.
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Miller, who will close for the Yanks to start the season, said he has gotten permission to wear some form of a small brace during games, although he had no problems without it Saturday.

“I felt fine catching the ball,” he said. “I think it’s just about pitching from here on out.”

It will be interesting to see how this plays out. Pitchers don’t like any changes (like wearing a protective hat), so pitching with a broken non-throwing hand could affect him.

Tommy Pham injured his oblique yesterday and was placed on the 15-day DL.

Pham, whose MRI exam revealed a tear in his left oblique, has been placed on the 15-day disabled list.

This sucks for Pham owners, but helps clarify the whole Cardinals OF-1B situation … kind of.

• Our own Brad Johnson goes over how to “Manage Injured Players“.

• Kyle Boddy (link) and Mike Reinold (link) both go into the mechanics and how they may cause (or prevent pitcher injuries).

Players on the 2016 DL

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

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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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Poor Mans Rick Reed
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Oblique tear for Pham, isn’t that the kind of injury that lingers, reducing a player’s capability even when they do return to the field?

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I’m pretty sure that this was the injury suffered by Kipnis and Chris Davis in 2014