MASH Report (5/1/14)

Today’s edition is really short. I was working on a detailed analysis to see how Kershaw may produced with a fastball around the 89 to 91 mph range. Basically I ran out of time. So I will finish up the analysis later tonight and write it up and we will run it tomorrow.  But the short answer is …. he looks like he will be fine.

Clayton Kershaw’s average velocity in his last minor league start was around 90 mph

With him expected to start Monday, how will the loss of velocity effect him? Wait until tomorrow for the details, but he should be fine.

Bryce Harper should return some point around the All-Star game.

Juan Lagares plans to join the Mets tonight.

Kevin Kouzmanoff may need more back surgery. The back surgery should be no surprise because of his history of back issues and how backs just destroy a player’s production and keep showing up.

Scott Feldman may join the Astros this weekend.

Mike Minor expects to start tomorrow.

Hisashi Iwakuma will start for the Mariners tomorrow. One time his owners should check is the breaking action on his split finger. Since he is coming back from an injured middle finger, his movement may be affected.

Players on the 2014 DL

(*) 15 Day Disabled List
(**) 60 Day Disabled List
(***) 7 Day Concussion List
(****) Free Agent
Red colored entries are updates since last report.

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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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