Fantasy Baseball Injury Report: Is Strasburg Worth the Risk?

Fantasy Baseball Injury Report: Is Strasburg Worth the Risk?

This article is part of our Fantasy Baseball Injury Report series.

The 2021 MLB season will be my 12th season as the injury analyst for Rotowire. When I started, Albert Pujols was the top-rated player on most draft boards, while Tim Lincecum was the league's most sought-after pitcher. My inaugural column covered injuries to Carlos Beltran, Josh Hamilton and Jose Reyes. Over the past decade I've broken down a variety of injuries including players hurt while playing the video game Guitar Hero, packing their bags and opening packages. While these oddities standout, the baseball season usually brings with it the same assortment of ailments that frequently send players to the injured list. This year is on track to be more of the same with position players suffering from routine sprains and strains, and pitchers nursing common shoulder and elbow injuries. Understanding the basics of each of these injuries will allow fantasy players to make informed decisions on draft day and throughout the season ahead. Thank you for allowing me to help you with this process for the past 11 years.

Trent Grisham

The Padres outfielder suffered a hamstring injury on March 11 when attempting to beat out a groundball. Further testing revealed Grisham suffered a Grade I strain of his hamstring.  

Muscle injuries are classified based on the severity of the damage accrued. A Grade I strain is considered mild with the overall integrity of the muscle still intact. A Grade II strain is often referred to as a partial tear, as the injury is marked by torn fibers of the

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Jeff Stotts
Jeff Stotts works as a Certified Athletic Trainer (MAT, ATC, PES, CES). He won the 2011 Best Fantasy Football Article in Print from the Fantasy Sports Trade Association.
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