Mound Musings: Dissecting Pitcher Injuries
Mound Musings: Dissecting Pitcher Injuries

This article is part of our Mound Musings series.

Weighing in on Injuries

This week, I'd like to toss out there some food for thought regarding injuries and their impact on the fantasy world. Let me start by saying I am glad to be back after a couple of surgeries. I'm officially on a rehab assignment now, which the doctors say could last 10 to 12 weeks. They can slow me down a bit, but I'm not ready to call it a season just yet! As for injuries to your fantasy pitching staff — and the past few days have seen more than their share — I'm going to collect the injury types into three categories: elbows, shoulders and "other" injuries. Let's start by seeing how the key injury types might impact some arms, including current value, future value and establishing realistic expectations:

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Brad Johnson
For more than 25 years, pitching guru Brad "Bogfella" Johnson has provided insightful evaluation and analysis of pitchers to a wide variety of fantasy baseball websites, webcasts and radio broadcasts. He joined RotoWire in 2011 with his popular Bogfella's Notebook.
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