At this point in time, you should be pretty well-versed in the opinions of Ray Flowers when it comes to drafting players with an injury history. If not, you better take a look at Avoid Injury-Prone Players and Tommy John Surgery. You can also check out Glen Colton’s SMART System piece as that should also help serve as a deterrent. Now I could sit here and echo their sentiments, a stance in which I firmly believe, but there are still some of you out there who like to stare into the abyss and see what stares back at you.

There are, obviously, different degrees of injuries/injury history and there are some risks which are greater than others. There are also many of you who believe that with high risk there can be high reward and you can’t win without taking a few gambles here and there. Well, I certainly can’t stop you from stepping out onto that ledge and, in truth, I can’t make you not jump. However, maybe I can say a few things here to try and talk you down.

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