Latest Update Bailey has yet to resume throwing. Doesn't know when he can. Getting ultrasound done tomorrow Thu Aug, 21, 04:39 PM
Has a bulldog mentality on the mound. His mid-90's heat is nasty, especially when combined with his tremendous curveball. Is at his best when pitching low in the strike zone. Can be dominant at times.
Flaws: : His control is still spotty at times, and he also can surrender a few too many taters. Can be a bit maddening for managers and pitching coaches, since he isn't always as good as his stuff suggests he is.
The fact that he hadn't resumed throwing as of yet was a minor red flag, but the fact that he's now having an ultrasound to look at what's going on in that elbow of his could be a little disturbing. You would think they'd do an MRI if they believed there to be structural damage, but an ultrasound seems to indicate more of a clot/circulatory issue than anything else. We'll await the ultrasound results Friday and update you as soon as they are released.Analyst: Howard Bender
Bailey has a flexor mass injury, which sounds awful but at least does not require surgery. He will likely return this season, though expectations should be held in check as he will prolly not be activated until sometime in September. Until then, the Reds will be forced to scramble to locate a serviceable arm in the minors to fill the vacant rotation slot.Analyst: Ivar G. Anderson
Bailey has a flexor mass injury in his right arm, but the Reds say that he does not need surgery. The hope is that he can come back once his 15-days are up, but the team won't know anything until further down the road. Stash him for now, but it's starting to look like you may be able to just drop him in re-draft leagues. Analyst: Howard Bender
Fantasy owners beware. Not only are we dealing with an elbow issue, but he's also having his start moved to hitter/homer-friendly Coors Field. This is almost like one of those set-ups where you're thinking "It's Colorado, the team is weak, so the ballpark matters less. " Well you've got the set-up part right. You're being set up for a big mistake on your ratios.Analyst: Howard Bender