He was driving with his family when they were T-boned by someone driving a stolen police car. His wife is okay, but was in the hospital, and his children are in serious, but stable condition. Thoughts and prayers go out to the Rodriguez family.
Canha had surgery in May last season to repair a left hip impingement and labral tear. He had a good rookie season in 2015 and seems to be ready for 2017 after adding the extra muscle. He won't have any limitations in spring training and could be a sleeper in fantasy leagues this season.
Lowrie had surgery in August to repair ligament damage in his left foot. Lowrie seems to be recovering well and hasn't suffered any setbacks at this time. He turns 33 this season and with a batting average of .246 over the last two seasons he isn't worth drafting in most leagues.
Back in August Phegley was treated for synovitis in his right knee. This injury is usually very painful and requires for the synovial membrane to be removed. Playing catcher is a ton of stress on the knees so the Athletics will be cautious with him and not rush him back until he is 100 percent healthy.
Moustakas had ACL surgery last May and shouldn't have any limitations once Spring Training starts. The Royals will bring him back slow to make sure he is fully healthy for the start of the season. Before the injury, Moustakas played in 27 games in 2016 and had a batting average of .240 with seven home runs and 13 RBIs.
Parra was only able to play in 102 games in 2016, and largely disappointed owners who expected big things with the move to Coors Field. It is unclear what his role will be going forward, but most signs point to a platoon. He is not someone to target in most formats, unless he is able to win a job outright in the Spring.
Cishek is still a ways away from being able to appear in a game, so he is best forgotten at this point. He is still a speculative add down the line in case Edwin Diaz stumbles in the closer role. Cishek himself has had his struggles in the same role as well, so keep expectations in check.
Betts had his knee scoped and had some "loose bodies" removed in the off season, which will cause him to miss the World Baseball Classic. Betts is a consensus first rounder heading into 2017, and it is easy to see why after he filled the stat sheet with 31 homers 113 RBI, 26 steals and 122 runs. Hitting in a talented Red Sox lineup, there is no reason to believe he will not post a similar season in 2017.
In 154 games in 2016 the veteran hit .289/.351/.476 with 27 homers and 86 RBI. Martinez only started 5 games at first, so his days in the field are all but over, which pigeonholes him in fantasy to your DH spot. His numbers speak for themselves however, and you could do much worse in your DH spot come draft day.
Keuchel finished the season on the DL due to an ailing shoulder. He had a horrible follow up to a fantastic breakout 2015, finishing with a 4.55 ERA over 168 innings, with a 1.29 WHIP. He'll be far cheaper this draft day than in past years, but unless he regains some of his previous velocity and command, that's where he will finish the season as well.
Diekman had surgery today to treat his colitis, which is a very painful digestive condition. The Rangers pitcher has dealt with colitis for his entire career but the condition got worse recently which prompted Diekman to opt for surgery. He's expected to miss at least half of the season for Texas. The 30-year-old appeared in 66 games out of the bullpen in 2016, notching 26 holds and sporting a solid 1.17 WHIP.
Overton pitched 24.3 innings for the A's last season but had an atrocious 11.47 ERA. He gave up 48 hits along with having 7 walks in those innings and can be completely avoided in fantasy even if he is called back up. There is not much upside here.
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