Joe Girardi has not officially announced it yet, but Michael Pineda has won the Yankees No. 5 starter's job, completing a successful comeback from major shoulder surgery in a little less than two years.
Pineda is flying up draft boards. He also last threw a pitch in the big leagues in 2011. No matter how good he looks right now how can you feel strongly about rostering a guy that hasn't thrown a big league pitch in two years that were missed due to injury? A risky proposition as anything more than a flier in the late rounds.ANALYST: Ray Flowers
Angels RHP Garrett Richards (knee) threw five innings in a minor league game Saturday.
Richards is very close to returning to action from a severe knee injury that he suffered at the end of 2014. He threw 69 pitches of one hit, one walk, zero run ball on Saturday and is progressing well. Due to the way that the Angels schedule is set up, they won't need a fifth starter for several weeks, giving Richards a chance to jump right into the rotation without kicking any other starters out. Richards' monster 2014 breakout campaign was legit, so as long as owners drafting him are comfortable with his health and knee, he could be a nice discount on draft day. Analysis: Ben Diamond
Jonathan Stewart will ideally be limited to 15 carries a game, according to head coach Ron Rivera.
Stewart had a solid season last year, averaging 4.6 YPC, though he scored just three touchdowns in thirteen games. The 28-year old just 9 games over the past three seasons, and will not be able to handle the load of a workhorse back. The Panthers will likely find a running back in the draft that is capable of handling the other 8-10 carries that the Panthers expect. Considering that Stewart averaged just 13.5 carries per game in 2014, this won't destroy his already limited fantasy value. Analysis: Ben Diamond