2019 MLB Draft Guide: Avoiding Injury-Prone Players
Colby Conway takes a look at which players deal with injuries each and every year along with how and why to avoid them in your fantasy baseball drafts.
While America's pastime may not see the bone-crushing collisions of football or hockey, the meticulous nature of the game leads to stints on the disabled list for many players. Unlike other sports, a fingernail issue can be a huge problem in baseball, not to mention the fact that with pitchers hurling an object nearly 100 miles per hour or more, there are due to be some scary injuries. Sliding into bases can lead to broken ankles or fingers, and a pulled hamstring or back muscle can derail an entire season.
When making your selections on draft day, it's imperative that you are aware of the fact that every player is at risk of injury. Just by stepping onto the field, they are at risk, it just so happens that some have better luck or are just able to avoid injuries. Nobody is truly risk free in fantasy baseball.
Lastly, before jumping into things, it's critical to know that just because a player gets injured a few times, does not make them injury prone. The main difference...