There are few guarantees in life, but one of them is that baseball players will inevitably get injured throughout the season. In order to succeed at fantasy baseball, you must be prepared to deal with the loss of players at any point during the season. This means drafting smartly, building roster depth and accumulating players with multi-position eligibility. All things being equal, injuries can happen to any player at any time. While they cannot be predicted, we are aware of certain players’ propensity for being injured more than others are. I call this the “Tulowitzki Effect” in honor of the former Colorado Rockies’ shortstop.

Troy Tulowitzki was one of the best players in baseball for several years thanks to the elite statistics he produced while playing the scarce position of shortstop. Unfortunately, injuries took their toll on him as he missed a significant amount of games year after year. He became a punchline in my Fantasy Alarm Injury Report because it seemed as though...