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The injury bug swept through the majors this past weekend. A slew of injuries happened just on Saturday alone, with a few of those already requiring DL stints.

The Athletics are just getting super unlucky with injuries and it starts with the injury to Sonny Gray. He was already going to be moving down my rankings with yet another poor performance. Now though he is going to be out for a good bit with a right trap injury. Guess this is a good thing, since there was obviously something wrong with Gray.

The other is Josh Reddick who is going to miss at least the next 4-6 weeks with a broken thumb. It could be longer after he sees a specialist on Monday and the official timetable is given.

A non-Oakland player who landed on the DL Sunday is to Ketel Marte. He has not been stealing bases at the rate a lot of us were hoping, but he did steal two this weekend. Of course that is how he landed on the DL, spraining his thumb sliding into second.

Others who are listed as day-to-day, so I did not drop them in the rankings, are: Miguel Cabrera, Christian Yelich, Jung Ho Kang, Hunter Pence, Khris Davis (yes another Athletic), Lucas Duda, Matt Harvey, Jordan Zimmerman… Sigh, I’m sure there are more.

Enough injury news. Let’s move on.

Stock Up

Yu Darvish, SP, Texas Rangers

I wasn’t going to mention Darvish, but after all the bad injury news i just gave above I figured I had to balance it out a little.

Darvish is expected to return from the DL on May 28 to face off against the Pirates.

He has been spectacular in his rehab starts too posting a 1.29 ERA and 15/5 K/BB ratio in 14 innings.

Jeff Samardzija, SP, San Francisco Giants

This is the second week in a row I have put a Giants pitcher on this list, and i’ll be honest with you I never would have though I would put him here.

He has been pretty fantastic this year though and seems to have settled down nicely in San Francisco.

Of course his hold ballpark probably has a lot to do with this, but he is keeping the home runs in check with a near career rate of 0.56 HR per nine.

Mike Moustakas, 3B, Kansas City Royals

I’m very shocked to see him back this quickly. There was next to no news on how long he would be out when the injury first occurred. A fractured thumb made me think it was going to be a lot longer.

Regardless though he is back and ready to build off his early season success.


Stock Down

Jason Heyward, OF, Chicago Cubs

I’ve been sliding Heyward down the rankings just about every week, but this week he takes a rather large tumble, down 38 spots to 110 overall.

Honestly that might be too high still. He is just not a great Fantasy asset, and this one is on me. I didn’t like Heyward early on this preseason, but go talked into him a bit and he started climbing my ranks.

This is one time I really wish I had trusted myself. It happens to all of us I suppose.

Now on top of that he is dealing with bruised ribs, which are only supposed to keep him out 3-5 days. It is still possible though that a trip to the DL is in order for him. Stay tuned.

Albert Pujols, 1B, Los Angeles Angels

Pujols is going to make me eat these words at some point this season, I just know it, yet I’m going to say it anyway.

He is not a starting first baseman in 12 team leagues anymore.

The power is nice, eight home runs and 27 RBI on the season. But yikes that batting average is such a drain.

Honestly though the power numbers are misleading. His slugging is down to a career low .389 right now so he really is just hitting a fairly large amount of his hit balls for home runs right now.

Shawn Tolleson, RP, Texas Rangers

The Rangers have finally removed Tolleson from the closer role this season after he blew two saves in a row in pretty epic fashion.

That was just the nail in the coffin for him, as he saw his ERA rise to 9.20. It was not good before then with a 5.40 ERA.

Needless to say Adrian Beltre is in agreement with the move.

Now it looks like Sam Dyson is going to take over the closer role, so clearly his ranking goes up, while Tolleson completely drops out of the rankings.

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1Mike TroutLAACF
2Bryce HarperWSHCF,RF
3Manny MachadoBAL3B,SS
4Paul GoldschmidtARI1B
5Nolan ArenadoCOL3B
6Josh DonaldsonTOR3B,DH
7Giancarlo StantonMIARF
8Clayton KershawLADSP
9Jose BautistaTORRF,DH
10Anthony RizzoCHC1B
11Jose AltuveHOU2B
12Carlos CorreaHOUSS
13Miguel CabreraDET1B
14Starling MartePITLF,CF
15Mookie BettsBOSCF,RF
16Edwin EncarnacionTOR1B,DH
17Jake ArrietaCHCSP
18Chris SaleCWSSP
19Kris BryantCHC3B,LF,RF
20Chris DavisBAL1B,RF,DH
21Andrew McCutchenPITCF
22Yoenis CespedesNYMLF,CF
23David PriceBOSSP
24Nelson CruzSEARF,DH
25George SpringerHOUCF,RF
26Ryan BraunMILLF,RF
27Madison BumgarnerSFSP
28Max ScherzerWSHSP
29Carlos GonzalezCOLRF
30Buster PoseySFC,1B
31Hunter PenceSFRF
32J.D. MartinezDETRF
33Jose AbreuCWS1B,DH
34Jose FernandezMIASP
35Jacob DeGromNYMSP
36Noah SyndergaardNYMSP
37Lorenzo CainKCCF
38Gerrit ColePITSP
39Adam JonesBALCF
40Xander BogaertsBOSSS
41Matt KempSDRF
42Stephen StrasburgWSHSP
43Johnny CuetoSFSP
44Kenley JansenLADRP
45Gregory PolancoPITLF,RF
46Brandon BeltSF1B,LF
47Robinson CanoSEA2B
48Dallas KeuchelHOUSP
49Zack GreinkeARISP
50Corey KluberCLESP
51Eric HosmerKC1B
52Christian YelichMIALF,CF
53Joey VottoCIN1B
54Cole HamelsTEXSP
55Chris ArcherTBSP
56Aroldis ChapmanNYYRP
57Mark TrumboBAL1B,LF,RF,DH
58Yasiel PuigLADRF
59Todd FrazierCWS3B
60Corey SeagerLADSS
61Ian KinslerDET2B
62David OrtizBOS1B,DH
63Jon LesterCHCSP
64Felix HernandezSEASP
65Kole CalhounLAARF
66Adrian GonzalezLAD1B
67Danny SalazarCLESP
68Matt HarveyNYMSP
69Prince FielderTEX1B,DH
70Charlie BlackmonCOLLF,CF
71Justin UptonDETLF
72Ian DesmondTEXSS,LF,CF
73Adam EatonCWSCF,RF
74Craig KimbrelBOSRP
75Wade DavisKCRP
76Miguel SanoMIN3B,RF,DH
77Rougned OdorTEX2B
78Jonathan LucroyMILC,1B
79Mark MelanconPITRP
80Brett GardnerNYYLF,CF
81Marcus StromanTORSP
82Matt CarpenterSTL2B,3B,1B
83Maikel FrancoPHI3B
84Jordan ZimmermannDETSP
85Dexter FowlerCHCCF
86Zach BrittonBALRP
87Trevor RosenthalSTLRP
88Ben ZobristCHC2B,LF
89Freddie FreemanATL1B
90Jose QuintanaCWSSP
91Carlos MartinezSTLSP
92Curtis GrandersonNYMRF
93Hanley RamirezBOS1B,LF
94Jason KipnisCLE2B
95Michael WachaSTLSP
96David RobertsonCWSRP
97Daniel MurphyWSH1B,2B,3B
98Masahiro TanakaNYYSP
99Steven MatzNYMSP
100Drew SmylyTBSP
101Francisco LirianoPITSP
102Brian McCannNYYC,1B
103John LackeyCHCSP
104Jeurys FamiliaNYMRP
105Jay BruceCINRF
106Billy BurnsOAKCF
107Francisco LindorCLESS
108Salvador PerezKCC
109Stephen PiscottySTL1B,LF,RF
110Jason HeywardCHCCF,RF
111Carlos GomezHOUCF
112David PeraltaARILF,RF,CF
113Luke GregersonHOURP
114Evan GattisHOULF,DH
115Randal GrichukSTLLF,CF,RF
116Gerardo ParraCOLLF,CF,RF
117Kyle SeagerSEA3B
118Troy TulowitzkiTORSS
119Brian DozierMIN2B
120Michael BrantleyCLELF,CF
121Joc PedersonLADCF
122Yu DarvishTEXSP
123Addison RussellCHC2B,SS
124Alex GordonKCLF
125Corey DickersonTBLF,DH
126Taijuan WalkerSEASP
127Rich HillOAKSP
128Cody AllenCLERP
129Adam WainwrightSTLSP
130Jung-Ho KangPIT3B,SS
131Hector RondonCHCRP
132James ShieldsSDSP
133A.J. RamosMIARP
134Adrian BeltreTEX3B
135Francisco RodriguezDETRP
136Lance McCullersHOUSP
137Albert PujolsLAA1B,DH
138Carlos RodonCWSSP
139Hisashi IwakumaSEASP
140Jonathan PapelbonWSHRP
141Neil WalkerNYM2B
142Steven SouzaTBRF
143Anthony RendonWSH2B,3B
144Julio TeheranATLSP
145Jake OdorizziTBSP
146Michael ConfortoNYMLF
147Welington CastilloARIC
148Roberto OsunaTORRP
149Shin-Soo ChooTEXRF
150Trevor StoryCOLSS
151Byung-ho ParkMIN1B,DH
152Yordano VenturaKCSP
153Kenta MaedaLADSP
154Kyle HendricksCHCSP
155Santiago CasillaSFRP
156Jacoby EllsburyNYYCF
157Alex RodriguezNYYDH
158Patrick CorbinARISP
159Gio GonzalezWSHSP
160Khris DavisOAKLF,DH
161DJ LeMahieuCOL2B
162Jason HammelCHCSP
163Jeremy JeffressMILRP
164Dustin PedroiaBOS2B
165Steve CishekSEARP
166Elvis AndrusTEXSS
167Chris CarterMIL1B
168Yasmani GrandalLADC
169Aaron SanchezTORSP,RP
170Aaron NolaPHISP
171Joe RossWSHSP
172Ben RevereWSHLF,CF,RF
173Brandon CrawfordSFSS
174Jeff SamardzijaSFSP
175Brad ZieglerARIRP
176Fernando RodneySDRP
177Kevin GausmanBALSP,RP
178Evan LongoriaTB3B
179Mike MoustakasKC3B
180Nick CastellanosDET3B
181Wei-Yin ChenMIASP
182Kevin PillarTORLF,CF
183Drew PomeranzSDSP,RP
184Jimmy NelsonMILSP
185Edinson VolquezKCSP
186Ender InciarteATLLF,CF,RF
187Lucas DudaNYM1B
188Francisco CervelliPITC
189Wil MyersSD1B,CF
190Tyson RossSDSP
191Sam DysonTEXRP
192Jean SeguraARI2B,SS
193Matt HollidaySTL1B,LF
194Colby RasmusHOULF,CF,RF
195Rick PorcelloBOSSP
196Billy HamiltonCINCF
197Jorge SolerCHCLF,RF
198Carlos SantanaCLE1B,DH
199Justin VerlanderDETSP
200Justin BourMIA1B
201Wilson RamosWSHC
202Kendrys MoralesKC1B,DH
203Josh HarrisonPIT2B,3B,LF,RF
204Eugenio SuarezCIN3B,SS
205Michael SaundersTORLF,RF
206Marcell OzunaMIACF,RF
207Chris TillmanBALSP
208Ian KennedyKCSP
209Adam ConleyMIASP
210Huston StreetLAARP
211Yadier MolinaSTLC
212Jackie BradleyBOSLF,CF,RF
213Mallex SmithATLCF,LF
214Marcus SemienOAKSS
215Ryan MadsonOAKRP
216Joe PanikSF2B
217Ketel MarteSEASS
218Travis ShawBOS1B,3B
219Melky CabreraCWSLF
220Yan GomesCLEC
221Steven WrightBOSSP,RP
222Michael PinedaNYYSP
223Scott KazmirLADSP
224Mitch MorelandTEX1B
225Ryan ZimmermanWSH1B
226Derek NorrisSDC,1B
227Logan ForsytheTB1B,2B
228Carlos BeltranNYYRF,DH
229Collin McHughHOUSP
230Shelby MillerARISP
231Bradley BoxbergerTBRP
232Jake McGeeCOLRP
233Arodys VizcainoATLRP
234Joe SmithLAARP
235Jeanmar GomezPHIRP
236Andrew MillerNYYRP
237Brandon DruryARI3B,LF,RF
238Danny ValenciaOAK3B,LF
239Dellin BetancesNYYRP
240Mike NapoliCLE1B,LF,DH
241Anibal SanchezDETSP
242Carlos CarrascoCLESP
243Tony WatsonPITRP
244Jonathan SchoopBAL2B
245Darren O'DayBALRP
246Matt WietersBALC
247Alexander ColomeTBSP,RP
248Mike FiersHOUSP
249Brandon PhillipsCIN2B
250Matt DuffySF2B,3B

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