MLB Injury Report: Johan Santana & Freddy Sanchez

Aug 26, 2009

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New York Mets ace Johan Santana joins the long line of injured Mets players.  Carlos Beltran, Jose Reyes, David Wright, the list goes on.  It’s staggering.  Now their ace is gone for the year.  Where does that leave you as your fantasy team winds down?  In a big hole, that’s where.  If you are fantasy team is unlike the Mets and still in the chase, you’ve got to find a way to somehow replace the lost production.  Obviously, you aren’t getting someone to slide in without missing a beat.  Here are some options guys who have pitched well the past month:

Derek Holland, Texas Rangers – 4 Wins, 28 Ks, 1.85 ERA, 0.91 WHIP
Ownership:  63% Yahoo! Plus, 25% Yahoo! Public, 7.6% ESPN, 62% CBS

Barry Zito, San Francisco Giants – 2 Wins, 28 Ks, 2.08 ERA, 1.18 WHIP
Ownership:  61% Yahoo! Plus, 26% Yahoo! Public, 12.2% ESPN, 67% CBS

Tommy Hunter, Texas Rangers – 4 Wins, 26 Ks, 3.38 ERA, 1.18 WHIP
Ownership:  76% Yahoo! Plus, 37% Yahoo! Public, 11% ESPN, 69% CBS

Bronson Arroyo, Cincinnati Reds – 1 Win, 21 Ks, 2.23 ERA, 1.08 WHIP
Ownership:  44% Yahoo! Plus, 24% Yahoo! Public, 23.2% ESPN, 71% CBS

Ross Ohlendorf, Pittsburgh Pirates – 3 Wins, 20 Ks, 2.56 ERA, 1.26 WHIP
Ownership:  24% Yahoo! Plus, 10% Yahoo! Public, 3.9% ESPN, 39% CBS

Freddy Sanchez Giants
San Francisco Second Baseman Freddy Sanchez also landed on the DL because of a strained shoulder that has kept him out of action for seven games.  The move was made retroactive to August 18th, meaning he’s eligible to come off the DL next Wednesday, September 2nd.  Sanchez isn’t nearly the loss that Johan is, but there are options (with 2B eligibility) to plug in while he’s out.  Past month’s stats listed.

Howie Kendrick, Los Angeles Angels – .317, 12 Runs, 3 HRs, 17 RBIs, 1 SB
Ownership:  49% Yahoo! Plus, 48% Yahoo! Public, 69.7% ESPN, 42% CBS

Mark Ellis, Oakland A’s – .364, 18 Runs, 2 HRs, 22 RBIs, 2 SBs
Ownership:  25% Yahoo! Plus, 15% Yahoo! Public, 8.2% ESPN, 21% CBS

Eugenio Velez, San Francisco Giants – .300, 19 Runs, 3 HRs, 16 RBIs, 3 SBs
Ownership: 14% Yahoo! Plus, 4% Yahoo! Public, 2.9% ESPN, 8% CBS

Chris Coghlan, Florida Marlins – .366, 16 Runs, 2 HRs, 14 RBIs, 1 SB
Ownership:  57% Yahoo! Plus, 24% Yahoo! Public, 17.4% ESPN, 56% CBS

Ronnie Belliard, Washington Nationals – .387, 15 Runs, 3 HRs, 13 RBIs, 2 SBs
Ownership:  3% Yahoo! Plus, 2% Yahoo! Public, 1.3% ESPN, 2% CBS

Luis Castillo, New York Mets – .365, 15 Runs, 1 HR, 10 RBIs, 4 SBs
Ownership:  26% Yahoo! Plus, 11% Yahoo! Public, 11% ESPN, 27% CBS

Maicer Izturis, Los Angeles Angels – .286, 16 Runs, 3 HRs, 17 RBIs, 2 SBs
Ownership:  56% Yahoo! Plus, 28% Yahoo! Public, 5.6% ESPN, 28% CBS

Ryan Roberts, Arizona Diamondbacks – .341, 10 Runs, 4 HRs, 10 RBIs, 2 SBs
Ownership:  10% Yahoo! Plus, 2% Yahoo! Public, 1.3% ESPN, 6% CBS

Adam Kennedy, Oakland As – .276, 8 Runs, 3 HRs, 13 RBIs, 5 SBs
Ownership:  46% Yahoo! Plus, 21% Yahoo! Public, 8.2% ESPN, 44% CBS

Alexi Casilla, Minnesota Twins – .340, 14 Runs, 9 RBIs, 4 SBs
Ownership: 2% Yahoo! Plus, 3% Yahoo! Public, 0.9% ESPN, 4% CBS

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3 Responses so far | Have Your Say!

  1. CCC
    August 26th, 2009 at 3:18 pm #

    do you think the Mets are to blame for Santana’s arm woes?

  2. Buy Spy Clock
    August 26th, 2009 at 6:13 pm #

    Now that is something I never knew. Blogs like this really add to our understanding.

  3. LestersLegends
    August 26th, 2009 at 7:07 pm #

    I don’t think so. Just bad karma this year.

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