Ambulance Chasers: Tanner H-OUCH – Razzball Fantasy Baseball

Howdy, Razzballers!

Thanks for one more version of Razzball’s Ambulance Chasers, your fantasy baseball harm report or evaluation, or one thing alongside these traces relying on my temper.

THIS WEEK, I’m going to share some updates with you about some damage guys.

First, I need to share how a lot I’ve loved seeing the Reds go sizzling. In 2022, the Reds early season harm report and efficiency was what I most academically considered a “dumpster hearth”. And there are stats to again this up.

Although their accidents have been surpassed by Tampa Bay, it appeared unimaginable that they might get issues circled like this and comparatively rapidly. Nevertheless, they’re doing…one thing! The emergence of Elly De La Cruz mixed with the return of Joey Votto from the 60-day IL is changing into a lore that I’m right here for, and I’m to see the previous dumpster get its wheels oiled to roll away.

The primary entry of this week will give attention to the Reds’ Hunter Greene and the remainder of the pitching rotation, which threatens to reignite the dumpster hearth.

Notable Accidents: Week of June 17-23

Hunter Greene (SP, CIN)

Simply when Cincinnati begins cooking, Greene goes out on the IL with hip discomfort. Coincidence? Sure, it’s a coincidence. I simply needed to make it sound ominous. Nevertheless, concern not! Preliminary studies are that the harm isn’t critical and Greene is anticipated to return.

The Reds have fairly a couple of of their pitchers on the IL proper now together with Nick Lodolo and Graham Ashcraft. Whereas I’m not a Reds fan, I do like to see some sleeper groups go for it (besides the groups I don’t want any success upon, which I cannot be sharing). So, hopefully, the pitching received’t sluggish them down.

In case you want a substitute for Greene, it’s nonetheless Bryan Woo szn, and he may probably be unrostered in your league. Woo has a 1.64 ERA and 0.73 WHIP. He has a 3.67 FIP, which is fairly excessive contemplating his different stats, however I’d not be scared off by that but.


Tanner Houck (SP, BOS)

One other week. One other facial fracture. Tanner Houck acquired hit within the face by a liner from Yankee Kyle Higashioka. Houck will probably be out for some time because the harm was critical sufficient that he wanted to have a plate put in his face. Nevertheless, Houck is anticipated to be again this season.

The Pink Sox at present have James Paxton, Kutter Crawford, Garrett Whitlock, and Brayan Bello of their beginning line-up. Houck joins Chris Sale and Corey Kluber on the IL. No substitute for Houck has been named.

I discussed Taijuan Walker final week’s Razzball Amubulance Chasers, and I’m going to say him once more as he has continued his sizzling streak. Walker’s FIP is only one.40 over the previous week. So, it looks as if he has discovered one thing, and it’s actually working. I really feel excessive as a kite on him proper now.

Alejandro Kirk (C, TOR)

Kirk is out with a hand laceration sustained from a Jon Grey fastball. Danny Jansen will substitute Kirk for almost all of video games. Kirk ought to be out for a few week-and-a-half, and hopefully, this shall be a while for him to reset. He hasn’t had a horrible season, however he has not been the Alejandro Kirk of the previous. He’s at present batting .253/.337/.331.

Maybe it’s time to check out Astros catcher, Yanier Díaz. Díaz , however he isn’t but an on a regular basis participant. Nevertheless, he’s making a case for that to alter. He has a 7 homers and .277 batting common in 37 video games.

Corey Kluber (RP, BOS)

Houck joined Corey Kluber on the IL. Kluber has been affected by shoulder irritation. Kluber had one other tough efficiency earlier than it was introduced he was happening the IL.

Kluber has struggled this season. He was demoted to the bullpen final month and continued to flail there. Maybe some relaxation will assist.

I doubt you’ve Kluber, however for those who do, I’ll counsel taking a gander at Milwaukee’s Julio Teherán (1.64 ERA, 0.73 WHIP in 11 IP) or the Cubs’ Kyle Hendricks (2.38 ERA, 0.89 WHIP in 11.3 IP). Each pitchers have fairly excessive FIPs (4.57 and three.56, respectively), which suggests their efficiency might not be sustainable. Nevertheless, the identical was true of the White Sox Dylan Stop final yr, and he made it work all year long.

Jorge López (RP, MIN)

Right here’s an entry that made audibly say “Aw rattling,” aloud: The Twins’ Jorge López is out on the IL for psychological well being. Do-Hyoung Park wrote an incredible piece about this that I like to recommend everybody learn.

López was struggling earlier than his journey to the IL, and that battle continued off the sector.

In case you want some protection right here, you’ll be able to at all times try the implausible Razzball stats and projections instruments.

Vinnie Pasquantino (1B, KCR)

I simply turned on “Faucets” to share that Pasquantino hit the 60-day IL with a torn labrum that required surgical procedure.

Nick Pratto is at present enjoying 1B for the Royals. Pratto has hit .275/.364/.415 with 4 HR this season. He has been hitting .250/.375/.350 over the past 7 days.

To your roster, Boston’s Triston Casas might be a possible substitute for Pasquantino. Casas has been hitting .320/.370/.560 over the past 7 days. He had 6 RBIs throughout his final 6 video games.

Anthony Rendon (3B, LAA)

Rendon sustained a wrist contusion after being HBP on June 15.  Luis Rengifo has been enjoying at 3B within the interim, however he has been struggling these days.

San Diego’s Ha-Seong Kim might be a substitute for Rendon in your roster. Kim has 11 hits in 28 PA and is slashing .423/.464/.577 over the past seven days.

Bryan Reynolds (OF, PIT)

After a sizzling begin to the season, the Pittsburgh Pirates are experiencing a collapse as a result of accidents. Outfielder and hitting chief Bryan Reynolds is out with decrease again irritation. He’ll probably be out till a minimum of early July if all goes properly.

Ji-Man Choi ought to be returning soonish (“late June”). So, preserve your eyes peeled for that. Choi started rehab within the minors on Thursday.

If you’re on the lookout for one thing a bit totally different, the Royals rookie Maikel Garcia has been on hearth his final 28 PA, spurring darkish horse Rookie of The Yr concerns.

Patrick Knowledge (INF/OF, CHC)

Patrick Knowledge went on the 10-day IL with a sprained wrist. The wrist had been nagging Knowledge for a couple of weeks earlier than he injured it making a diving catch. Pitcher Justin Steele returned from the IL to exchange Knowledge’s spot on the roster.

The Cubs have had Nick Madrigal, Christopher Morel, and Trey Mancini within the infield whereas Knowledge is out. Morel has had ups and downs this season, however in his final 36 PA, he has been batting .364 with a 213 wRC+.

Different Accidents

Sadly, that wasn’t all for the accidents! There are a couple of different members that just lately joined the IL:

  • Scott Alexander (RP, SFG), strained hamstring
  • John Brebbia (RP, SFG) strained lat
  • Willie Calhoun (OF, NYY), strained quad
  • Garrett Crochet (RP, CWS), shoulder irritation
  • Carl Edwards Jr. (RP, WSN), shoulder irritation
  • Wilmer Flores (INF, SFG), foot contusion
  • Romy González (INF/OF, CWS), shoulder irritation
  • Jose Hernandez (RP, PIT), strained calf
  • Casey Legumina (RP, CIN), shoulder discomfort
  • Richard Lovelady (RP, OAK), strained elbow
  • James McCann (C, NYM), sprained ankle
  • Shelby Miller (RP, LAD), neck discomfort
  • Reese McGuire (C, BOS), strained indirect
  • Victor Robles (OF, WSN), again spasms
  • Preston Tucker (OF, SDP), plantar fasciitis

Like demise and taxes, I’ll return with extra accidents subsequent week. Have a implausible weekend!

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