I wanted to apply some math to Francisco Lindor’s injury and discuss some options as you head into your drafts… With a strained calf, Lindor is projected to miss 7-9 weeks, retroactive to on or about February 8th.  This means that the Indian’s shortstop will miss valuable Spring Training time and Opening Day. (He is projected to be back on the field at the earliest, mid-April.)

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Not since  Jack Morris threw 126 pitches in a 10 inning masterpiece and Dan Gladden scored the winning run to give the Twins the 1991 World Series title has there been such excitement in the twin cities. Believe it or not, the land that gave us Hulk Hogan, “Ravishing” Rick Rude, The Road Warriors, “Mean” Gene Okerlund, and the backpack turned “dad rap” stylings of Slug and Atmosphere MAY also give us one of  this year’s A.L Wild Card teams…or maybe, just maybe, the A.L Central Champs?

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As we get closer your drafts I wanted to look at how we approach the drafting of Pitchers and Catchers. Depending on how your league is scored, most “experts” advise finding at least 600-700 strikeouts from your starting pitching to contend for a title. There is a great discussion going on in the industry about where, when, or even IF you should draft an ace.

I love pitching. I think it is the most fluid element of fantasy baseball. If you know your splits, ratios, batter vs. pitcher match-ups, and park impacts you can really work the waiver wire, find your K’s, and win your leagues.

Here are some stats that may help you:

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People ask me what I do when there’s no baseball. I’ll tell you what I do. I stare out the window and wait for Spring” -Rogers Hornsby.

Hello everyone, my name is Matt Striker. Some of you may know me from my time as a professional wrestler and analyst with WWE. Others may know me from shows such as SI Now, Major League Wrestling or Lucha Underground, but at the end of the day no matter if I was being slammed by the Undertaker, thrown around by John Cena or twisted into knots by Kurt Angle, my passion has always been baseball.

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