Wednesday Morning Baseball Thoughts: Yu Darvish, Adam Wainwright, Manny Ramirez

GOODYEAR, AZ - MARCH 13: Yu Darvish #11 of the Texas Rangers throws a pitch during the third inning of a spring training baseball game against the Cleveland Indians on March 13, 2012 in Goodyear, Arizona. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

Yu Darvish made his second start of the spring, and this one didn't go as well as the first one. Darvish threw 3 innings, struck out 3, but allowed 3 hits, 2 earned runs, and 4 walks as he struggled with his control. It's Spring Training, I really wouldn't read too much into this start in either direction with Darvish.

Adam Wainwright threw 3 scoreless innings yesterday in his start, and he seems extremely undervalued as of right now. His ADP over at Mock Draft Central is 105, and all indications seem to point to him being able to return to form very quickly. I think as we get closer to the start of the season that ADP will rise, and could finish the season as a top 20 starter very easily.

Manny Ramirez homered for the first time this spring in the A's win over the Brewers yesterday. He could be an interesting flier if you can deal with losing the roster spot on your fantasy team, but I would monitor him as his suspension starts moving closer to an end.

Carlos Zambrano threw 4 innings yesterday, striking out 5 and allowing just 1 earned run and 3 baserunners overall. I think he's worth a late-round draft pick in a lot of leagues, as he could be out to prove that he can still pitch at his previous level.

Brief Injury Notes:

  • Drew Pomeranz left his start yesterday after 2 innings due to tightness in his right hip.
  • Bryce Harper may return to action tomorrow.
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