Over at Baseball Prospectus, Will Carroll's "Under The Knife" column has a ton of valuable fantasy information. The full column is behind their subscription wall, but unlike the typical subscriber-only material, this column has substantial content available to all. The most interesting information is about the Mariners' closer JJ Putz, the Twins' Joe Mauer, and the Cardinals Juan Encarnacion.
On Putz, Will writes:
The information on Mauer is more specific, and more interesting. Mr. Carroll relays some information from an athletic trainer friend. He writes:
Could the beating of the dead horse I call Joe Mauer Over-Valuation (J-Mov) actually make me appear smart and not come back and bite me in the ass when his 30+ doubles turn into 25 HRs?
The news that Cardinals' outfielder Juan Encarnacion needed a cortisone injection in his repaired, or should I bracket that in quotes, wrist is discouraging and makes Fake Teams sleeper, Preston Wilson, a player to watch more closely:
I can see Wilson moving beyond the high single digits in draft prices in NL-only leagues with high inflation. Wilson may be the best of the worst players remaining after the final break. If there is a team or two who mismanged the draft, he could reach the mid-teens!