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June Top Prospect Injury Updates

Injury updates on Tyler Glasnow, Manuel Margot, Hunter Harvey, and others from my top 100 preseason fantasy prospects list.

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It's time again for another look at some of the top 100 prospects who have either suffered injuries or have now recovered from them. Unfortunately, we've got plenty to give updates on, so let's see when they might return to the field.

Season Debuts and Returns

#18 Tyler Glasnow (Pirates)

Glasnow missed nearly a month due to an ankle injury, but did return last Friday for a rehab start in short-season West Virginia (not to be confused with Low-A West Virginia, also a Pirates' affiliate). Glasnow was expected to go 1 inning, but made it through it quickly enough to pitch to some batters in the second as well. I think that Glasnow does return to AA at some point, but that he probably finishes the season there.

#30 Alex Jackson (Mariners)

Jackson is now playing at short-season Everett after dealing with a shoulder injury last month. If he goes out and hits well there, I could see him returning to full-season Low-A before the end of their season in September.

#48 Manuel Margot (Red Sox)

Margot was out of action when we did our last update, but returned to the field on May 30th and after 19 games was promoted to AA Portland. I think he finishes the season at AA, and could be in line for a call up at some point in 2016.


Newly Injured

#10 David Dahl (Rockies)

Dahl suffered a horrendous injury in an outfield collision, and ended up needing to have his spleen removed as a result. There have been varied reports on whether he will miss the rest of the season or not, but he was having a good year at AA New Britain when he was injured.

#14 Dylan Bundy (Orioles)

Bundy has not pitched since May 20th due to shoulder inflammation, and it's not clear when he will return to the mound. It's hard to believe that Bundy made his MLB debut three years ago already, but it's going to be interesting if he doesn't come back soon. Bundy is currently using his 3rd option year, but may be eligible for a fourth under the CBA. If he's not, it could force the Orioles to make a tough decision next year.

#36 Jorge Alfaro (Rangers)

Alfaro is going to miss the rest of the season after having ankle surgery to repair an injured tendon. It's a tough break for him, as he was in line for a September call-up. We'll have to see what impact that might have long-term, but until he hits the field again we're a little stuck on that.


Still Out

#15 Julio Urias (Dodgers)

Urias is still out at the moment recovering from having elective surgery on his eye, but is anticipated to return during July to AA Tulsa. It's still possible he could see time before the end of the year in the majors, especially given that the time off should keep his innings down.

#24 Archie Bradley (Diamondbacks)

Bradley is currently on the shelf with shoulder tendonitis, but is expected to go out to AAA for a rehab assignment soon. It's been a bit of a rough year in terms of injuries for Bradley, as he also missed time due to being hit by a line drive in the face back in May as well.

#38 Jameson Taillon (Pirates)

Taillon remains at extended spring training currently, but recently threw a five-inning outing there and could be on his way back to an affiliate soon. He has not pitched in an affiliated game since 2013, but could potentially be a late-season call up to work in the Pirates' bullpen since he's already on the 40-man roster.

#41 Hunter Harvey (Orioles)

Harvey was shut down for six weeks after seeing Dr. Andrews back in May, and it seems like he would be reassessed in early July. I'd be very surprised at this point though if rest was the answer, and still worry that he'll need TJ surgery before too long.

Other Injured Top 100 Prospects

#65 Sean Manaea (Royals)
#71 Lucas Sims (Braves)
#87 Ian Clarkin (Yankees)
#98 Max Fried (Braves)