Yankees OF Brett Gardner has turned in back to back productive fantasy seasons. He's stolen a total of 41 bases and hit 33 home runs over those two seasons while scoring plenty of runs at the top of the Yankee lineup. Only 11 players stole 20+ bases and hit 15+ home runs last year, and Gardner was one of them.
But early on in spring, there's already reason to consider avoiding Gardner in fantasy drafts. A left wrist injury he suffered in last year's Wild Card game in October is still bothering him, after an entire offseason of rest. John Harper of the Daily News wrote,
How alarming is it that Brett Gardner showed up for spring training still bothered by a left wrist injury he suffered in the Wild Card game last October?
That doesn't sound very encouraging. Gardner is currently going on average at pick 112 in Yahoo leagues, and while that isn't a ridiculously high price, Gardner could easily become a replacement player if he has to shut it down at some point during the season. And even if he plays through it, you have to wonder how productive he will be, especially in the power department.