If you had Troy Tulowitzki on your fantasy team last season, you were extremely disappointed. He cost you a high draft pick – possibly your first – and he failed to deliver.
It turned out that Tulowitzki had hurt himself in just the second game of the season when he tweaked his groin, and the injury would hamper him throughout the shortened season, causing his numbers to drop, and fantasy owners everywhere to pull out their hair in frustration. Eventually, the groin injury would require surgery, and Tulowitzki would play no more.
Just like most fantasy teams that had the talented shortstop as the anchor of their offense, the Colorado Rockies were horrible. They tried hard, but without Tulowitzki in the line up, the Rockies suffered the most losses in a single season throughout their entire history.
There is no doubt Colorado is relieved to have Tulowitzki back on the field and healthy for Spring Training. Fantasy owners can feel the same.
There may be those who are wary of the MLB star coming back from a season-ending surgery, but the facts remain the same. Tulowitzki is a monster at the plate and in the field. Prior to the unfortunate events of 2012, Tulowitzki had been selected as an All-Star in two straight seasons. During that time, he also won the Silver Slugger Award, as well as the Golden Glove.
Injuries happen – it is simply part of the game. Troy Tulowitzki’s injury from last season was unfortunate, but if nothing else, it will add to the motivation the All-Star infielder, will have to regain his position among the best of the 2013 Fantasy Baseball greats.