2014 Fantasy Baseball: Injury To Jose Iglesias Ruins Fantasy Value

Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports

Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports

There has already been a ton of injuries this fantasy baseball season. It seems that each team has seen at least one player suffer a serious injury and has turned the fantasy world upside down.

The Detroit Tigers were no different, as the team recently found they would be without SS Jose Iglesias for most of the season. Iglesias recently visited a doctor and it came out that the shortstop has a stress fracture in each of his legs. Now it is possible that Iglesias could return at some point this season, but there is no official timetable out yet for his recovery.

Iglesias was huge for Detroit down the stretch last year. He ended played almost every position in the infield (2B, 3B, SS), but eventually settled into a full-time spot at short. He posted a .303 batting average between Detroit and the Boston Red Sox and the youngster showed that he has the potential to be a strong top-of-the-order hitter.

Unfortunately, the news of his injury has utterly devastated the 24-year-old’s fantasy value this season. Iglesias was looking like a decent sleeper and will be one of the biggest disappointments of the year.

Iglesias may be worth taking a shot on towards the end of the draft in leagues with over 10 owners, but other than that, he should be avoided at all costs.

 

Adam McGill is the Senior Fantasy Sports Writer at Rant Sports. Follow him on Twitter @adammcgill83, like him on Facebook, or add him to you networks on Google here or here.


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