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Homer Bailey (SP)

Cincinnati Reds - 3% owned

Bats: R, Throws: R

Brian Price indicated that Bailey has suffered a "little bit of inflammation" following his start at Double-A Pensacola. The Reds will give him a few days to rest before allowing him to throw again in a few days. There has been no date set for his next outing. (Source: C. Trent Rosecrans on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: The setback to Bailey indicates that the Reds will continue to fill the rotation with any healthy arms they can find. With the bullpen continuing to struggle, this is just more bad news for the Reds. Bailey can be held on to in deep leagues with IR spots.


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Bailey pitched a simulated game for the Reds on Sunday March 27, facing five total hitters and striking out three.

Fantasy Impact: It is more good progress for Bailey, who is recovering from Tommy John surgery and missed all of 2015. If he continues to recover without any set-backs, he is on track for a mid-May return to the big league club.


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Homer Bailey threw live batting practice on Monday. The session included 30 pitches, and Bailey noted that he felt good following BP. (Source: Cincinnati Enquirer)

Fantasy Impact: This is the latest step in Bailey's recovery from Tommy John surgery. He has a few more hurdles to get over before he's pitching in minor league games. The goal for Bailey is a May return to the majors. Considering he'll be pitching for a losing team in a hitter's park coming off TJ surgery, his upside could be limited this season despite the ability he's shown in the past.


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Bailey pitched a 40-pitch bullpen session on March 5 as he continues to build strength and work back from Tommy John surgery last spring.

Fantasy Impact: Bailey is set to start facing live hitters soon but is still a ways away from a return to the big league team. The Reds are currently targeting an early May return if his rehab continues to go well.


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Reds starter Homer Bailey will undergo Tommy John surgery and miss the remainder of the 2015 season. Bailey was put on the 60-day DL on April 26 with right elbow problems but surgery was necessary for the issue. Bailey had a 5.56 ERA in 11 1/3 innings this season. (Source: MLB on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Bailey was struggling in the early part of the season, prompting owners to think that he was regressing, and this injury could have been the reason why he was so poor this season. Either way, Bailey profiles as more of a middle of the rotation pitcher than an SP1 or SP2 and smart owners could replace him. Although he received a $100 million extension from the Reds, Bailey has a career 4.19 ERA, 1.31 WHIP, and 7.4 K/9. Owners should have cut Bailey when he went on the 60 day disabled list and he is not rosterable in dynasty formats as well.


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Homer Bailey may need surgery on right elbow. (Source: Mark Sheldon/

Fantasy Impact: What was though to be an unfortunate bump in the road on the way to the recovery of Homer bailey has turned out to be much much worse. The right elbow sprain which caused Bailey to be ineffective in his two appearances this season may now require surgery. Terrible news for Cincinnati and Homer Bailey owners. Keep an eye on this situation as many seem to believe Bailey will be on the shelf for the duration of the season


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Homer Bailey placed on DL retroactive to April 24 (Source: Mark Sheldon/

Fantasy Impact: It's being called a right elbow ligament sprain and it means the Reds will once again be without the services of Homer Bailey. Since making his 2015 debut, Bailey has not shown the endurance or velocity which make him effective. In the 2 games Homer has started he has yet to go 6 innings and has collected only 3 strikeouts. Homer Bailey should not be considered a viable DFS option until proven healthy.


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Home Bailey returning to Reds rotation after beginning season on DL. (Source: Mark Sheldon/

Fantasy Impact: The arrival of Homer Bailey to the 2015 Reds rotation has been long anticipated by fans and owners, but now that Cincinnati has dropped 5 of 6, the return is essential. Bailey will face Carlos Martinez and the St. Louis Cardinals, a team Homer has struggled with in the past. Over the previous three seasons Bailey has posted a 4.52 ERA, a 4-5 record, but managed to rack up 48 strikeouts in 63.2 innings. Season long fantasy owners should insert Bailey into their lineups immediately, but DFS players face a risky proposition if choosing Homer. Fanduel has Bailey listed at $8700 for today's game which is by no means a bargain. The track record against St. Louis paired with this being his first start off the injury leads me to believe superior options are available.


Homer Bailey isn't expected to be ready until mid-April as he returns from forearm surgery.

Fantasy Impact: In his 23 starts in 2014 Homer Bailey posted 3.71 ERA over 145 2/3 IP with 124 SO. Look out for a draft-day discount but expect him to be a valuable second-tier SP if he comes back healthy.


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