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Washington Nationals ace Max Scherzer will miss his opening day start with a fractured finger. (Source: csnmidatlantic.com)

Fantasy Impact: Scherzer, regarded by most as the second best pitcher in baseball, will miss the Nationals opening day start for the first time in two years. Nationals manager Dusty Baker had stated that Scherzer will hopefully start the season as the third pitcher in the rotation. No matter what happens, Scherzer should be drafted as is. Baseball is a long season and Max shouldn't miss much time once his first start comes around. It is comforting to know that Scherzer did pitch 4.2 innings this past week striking out four and walking one while giving up five hits and two earned runs.


Greg Bird wins starting 1B job

Wed, Mar 22nd 11:27am EDT
By Steve Anagnos

NYY

Greg Bird has won the starting first base job for the Yankees according to Yankees manager Joe Girardi. He leads the team with 16 hits this spring (Source: ESPN)

Fantasy Impact: Bird is looking to pick up where he left off before injury took his 2016 season away. He's looking like a nice late round sleeper if all the big names are off the board when you are looking to fill the slot. Chris Carter will spot start and DH


Michael Brantley singled twice in his cactus league debut Monday. He also knocked in a run and scored.

Fantasy Impact: The outing was very positive for Brantley. Making it through his first sprint training game healthy coupled with success at the plate is just what the Indians wanted to see. It is still unclear whether or not he will be ready for opening day but this is certainly the first step in ensuring his return.


The New York Mets have assigned OF Tim Tebow to their class-A affiliate Columbia Fireflies. (Source: Newsday Sports on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Tebow has never been a source of fantasy relevance but it is nice to know that he's getting a shot at his major league dream. Leave Tebow off of ever roster you have.


Chi Chi Gonzalez, who was vying for a spot in the Rangers starting rotation, has suffered a partial tear of his UCL. He will receive a PRP injection and be shut down for six weeks. No plans for TJ surgery at this time. (Source: Evan Grant on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: The Rangers are hoping to find some help in the rotation with Tyson Ross and Andrew Cashner both unable to start the season with the team. The competition is now between A.J Griffin, Mike Hauschild, Dillon Gee, Allen Webster, Eddie Gamboa, and Nick Martinez to fill the two spots to start the season. Cashner is not expected to be out very long but Ross won't likely be available until at least May. None of the pitchers mentioned have had solid, consistent outings thus far this spring.


The Rays center fielder is nearing a six year deal with the team. The deal is reportedly worth 53.5 million dollars. (Source: Marc Topkin on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Nothing is finalized as of right now but it looks like there is few, if any road blocks remaining. Kiermaier was a 31st round draft selection so it is good to see him get a deal such as this. He can be a productive fantasy player when utilized in deeper leagues.


Anthony DeSclafani shut down for four weeks with a UCL sprain. (Source: Zach Buchanan on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: DeSclafani finished 2016 with a 9-5 record, 3.28 ERA, 1.22 WHIP, and 105 strikeout in 123 innings. At 26-years old it seems like DeSclafani has maxed out with his potential and is a classic waiver-wire add in standard leagues. Fantasy wise there is not much impact. Once the injuries start to hit take a look at him.