Nothing bursts the bubble of a fantasy baseball player like a rash of early season injuries.
You can have a phenomenal draft and, in a blink of an eye, it can fall to pieces. Just ask those who drafted Fernando Tatis Jr., Eloy Jimenez, James Paxton and Trevor Rosenthal. Three of those four are lost for the season and, though Tatis is expected to return at some point, when and at what capacity are still unknown.
If you have any hope of winning your league, with or without injuries, it all comes down to your work on the waiver wire. Not every free agent you acquire is going to pan out, but you can give yourself a better chance if you wisely look ahead rather than chase past performances.
Currently sitting atop your free agent list is Reds outfielder Tyler Naquin. Over the first six games, Naquin had a slash line of .316/.435/.947 with four home runs and 13 RBIs. Those numbers are downright eye-popping. But if Naquin is so good, why wasn’t he drafted? How did you and all of your league-mates…