Description: Twins outfielder Jordan Schafer could be the starting center fielder on Opening Day.
Insight: Schafer is the likely candidate to start as the team sent Aaron Hicks to Triple-A Rochester. His bat has never been fantasy worthy and after five seasons in the majors that isn't likely to change. He does have the ability to steal 25-35 bases.
Description: Minnesota outfielder Aaron Hicks has been sent to Triple-A Rochester.
Insight: Hicks (.215, 1 HR, 18 RBI) was supposed to be the reason the Twins could trade Denard Span and Ben Revere a couple of years ago, but it simply hasn't worked out. Jordan Schafer is the likely starter in center field.
Description: Pittsburgh outfielder Jose Tabata was sent to the minors.
Insight: Once a rising star in the organization, he no longer appears to be in the long-term plans. The Pirates will likely use Sean Rodriguez and Corey Hart to back up the starting outfield trio of Andrew McCutchen, Starling Marte and Gregory Polanco.
Description: Indians left fielder Michael Brantley is dealing with a tight lower back.
Insight: He's had the problem earlier this spring, so it's looking like an ongoing issue. brantley was a breakout star last season with a .327 batting average, 20 HR, 97 RBI, 94 runsand 23 steals. It's tough playing at a high level with a bad back so fantasy owners should be concerned by this.
Description: Royals outfielder Alex Rios will miss the next few days due to a jammed thumb.
Insight: Rios is a solid fantasy option who could put up 20-20 type numbers though his home run total dropped significantly last season. His average season over the last five years is .275 with 16 HR, 71 RBI, 74 runs and 25 steals.
Description: Tigers outfielder Anthony Gose will hit first or second against right-handed pitching to start the season according to Chris Iott of MLive.com.
Insight: Gose is just a career .234 hitter in the major leagues, but he is below the Medoza Line at .180 versus lefties. With his great speed, the Tigers are going to see if they can use him in a platoon situation with Rajai Davis in center field. Gose is hitting .333 this spring, but he has just two hits in his last 21 at-bats.
Description: Angels right fielder Kole Calhoun was hit on the hand Monday and will not swing a bat for a day or two.
Insight: It doesn't appear to be serious, but keep an eye on his return. Calhoun batted .272 with 17 HR, 58 RBI and 90 runs in 127 games and proved to be a reliable fantasy outfielder. He should be again this season.
Description: Pirates center fielder Andrew McCutchen is expected to return to the field on Tuesday, according to Travis Sawchik of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review.
Insight: McCutchen has been out since March 12 with "lower body soreness," whatever that means. Fantasy owners should be a little concerned, but if you plan to invest a top first-round pick in McCutchen, this shouldn't stop you. At least not if he comes back soon enough to get some at-bats before the season begins.
Description: Brewers outfielder Ryan Braun hit his first Cactus League home run on Friday.
Insight: Braun's thumb appears healthy, but we'd like to see more of this before we pick him high on Draft Day. Braun will remain a top pick in 2015 despite hitting .266/.324/.453 with 19 home runs and 81 RBI last season.
Description: Giants center fielder Angel Pagan (back surgery last September) had two injections in his lower back on Friday, according to John Shea of the San Francisco Chronicle.
Insight: Pagan hasn't played more than 96 games in each of the last two seasons and he may also lose his spot at the top of the lineup to Norichika Aoki. He's got talent, but he is a high-risk pick that fantasy owners shouldn't take until late in the draft, if at all.
Description: Phillies left fielder Domonic Brown has been diagnosed with moderate tendinitis of his left Achilles, according to beat writer Todd Zolecki of mlb.com.
Insight: Brown could miss up to a week, but with no structural damage, at the worst, he should be ready a little after Opening Day. After a 27 HR 2013, Brown disappointed fantasy owners last season hitting just .235 with 10 homers and 63 RBI. Expectations are much lower this season and he could be worth a late-round flier.
Description: Cubs outfielder Chris Coghlan fouled a ball off his foot and is day-to-day.
Insight: Coghlan is only dealing with a bruise, nothing serious. He hit .283 with nine homers, 50 runs and 41 RBI in just 385 at-bats last season and could turn into an underrated value in a stronger Cubs lineup.
Description: Red Sox outfielder Rusney Castillo (oblique) homered in his first spring training at-bat on Friday.
Insight: Castillo should be ready for Opening Day, but there is a question as to where he would play. Mookie Betts should be starter in center field and Shane Victorino in right which means Castillo might start the season riding the bench or in Pawtucket.
Description: Pirates center fielder Andrew McCutchen is out again on Sunday due to lower body sorness according to the Pittsburgh Post Gazette.
Insight: McCutchen has been out since Friday with this soreness, but he said it is not a concern. Therefore, fantasy owners don't have to be concerned yet either, but if you plan to invest a top first-round pick in McCutchen, it is worth monitoring this injury.
Description: Rangers outfielder Shin-Soo Choo, after a disappointing first season in Texas, is not expected to be the team's primarly leadoff hitter.
Insight: It appears Leonys Martin will start the season at the top of the lineup, leaving Choo to likely bat fifth and serve as protection for Adrian Beltre. Choo batted just .242 with 13 HR, 40 RBI, 58 runs and a .714 OPS after posting much higher numbers in previous seasons with Cincinnati and Cleveland.
Description: Good news for Rangers center fielder Leonys Martin - he'll be the team's primary leadoff hitter, according to Evan grant of the Dallas Morning News.
Insight: Martin's fantasy value just took a jump after batting mostly at the bottom of the order (seventh and eighth) last season. If true, it also means Shin-Soo Choo is likely batting behind Adrian Beltre in the No. 5 hole.