Fantasy MLB
Right Field Player Notes
For The Last 15 Days
Jayson Werth, RF, WAS3/26/2015 3:51:00 PM
Description: Nationals right fielder Jayson Werth is still dealing with soreness in his shoulder, according to manager Matt Williams.
Insight: This is on his surically-repaired shoulder, so it is definitely concerning. We would not count on Werth being ready for Opening Day.
Alex Rios, RF, KAN3/26/2015 2:14:00 PM
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.
Michael Saunders, RF, TOR3/26/2015 9:50:00 AM
Description: Blue Jays outfielder Michael Saunders will not be ready for Opening Day, according to manager John Gibbons
Insight: This was to be expected and fantasy owners should also expect him back by mid-to-late April. He batted .273 last season with eight homers, 34 RBI and a .791 OPS in limited at-bats.
Kole Calhoun, RF, ANA3/24/2015 2:02:00 PM
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.
Josh Reddick, RF, OAK3/24/2015 1:58:00 PM
Description: Athletics outfielder Josh Reddick, shut down for the two weeks due to a right oblique strain, has begun to work his way back, by soft tossing.
Insight: This type of injury can come back if not taken care of. He's obviously questionable to be ready for Opening Day.
Nick Markakis, RF, ATL3/22/2015 12:35:00 PM
Description: Braves outfield Nick Markakis (neck) is likely to make his spring debut on Monday.
Insight: Markakis will be Atlanta's primary right fielder, and with still a few weeks left in spring training, he will have a good chance to be ready for Opening Day.
Jayson Werth, RF, WAS3/22/2015 12:15:00 PM
Description: Nationals right fielder Jayson Werth (shoulder) could take at-bats at some point this week.
Insight: More specifically on Wednesday or Thursday. Werth likely will not be ready by Opening Day, but he should not be too far off.
Ryan Braun, RF, MIL3/21/2015 2:22:00 PM
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.
Nick Markakis, RF, ATL3/13/2015 3:25:00 PM
Description: Braves outfield Nick Markakis is not guaranteed to be ready for Opening Day, according to manager Fredi Gonzalez.
Insight: Markakis was signed to replace Jason Heyward in right field, but had offseason fusion surgery to repair a herniated disk in his neck. He hit .276/.342/.386 with 42 extra-base hits, 81 runs and 50 RBI last season.