MLB Injury Report for Daily Fantasy Baseball (FREE)
MLB DFS injuries are not as impactful or mission-critical as we see in other sports, but it is always helpful to understand the context of each team as you create lineups on DraftKings, FanDuel, PrizePicks, and other daily fantasy sports sites.
The flurry of information and data surrounding sports betting and DFS related to baseball can be a lot to handle. 162 games for each team means thousands of opportunities for you to miss out on the small details related to injuries and player health. It can be overwhelming.
The good news is we’ve got an excellent team in place to follow along with all the happenings on your behalf. This data will be reported daily so that you can focus on more important things. Leave the injury research to us, and go build some lineups!
MLB Injury Report
The “injured list” (IL) is a concept applied in baseball to denote absences and describe the expected length of their absence. There are special rules for COVID as you might expect, but otherwise, the severity of the injury can be inferred on some level by their designation. “Day to Day” is a description you might often see, and indicates that a minor injury has occurred with the player expected back on a shorter time frame and without being placed on the IL.
In this table, we’ll track the latest MLB news and injuries and keep notes on when we might expect to see these players back in the lineup.
Why Injury Information is Important
When reviewing the prior performance of teams and players, there are impacts that must be accounted for when reviewing key statistics. Missing a top pitcher or bullpen arm may impact your understanding of how well opponents have fared when looking at aggregated stats. Missing top batters will also have an impact on how well each team should be expected to perform in the future, and skew data that has been accumulated while they are in the MLB lineups on a particular day.
It is also noteworthy to track key injuries for any long-term bets you have in play or are considering. You may have a misunderstanding of the market without a baseline knowledge of key injuries.
Review this injury tracking document on a regular basis to ensure you don’t miss information that could impact your decision-making.