2018 MLB Draft Mega Injury Preview

By Dr. Ankur Verma

 

Credit: slgckgc on Flickr.

The MLB draft is on Monday June 4 this year.  As a draft junkie, it’s appointment television for me.  But for the MLB draft in particular, I’ve always been fascinated by the proceedings.  Teams can’t trade draft picks and many times picks are made for signability issues due to each team having a certain spending cap.  So it’s just fun to watch it unfold.  And, of course, there is always injury drama.

I decided to go through the top 32 players on ESPN’s Keith Law’s 2018 Big Board (as of May 24, 2018) and highlight a few prospects that have potential injury questions.  As always, we’re not privy to medical information and considering these are college and high-school baseball players, have even less to go on.

Casey Mize, RHP, Auburn (Law Big Board Rank: 1)

Casey Mize. (Credit: Brandonrush).

The presumptive Number 1 overall pick of the 2018 draft brings an interesting debate to the table.  One of the reasons Continue reading

Is Chris Paul Done?

By Dr. Ankur Verma

 

Chris Paul. (Credit: Richard Giles on Flickr).

The whole NBA world (myself included) cringed when Houston Rockets guard Chris Paul landed on his back after a spin move and grabbed his right leg in the final minute of Game 5 of the Western Conference Finals against Golden State.  I knew immediately what had happened, and given Paul’s history, it should be no surprise that he suffered a right hamstring strain.  Take a look at the video.  I’ll wait.

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