Will Carroll over at Baseball Prospectus has released his team health report on the Cleveland Indians. It is a pay site to read the whole article. I recently bought a month subscription preping for a fantasy baseball season, and also to read Goldstien's look at our prospects, its not a bad deal for month (about $5). The highlights:
"The Indians do a great job with both prevention and management, which allows them to make educated bets on risky players like Kerry Wood. Year in and year out, Soloff's staff is always a contender, and that usually makes the Indians contenders as well."
Coded has red (highest likelyhood of injury) Vic, Haf, Pavano, and Wood. No surprises this year, but also throws in Reyes as being "one point from being red". Once again no surprise.
Carroll has raised concern two years in a row about Carmona, and uses his loss of control from last season as the source of concern of elbow issues, but for us following Carmona through winter ball and spring training, it looks as though he has recovered his control. Not sure if the control problems from last year would have strained the elbow and now make it more susceptible to breaking down while in his first season after recovering his control?