The NFL draft is this week, as you might have heard. The NBA playoffs have started, a two-month second season that will soak up a lot of attention if we get the expected LeBron James vs. Kevin Durant matchup. The NHL is getting ready for its postseason as well.
Late April is the part of the baseball season where people look away, and that's a mistake. The games here count just as much, and injuries happen just as quickly. Three or four starts is enough to show us which pitchers are making their normal recoveries. We're starting to see rehabs that took a bit longer to come together.
We're also getting a solid look at depth. Traumatic injuries will happen. Players will strain an oblique or a hamstring, and at that point, we get to see how a manager can handle the situation. Late April might be the best time for that, and it gives some real insight if you know where to look.
Let's take a look around the league at all the injuries, the comings and the goings, and I'll see if I can guide your eyes to the right spots and your fantasy team to the right moves.
So, on to the injuries.