Yet another tainted pitcher that I haven't gone anywhere near for the last 3 years and likely never will. Don't be the guy crossing your fingers when you make your pick, be the guy chuckling to himself because he knows better.
This is just rediculous. The guy has pitched less than 200 IP once in his career yet you have been avoiding him for 3 years? Give me a break. I can see not being high on him this year but you know what, this is completely normal for a pitcher. Pitchers who don't get hurt in some form every 5 years are very very rare which is why I can't stress enough that you shouldn't draft pitching early. Santana is the only pitcher worth getting in the first 5 rounds that doesn't come with a significant injury history.
Pedro - toe
Carpenter - missed season recently
Peavy - lots of injuries in the past 2 years
Oswalt - chronic back/side problems
Halladay - on off DL a lot in recent years.
RJ - knee
Harden - on DL a lot lately.
Pettitte missed a lot of time 2 years ago
Zambrano - work load issues, elbow and back, muscle cramping that could show an injury is looming. He hasn't missed a lot of time but he's been banged up pretty good.
I'm all for waiting on pitching to slide before drafting it but to say that Sheets is some how more of a red flag than other pitchers before this year is really pushing things.