Dawgpound 1613 wrote:BTW, not in the question, but the re-injury risk is also there for J.J. Hardy, for those who might be in deeper leagues.
Speaking from experience, I would stay away from Hardy completely. I have the same condition he does, although I've never dislocated my shoulder to the point that I tore my labrum. The docs say that I'm heading that way slowly but surely, though.
Anyways, I bring it up because I can confidently say that his shoulder problem is chronic. There is no getting over it, even with surgery. It has to do with a condition that causes the muscles on the back of his shoulder and under the shoulder blade to not develop properly. When you extend your arm (as in, a swing), your shoulder feels like there's nothing holding it together. Your bone feels like it's just floating around in there.
I play tennis, and in my particular case, it's destroyed my ability to serve effectively. I used to have a 100-mph serve. Now I'm lucky to get it into the upper-80's. In addition, I cannot generate any spin whatsoever without subluxing the bone again.
I had Hardy on a minor league roster in a deep league last year. I dropped him as soon as I found out about his condition. No hesitation. I wholly recommend giving him the black mark of death.
Of course, there is the matter of what is in my sig. I could be completely wrong. After all, he probably has access to much better doctors than me.