Avoid starting pitchers fresh off DL
Even best arms need adjustment period after returning from injury
Wandy Rodriguez spoiled us.
Six shutout innings in his return start from the disabled list on Monday had to represent his best possible outcome: a 69 game score that ranked in the 86th percentile among all starts by any pitcher in 2011. He was a clear "start" in fantasy, as my suggestion of using him merely in NL-only leagues fell a bit short.
In two words: I'm sorry. I got this one wrong.
But just because I was wrong about one fresh-off-the-DL starter ...
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