Collette Calls: Uh Oh-tani
Collette Calls: Uh Oh-tani

This article is part of our Collette Calls series.

My apologies for the short absence as I was away on vacation with the family in Fort Myers. We were able to take in a barnburner 1-0 Rays win over the Jays on June 13, as well as this gorgeous sunset on Fort Myers Beach the evening before we left. Besides the sweltering humidity, constant mosquitos, torrential rains every afternoon and incredibly poor drivers all over the road, the vacation was just what the doctor ordered.

The sun also appears to be setting on Shohei Ohtani's amazing 2018 season as well. We got the depressing news that he now has a grade 2 UCL sprain and that the Angels tried Platelet Rich Plasma injections. They will then evaluate things in a few weeks before deciding whether the he needs Tommy John surgery. Whether you own shares of him or not, the news is terrible. I do not have him in any of my leagues, but it has been fun to watch him pitch when he is dominating a lineup, and I even got to see him hit a home run in person in May. If you do own him, you are upset and wondering what to do with him. In a reset league, I am pessimistic he will have any value the rest of this season.

Keeper league payers and dynasty players have to consider what the future holds for Ohtani as he travels down one of two paths: the one he is currently on, or the one that

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Jason Collette
Jason has been helping fantasy owners since 1999 at RotoJunkie, Fanball, Baseball Prospectus and now here at RotoWire. He covers the Tampa Bay Rays at theprocessreport.net. You can hear Jason weekly on many of the Sirius/XM Fantasy channel offerings throughout the season as well as on the Sleeper and the Bust podcast on iTunes. An eight-time FSWA finalist, Jason won the FSWA's Fantasy Baseball Writer of the Year award in 2013 and the Baseball Series of the Year award in 2018 for Collette Calls.
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