Derek Jeter's journey back from his broken ankle took a massive detour on Thursday. Jeter resumed on-field activities last week,but was having what Yankees GM Brian Cashman called“issues" with the ankle. That prompted a visit Thursday to Charlotte and surgeon Dr. Robert Anderson, who did a CT scan that revealed the new fracture. Jeter was diagnosed with a small crack in his surgically repaired left ankle, a setback that will keep him sidelined until after the All-Star break. Its unfortunate news for Jeter and the Yankees. Fantasy owners really need to stay away from the majority of the Yankees lineup these days.
Top prospects always arrive with so much excitement and anticipation by fantasy owners because we expect them to replicate what they have done in the minors. Jedd Gyorko was no different after hitting .328 with 24 home runs and 83 RBI at Triple-A Tucson last year. After Wednesday's nights 7-2 Padres victory, Gyorko is hitting a disappointing .236 with no home runs and six RBI. He has drawn eight walks to eleven strikeouts, so it's far too early to cut him loose in most formats. As a second baseman, Gyorko has plenty of value in most leagues. I own Gyorko in three leagues and recommend giving him more time to turn it around. The lack of power is surprising, but the the Pacific Coast League versus Petco Park is night and day for hitters.