THE BIG HURT: Looking beyond Health scores

BaseballHQ.com health scores are a very good approximation of player injury risk. However, they are backward-looking and based primarily on days spent on the DL in previous seasons. As such, they sometimes don't fully incorporate the subtleties of unique injuries and elevated risks that haven't been reflected in DL stays. They also sometimes overstate risk based on fluke injuries that aren't likely to repeat.

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