Baddoo will have reconstructive elbow surgery and the hope is that he is ready for spring training in 2020, Dan Hayes of The Athletic reports. He suffered a left elbow strain earlier in the month, and unfortunately his 2019 season will largely amount to a lost year. Baddoo's dynasty stock had been trending down before the injury, as he was hitting .214/.290/.393 with four home runs, six steals and a 29.8 percent strikeout rate in 29 games with High-A Fort Myers. His stock won't rebound until early next season at the earliest, so it's reasonable to cut bait in many dynasty leagues.
Baddoo landed on the minor-league injured list with a left elbow strain Tuesday, Brandon Warne of ZoneCoverage.com reports. The severity of the issue is not yet clear. The 20-year-old's .214/.290/.393 line in 29 games for High-A Fort Myers doesn't look particularly good, but it translates to a respectable 103 wRC+ when factoring in the tough offensive environment of the Florida State League.
Baddoo went 1-for-5 Wednesday with his 10th home run for Low-A Cedar Rapids. He's hitting .251 with 10 home runs, 21 steals and a .756 OPS. After a slow start that included a stint on the DL with a hamstring injury, he's hitting .286 with a .834 OPS since July 1. That's a far cry from the .964 OPS he put up in two levels of rookie ball last season, but he's just 19 years old at Low-A. However, one worry is that he's seen his strikeout rate increase to 23.8 percent from 15.1 percent last season. He's still drawing walks at a good clip (15.1 percent) and his speed on the basepaths has become an asset, so there's still considerable upside for fantasy purposes.
Baddoo (hamstring) was activated from the minor-league disabled list Monday, Brandon Warne of ZoneCoverage.com reports. The 19-year-old prospect is good to go after spending the minimum time on the shelf with hamstring spasms. Baddoo will look to pick things up at the plate now that he's healthy, as he was hitting just .227/.403/.328 across 35 games with the Kernels before getting injured.
Baddoo (hamstring) was moved to the disabled list Wednesday, Brandon Warne of ZoneCoverage.com reports. Baddoo has been dealing with right hamstring spasms, so he'll head to the 7-day disabled list. The 19-year-old outfielder was slashing .227/.403/.328 with two homers and 10 RBI over 35 games at Low-A Cedar Rapids.