Back in March, most of the starting pitchers looked healthy and headed toward 34 starts this year. Now after a month, they're either on the DL or at the end of the bench being skipped because of a tweak, a twinge, a strain, a sprain or an ouchie (that last one is a technical term). Let's look at some broken starters and see what you should do about them. For each I've listed whether they're on the 15-day DL (15DL), 60-day DL (60DL) or Day-to-Day (DTD), and which part of their body is in need of repair.
These two teams have almost their whole rotations on the DL. However, they're on two separate paths. The Jays are miraculously in first in the AL East, while the Angels are in the cellar of the AL West and need a four-game win streak to break even (perhaps "break" wasn't a good word to use). And losing
These SP1s were likely drafted in the first eight rounds and are dragging down your pitching. You likely should have drafted that available slick-hitting middle infielder instead of these broken down starters, but let's see if they can salvage the rest of your season.
While these guys weren't taken early in your draft, they were targeted and their progress is being followed by most fantasy players.
As a rule, I say it takes closer to 18 months to come back from Tommy John surgery rather than the 12 months that's being sold to teams and players. At least for fantasy purposes, I'm usually right about this.
And here's everyone else who was supposed to start but isn't because of injuries, illnesses or intellectual imbalances.