Our overflowing disabled lists

This is my ESPN Insider column for the week.

When we draft our teams each year, we count on the higher-ranked players to be more productive, more reliable and to spend more time on the field than on the disabled list.

It’s a valiant expectation. But history shows that the level of attrition among baseball's top players is extreme. Of the players ranked in the Top 300 since 2009, the number who have lost playing time due to injuries, demotions and suspensions has ranged from a low of 44% (2010) to a high of 53 . . .

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