Voit flashing real power in return from injury

Drew Silva reminds fantasy managers of New York Yankees first baseman Luke Voit's potential when he's at full health in the middle of New York's lineup.

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DREW SILVA: Yankee's first baseman Luke Voit missed the first six weeks of the 2021 regular season after tearing the meniscus in his left knee at the tail end of spring training. And then went back on the IL in late May with a grade 2 oblique strain that wound up costing him another four weeks.

If you spend a top 60 pick on Voit this spring, which is where his ADP was on Yahoo, the return on investment has been poor to say the least. But there would appear to be some bright skies ahead. Voit tripled and homered in his first game back from that oblique strain on June 22. And then added another homer in his third game back on June 24. He's showing a lot of swagger at the plate too, looking like a guy who got robbed of what might have been a special first half, coming off his MLB-leading 22 home runs during the shortened 2020 season.

Since being acquired from the Cardinals in mid-2018 for two relievers, Voit has blasted 60 total home runs in 228 games and has an OPS above 900. When he's been on the field, he's been an elite power threat.