With only weeks to go until Spring Training gets into high gear, Collateral Damage takes a look at the baseball players (three pitchers, three position players) who have spent more time on the disabled list over the past decade than anyone else. Up first: Chris Snelling
"I'm a little guy who gets hurt a lot. That's why they call me Seabiscuit."--Mariners outfielder Chris Snelling on his injury-marred career.
Being a top prospect is not an easy label to wear, not when every scout and organization is looking to find a way to build you up or tear you apart while you’re at an age where most American boys are in high school or college. Any little thing you do wrong is magnified a hundred-fold; heaven forbid if you get hurt, your potential value goes up in smoke, and with it your chance at a lasting career.
Take a look, for example, at the arc of former Mariners’ OF prospect Chris Snelling’s career by reading through the BP player comments in 2002, BP remarke...