I really do wonder how Los Angeles Angels manager Brad Ausmus would have handled playing time for Shohei Ohtani if first baseman Justin Bour was hitting as expected. Alas, Bour is hitting .169, so Ohtani's pending activation from the injured list this week -- it could happen Tuesday, actually -- and its lineup effects are relatively simple to explain. Ohtani cannot pitch this season, but he has recovered enough from offseason Tommy John surgery to hit, and oh boy, Ohtani showed in 2018 he can hit. Albert Pujols will unsatisfactorily stand near first base so Ohtani can handle designated hitter duties, and Bour might be cut, but what should fantasy managers expect?
Initially, do not expect