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  1. Phillips' new approach leads to more RBIs

    Eric Karabell

    While Cincinnati Reds second baseman Brandon Phillips has maintained strong fantasy value this season, he's done so with some unusual early-season statistics, and according to him, he has manager Dusty Baker to thank and blame for that. Through se...

    Blog | May 20, 2013
  2. Bold 2013 predictions for pitchers

    Eric Karabell

    Baseball's offseason is well under way, with trades, signings and much fun already, and there promises to be plenty more in the coming months. So, on the heels of last week's Bold hitter predictions blog, let's check out the players wh...

    Blog | November 15, 2012
  3. Stephen Strasburg, Brian Wilson, Aroldis Chapman discussed in Eri...

    Eric Karabell

    Eric Karabell offers up a bold prediction for pitchers on all 30 teams for the 2013 fantasy baseball season, including projections for Stephen Strasburg, Brian Wilson, Aroldis Chapman and many others.

    Blog | Conversation | November 15, 2012
  4. Twins SPs: Time to cut Francisco Liriano?

    Eric Karabell

    For years the Minnesota Twins have supplied fantasy owners with usable rotation parts, though not spectacular ones since the Johan Santana era ended. Once upon a time, Francisco Liriano was safe (and awesome), while Matt Garza, Scott Baker, Kevin Slo...

    Blog | August 08, 2011
  5. Scott Baker has quietly produced a solid fantasy campaign

    Eric Karabell

    Eric Karabell examines the value of Scott Baker -- should he be an every-week starter in a mixed league or just a spot starter? -- and the rest of the Twins' rotation.

    Blog | Conversation | August 08, 2011
  6. Scott Baker, Jon Lester leave with injuries

    Eric Karabell

    • Minnesota Twins right-hander Scott Baker left Tuesday's home outing against the Tampa Bay Rays after five innings with a mild right-elbow strain. Baker allowed one unearned run and lowered his ERA to 3.01. Owned in 90.6 percent of sta...

    Blog | July 06, 2011
  7. Scott Baker of Minnesota Twins, Jon Lester of Boston Red Sox in d...

    Eric Karabell

    Eric Karabell reviews the top fantasy news from Tuesday, including Scott Baker and Jon Lester leaving early due to injuries.

    Blog | Conversation | July 06, 2011
  8. Surprise SPs: Can Kyle Lohse keep it up?

    Eric Karabell

    Way back in January, when I was participating in mock drafts seemingly every week -- and loving it, incidentally -- I tried something a bit different in one of them. I used my first 13 selections on hitters, my next three on closers and then, and onl...

    Blog | June 30, 2011
  9. Kyle Lohse, Philip Humber suddenly top-25 starting pitchers in fa...

    Eric Karabell

    Eric Karabell examines starting pitchers who went undrafted in most ESPN standard fantasy leagues before the season but have been free-agent boons, such as Kyle Lohse, Philip Humber and Josh Tomlin.

    Blog | Conversation | June 30, 2011
  10. Bits: Jason Bay showing positive signs

    Eric Karabell

    • What's gotten into the New York Mets? Jason Bay's team scored 16 runs in Detroit Wednesday, giving the Mets 14 or more runs in three of four games. A rejuvenated Bay stole two bases, scored three runs and even made two diving cat...

    Blog | June 30, 2011
  11. Jason Bay of New York Mets showing signs of breaking out of seaso...

    Eric Karabell

    Eric Karabell reviews the key fantasy storylines from Wednesday's games, including another offensive explosion for the Mets.

    Blog | Conversation | June 30, 2011
  12. Bits: John Danks finally wins first game

    Eric Karabell

    • Chicago White Sox left-hander John Danks mercifully won his first game of the season -- after starting 0-8 -- by tossing 7 1/3 innings of one-run ball against the Seattle Mariners Monday. Danks has obviously struggled, and is owned in bare...

    Blog | June 07, 2011
  13. John Danks of Chicago White Sox wins for first time this season, ...

    Eric Karabell

    Eric Karabell recaps Monday's most notable fantasy performances, including John Danks finally earning his first win of the season.

    Blog | Conversation | June 07, 2011
  14. Scott Baker, Tim Stauffer make for nice spot-start pickups headin...

    Eric Karabell

    Eric Karabell scans this weekend's probable pitchers and sees a good number of decent spot-start options (players owned in less than 50 percent of ESPN.com standard leagues), including Jake Arrieta, Scott Baker and Tim Stauffer.

    Blog | Conversation | May 20, 2011
  15. The best of the 'undrafted' starting pitchers

    Eric Karabell

    From time to time, people will exaggerate to prove a point. For instance, someone might exclaim that a double play they just saw was the greatest double play ever, or they'll preach that the Phillies' aces will combine for 80 wins (take the...

    Blog | March 03, 2011
  16. Daisuke Matsuzaka, Dallas Braden make for solid fantasy baseball ...

    Eric Karabell

    Eric Karabell scans ESPN Fantasy's live draft results and discusses a handful of quality starting pitchers who aren't being drafted in standard leagues, such as Daisuke Matsuzaka and Dallas Braden.

    Blog | Conversation | March 03, 2011