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  1. Midseason rankings reactions

    Eric Karabell

    Wouldn't it be nice if we could all redraft our fantasy baseball teams today, knowing what we know now? Perhaps the first-place teams would stick with what they've got, but then again, some of those ladies and gents might have used a first-round pick...

    Blog | July 14, 2014
  2. Who's on pace for 20/20 seasons?

    Eric Karabell

    It's not easy as it used to be to finish a baseball season with more than 20 home runs and 20 stolen bases. Nine players achieved the feat last season, 10 the year before and 12 in 2011. Basically, the trend of five-category fantasy options continues...

    Blog | June 27, 2014
  3. How to deal with Bautista, Lawrie injuries

    Eric Karabell

    Injuries are often the great equalizer in the standings for real teams and the fantasy versions, and Sunday's unlucky squad was the Toronto Blue Jays. Several key offensive pieces of the AL East leaders missed the end of the 4-3 loss in Cincinnati an...

    Blog | June 23, 2014
  4. Surprising end-of-season predictions

    Eric Karabell

    Welcome to Friday the 13th, the only one of this entire calendar year, and one can be sure if there's an impactful baseball injury on this day many a fantasy owner will blame it on bad luck because of the number 13. Without getting into how ridiculou...

    Blog | June 13, 2014
  5. Victor Martinez flashing surprising power

    Eric Karabell

    Detroit Tigers designated hitter Victor Martinez is quickly becoming one of the more valuable players in fantasy, but my favorite stat on him is this: In an era of ridiculous strikeout totals by hitters, Martinez has actually homered more times than ...

    Blog | May 14, 2014
  6. Brewers winning, but is offense legit?

    Eric Karabell

    Give the Milwaukee Brewers credit for having the most wins in the major leagues, yet they are in the middle of the pack in runs scored and the lineup hardly seems formidable. Can it last? Well, there are some lineup changes ahead with this team, so l...

    Blog | May 12, 2014
  7. May a defining month for Domonic Brown

    Eric Karabell

    Last May three hitters slugged their way to double-digit home runs, and two of them were MVP candidates Miguel Cabrera of the Detroit Tigers and Chris Davis of the Baltimore Orioles. The other was Philadelphia Phillies outfielder Domonic Brown, whose...

    Blog | May 02, 2014
  8. What to expect from April surprises

    Eric Karabell

    Welcome to May, when the fantasy standings start to make some sense. We'll also get enough answers about some of the top performers from April to make proper decisions about them. Let's examine some of the top surprises from the month that passed and...

    Blog | May 01, 2014
  9. Chris Davis, Bryce Harper latest to hit DL

    Eric Karabell

    The final weekend of April ended similar to the ones before it, with fantasy owners scrambling to fill roster slots as key contributors continued to fall from lineups. This past weekend the Beltway-area teams were featured, as key sluggers in the mid...

    Blog | April 28, 2014
  10. Take wait-and-see approach on Ike Davis

    Eric Karabell

    There's hardly a guarantee that the Ike Davis who handled first base for the Pittsburgh Pirates a few days this weekend will hit any differently than the one that struggled so much last season for the New York Mets. The Davis who singled and doubled ...

    Blog | April 21, 2014
  11. Hang with, or buy low on, Homer Bailey

    Eric Karabell

    Cincinnati Reds right-hander Homer Bailey entered his Monday outing against the Pittsburgh Pirates having been torched for four runs in each of two outings by the strong St. Louis Cardinals lineup, leaving many of his fantasy owners concerned. Bailey...

    Blog | April 15, 2014
  12. Should Braun owners sell high on him?

    Eric Karabell

    Much-maligned Milwaukee Brewers outfielder Ryan Braun entered Tuesday with a .150 batting average, nary a home run or a run batted in and a worrisome thumb problem. He'll enter Wednesday hitting .240 with three home runs, seven RBIs and yep, still...

    Blog | April 09, 2014
  13. Fantasy potential of Hamilton, Young Jr.

    Eric Karabell

    Two of the five players projected for the most stolen bases in the major leagues this season went 0-for-4 with four strikeouts in their season openers Monday, the famed golden sombrero. While it's never a good idea to panic after one game -- there ar...

    Blog | April 01, 2014
  14. The 'Perfect' Draft: Think balance early

    Eric Karabell

    Between myriad mock drafts, a few random and planned explorations into the mock draft lobby, and a few real ones that will be played out, I'm already well into double digits in ESPN leagues for March alone. While I've felt differing degrees of satisf...

    Blog | March 25, 2014
  15. Spring storylines: National League

    Eric Karabell

    The lineups can get a little crazy, and the top hitters generally leave after a few at-bats. Players with futures not likely to include fantasy stardom tend to produce big numbers. The starting pitchers get an inning or two as they cautiously get str...

    Blog | February 27, 2014
  16. Differences of opinion in 2014 rankings

    Eric Karabell

    The 2014 fantasy baseball season has finally arrived! Oh sure, the games aren't starting quite yet, and while it always seems exciting when pitchers and catchers report to spring training, the truth is we're not reporting and the numbers don't count,...

    Blog | February 07, 2014