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  1. Projecting second-half power numbers

    Eric Karabell

    MINNEAPOLIS -- Let's get this out of the way right now: Colorado Rockies first baseman Justin Morneau might not have a spectacular second half in the power department, but you're kidding yourself if you think it's because his swing "got all out of wh...

    Blog | July 14, 2014
  2. What to do with struggling James Shields

    Eric Karabell

    Kansas City Royals right-hander James Shields is putting his fantasy owners in quite a spot, as Tuesday evening was the sixth time in eight outings the top-20 starting pitcher from draft day and long-time reliable had permitted four or more runs in g...

    Blog | July 02, 2014
  3. 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
  4. Adams valuable, even if Taveras returns

    Eric Karabell

    St. Louis Cardinals first baseman Matt Adams played in 52 games before hitting the disabled list in late May with a calf injury, and in that span, he hit a mere three home runs. Adams was getting many singles, beating defensive shifts, but it was har...

    Blog | June 24, 2014
  5. 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
  6. Disappointing Sandoval homers thrice

    Eric Karabell

    San Francisco Giants third baseman Pablo Sandoval is listed on his player card at 240 pounds, and perhaps that's accurate, but I'm taking the over. Kung Fu Panda, as he is affectionately known, has battled weight issues in the past, and it's likely a...

    Blog | September 05, 2013
  7. Bits: Jose Bautista lands on disabled list

    Eric Karabell

    A miserable season for the Toronto Blue Jays got a bit worse Tuesday when slugging outfielder Jose Bautista left the afternoon portion of a doubleheader at Yankee Stadium with left hip soreness. It didn't seem like much at the time, perhaps a needed ...

    Blog | August 21, 2013
  8. Projecting HRs: Who will hit the most?

    Eric Karabell

    It might seem crazy to bet against Detroit Tigers slugger Miguel Cabrera leading the majors in pretty much whatever he wants to, but when predicting the final home run leaders for 2013, based on what we know so far and what I think will happen, I'm g...

    Blog | May 28, 2013
  9. Bits: Kelly Johnson, Blue Jays hitters

    Eric Karabell

    Two Tampa Bay Rays hitters are featured among the top 10 hitters on ESPN's most added list, but only one of them is intriguing. That's second baseman/outfielder Kelly Johnson, who has fit in well in the team's No. 2 lineup slot while playing mainly l...

    Blog | May 13, 2013
  10. Giancarlo Stanton breaks homerless spell in big way; Tony Cingran...

    Eric Karabell

    Eric Karabell looks back at the fantasy-relevant notes from this weekend, including big games from Giancarlo Stanton and Tony Cingrani.

    Blog | Conversation | April 29, 2013
  11. Juan Francisco, Chris Johnson hitting well for Atlanta Braves; Mi...

    Eric Karabell

    Eric Karabell has the fantasy-relevant notes from Tuesday's games, including his thoughts on hot-hitting Braves infielders Juan Francisco and Chris Johnson.

    Blog | Conversation | April 17, 2013
  12. Wil Myers could help the Tampa Bay Rays right now; Oswaldo Arcia ...

    Eric Karabell

    Eric Karabell lays out his notes from Monday's games, including his thoughts on the Tampa Bay Rays' offense and the St. Louis Cardinals' closer situation.

    Blog | Conversation | April 16, 2013
  13. Brett Lawrie's potential move to second base highlights fantasy p...

    Eric Karabell

    Eric Karabell examines the Toronto Blue Jays' defensive positions in the wake of Jose Reyes' ankle injury, and has other fantasy-notable position eligibility info to pass along.

    Blog | Conversation | April 15, 2013
  14. Players I like more than most

    Eric Karabell

    Washington Nationals outfielder Bryce Harper forced his way into my overall top 20, and I've confidently penciled him in as National League MVP for 2013. It's safe to say I like him a bit more than most do, whether for fantasy baseball or o...

    Blog | March 12, 2013
  15. Ryan Howard of Philadelphia Phillies, Eric Hosmer of Kansas City ...

    Eric Karabell

    Eric Karabell lists players he likes more than most do in fantasy drafts this season, including Ryan Howard, Bryce Harper and Eric Hosmer.

    Blog | Conversation | March 12, 2013
  16. Anthony Gose, Darin Mastroianni, Jarrod Dyson among sleeper optio...

    Eric Karabell

    Eric Karabell scours the less-heralded fantasy options to find reserve-round picks who have upside in the stolen base category in the American League.

    Blog | Conversation | March 08, 2013