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  1. Updated Top 250 fantasy baseball rankings: Advice on injured play...

    Tristan H. Cockcroft

    Tristan H. Cockcroft updates his top 250 fantasy baseball going-forward rankings, and analyzes the value down the stretch of a handful of players battling injuries.

    Story | Conversation | September 10, 2014
  2. Top defensive center fielders meet in Cincy

    Mark Schmetzer | Special to ESPNNewYork.com

    CINCINNATI -- If there can be such a thing as a defensive duel in baseball, Juan Lagares and Billy Hamilton will be waging one this weekend in Cincinnati. The 25-year-old Lagares, the Mets' second-year center fielder, and Hamilton have come to be...

    Blog | September 05, 2014
  3. Updated Top 250 fantasy baseball rankings: High-upside options to...

    Tristan H. Cockcroft

    Tristan H. Cockcroft updates his top 250 fantasy baseball going-forward rankings, and identifies a handful of players who can help down the stretch, including Mookie Betts.

    Story | Conversation | September 03, 2014
  4. Yanks sign Mets castoff Chris Young

    Andrew Marchand

    The Yankees have signed Mets castoff Chris Young to a minor league deal, a baseball official confirmed. With the minor league season coming to a close, Young likely will be insurance in case the Yankees suffer an injury at the big league level. He...

    Blog | August 27, 2014
  5. Buy Josh Reddick, Xander Bogaerts, Jedd Gyorko; sell Carlos Beltr...

    Tristan H. Cockcroft

    Tristan H. Cockcroft discusses which players are worth buying or selling with a few days left before the trade deadline in ESPN standard leagues.

    Story | Conversation | August 05, 2014
  6. Contact rate hints at fantasy value

    Eric Karabell

    Many fantasy owners pay attention only to the offensive statistics that directly affect them, from home runs to stolen bases, but analytical folks look at far more items that matter, one of them being contact rate. When a hitter makes contact, good t...

    Blog | July 24, 2014
  7. Injured Beltran among active WAR leaders

    Eric Karabell

    More than half of the top 15 for wins above replacement (WAR) among active players entering this season have been New York Yankees at some point. Perhaps this isn't surprising, but with the news Thursday that Carlos Beltran was placed on the disabled...

    Blog | May 16, 2014
  8. 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
  9. The Year of Yasiel Puig

    Yasiel Puig's first year in the majors has been a roller-coaster ride, both on and off the field. Here's a look back at the Year of Yasiel, beginning with the Cuban sensation's magical debut on June 3, 2013.

    Story | Conversation | April 26, 2014
  10. Milwaukee Brewers' Carlos Gomez developing into a force

    Jerry Crasnick

    Carlos Gomez's game is quickly evolving, making him one of baseball's biggest bargains.

    Story | Conversation | April 15, 2014
  11. Carlos Beltran, New York Yankees reach three-year, $45 million de...

    Jerry Crasnick

    Free-agent outfielder Carlos Beltran has agreed to a three-year, $45 million deal with the New York Yankees, a baseball source confirmed to ESPN.com's Jerry Crasnick on Friday night.

    Story | Conversation | December 06, 2013
  12. Carlos Gonzalez, Jacoby Ellsbury lose lots of value down the stre...

    Tristan H. Cockcroft

    Tristan H. Cockcroft discusses a number of hitters whose values make a big move, either up or down, in the final weeks.

    Story | Conversation | September 12, 2013
  13. Elvis Andrus, Leonys Martin help in steals; Miguel Cabrera, Mike ...

    Tristan H. Cockcroft

    Tristan H. Cockcroft goes around the league for the latest news and notes on hitters, including potential stolen-base help, and injuries to Miguel Cabrera and Mike Trout.

    Story | Conversation | August 21, 2013
  14. Talkin' keepers: Hitters to stash for 2014

    Eric Karabell

    August is a time when a large portion of the fantasy sports-playing world collectively turns its attention to football, leaving behind average or poor fantasy baseball teams in the process. Of course this isn't ideal, and it affects even the contendi...

    Blog | August 06, 2013
  15. Hitters use new vision techniques to improve batting average - ES...

    Eddie Matz

    In ESPN The Magazine's Body issue, Eddie Matz writes about the new vision techniques hitters are using to stare down 95 mph pitches and improve their batting averages.

    Story | Conversation | July 11, 2013
  16. Chase Utley, Kendrys Morales, Andre Ethier, Paul Konerko among pl...

    Tristan H. Cockcroft

    Tristan H. Cockcroft discusses the potential fantasy impact of hitters who could be dealt at the trade deadline.

    Story | Conversation | July 10, 2013