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  1. Previewing 2015 positional eligibility

    Eric Karabell

    As we wind down another fantasy baseball regular season and look ahead to 2015, it seems worthwhile to give an update on eligibility situations that owners might not be aware of. Boston Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz played first base in Pitts...

    Blog | September 19, 2014
  2. Versatile Ben Zobrist could be DL-bound

    Eric Karabell

    I've long been a fan and defender of Tampa Bay Rays switch-hitter Ben Zobrist, enjoying his versatility and 20-homer, 20-steal potential. However, being objective, I was also planning to write a blog entry wondering whether he's become a bit overrate...

    Blog | May 15, 2014
  3. All-Star hitter interviews: Kipnis, Zobrist

    Eric Karabell

    The St. Louis Cardinals are one of baseball's most successful organizations, in part because they think progressively and try new things. Coaxing more defensive versatility from their hitters is one of the more obvious themes, and certainly the fact ...

    Blog | July 16, 2013
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. Rookies Skaggs, Turner pitch well

    Eric Karabell

    • Arizona Diamondbacks left-hander Tyler Skaggs made his big league debut Wednesday with 6 2/3 innings of three-hit, two-run ball, earning the victory. Skaggs was unusually wild, as he walked five Miami Marlins, and struck out four. According t...

    Blog | August 23, 2012
  7. Arizona Diamondbacks' Tyler Skaggs earns win in major league debu...

    Eric Karabell

    Eric Karabell looks at the fantasy-noteworthy performances from Wednesday's games, including a pitchers duel between 21-year-old rookies Tyler Skaggs and Jacob Turner.

    Blog | Conversation | August 23, 2012
  8. Bits: Machado has two hits; Jay producing

    Eric Karabell

    • Baltimore Orioles shortstop Manny Machado tripled in his second big league at-bat Thursday, finishing his first game 2-for-4. Machado played third base and batted ninth, and he should add third-base eligibility by the end of next week. At the...

    Blog | August 10, 2012
  9. Manny Machado gets two hits in big league debut; Jon Jay quietly ...

    Eric Karabell

    Eric Karabell looks at the fantasy-noteworthy performances from Thursday, including Manny Machado's two-hit debut, Ben Zobrist playing a new position and Jon Jay posting a fine all-around game.

    Blog | Conversation | August 10, 2012
  10. Don't worry too much about Ben Zobrist

    Eric Karabell

    Tampa Bay Rays second baseman/outfielder Ben Zobrist was chosen 53rd in ESPN average live drafts this spring, and of the 52 fellows selected ahead of him, each is owned in 100 percent of standard mixed leagues except Boston Red Sox outfielder Jacoby ...

    Blog | June 08, 2012
  11. Tampa Bay Rays' Ben Zobrist should perform better than his early-...

    Eric Karabell

    Eric Karabell forecasts the rest-of-the-season numbers for struggling Rays second baseman Ben Zobrist.

    Blog | Conversation | June 08, 2012
  12. Who've I been drafting? Here are 'my guys'

    Eric Karabell

    The easiest way for me to determine who "my guys" are for the upcoming season is to simply compete in a bunch of drafts, real or mock. I don't usually have favorites because, to me, I look for value in drafts. But when certain players continuall...

    Blog | March 19, 2012
  13. Ben Zobrist, Brandon League just a few players ending up on many ...

    Eric Karabell

    Eric Karabell provides a position-by-position blueprint for how he has drafted his teams thus far, discussing such players as Ben Zobrist, Lance Berkman and Brandon League.

    Blog | Conversation | March 19, 2012
  14. Should Ben Zobrist owners sell high?

    Eric Karabell

    Entering Thursday, I thought the Tampa Bay Rays' team MVP -- in real life and fantasy -- was the surprising Sam Fuld, who was walking, running, defending and leading his team back over the .500 mark. It certainly wasn't Evan Longoria (disab...

    Blog | April 29, 2011
  15. Ben Zobrist's 10-RBI day cranks up demand for him in fantasy base...

    Eric Karabell

    Eric Karabell addresses the temptation Ben Zobrist owners will have to sell high on him following his 10-RBI performance Thursday.

    Blog | Conversation | April 29, 2011
  16. Bits: Max Scherzer impressive again

    Eric Karabell

    Detroit Tigers right-hander Max Scherzer tossed eight shutout innings against the Chicago White Sox on Sunday, allowing four singles and striking out seven. Scherzer, a bit downgraded in drafts because of awful spring training numbers, is proving how...

    Blog | April 25, 2011