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  1. Bits: Butler continues tear; Jeter returns

    Eric Karabell

    It's possible that no matter how Kansas City Royals designated hitter and occasional first baseman Billy Butler performs the rest of this somewhat disappointing season, most fantasy owners will be avoiding him in the first 10 rounds of 2014 drafts. A...

    Blog | August 27, 2013
  2. Bits: Freese losing starts; Alexei hitting

    Eric Karabell

    Big league rosters expand in less than two weeks, and fantasy owners will see more interesting prospects get the call. The St. Louis Cardinals decided they didn't want to wait that long for second baseman Kolten Wong, summoning him from Triple-A Memp...

    Blog | August 19, 2013
  3. Billy Butler frustrating fantasy owners

    Eric Karabell

    Kansas City Royals first baseman/designated hitter Billy Butler remains 100 percent owned in ESPN standard leagues, but, judging by my Twitter feed, patience is apparently running thin. Butler might have quieted the critics with Wednesday's three-hit...

    Blog | June 06, 2013
  4. Eric Hosmer poised for big things in 2013

    Eric Karabell

    Kansas City Royals first baseman Eric Hosmer struggled in the team's first three-game series, and wasn't expected to start at all during the interleague weekend series in Philadelphia. After all, regular designated hitter Billy Butler is pr...

    Blog | April 08, 2013
  5. Kansas City Royals' Eric Hosmer showing signs of stardom early in...

    Eric Karabell

    Eric Karabell talks with the Royals' Eric Hosmer after Friday's game and thinks he's got a chance to improve vastly over his down 2012.

    Blog | Conversation | April 08, 2013
  6. Fielder wins, but Cano is the story

    Eric Karabell

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Years from now, baseball fans might not remember that Detroit Tigers first baseman Prince Fielder won the 2012 State Farm Home Run Derby, but they'll certainly remember how an angry pro-Kansas City Royals crowd and its "ignored" s...

    Blog | July 09, 2012
  7. Five up, five down for July

    Eric Karabell

    On this fine first day of August, with the non-waiver trade deadline in our rear view mirror, I thought it would be a good idea to take a look on the field at hitting performances of July that could have taught us something that we can apply moving f...

    Blog | August 01, 2011
  8. Dustin Pedroia, Aramis Ramirez among top fantasy performances in ...

    Eric Karabell

    Eric Karabell points out five good and five disappointing fantasy performances from July and what to expect going forward.

    Blog | Conversation | August 01, 2011
  9. Box Score Bits: Jennings shines again

    Eric Karabell

    Tampa Bay Rays rookie outfielder Desmond Jennings homered, singled twice, knocked in four runs and even stole a base in a mammoth performance Thursday. Jennings, hitting .500 with seven RBIs and four steals in his first week with the club, is fantasy...

    Blog | July 29, 2011
  10. Tampa Bay Rays' Desmond Jennings has another big game

    Eric Karabell

    Eric Karabell looks back at Thursday's action, including another big game from Desmond Jennings in his first week in the majors.

    Blog | Conversation | July 29, 2011
  11. Walks keep some hitters fantasy-relevant

    Eric Karabell

    I admit to being an unabashed fan of what Los Angeles Angels outfielder/designated hitter Bobby Abreu remains able to do at the plate. (In the field, of course, is quite another matter.) Abreu is 37 years old and although he's not nearly as prod...

    Blog | July 07, 2011
  12. Bobby Abreu, Carlos Santana, Billy Butler still doing damage by t...

    Eric Karabell

    Eric Karabell looks at some notable hitters who could be due for bigger things thanks to the number of walks they draw.

    Blog | Conversation | July 07, 2011
  13. Bits: Brian Matusz a wise investment

    Eric Karabell

    • Baltimore Orioles left-hander Brian Matusz threw 5 2/3 innings of one-run ball Wednesday in his season debut, earning a no-decision. Matusz, who missed the first two months with a back injury, was terrific down the stretch last season, goi...

    Blog | June 02, 2011
  14. Brian Matusz of Baltimore Orioles looks strong in first start, wo...

    Eric Karabell

    Eric Karabell looks back at Wednesday's action, including encouraging performances from Brian Matusz and Ubaldo Jimenez.

    Blog | Conversation | June 02, 2011
  15. My 'Do Not Draft' list: No thanks, Joe Mauer

    Eric Karabell

    As a Philadelphia Phillies fan, I'll spend far too much time, if there is such a thing, watching the Phils play baseball this season. But when it comes to selecting a few of their players in fantasy drafts, let's just say I'll be turni...

    Blog | March 09, 2011
  16. Chase Utley, Josh Hamilton top Eric Karabell's fantasy baseball D...

    Eric Karabell

    Eric Karabell lists several players he won't be ending up with in fantasy drafts this spring, and explains why he doesn't like them as much as other fantasy owners.

    Blog | Conversation | March 09, 2011