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  1. Assessing Braves bats for 2015

    Eric Karabell

    The Atlanta Braves continued their September swoon with a 1-0 home loss to the Pittsburgh Pirates on Monday, thanks to an Andrew McCutchen home run, pretty much ensuring more losses than wins for the season. The organization parted ways with general ...

    Blog | September 23, 2014
  2. What is Tommy La Stella's fantasy value?

    Eric Karabell

    Fantasy owners had seemed awfully excited lately about a possible promotion for Atlanta Braves second base prospect Tommy La Stella, and thus there was a palpable buzz on Twitter when this actually occurred Wednesday. La Stella, a patient left-handed...

    Blog | May 29, 2014
  3. Bits: Heyward out; Cubs' Castro slumping

    Eric Karabell

    It's really a shame that Atlanta Braves outfielder Jason Heyward had his jaw broken by a Jonathon Niese pitch Wednesday afternoon, because Heyward was playing well, and now his regular season is likely over. Oh, you won't find his name among the top ...

    Blog | August 22, 2013
  4. Second-half rankings reactions: Hitters

    Eric Karabell

    Oh, how things can change in only eight weeks. The last time the ESPN fantasy crew supplied its rest-of-season rankings in mid-May, Atlanta Braves outfielder Justin Upton was a consensus top-10 choice, Baltimore Orioles slugger Chris Davis wasn't ...

    Blog | July 17, 2013
  5. Bits: Ruf gets chance; Hefner pitching well

    Eric Karabell

    Philadelphia Phillies first baseman Ryan Howard smacked a long home run off Atlanta Braves lefty Paul Maholm on Friday night, and it understandably sent some fantasy owners into a tizzy on Twitter. After all, Howard used to be one of baseball's preem...

    Blog | July 08, 2013
  6. Where will Beachy fit in Braves rotation?

    Eric Karabell

    The way Atlanta Braves right-hander Brandon Beachy pitched last season, and knowing that pitchers can return from Tommy John surgery at a similar or occasionally better level than before, he was probably one of my top long-term DL stash options for t...

    Blog | June 06, 2013
  7. Braves' Francisco, Johnson hitting well

    Eric Karabell

    The amazing Atlanta Braves continued their winning ways Tuesday night, pounding out five solo home runs in a 6-3 win over the Kansas City Royals. Although outfielder Justin Upton looks MVP-worthy, two of the blasts were courtesy of third baseman Juan...

    Blog | April 17, 2013
  8. 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
  9. Tommy Hanson of Atlanta Braves has enjoyed success in September, ...

    Eric Karabell

    Eric Karabell discusses pitchers and hitters with the best and worst September numbers in recent years, and what to expect from them this September.

    Blog | Conversation | August 30, 2012
  10. Medlen, Chipper shine in Braves win

    Eric Karabell

    • Atlanta Braves right-hander Kris Medlen spun a nifty five-hit shutout against the San Diego Padreson Thursday, lowering his ERA to 2.03 and likely securing his rotation spot. Medlen was a candidate to be pushed back to the bullpen, as right-h...

    Blog | August 17, 2012
  11. Kris Medlen, Chipper Jones shine in Atlanta Braves' shutout win

    Eric Karabell

    Eric Karabell looks at the fantasy-noteworthy performances from Thursday, including fine performances from Braves teammates Kris Medlen and Chipper Jones.

    Blog | Conversation | August 17, 2012
  12. Bits: Ben Sheets continues to silence bats

    Eric Karabell

    Atlanta Braves right-hander Ben Sheets won his fourth game in five starts Monday at Philadelphia, allowing one run in 7 1/3 innings. Sheets didn't register any strikeouts against the Phillies, and he's allowing nearly a hit per inning overa...

    Blog | August 07, 2012
  13. Ben Sheets of Atlanta Braves maintains miniscule ERA, strong fant...

    Eric Karabell

    Eric Karabell looks at the fantasy-noteworthy performances from Monday, including Ben Sheets earning another win.

    Blog | Conversation | August 07, 2012
  14. Bits: Jeff Samardzija strikes out 11

    Eric Karabell

    Chicago Cubs right-hander Jeff Samardzija fanned a career-best 11 Atlanta Braves on Monday, allowing one run over seven innings. Samardzija hadn't won since May, and it wasn't Cliff Lee-type bad luck, either. Samardzija's June ERA was ...

    Blog | July 03, 2012
  15. Chicago Cubs' Jeff Samardzija sets career high with 11 strikeouts...

    Eric Karabell

    Eric Karabell recaps some of the fantasy highlights from Monday's games, including Jeff Samardzija's 11 strikeouts.

    Blog | Conversation | July 03, 2012
  16. Bits: Beachy, McDonald come up big

    Eric Karabell

    Atlanta Braves right-hander Brandon Beachy tossed a five-hit shutout against the Miami Marlins Thursday, issuing zero walks and fanning six hitters. Beachy was leading the majors in ERA before the game as well. A top strikeout option per inning last ...

    Blog | May 18, 2012