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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. 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
  3. Papi set to return; Iwakuma solid again

    Eric Karabell

    Boston Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz seems pretty confident that he's ready for the big leagues again, even smacking a home run for Triple-A Pawtucket on Thursday, and I certainly believe him. Ortiz fell out of my top 100 in mid-March on...

    Blog | April 19, 2013
  4. David Ortiz set to return to Boston Red Sox; Hisashi Iwakuma soli...

    Eric Karabell

    Eric Karabell looks at the fantasy-relevant news and notes from Thursday, including his thoughts on David Ortiz's expected return, Hisashi Iwakuma's fine pitching and Brandon Crawford's hot start.

    Blog | Conversation | April 19, 2013
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. Bits: Dunn returns, Vogelsong struggles

    Eric Karabell

    • Chicago White Sox first baseman/designated hitter Adam Dunn returned from a 10-day absence (oblique injury) Saturday with two hits, then homered Sunday, his 39th of his comeback season. Check to see if Dunn became available in your league bec...

    Blog | September 17, 2012
  8. Adam Dunn returns to Chicago White Sox lineup; Ryan Vogelsong's s...

    Eric Karabell

    Eric Karabell has the fantasy highlights and lowlights from Sunday's games, including good performances from Adam Dunn and Pedro Alvarez, and another bad outing from Ryan Vogelsong.

    Blog | Conversation | September 17, 2012
  9. Bits: M's Montero gets first start at catcher

    Eric Karabell

    • Seattle Mariners designated hitter Jesus Montero made his season debut behind the plate Wednesday, while also getting a single and sacrifice fly while at the plate. Montero will hit, but many fantasy owners selected him based on potential cat...

    Blog | April 12, 2012
  10. Jesus Montero gets first start at catcher; Josh Johnson struggles...

    Eric Karabell

    Eric Karabell has the fantasy highlights and lowlights from Wednesday's games, including Jesus Montero's first start at catcher and Josh Johnson's continued struggles.

    Blog | Conversation | April 12, 2012
  11. Hideki Matsui continues torrid stretch

    Eric Karabell

    • Oakland Athletics outfielder/designated hitter Hideki Matsui hit four singles Thursday, scoring two runs and batting in two others, and he boasts the highest batting average since the All-Star break at .431. Matsui is on ESPN's most-a...

    Blog | August 12, 2011
  12. Hideki Matsui of Oakland Athletics has best batting average since...

    Eric Karabell

    Eric Karabell highlights the top fantasy news from Thursday's games, including Hideki Matsui, Jeff Niemann and Johnny Cueto.

    Blog | Conversation | August 12, 2011
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. Critical season for Billy Butler

    Eric Karabell

    The major league leader in doubles the past two seasons is Kansas City Royals first baseman/designated hitter Billy Butler, and you know what they say about doubles in the fantasy baseball/statistical community: As a player matures, those doubles sta...

    Blog | March 02, 2011
  16. Billy Butler of Kansas City Royals needs to show ability to hit h...

    Eric Karabell

    Eric Karabell discusses the case of Billy Butler, who has yet to show enough home run power to be considered a top first baseman in fantasy.

    Blog | Conversation | March 02, 2011