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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. Wieters' elbow injury a major concern

    Eric Karabell

    The No. 2 catcher on the ESPN Fantasy Player Rater started at designated hitter for the Baltimore Orioles on Tuesday, hitting a pair of singles in five at-bats and raising his batting average to an impressive .341. Then again, nobody knows when Matt ...

    Blog | May 07, 2014
  3. Bits: Thome makes Orioles debut

    Eric Karabell

    • Baltimore Orioles designated hitter Jim Thome was hitless in four at-bats in his Sunday debut with the team, doing so from the No. 5 lineup spot. Thome, acquired from the reeling Philadelphia Phillies Saturday, is expected to see regular at-b...

    Blog | July 02, 2012
  4. Jim Thome makes Baltimore Orioles debut; Chicago Cubs' Travis Woo...

    Eric Karabell

    Eric Karabell discusses some fantasy baseball highlights from Sunday, including a good start from Travis Wood and Jim Thome's Orioles debut.

    Blog | Conversation | July 02, 2012
  5. Bits: Morales, Davis, Morneau all homer

    Eric Karabell

    • Los Angeles Angels first baseman/designated hitter Kendrys Morales homered Monday, his first in the majors in 689 days. Morales famously injured his ankle celebrating at home plate after a walk-off grand slam in 2010. He's not all the...

    Blog | April 17, 2012
  6. Kendrys Morales of Los Angeles Angels, Ike Davis of New York Mets...

    Eric Karabell

    Eric Karabell recaps Monday's action, including a trio of first basemen returning from injuries this season going deep.

    Blog | Conversation | April 17, 2012
  7. Bits: Mike Carp a must-add in AL-only play

    Eric Karabell

    • Seattle Mariners prospect Mike Carp made his season debut Wednesday as the team's designated hitter, getting hit by a pitch and later singling in four at-bats. Carp was hitting .353 with 19 home runs at Triple-A Tacoma before his reca...

    Blog | June 09, 2011
  8. Mike Carp of Seattle Mariners has intriguing power, worth a picku...

    Eric Karabell

    Eric Karabell highlights Wednesday's notable fantasy performances, including the season debut of Mike Carp.

    Blog | Conversation | June 09, 2011
  9. Tigers' Alex Avila deserves closer look

    Eric Karabell

    While we won't see this Detroit Tigers catcher-designated hitter alignment for a few weeks, I thought things were working out pretty well with Alex Avila handling most of the duties behind the plate and Victor Martinez spending his time without ...

    Blog | April 20, 2011
  10. Detroit Tigers Alex Avila deserves more attention from fantasy ow...

    Eric Karabell

    Eric Karabell takes a closer look at the Tigers' Alex Avila, who has been outproducing his teammate, Victor Martinez, who just went on the disabled list.

    Blog | Conversation | April 20, 2011
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. Thome in line for more at-bats with Twins

    Eric Karabell

    It's not that I had forgotten about Minnesota Twins designated hitter Jim Thome, but when a guy gets the opportunity to ply his trade as infrequently as he has lately, it's tough to justify keeping him on a fantasy roster. Now that the Twin...

    Blog | June 30, 2010
  14. Minnesota Twins' Jim Thome still has fantasy value thanks to incr...

    Eric Karabell

    Eric Karabell examines the fantasy value of Jim Thome, who is in line for more playing time with the Minnesota Twins.

    Blog | Conversation | June 30, 2010
  15. Is Jim Thome fantasy-relevant again?

    Eric Karabell

    When the Minnesota Twins signed Jim Thome to a one-year deal in January, I was pretty convinced the long-time designated hitter was going to play quite a bit, likely costing Delmon Young at-bats. Nearly a month into the season, Young has certainly pl...

    Blog | April 28, 2010
  16. Justin Morneau's ailing back should bring Jim Thome back to fanta...

    Eric Karabell

    Eric Karabell explains why Jim Thome might suddenly be fantasy-relevant again and also examines a few other DHs such as David Ortiz, Travis Hafner and Pat Burrell.

    Blog | Conversation | April 28, 2010