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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. A healthy Hafner could hit 20 homers

    Eric Karabell

    New York Yankees designated hitter Travis Hafner certainly enjoyed his triumphant return to Cleveland Monday afternoon, as he mashed a three-run home run off the ghost of right-hander Ubaldo Jimenez in the first inning, then later singled, walked twi...

    Blog | April 09, 2013
  5. Travis Hafner of New York Yankees has value as left-handed hitter...

    Eric Karabell

    Eric Karabell discusses the early-season success of Travis Hafner with his new team, and what to expect from the healthy veterans in the Yankees lineup.

    Blog | Conversation | April 09, 2013
  6. Is Edwin Encarnacion the real deal?

    Eric Karabell

    Toronto Blue Jays designated hitter Edwin Encarnacion has had an interesting ride since first becoming fantasy-relevant in 2006. The man some call "E5" for his lack of defensive prowess at third base has never been a fantasy star, not for more than a...

    Blog | April 30, 2012
  7. Toronto Blue Jays' Edwin Encarnacion currently third overall on t...

    Eric Karabell

    Eric Karabell offers his thoughts, from a fantasy perspective, on the hot start from Blue Jays DH Edwin Encarnacion, who ranks third overall on the ESPN Player Rater.

    Blog | Conversation | April 30, 2012
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. Past-present-future: Dunn, Matusz, others

    Eric Karabell

    Not to belabor the point, but Chicago White Sox designated hitter/first baseman Adam Dunn didn't merely have a bad 2011 season; he had one of the worst seasons in baseball history. I think there's a difference. I mean, it was a bad year for...

    Blog | March 29, 2012
  11. Adam Dunn's, Brian Matusz's terrible 2011 numbers provide nice la...

    Eric Karabell

    Eric Karabell examines seven players who had horrific 2011 seasons, and offers his take as to whether they'll bounce back in 2012 or not.

    Blog | Conversation | March 29, 2012
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. Slumping Jorge Posada worth buying low

    Eric Karabell

    Now that the circus surrounding New York Yankees designated hitter Jorge Posada seems to have subsided -- and it was quite a circus -- it's time to address the elephant in the room. No, I don't mean how Posada is seemingly being punished in...

    Blog | May 16, 2011
  15. New York Yankees' Jorge Posada hitting .165 but still has plenty ...

    Eric Karabell

    Eric Karabell examines slumping Yankees DH Jorge Posada from a fantasy perspective, and also offers his take on other sub-.200 hitters such as Vernon Wells and Kelly Johnson.

    Blog | Conversation | May 16, 2011
  16. Hank Blalock getting an opportunity to prove himself again with T...

    Eric Karabell

    Eric Karabell breaks down the fantasy value of recent Tampa Bay Rays call-up and veteran major leaguer Hank Blalock.

    Blog | Conversation | May 18, 2010