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  1. What to do with struggling James Shields

    Eric Karabell

    Kansas City Royals right-hander James Shields is putting his fantasy owners in quite a spot, as Tuesday evening was the sixth time in eight outings the top-20 starting pitcher from draft day and long-time reliable had permitted four or more runs in g...

    Blog | July 02, 2014
  2. Bits: Thoughts on Pence, Gallardo ...

    Eric Karabell

    Two San Francisco Giants outfielders were 13th-round picks, on average, in ESPN standard drafts for this season, which surprised me a bit. One was Hunter Pence, who I thought was seriously underrated on draft day. He made my top 100, and while I didn...

    Blog | June 21, 2013
  3. Josh Reddick of Oakland Athletics hits first home run of 2013, sh...

    Eric Karabell

    Eric Karabell recaps Thursday's games from a fantasy standpoint, and explains why he thinks Josh Reddick is being undervalued.

    Blog | Conversation | April 05, 2013
  4. Yoenis Cespedes, Todd Frazier among intriguing group of sophomore...

    Eric Karabell

    Eric Karabell discusses his 2013 expectations for intriguing second-year players such as Yoenis Cespedes, Todd Frazier and Jarrod Parker, and whether they'll be worth their draft-day price tag.

    Blog | Conversation | February 06, 2013
  5. Prince-less Brewers lineup has promise

    Eric Karabell

    Fantasy owners will be debating for the next few months how to handle the draft-day dilemma that Milwaukee Brewers outfielder Ryan Braun presents. Braun is likely to be suspended for the first 50 games of the season. Obviously his is a story with oth...

    Blog | January 31, 2012
  6. Milwaukee Brewers lineup has promise (Mat Gamel) but also risk (R...

    Eric Karabell

    Eric Karabell breaks down the Milwaukee Brewers' lineup from a fantasy perspective for the 2012 season, finding plenty to like (including sleeper Mat Gamel) but also plenty of risk (Rickie Weeks, Aramis Ramirez).

    Blog | Conversation | January 31, 2012
  7. Zack Greinke's injury may make him a better draft-day value

    Eric Karabell

    Eric Karabell says he's not too concerned about Zack Greinke's fantasy value now that he'll miss a few weeks of the regular season with a rib injury.

    Blog | Conversation | March 09, 2011
  8. When Washington Nationals' Stephen Strasburg heads to minors, wat...

    Eric Karabell

    Eric Karabell discusses the draft-day value of top prospect Stephen Strasburg.

    Blog | Conversation | March 02, 2010
  9. Cliff Lee's stats should improve marginally with Philadelphia Phi...

    Eric Karabell

    Eric Karabell looks at the fantasy implications of the Cliff Lee trade, noting Lee should be fine with the Phillies, while the Indians start shifting around a number of youngsters.

    Blog | Conversation | July 29, 2009
  10. Joe Mauer's power, Mark Reynolds' speed among the top 10 positive...

    Eric Karabell

    Eric Karabell looks at the top 10 most positive stat surprises from 2009, including Joe Mauer's power, then offers up other interesting tidbits.

    Story | Conversation | July 27, 2009
  11. Karabell: Impact of this year's playoffs on next season's fantasy...

    Eric Karabell

    Eric Karabell describes how lasting impressions from the playoffs will play into next season's draft-day decisions, for better or for worse.

    Story | Conversation | October 31, 2008
  12. Backing off Beckett, even pre-injury

    Eric Karabell

    Wins are overrated in fantasy baseball. There, I said it right off the bat. Sure, they are important because everyone needs them, but no matter how much preparation you do for draft day, you're never going to know who will get the most. You think you...

    Blog | Conversation | March 12, 2008
  13. Karabell: Don't forget Berkman

    Eric Karabell

    Eric Karabell discusses the injury to Lance Berkman and his fantasy value.

    Story | Conversation | January 31, 2005
  14. Stanton's return can help Marlins bats

    Eric Karabell

    One gets the feeling the Miami Marlins really don't have much of a plan, and they're winging it from day to day, but since their offense could again feature the No. 14 option from ESPN live drafts as early as Monday night, fantasy owners have no choi...

    Blog | June 10, 2013
  15. Values of Lorenzo Cain, Kendrys Morales rising fast in ESPN mixed...

    Eric Karabell

    Eric Karabell looks at 10 hitters who have seen their average draft slot in ESPN live drafts rise significantly in the past seven days, including Lorenzo Cain, Kendrys Morales and Lucas Duda.

    Blog | Conversation | March 28, 2012
  16. Manny retires: The 'Jennings Watch' begins

    Eric Karabell

    Fantasy owners can pretend the news of Tampa Bay Rays designated hitter Manny Ramirez announcing his retirement Friday isn't a big deal, but Ramirez was a 17th-round selection in ESPN standard live drafts, and until a few days ago, he was owned ...

    Blog | April 08, 2011