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  1. Buy low, sell high: All-Star Game edition

    Eric Karabell

    MINNEAPOLIS -- The 85th All-Star Game has come and gone, and while it was clearly a night to honor and celebrate New York Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter in his final midseason classic, on occasion we certainly see eager fantasy owners assign altered v...

    Blog | July 16, 2014
  2. Fantasy takeaways from Futures Game

    Eric Karabell

    MINNEAPOLIS -- Sunday's All-Star Futures Game at beautiful Target Field showcased plenty of power-hitting prospects on the rise, with myriad reporters congregating around the lockers of Chicago Cubs third baseman Kris Bryant and Texas Rangers third b...

    Blog | July 13, 2014
  3. Yankees hitters to buy and sell

    Eric Karabell

    A mere five players hit more than the 34 home runs outfielder Alfonso Soriano blasted last season, and of the 14 players who reached the 30-home run mark, none registered more than the 18 stolen bases he did. So why did Soriano simply stop hitting an...

    Blog | July 08, 2014
  4. Adams valuable, even if Taveras returns

    Eric Karabell

    St. Louis Cardinals first baseman Matt Adams played in 52 games before hitting the disabled list in late May with a calf injury, and in that span, he hit a mere three home runs. Adams was getting many singles, beating defensive shifts, but it was har...

    Blog | June 24, 2014
  5. Sell high on Lonnie Chisenhall

    Eric Karabell

    Entering Monday night, the main knocks that a reasonable person -- or a fantasy analyst -- would make on Cleveland Indians corner infielder Lonnie Chisenhall were a lack of actual home run power and a bloated BABIP of .411. After all, Chisenhall neve...

    Blog | June 10, 2014
  6. Gauging Oscar Taveras' value

    Eric Karabell

    Welcome to the first week of June, in which the youngest baseball players will be on display as the sport's annual draft is scheduled to begin Thursday night. Then over the next few weeks fantasy owners should see several major league-ready prospects...

    Blog | June 02, 2014
  7. 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
  8. Should you buy low on Carlos Santana?

    Eric Karabell

    Fantasy owners haven't enjoyed owning Cleveland Indians catcher Carlos Santana this season. Sure, he added third base eligibility early on and he has contributed modest power, but a .159 batting average through nearly two months is painful, and the r...

    Blog | May 28, 2014
  9. Promotion of Rougned Odor noteworthy

    Eric Karabell

    Let's first get something straight: The player who made his major league debut at second base for the Texas Rangers Thursday night pronounces his name ROOG-ned o-DOOR. Perhaps you, the intrigued fantasy owner who sees him sitting on your waiver wire,...

    Blog | May 09, 2014
  10. Is Adam Jones poised for a big May?

    Eric Karabell

    Baltimore Orioles outfielder Adam Jones entered Wednesday's game hitting .252 with one home run in five weeks, this after consecutive 30-plus homer campaigns plus enough stolen bases to matter earned him second-round status in ESPN leagues. Naturally...

    Blog | May 08, 2014
  11. Consider picking up these Marlins

    Eric Karabell

    No team has a better home record than the surprising Miami Marlins (15-5), who entered Monday hitting .307 with power (.865 OPS) at spacious Marlins Park, and then came back to win in the final innings against the New York Mets as players other than ...

    Blog | May 06, 2014
  12. Yoenis Cespedes a worthy trade target

    Eric Karabell

    Oakland Athletics outfielder Yoenis Cespedes returned to the team's lineup Tuesday after missing four games with a tweaked hamstring, getting one single, two walks and three runs scored in a blowout win over lefty Martin Perez and the Texas Rangers. ...

    Blog | April 30, 2014
  13. Hitters worth being concerned about

    Eric Karabell

    We still don't have even a full month of statistical data with which to evaluate hitters, but in a general sense, if someone is showing so little willingness to take the occasional free pass while striking out at an alarming rate, then my interest le...

    Blog | April 29, 2014
  14. Contract-year myth strikes again

    Eric Karabell

    Fantasy owners like to attach special meaning to players in contract seasons, presuming that the best is yet to come due to that extra external motivation. Sure, it worked once for Adrian Beltre and many others, right? Of course, the overall data is ...

    Blog | April 25, 2014
  15. Peralta among most unlucky hitters so far

    Eric Karabell

    Perhaps no hitter illustrates how wildly unpredictable Batting Average on Balls in Play (BABIP) can be more than St. Louis Cardinals shortstop Jhonny Peralta. A year ago with the Detroit Tigers, Peralta hit .303 with a .374 BABIP, including a ridicul...

    Blog | April 22, 2014
  16. Call-up Springer already top-20 outfielder

    Eric Karabell

    There's big news in the fantasy baseball world today, as the Houston Astros made the surprising but welcoming decision to promote intriguing outfield prospect George Springer to the major leagues for Wednesday's game. Springer was ESPN Fantasy's No....

    Blog | April 16, 2014