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  1. Injured Beltran among active WAR leaders

    Eric Karabell

    More than half of the top 15 for wins above replacement (WAR) among active players entering this season have been New York Yankees at some point. Perhaps this isn't surprising, but with the news Thursday that Carlos Beltran was placed on the disabled...

    Blog | May 16, 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. What to expect from April surprises

    Eric Karabell

    Welcome to May, when the fantasy standings start to make some sense. We'll also get enough answers about some of the top performers from April to make proper decisions about them. Let's examine some of the top surprises from the month that passed and...

    Blog | May 01, 2014
  4. Hang with, or buy low on, Homer Bailey

    Eric Karabell

    Cincinnati Reds right-hander Homer Bailey entered his Monday outing against the Pittsburgh Pirates having been torched for four runs in each of two outings by the strong St. Louis Cardinals lineup, leaving many of his fantasy owners concerned. Bailey...

    Blog | April 15, 2014
  5. Don't overreact to Matt Moore's injury

    Eric Karabell

    It's certainly possible that Tampa Bay Rays left-hander Matt Moore is not hurt as badly as it originally looked when he left his Monday outing in the fifth inning, but generally when a pitcher leaves a start in the worrisome fashion he did, clutching...

    Blog | April 08, 2014
  6. Stock Watch: Baez up; Corbin down

    Eric Karabell

    Raise your hand and groan if the ulnar collateral ligament in your pitching elbow hurts just from watching pitcher after pitcher after pitcher go down so far in March. Dr. James Andrews is already a busy man, er, doctor, but even more so these days! ...

    Blog | March 17, 2014
  7. Top-50 fantasy prospects breakdown

    Eric Karabell

    Wait, so there's an actual top prospects list without the great Minnesota Twins outfielder Byron Buxton at the top of it? How could that be! Well, before you get upset while examining the official ESPN Fantasy top-50 prospects list for 2014, note ...

    Blog | March 05, 2014
  8. Bits: Brandon Moss showing power stroke

    Eric Karabell

    I suppose it's understandable that many readers thought I had lost my mind when I admitted it wasn't outrageous for Oakland Athletics first baseman Brandon Moss to hit 30 home runs this season. Back in spring training, I had asked Moss whether he was...

    Blog | August 29, 2013
  9. Matt Harvey out: Implications, fill-ins

    Eric Karabell

    For weeks and perhaps months, the biggest concern in the fantasy baseball world concerning awesome New York Mets right-hander Matt Harvey has been about when the team would officially shut down his season, citing an innings limit. Hey, we went throug...

    Blog | August 27, 2013
  10. Talkin' keepers: Pitchers to stash for 2014

    Eric Karabell

    Before we discuss the hidden keeper value in readily available pitchers, it's worth noting that, in general, those players who make their baseball living hitting baseballs tend to be far more safer and reliable than those who do so throwing them. Tha...

    Blog | August 08, 2013
  11. Yoenis Cespedes showing signs of life

    Eric Karabell

    It's been two weeks since Oakland Athletics outfielder Yoenis Cespedes delivered an impressive, winning show at the Home Run Derby at Citi Field, and finally he's hit a blast in a game that counts. More are forthcoming. Is it a Derby jinx or just one...

    Blog | July 30, 2013
  12. Darvish joins long list of aces on DL

    Eric Karabell

    The Texas Rangers don't seem particularly worried about right-hander Yu Darvish, who has been placed on the 15-day disabled list with a mild strain in his trapezius muscle in his upper back, so really, fantasy owners shouldn't overreact to the news. ...

    Blog | July 11, 2013
  13. Rockies lose Tulo, Beachy set to return

    Eric Karabell

    The seemingly brittle NL West teams just can't seem to catch a break when it comes to key injuries. The Los Angeles Dodgers haven't had their optimal lineup all year, and two outfielders are still out. The San Diego Padres got center fielder Cameron ...

    Blog | June 14, 2013
  14. Closer Report: Team-by-team breakdown

    The original plan today was to open with a few paragraphs discussing just how great Chicago Cubs right-hander Kevin Gregg is, then head to notes. I would highlight Gregg's myriad positives as well as one or two negatives, if I could find any, an...

    Blog | May 03, 2013
  15. Fantasy baseball: Confidence level in Kevin Gregg of Chicago Cubs...

    Eric Karabell assesses every team's closer situation from this point forward.

    Blog | Conversation | May 03, 2013
  16. Crisp on DL; A's outfielders intriguing

    Eric Karabell

    Entering Wednesday, the No. 3 option on the Player Rater was none other than Oakland Athletics outfielder Coco Crisp, the same fellow who has been placed on the 15-day disabled list with a strained left hamstring. This creates quite the trouble for f...

    Blog | May 02, 2013