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  1. NL West: 2014 review/2015 preview

    Eric Karabell

    As the baseball offseason continues, we conclude our divisional looks with the one that again boasts the World Series champs. The San Francisco Giants took the prize for the third time in five seasons, so let's break down their fine squad and the oth...

    Blog | November 13, 2014
  2. Early 2015 top 10 pitcher rankings

    Eric Karabell

    I think we all enjoy baseball nights when aces are in action, even though I rarely own aces in the first place. Perhaps that's why I enjoy it, to some degree, not really worrying from pitch to pitch about my teams but just reveling in the glory of a ...

    Blog | September 24, 2014
  3. Call-ups with potential fantasy value

    Eric Karabell

    The first day of September doesn't merely highlight the opening of the final month of regular-season baseball, but it's time for an influx of young players to join the league as rosters expand. The top teams will promote prospects but probably not pl...

    Blog | September 02, 2014
  4. Options for Sean Doolittle owners

    Eric Karabell

    A near-top 10 closer for the season on the ESPN Fantasy Player Rater hit the disabled list Sunday with an intercostal strain in his side, opening up an opportunity for saves in the Oakland Athletics bullpen. Yes, lefty Sean Doolittle has done quite a...

    Blog | August 25, 2014
  5. How to value the Rockies for 2015

    Eric Karabell

    Fantasy owners are probably getting tired of the top Colorado Rockies players, especially slumping star outfielder Carlos Gonzalez, who -- while you were all participating in fantasy football mock drafts this weekend -- was again placed on the disabl...

    Blog | August 11, 2014
  6. Contact rate hints at fantasy value

    Eric Karabell

    Many fantasy owners pay attention only to the offensive statistics that directly affect them, from home runs to stolen bases, but analytical folks look at far more items that matter, one of them being contact rate. When a hitter makes contact, good t...

    Blog | July 24, 2014
  7. Midseason rankings reactions

    Eric Karabell

    Wouldn't it be nice if we could all redraft our fantasy baseball teams today, knowing what we know now? Perhaps the first-place teams would stick with what they've got, but then again, some of those ladies and gents might have used a first-round pick...

    Blog | July 14, 2014
  8. Fantasy impact of position changes

    Eric Karabell

    Most times that I've talked to a baseball player about the potential effects a position change will have -- or is having -- on them at the plate, they've looked at me like I was an alien from outer space. In other words, although these guys are human...

    Blog | June 25, 2014
  9. 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
  10. Stock Watch: Alex Wood up; Davis down

    Eric Karabell

    Spring training baseball games aren't simply for weekdays, so even if you're constantly updated with the latest news, chances are you might have missed something that could affect a pending draft. And hey, perhaps you're drafting today on #MockDraftM...

    Blog | March 10, 2014
  11. 2013 postseason fantasy baseball rankings

    Eric Karabell

    Welcome to October and the 2013 version of the ESPN Fantasy annual baseball postseason rankings! The Tampa Bay Rays settled the final official playoff spot Monday night, so here we go with position by position rankings and a top 100 to get you ready ...

    Blog | October 01, 2013
  12. Bits: Strop, Schierholtz, Martinez

    Eric Karabell

    Saves can normally be found freely on the waiver wire, but the second half of this fine 2013 season hasn't been normal in that respect. We've got nearly three weeks of September action at which to look heading into Friday, and 26 pitchers have three ...

    Blog | September 20, 2013
  13. Bits: Kemp, Ramirez, Marte return

    Eric Karabell

    Several National League playoff teams welcomed back key offensive players to the lineup Tuesday, and fantasy owners certainly needed to pay attention. Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder Matt Kemp (hamstring) went 4-for-4 in his first start since July, wi...

    Blog | September 18, 2013
  14. Bits: Nationals continue to tear it up

    Eric Karabell

    The hottest team in the National League, much to the chagrin of the suddenly vulnerable Cincinnati Reds, is the Washington Nationals. The Nats have won eight of 10 games and 19 of 25, and among the key hitters in the surge to contention have been thi...

    Blog | September 16, 2013
  15. Second-half rankings reactions: Hitters

    Eric Karabell

    Oh, how things can change in only eight weeks. The last time the ESPN fantasy crew supplied its rest-of-season rankings in mid-May, Atlanta Braves outfielder Justin Upton was a consensus top-10 choice, Baltimore Orioles slugger Chris Davis wasn't ...

    Blog | July 17, 2013
  16. NL West midpoint report

    Eric Karabell

    We're nearly halfway through the 2013 season, and we've seen some good, some bad and some Josh Hamilton. This week in the KaraBlog, we'll take a look at each team at the midpoint of the season and discuss what has happened and what should happen. Wit...

    Blog | June 28, 2013