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  1. Willingham can replace injured bats

    Eric Karabell

    Josh Willingham bashed 35 home runs for the 2012 Minnesota Twins, while also drawing 76 walks, and while it might not seem clear, those skills remain. Sure, Willingham hasn't been able to hit for average or stay healthy since, but the intriguing Mond...

    Blog | August 12, 2014
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. Spring storylines: American League

    Eric Karabell

    As I prepare to see spring training games in person this weekend, let's continue our team-by-team look at the storylines to watch this spring by focusing on the American League. I examined the spring storylines for each National League team on Thursd...

    Blog | February 28, 2014
  6. Bits: Carlos Gomez suffers knee injury

    Eric Karabell

    Milwaukee Brewers outfielder Carlos Gomez has been a ton of fun to own in fantasy this season, as he enters the weekend the No. 10 hitter on the ESPN Player Rater, quite a feat for a 12th-round choice on average in ESPN live drafts. Gomez is also lea...

    Blog | August 16, 2013
  7. Billy Butler frustrating fantasy owners

    Eric Karabell

    Kansas City Royals first baseman/designated hitter Billy Butler remains 100 percent owned in ESPN standard leagues, but, judging by my Twitter feed, patience is apparently running thin. Butler might have quieted the critics with Wednesday's three-hit...

    Blog | June 06, 2013
  8. Don't dismiss Adam Dunn, Dan Uggla

    Eric Karabell

    Relying on batting average drains such as Chicago White Sox first baseman Adam Dunn and Atlanta Braves second baseman Dan Uggla can be painful for any fantasy owner, but when they're hitting for power -- like they were Monday night -- they can still ...

    Blog | May 22, 2013
  9. Dee Gordon deserves decent rank; Nolan Arenado on the rise; Paul ...

    Tristan H. Cockcroft

    Tristan H. Cockcroft discusses his midseason hitter rankings and why he's high on Dee Gordon.

    Story | Conversation | May 15, 2013
  10. Catcher ranks: Where's Carlos Ruiz fit in?

    Eric Karabell

    Philadelphia Phillies catcher Carlos Ruiz smacked a three-run home run and walked twice for Class A Clearwater on Wednesday night, a reminder that his season-opening suspension is nearing its end and fantasy owners will soon enjoy another productive ...

    Blog | April 25, 2013
  11. Carlos Ruiz set to return to Philadelphia Phillies; top-20 catche...

    Eric Karabell

    Eric Karabell lays out his 2013 expectations for Carlos Ruiz, who is expected to return Sunday, and updates his top-20 catcher rankings.

    Blog | Conversation | April 25, 2013
  12. Jose Valverde back in closer for Detroit Tigers; Bartolo Colon sh...

    Eric Karabell

    Eric Karabell looks at the fantasy-relevant notes from Tuesday, including the news that recently signed veteran Jose Valverde will be called up to be the Detroit Tigers' closer.

    Blog | Conversation | April 24, 2013
  13. Houston Astros' Justin Maxwell shows fantasy upside in Opening Da...

    Eric Karabell

    Eric Karabell takes a closer look at key Houston Astros fantasy options, such as Justin Maxwell, Bud Norris and Erik Bedard, following their Opening Day win over the Rangers.

    Blog | Conversation | April 01, 2013
  14. Top 100 for 2013: Mike Trout No. 1

    Eric Karabell

    As the saying goes, fantasy drafts aren't necessarily won in the first round -- or early rounds, for that matter -- but they can be lost. I don't buy that notion anymore. All the picks count, and team depth is critical, but many owners who...

    Blog | February 13, 2013
  15. Justin Upton, Zack Greinke ranked favorably in Eric Karabell's to...

    Eric Karabell

    Eric Karabell lays out his top 100 fantasy options for 2013, taking into account upside, position scarcity, the depth of starting pitching and more.

    Blog | Conversation | February 13, 2013
  16. American League offense watch list

    Eric Karabell

    Two weeks ago I went through each and every National League team's offense to detail thoughts on who has done well, who will do well and well, other things. Just to be fair, let's try it again today with the American League hitters! Ne...

    Blog | September 20, 2012