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  1. 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
  2. Inside the Julio Teheran-Cliff Lee duel

    Eric Karabell

    PHILADELPHIA -- Entering Wednesday, one complete game had been thrown in baseball this season. It's only a few weeks, but still, it's clearly been a rarity. During the afternoon Wednesday, Cincinnati Reds right-hander Johnny Cueto joined San Diego Pa...

    Blog | April 17, 2014
  3. Closer Report: Papelbon's woes

    Eric Karabell

    Honestly, if closers keep pitching the way they have so far this season, we're going to need to devote a daily column to it. On Monday, those fellows were a mess. On Tuesday, it was a bit quieter. On Wednesday, an incredible six closers blew saves, s...

    Blog | April 03, 2014
  4. Bonifacio is bona fide for now

    Eric Karabell

    Let's make this clear up front: Chicago Cubs speedster Emilio Bonifacio is not exactly a great baseball player. However, the Cubs have played two games and Bonifacio has nine hits and three stolen bases already. He's the fourth guy in 85 years to sta...

    Blog | April 03, 2014
  5. Fantasy potential of Hamilton, Young Jr.

    Eric Karabell

    Two of the five players projected for the most stolen bases in the major leagues this season went 0-for-4 with four strikeouts in their season openers Monday, the famed golden sombrero. While it's never a good idea to panic after one game -- there ar...

    Blog | April 01, 2014
  6. Andrew Cashner's fantasy ceiling

    Eric Karabell

    The non-Aussie version of the 2014 Major League Baseball season opened Sunday night with the San Diego Padres beating up Los Angeles Dodgers relief pitcher Brian Wilson for a 3-1 win, but the story entering play, and for the first seven innings, was ...

    Blog | March 31, 2014
  7. Bullpen Report: NL saves projections

    Eric Karabell

    Whether you're the type of owner who targets high-end, dominant relief pitchers such as Craig Kimbrel early in drafts or adopts the adage to avoid paying for saves, the fact is we spend a lot of time talking about closers, predicting who's next in li...

    Blog | March 27, 2014
  8. The 'Perfect' Draft: Think balance early

    Eric Karabell

    Between myriad mock drafts, a few random and planned explorations into the mock draft lobby, and a few real ones that will be played out, I'm already well into double digits in ESPN leagues for March alone. While I've felt differing degrees of satisf...

    Blog | March 25, 2014
  9. Sleeper stolen base options for 2014

    Eric Karabell

    One of my favorite players to watch while seeing spring games in Arizona last week was Oakland Athletics outfielder Billy Burns, because pretty much every time the guy got on base -- and he was on base quite a bit -- he tried to steal second. And at ...

    Blog | March 14, 2014
  10. Papi still highlights oldie-but-goodie list

    Eric Karabell

    I get a kick out of armchair analysts pontificating that someone like St. Louis Cardinals outfielder Matt Holliday "isn't getting any younger." That just makes me laugh. Yes, it's factually correct that Holliday is getting older. Of course, so are Mi...

    Blog | March 13, 2014
  11. Bullpen Report: Who closes in Texas?

    Eric Karabell

    Of the few closer situations that still have some degree of uncertainty, what's happening with the Texas Rangers should be of special interest. After all, the Rangers remain pretty good, having won 90 or more games four consecutive seasons, and simil...

    Blog | March 11, 2014
  12. 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
  13. Spring storylines: National League

    Eric Karabell

    The lineups can get a little crazy, and the top hitters generally leave after a few at-bats. Players with futures not likely to include fantasy stardom tend to produce big numbers. The starting pitchers get an inning or two as they cautiously get str...

    Blog | February 27, 2014
  14. Differences of opinion in 2014 rankings

    Eric Karabell

    The 2014 fantasy baseball season has finally arrived! Oh sure, the games aren't starting quite yet, and while it always seems exciting when pitchers and catchers report to spring training, the truth is we're not reporting and the numbers don't count,...

    Blog | February 07, 2014
  15. Bits: Impact of Manny Machado injury

    Eric Karabell

    Fantasy owners have become used to seeing Baltimore Orioles third baseman Manny Machado play pretty much every inning of every game since his promotion to the major leagues last season, which is part of the reason he'll be so missed. Machado gruesome...

    Blog | September 24, 2013
  16. 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