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  1. Bits: Grant Balfour ineffective of late

    Eric Karabell

    Oakland Athletics right-hander Grant Balfour saw his first action of the week in Thursday's 8-2 win over the Minnesota Twins. It wasn't a save opportunity, but Balfour hadn't pitched since Friday, when he needed 35 pitches to close out the Houston As...

    Blog | September 13, 2013
  2. Bits: Brewers sleepers emerging; Tulo sits

    Eric Karabell

    The Milwaukee Brewers certainly aren't playoff-bound, but it hasn't stopped several of their more unheralded players from becoming interesting in fantasy baseball. Right-hander Marco Estrada dominated the Cincinnati Reds on Sunday, allowing one hit o...

    Blog | August 26, 2013
  3. 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
  4. My 'Do Not Draft' list: Posey, Bourn ...

    Eric Karabell

    San Francisco Giants catcher Buster Posey is the consensus top guy at his position this season, a point I have no intention of arguing. Posey has proven himself to be a terrific, accomplished hitter -- and healer of injury -- and his performance in t...

    Blog | March 15, 2013
  5. Buster Posey, Michael Bourn top Eric Karabell's fantasy baseball ...

    Eric Karabell

    Eric Karabell lists several players he probably won't be ending up with in fantasy drafts this spring, including Buster Posey, Michael Bourn and Craig Kimbrel, and explains why he doesn't like them as much as other owners.

    Blog | Conversation | March 15, 2013
  6. Riskiest early-round draft picks

    Eric Karabell

    There are several risky picks in the early rounds of 2013 fantasy baseball drafts, but when it comes to Colorado Rockies shortstop Troy Tulowitzki, Tampa Bay Rays third baseman Evan Longoria and Toronto Blue Jays outfielder Jose Bautista, the true ri...

    Blog | February 28, 2013
  7. Jacoby Ellsbury, Aroldis Chapman among the riskiest early-round f...

    Eric Karabell

    Eric Karabell looks at top 100 players he feels could disappoint fantasy owners, including Jacoby Ellsbury and Aroldis Chapman.

    Blog | Conversation | February 28, 2013
  8. Oldies but goodies list: Pitchers

    Eric Karabell

    New York Yankees right-hander Hiroki Kuroda turned 38 years old this past weekend, but you'd hardly know it by the way he pitched last season. In fact, the underrated Kuroda finished the 2012 season No. 19 on ESPN's Player Rater among start...

    Blog | February 15, 2013
  9. Hiroki Kuroda, Tim Hudson highlight the oldies-but-goodies pitche...

    Eric Karabell

    Eric Karabell highlights pitchers over the age of 35 who could be real bargains in fantasy drafts this season.

    Blog | Conversation | February 15, 2013
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. Spring storylines to track

    Eric Karabell

    Wise fantasy baseball owners know that spring training statistics usually don't tell us a whole lot, as those surprising Jake Fox performances usually don't lead to much regular-season success. But there's still plenty to watch. It&#03...

    Blog | February 11, 2013
  13. Status of Roy Halladay, Jose Bautista among top storylines to tra...

    Eric Karabell

    Eric Karabell lays out the aspects of spring training he'll be watching closely, on a team-by-team basis, such as the health of Roy Halladay and Jose Bautista and the emergence of youngsters Shelby Miller and Adam Eaton.

    Blog | Conversation | February 11, 2013
  14. Hitters whose values have fallen too far

    Eric Karabell

    The list of players whose 2013 fantasy draft stock will look a whole lot different from a year ago is long, but in many cases way too reactionary. With San Francisco Giants outfielder Hunter Pence, a player I felt had been a bit overrated for fantasy...

    Blog | February 08, 2013
  15. Hunter Pence of San Francisco Giants, Nelson Cruz of Texas Ranger...

    Eric Karabell

    Eric Karabell discusses players whose 2013 draft value seems to have fallen too far, making them potential bargain selections.

    Blog | Conversation | February 08, 2013
  16. Fantasy ranks summit: Notes and themes

    Eric Karabell

    It started Tuesday morning with much debate about the great -- or perhaps merely very good -- Mike Trout and ended during the evening Wednesday with closers and Cabreras (Melky and Asdrubal) sliding into our Top 100. In between, the ESPN Fantasy team...

    Blog | January 31, 2013