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  1. Matthew Berry

    Matthew Berry



    Bio | Chats | E-mail | Fantasy Focus | Fantasy and Games

    • Senior Fantasy analyst for ESPN
    • Member, FSWA and FSTA Halls of Fame
    • Best-selling author of "Fantasy Life"

  2. Surprising end-of-season predictions

    Eric Karabell

    Welcome to Friday the 13th, the only one of this entire calendar year, and one can be sure if there's an impactful baseball injury on this day many a fantasy owner will blame it on bad luck because of the number 13. Without getting into how ridiculou...

    Blog | June 13, 2014
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. Fernandez wraps up impressive season

    Eric Karabell

    Fantasy owners really could not have asked for much more of Miami Marlins right-hander Jose Fernandez this year. The Cuban import surprisingly made the Marlins out of spring training at age 20, became a popular fantasy free-agent pickup immediately, ...

    Blog | September 12, 2013
  6. Bits: Cubs' Murphy continues to surprise

    Eric Karabell

    Five players enter Friday having hit eight home runs in August. Chances are, even the most casual baseball fans are well aware of four of them: Detroit Tigers third baseman Miguel Cabrera, Baltimore Orioles first baseman Chris Davis, Atlanta Braves o...

    Blog | August 23, 2013
  7. Second-half rankings reactions: Pitchers

    Eric Karabell

    It didn't take my Twitter followers long to realize that I had ranked pitchers in the ESPN Fantasy midseason rankings a bit lower than my colleagues. Yes, that's by design. My list of those making their living throwing the baseball started with Los A...

    Blog | July 18, 2013
  8. What's wrong with Justin Verlander?

    Eric Karabell

    Chicago White Sox outfielder Alex Rios did something noteworthy Tuesday night, tallying six hits in as many at-bats, while adding a pair of stolen bases and an RBI. The oft-overlooked Rios is rightly owned in all leagues, and good for him; he's provi...

    Blog | July 10, 2013
  9. Projecting SP wins: My updated top 10

    Eric Karabell

    Unlike home runs and stolen bases and most offensive statistics, for that matter, pitcher wins are not a good gauge of a player's true ability. They just aren't. We could compare myriad sets of pitchers in this space with similar statistics in ERA, W...

    Blog | May 30, 2013
  10. Friday's five things you need to know

    Eric Karabell

    Struggling starting pitchers will certainly be on display this weekend as teams -- both real and fantasy -- wonder if their aces will deliver. Of course, it's not even Tax Day yet, so in general it's wise to be patient. By the way, don't forget to pa...

    Blog | April 12, 2013
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. Josh Johnson, Tim Hudson, Tom Milone look like solid options over...

    Eric Karabell

    Eric Karabell seeks out some upcoming pitching sleepers and busts based on their projected schedule for the next four weeks.

    Blog | Conversation | July 13, 2012
  14. Updated Top 100 for 2012

    Eric Karabell

    I've been saying, writing and tweeting about spring training statistics being pretty much meaningless, which is why you won't see many notable changes in my Top 100 when it comes to established but currently struggling vets such as Ryan Bra...

    Blog | March 20, 2012
  15. Hanley Ramirez, Dustin Pedroia in top 12 of Eric Karabell's top 1...

    Eric Karabell

    Eric Karabell lays out his top 100 fantasy options for 2012, taking into account position scarcity, the depth of starting pitching and more.

    Blog | Conversation | March 20, 2012
  16. Updated Top 100 for 2012 (Braun No. 1)

    Eric Karabell

    Pitchers and catchers have their bags packed and are ready to report to spring training, so it seems only appropriate to release my Top 100 overall rankings and get the conversation started! These rankings reflect my thought process in a few areas of...

    Blog | February 14, 2012
  17. Hanley Ramirez, Dustin Pedroia in top 10 of Eric Karabell's top 1...

    Eric Karabell

    Eric Karabell lays out his top 100 fantasy options for 2012, taking into account position scarcity, the depth of starting pitching and more.

    Blog | Conversation | February 14, 2012