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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. 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
  3. Who's on pace for 20/20 seasons?

    Eric Karabell

    It's not easy as it used to be to finish a baseball season with more than 20 home runs and 20 stolen bases. Nine players achieved the feat last season, 10 the year before and 12 in 2011. Basically, the trend of five-category fantasy options continues...

    Blog | June 27, 2014
  4. Players most impacted by defensive shifts

    Scott Spratt

    With Eric Karabell on a well-deserved vacation this week, we've got a collection of guest bloggers filling in. Jim Bowden batted leadoff Monday, Keith Law had the honors on Tuesday and Wednesday was Tom Lasko's turn. Thursday, we're joined by Scot...

    Blog | June 19, 2014
  5. Potential trade targets among hitters

    Tom Lasko, Special to ESPN.com

    With Eric Karabell on a well-deserved vacation this week, we've got a collection of guest bloggers filling in. Jim Bowden batted leadoff Monday, Keith Law had the honors on Tuesday and Wednesday we're joined by Tom "The Intern" Lasko, formerly of the...

    Blog | June 18, 2014
  6. 2014 rankings update: What's next for Carlos Gonzalez, Eric Hosme...

    Tristan H. Cockcroft

    Tristan H. Cockcroft offers up his going-forward 2014 fantasy baseball rankings, examines the value of Carlos Gonzalez, Eric Hosmer and more.

    Story | Conversation | June 04, 2014
  7. 2014 rankings update: Can Troy Tulowitzki remain atop the Player ...

    Tristan H. Cockcroft

    Tristan H. Cockcroft offers up his going-forward 2014 fantasy baseball rankings and discusses whether Troy Tulowitzki can maintain his hot start.

    Story | Conversation | May 07, 2014
  8. 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
  9. Mike Moustakas rises, Clayton Kershaw falls in 2014 rankings upda...

    Tristan H. Cockcroft

    Tristan H. Cockcroft offers up his first going-forward 2014 fantasy baseball rankings, including how to adjust for all the new closers.

    Story | Conversation | April 02, 2014
  10. 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
  11. Ryan Zimmerman, Wilson Ramos among best options for Week 25 of Ba...

    Mike Sheets

    Mike Sheets highlights some of the best options for Week 25 of Baseball Challenge.

    Story | Conversation | September 13, 2013
  12. Carlos Gonzalez, Jacoby Ellsbury lose lots of value down the stre...

    Tristan H. Cockcroft

    Tristan H. Cockcroft discusses a number of hitters whose values make a big move, either up or down, in the final weeks.

    Story | Conversation | September 12, 2013
  13. Victor Martinez, Billy Butler in danger of losing valuable positi...

    Tristan H. Cockcroft

    Tristan H. Cockcroft updates his top 150 hitter rankings and looks at players who have maintained (Allen Craig) or could lose their position versatility (Victor Martinez, Billy Butler).

    Story | Conversation | August 28, 2013
  14. New York Yankees, Los Angeles Dodgers, Tampa Bay Rays among best ...

    Tristan H. Cockcroft

    Tristan H. Cockcroft analyzes the schedules to see which teams have the best and worst matchups for their hitters down the stretch.

    Story | Conversation | August 14, 2013
  15. Chris Davis, Adam Jones may be worth lower than midseason ranks; ...

    AJ Mass

    AJ Mass discusses players he was higher and lower on in the midseason rankings compared to the rest of the ESPN fantasy staff.

    Story | Conversation | July 22, 2013
  16. Michael Cuddyer's, Chris Sale's value higher than most fantasy ow...

    Todd Zola

    Todd Zola explains why he ranked Michael Cuddyer, Chris Sale and others much higher than the aggregate in ESPN's Top 250 second-half rankings, and why he ranked players like Joey Votto and Jon Lester lower.

    Story | Conversation | July 19, 2013
  17. Brian McCann, Hanley Ramirez, Philadelphia Phillies pitching staf...

    Mike Sheets

    Mike Sheets highlights some of the best options for the first week and a half of Segment 2 of Baseball Challenge.

    Story | Conversation | July 18, 2013