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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. Hanley, Sandoval gain value in Boston

    Eric Karabell

    The Boston Red Sox went from leading the major leagues in runs scored in 2013 to middle of the pack in 2014, from first place and a World Series championship to last place, so what better way to improve than to sign the top free-agent hitters availab...

    Blog | November 24, 2014
  3. NL West: 2014 review/2015 preview

    Eric Karabell

    As the baseball offseason continues, we conclude our divisional looks with the one that again boasts the World Series champs. The San Francisco Giants took the prize for the third time in five seasons, so let's break down their fine squad and the oth...

    Blog | November 13, 2014
  4. Early 2015 top 10 pitcher rankings

    Eric Karabell

    I think we all enjoy baseball nights when aces are in action, even though I rarely own aces in the first place. Perhaps that's why I enjoy it, to some degree, not really worrying from pitch to pitch about my teams but just reveling in the glory of a ...

    Blog | September 24, 2014
  5. Options for Sean Doolittle owners

    Eric Karabell

    A near-top 10 closer for the season on the ESPN Fantasy Player Rater hit the disabled list Sunday with an intercostal strain in his side, opening up an opportunity for saves in the Oakland Athletics bullpen. Yes, lefty Sean Doolittle has done quite a...

    Blog | August 25, 2014
  6. How to value the Rockies for 2015

    Eric Karabell

    Fantasy owners are probably getting tired of the top Colorado Rockies players, especially slumping star outfielder Carlos Gonzalez, who -- while you were all participating in fantasy football mock drafts this weekend -- was again placed on the disabl...

    Blog | August 11, 2014
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. 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
  17. 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