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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. Arizona Fall League observations

    Eric Karabell

    For more than 20 years, the Arizona Fall League has been an annual showcase of some of the best baseball prospects. For the past few seasons, I've been lucky enough to attend the First Pitch Arizona symposium over Halloween weekend with other industr...

    Blog | November 04, 2014
  3. NL East: 2014 review/2015 preview

    Eric Karabell

    The World Series is over, ending the 2014 season, but we started looking ahead -- and back -- weeks ago! We've already covered the AL East, AL Central and AL West, and now, without further ado, it's the NL East! Enjoy! Atlanta Braves Fantasy MVP...

    Blog | October 31, 2014
  4. Least Valuable Player awards for 2014

    Eric Karabell

    The Texas Rangers, playing better of late but still the worst team in the American League, started seven rookies in Wednesday's 5-1 victory over the Houston Astros. The Rangers have used a record number of players to get through the season, and while...

    Blog | September 25, 2014
  5. 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
  6. How to value deGrom for now, 2015

    Eric Karabell

    It's certainly possible that Cincinnati Reds outfielder Billy Hamilton will be given the NL Rookie of the Year award for his flashy contributions in stolen bases, but New York Mets right-hander Jacob deGrom really should be earning more attention. Fa...

    Blog | September 16, 2014
  7. Giancarlo Stanton's season done?

    Eric Karabell

    Thursday night was an oddly dark one around the major leagues as several players were hit by pitches and forced to leave games, with the biggest name being potential National League MVP Giancarlo Stanton. The excellent Miami Marlins outfielder was st...

    Blog | September 12, 2014
  8. Bounce back coming for low-OPS players?

    Eric Karabell

    None of the 152 hitters qualified for the batting title have a lower OPS (on-base percentage plus slugging) than Cincinnati Reds shortstop Zack Cozart, but he wasn't really expected to aid a fantasy team this season. However, several others near the ...

    Blog | September 11, 2014
  9. Will Wright, Pedroia ever be top-50 again?

    Eric Karabell

    It seems a bit outrageous now, but a few seasons ago New York Mets third baseman David Wright and Boston Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia were regarded as late first-round picks in fantasy drafts, deliverers of five-category goodness and viewed ...

    Blog | September 10, 2014
  10. Michael Cuddyer homers in return

    Eric Karabell

    No player has a higher batting average with more than 600 at-bats since the start of the 2013 season than Colorado Rockies outfielder/first baseman Michael Cuddyer -- you can look it up! -- so fantasy owners certainly welcomed his return from the dis...

    Blog | September 09, 2014
  11. Juan Lagares running wild

    Eric Karabell

    New York Mets outfielder Juan Lagares entered this season known mainly for his elite glove work as opposed to anything he has shown at the plate, but so far his September play has been extremely valuable for fantasy owners looking for an edge in stol...

    Blog | September 08, 2014
  12. Call-ups with potential fantasy value

    Eric Karabell

    The first day of September doesn't merely highlight the opening of the final month of regular-season baseball, but it's time for an influx of young players to join the league as rosters expand. The top teams will promote prospects but probably not pl...

    Blog | September 02, 2014
  13. Surprises abound on leaderboards

    Eric Karabell

    With a month of games to go in the regular season, the races for individual statistical honors are still up for grabs and in most cases they feature some surprising names. That's part of the fun of it for me. Anyone could have predicted Miami Marlins...

    Blog | August 29, 2014
  14. Non-closer RPs to consider adding

    Eric Karabell

    Saves aren't everything. Sure, the most popular relief pitchers in fantasy leagues are the ones who pitch the ninth inning with small leads for that very statistic, but as we approach September, it's time for many fantasy owners to take another look ...

    Blog | August 27, 2014
  15. Can you still trust in Chris Davis?

    Eric Karabell

    Baltimore Orioles first baseman/third baseman Chris Davis entered Monday as the No. 23 player on his own team over the past 30 days on the ESPN Player Rater, well behind the injured Manny Machado, but also after relievers T.J. McFarland, Brad Brach a...

    Blog | August 26, 2014
  16. Takeaways from Cliff Lee's 2014 season

    Eric Karabell

    Philadelphia Phillies left-hander Cliff Lee didn't figure to be among the traded on Thursday before the non-waiver deadline, as he had pitched only twice since missing significant time with a left flexor pronator strain, and hadn't pitched so well. W...

    Blog | August 01, 2014
  17. Masterson's new value as a Cardinal

    Eric Karabell

    The St. Louis Cardinals acquired right-hander Justin Masterson from the Cleveland Indians for minor league outfielder James Ramsey Wednesday, a day before Thursday's trading deadline. Although I've never been a big Masterson fan, he really could impr...

    Blog | July 31, 2014