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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. Inside the Julio Teheran-Cliff Lee duel

    Eric Karabell

    PHILADELPHIA -- Entering Wednesday, one complete game had been thrown in baseball this season. It's only a few weeks, but still, it's clearly been a rarity. During the afternoon Wednesday, Cincinnati Reds right-hander Johnny Cueto joined San Diego Pa...

    Blog | April 17, 2014
  3. Neil Walker continues powerful start

    Eric Karabell

    Big league second basemen don't generally contend for home run titles, and when one comes along with enticing power, fantasy owners tend to gravitate toward that player. Last season, for example, 26 hitters managed to reach 26 or more home runs, and ...

    Blog | April 16, 2014
  4. Middlebrooks, Teixeira land on DL

    Eric Karabell

    Heading into the weekend both Boston Red Sox third baseman Will Middlebrooks and New York Yankees first baseman Mark Teixeira were owned in 100 percent of ESPN standard leagues, each having been selected in the range of the 17th round in ESPN live dr...

    Blog | April 07, 2014
  5. Colabello a shrewd daily league pickup

    Eric Karabell

    The story of Minnesota Twins first baseman/outfielder Chris Colabello is actually kind of interesting, one I followed during the past year due to my investment in one of my deep teams. The Massachusetts native played for most of his 20s in the indepe...

    Blog | April 04, 2014
  6. Jason Heyward capable of greatness

    Eric Karabell

    Atlanta Braves outfielder Jason Heyward has yet to reach his 25th birthday. That's right, the team's leadoff hitter is in his fifth season but is still just 24, still full of promise and upside. And the two-run homer he smacked off Milwaukee Brewers ...

    Blog | April 02, 2014
  7. Andrew Cashner's fantasy ceiling

    Eric Karabell

    The non-Aussie version of the 2014 Major League Baseball season opened Sunday night with the San Diego Padres beating up Los Angeles Dodgers relief pitcher Brian Wilson for a 3-1 win, but the story entering play, and for the first seven innings, was ...

    Blog | March 31, 2014
  8. Stock Watch: Soria up, Profar down

    Eric Karabell

    Mondays tend to be a tough day for many folks, as they signal the end of the fun weekend and start of the not-so-fun work week. Well, my work week is still fun and I have some good news: This is the last Monday sans regular-season baseball until the ...

    Blog | March 24, 2014
  9. OBP leagues: Studs, sleepers, busts

    Eric Karabell

    The most obvious name that moves up in fantasy formats that count walks or on-base percentage is that of misjudged Cincinnati Reds first baseman Joey Votto. Not only did the terrific Votto draw a cool 135 walks last season, but that was 23 more than ...

    Blog | March 18, 2014
  10. Bullpen Report: Who closes in Texas?

    Eric Karabell

    Of the few closer situations that still have some degree of uncertainty, what's happening with the Texas Rangers should be of special interest. After all, the Rangers remain pretty good, having won 90 or more games four consecutive seasons, and simil...

    Blog | March 11, 2014
  11. 2014 NL-only LABR auction recap

    Eric Karabell

    Each fantasy baseball auction is different, and if you're anything like me, when an auction ends, I feel like I spend more time regretting not spending the extra dollar(s) for certain players rather than celebrating the fine individuals who compose w...

    Blog | March 07, 2014
  12. Top-50 fantasy prospects breakdown

    Eric Karabell

    Wait, so there's an actual top prospects list without the great Minnesota Twins outfielder Byron Buxton at the top of it? How could that be! Well, before you get upset while examining the official ESPN Fantasy top-50 prospects list for 2014, note ...

    Blog | March 05, 2014
  13. Spring storylines: National League

    Eric Karabell

    The lineups can get a little crazy, and the top hitters generally leave after a few at-bats. Players with futures not likely to include fantasy stardom tend to produce big numbers. The starting pitchers get an inning or two as they cautiously get str...

    Blog | February 27, 2014
  14. Differences of opinion in 2014 rankings

    Eric Karabell

    The 2014 fantasy baseball season has finally arrived! Oh sure, the games aren't starting quite yet, and while it always seems exciting when pitchers and catchers report to spring training, the truth is we're not reporting and the numbers don't count,...

    Blog | February 07, 2014
  15. Chris Davis fantasy MVP among hitters

    Eric Karabell

    Baltimore Orioles first baseman Chris Davis and his sore right foot got the day off Thursday against Toronto Blue Jays left-hander Mark Buehrle, but fantasy owners can't complain about a season's worth of surprising production. Davis, a 15th-round ch...

    Blog | September 27, 2013
  16. Bits: A tribute to Helton, Pettitte, Rivera

    Eric Karabell

    As the 2013 baseball season enters its final week, it seems an appropriate time to pay tribute to the once-productive players that occasionally carried fantasy teams but have already announced their intention to retire. On Sunday, Colorado Rockies fi...

    Blog | September 23, 2013
  17. Bits: Strop, Schierholtz, Martinez

    Eric Karabell

    Saves can normally be found freely on the waiver wire, but the second half of this fine 2013 season hasn't been normal in that respect. We've got nearly three weeks of September action at which to look heading into Friday, and 26 pitchers have three ...

    Blog | September 20, 2013