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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. 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
  3. Future value of Final Vote candidates

    Eric Karabell

    Final fan voting ends Thursday afternoon, as MLB will announce the last player -- at least for now, before replacements -- for each squad in the All-Star Game. In theory, there's nothing wrong with this idea of choosing one last performer for the gam...

    Blog | July 10, 2014
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. Price remains very right

    AJ Mass

    David Price is not the first pitcher to get taken deep twice in the same game by Albert Pujols, and the way the slugger seems to have rediscovered his power stroke this season, odds are he won't be the last. However, the perception seems to be that P...

    Blog | May 19, 2014
  7. Injured Beltran among active WAR leaders

    Eric Karabell

    More than half of the top 15 for wins above replacement (WAR) among active players entering this season have been New York Yankees at some point. Perhaps this isn't surprising, but with the news Thursday that Carlos Beltran was placed on the disabled...

    Blog | May 16, 2014
  8. Should you let CC Sabathia go?

    Eric Karabell

    It's likely that fantasy owners are going to be seeing more of New York Yankees lefty CC Sabathia on their free agent wires after Sunday's superficially terrible outing. After all, Sabathia was hammered for 10 hits and five runs in 3 2/3 innings agai...

    Blog | May 05, 2014
  9. What to expect from April surprises

    Eric Karabell

    Welcome to May, when the fantasy standings start to make some sense. We'll also get enough answers about some of the top performers from April to make proper decisions about them. Let's examine some of the top surprises from the month that passed and...

    Blog | May 01, 2014
  10. Spring storylines: American League

    Eric Karabell

    As I prepare to see spring training games in person this weekend, let's continue our team-by-team look at the storylines to watch this spring by focusing on the American League. I examined the spring storylines for each National League team on Thursd...

    Blog | February 28, 2014
  11. Bits: Freese losing starts; Alexei hitting

    Eric Karabell

    Big league rosters expand in less than two weeks, and fantasy owners will see more interesting prospects get the call. The St. Louis Cardinals decided they didn't want to wait that long for second baseman Kolten Wong, summoning him from Triple-A Memp...

    Blog | August 19, 2013
  12. Yoenis Cespedes showing signs of life

    Eric Karabell

    It's been two weeks since Oakland Athletics outfielder Yoenis Cespedes delivered an impressive, winning show at the Home Run Derby at Citi Field, and finally he's hit a blast in a game that counts. More are forthcoming. Is it a Derby jinx or just one...

    Blog | July 30, 2013
  13. Second-half rankings reactions: Hitters

    Eric Karabell

    Oh, how things can change in only eight weeks. The last time the ESPN fantasy crew supplied its rest-of-season rankings in mid-May, Atlanta Braves outfielder Justin Upton was a consensus top-10 choice, Baltimore Orioles slugger Chris Davis wasn't ...

    Blog | July 17, 2013
  14. All-Star hitter interviews: Kipnis, Zobrist

    Eric Karabell

    The St. Louis Cardinals are one of baseball's most successful organizations, in part because they think progressively and try new things. Coaxing more defensive versatility from their hitters is one of the more obvious themes, and certainly the fact ...

    Blog | July 16, 2013
  15. Bits: Stanton off the home run schneid

    Eric Karabell

    Miami Marlins outfielder Giancarlo Stanton worried many a fantasy owner the first three weeks of this season; he entered last Wednesday hitting .176 with one lonely RBI in 14 games. But good things come to those who wait: Stanton launched his first h...

    Blog | April 29, 2013
  16. Giancarlo Stanton breaks homerless spell in big way; Tony Cingran...

    Eric Karabell

    Eric Karabell looks back at the fantasy-relevant notes from this weekend, including big games from Giancarlo Stanton and Tony Cingrani.

    Blog | Conversation | April 29, 2013
  17. Chris Heisey, Evan Gattis top list of suggested early-season pick...

    Todd Zola

    Todd Zola discusses a handful of hitters who are undervalued because they are playing more often or hitting in a better lineup slot than originally expected, such as Chris Heisey and Evan Gattis.

    Story | Conversation | April 08, 2013