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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. Can Lester repeat 2014 stats with Cubs?

    Eric Karabell

    For all the success new Chicago Cubs left-hander Jon Lester has achieved in his major league career, he's generally been a bit -- brace yourself, because nobody ever wants to hear or read this word -- overrated from a fantasy aspect, because we deal ...

    Blog | December 10, 2014
  3. Fantasy fallout of Lester-Cespedes deal

    Eric Karabell

    Thursday's trade deadline got started with the proverbial bang when the Oakland Athletics acquired lefty Jon Lester from the Boston Red Sox, but parted with slugger Yoenis Cespedes. What? Say that again? It's true, and quite shocking. From a fantasy ...

    Blog | July 31, 2014
  4. Players to get before trade deadline

    Eric Karabell

    Baseball's non-waiver trade deadline is Thursday afternoon -- I mean, nobody's been talking about this for the past month, right? -- and while we can't possibly know for sure which players will actually be sent to new teams, I have a few hunches the ...

    Blog | July 30, 2014
  5. Buy low, sell high: All-Star Game edition

    Eric Karabell

    MINNEAPOLIS -- The 85th All-Star Game has come and gone, and while it was clearly a night to honor and celebrate New York Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter in his final midseason classic, on occasion we certainly see eager fantasy owners assign altered v...

    Blog | July 16, 2014
  6. Projecting SP wins: My updated top 10

    Eric Karabell

    Unlike home runs and stolen bases and most offensive statistics, for that matter, pitcher wins are not a good gauge of a player's true ability. They just aren't. We could compare myriad sets of pitchers in this space with similar statistics in ERA, W...

    Blog | May 30, 2013
  7. Don't dismiss Adam Dunn, Dan Uggla

    Eric Karabell

    Relying on batting average drains such as Chicago White Sox first baseman Adam Dunn and Atlanta Braves second baseman Dan Uggla can be painful for any fantasy owner, but when they're hitting for power -- like they were Monday night -- they can still ...

    Blog | May 22, 2013
  8. A healthy Hafner could hit 20 homers

    Eric Karabell

    New York Yankees designated hitter Travis Hafner certainly enjoyed his triumphant return to Cleveland Monday afternoon, as he mashed a three-run home run off the ghost of right-hander Ubaldo Jimenez in the first inning, then later singled, walked twi...

    Blog | April 09, 2013
  9. Travis Hafner of New York Yankees has value as left-handed hitter...

    Eric Karabell

    Eric Karabell discusses the early-season success of Travis Hafner with his new team, and what to expect from the healthy veterans in the Yankees lineup.

    Blog | Conversation | April 09, 2013
  10. Strategy: When to draft starting pitchers

    Eric Karabell

    We're still in February, but ESPN's live draft results page is up and running, and a few things jump out to me. Detroit Tigers third baseman Miguel Cabrera is going first overall, with Milwaukee Brewers outfielder Ryan Braun, ESPN's pi...

    Blog | February 27, 2013
  11. Strategy: Justin Verlander, other elite starting pitchers not wor...

    Eric Karabell

    Eric Karabell lays out his philosophy pertaining to when to take starting pitchers in 2013 drafts.

    Blog | Conversation | February 27, 2013
  12. What to expect from 2012 disappointments

    Eric Karabell

    Every fantasy baseball owner who fails to win his or her league can point to a player or two they feel doomed their chances. We've all done it. What's interesting is the disparity of those players. To some owners, choosing Matt Kemp third o...

    Blog | September 13, 2012
  13. Ricky Romero, Justin Upton among the top 2012 fantasy baseball di...

    Eric Karabell

    Eric Karabell discusses the players who disappointed fantasy owners the most in 2012, including Ricky Romero and Justin Upton, and then lays out his 2013 expectation for each of them.

    Blog | Conversation | September 13, 2012
  14. Bits: Jon Lester's struggles continue

    Eric Karabell

    Boston Red Sox left-hander Jon Lester was hammered mercilessly for 11 earned runs by the Toronto Blue Jays Sunday, allowing nine hits and five walks in four innings. His season ERA rose to 5.46, and in his past three painful outings, he's thrown...

    Blog | July 23, 2012
  15. Jon Lester of Boston Red Sox enduring rough stretch, should be be...

    Eric Karabell

    Eric Karabell looks at the fantasy-noteworthy performances from Sunday, including another disastrous outing by Jon Lester.

    Blog | Conversation | July 23, 2012
  16. Will Ervin Santana turn things around?

    Eric Karabell

    Get Ervin Santana now. OK, so I got right to the point in this blog entry, but the Los Angeles Angels right-hander is getting too much negative press for his 0-6 record as he prepares to start Wednesday night at Target Field. He has made six starts ...

    Blog | May 09, 2012
  17. Ervin Santana: The win-loss record not telling the whole story

    Eric Karabell

    Eric Karabell offers his thoughts, from a fantasy perspective, on Ervin Santana, who has an 0-6 record heading into Wednesday's start in Minnesota.

    Blog | Conversation | May 09, 2012