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  1. 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
  2. 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
  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. Consider picking up these Marlins

    Eric Karabell

    No team has a better home record than the surprising Miami Marlins (15-5), who entered Monday hitting .307 with power (.865 OPS) at spacious Marlins Park, and then came back to win in the final innings against the New York Mets as players other than ...

    Blog | May 06, 2014
  5. Chris Davis, Bryce Harper latest to hit DL

    Eric Karabell

    The final weekend of April ended similar to the ones before it, with fantasy owners scrambling to fill roster slots as key contributors continued to fall from lineups. This past weekend the Beltway-area teams were featured, as key sluggers in the mid...

    Blog | April 28, 2014
  6. 2013 postseason fantasy baseball rankings

    Eric Karabell

    Welcome to October and the 2013 version of the ESPN Fantasy annual baseball postseason rankings! The Tampa Bay Rays settled the final official playoff spot Monday night, so here we go with position by position rankings and a top 100 to get you ready ...

    Blog | October 01, 2013
  7. 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
  8. Monday Bits: Examining Rangers' bullpen

    Eric Karabell

    Welcome to the final few days of July. On Wednesday, the last day of the month, there likely will be trades that affect both real baseball and the fantasy version. Some of the players moved will be big names, some will be minor leaguers, and in some ...

    Blog | July 29, 2013
  9. Projecting HRs: Who will hit the most?

    Eric Karabell

    It might seem crazy to bet against Detroit Tigers slugger Miguel Cabrera leading the majors in pretty much whatever he wants to, but when predicting the final home run leaders for 2013, based on what we know so far and what I think will happen, I'm g...

    Blog | May 28, 2013
  10. Five things to know for the weekend

    Eric Karabell

    The final weekend of April is upon us and while it's still too early for most teams struggling in the standings to panic, that doesn't mean there won't be some panicking anyway. For example, big things were expected from the Toronto Blue Jays and Los...

    Blog | April 26, 2013
  11. Bullpens: Top 10 'non-save' RP options

    Eric Karabell

    The weekend announcement from New York Yankees closer Mariano Rivera that this would be his final big league season doesn't change anything from a fantasy baseball perspective. The beloved Rivera remains a trusted fantasy option, and is appropri...

    Blog | March 11, 2013
  12. David Robertson, David Hernandez among top fantasy-worthy middle ...

    Eric Karabell

    Eric Karabell takes a closer look at the Yankees' bullpen situation and then lays out his top fantasy options among relievers not expected to get 10-plus saves.

    Blog | Conversation | March 11, 2013
  13. Mike Trout finishes No. 1 on ESPN Player Rater, Fernando Rodney t...

    Eric Karabell

    Eric Karabell has the fantasy highlights and lowlights from the final day of the regular season, which included another fine game by Mike Trout, Fernando Rodney's 48th save and a pitching gem by Cardinals youngster Shelby Miller.

    Blog | Conversation | October 04, 2012
  14. Bits: Power sources for home stretch

    Eric Karabell

    • Philadelphia Phillies first baseman/outfielder Darin Ruf smacked his first big league home run Tuesday, and he could be a source of power the final week and perhaps in 2013. Ruf hit .317 with a surprising 38 home runs at Double-A Reading this...

    Blog | September 26, 2012
  15. Darin Ruf, Russ Canzler providing late power; pitchers to stream ...

    Eric Karabell

    Eric Karabell identifies a couple of hitters providing power for the home stretch

    Blog | Conversation | September 26, 2012
  16. Thoughts on Carl Crawford, Sox hitters

    Eric Karabell

    In Carl Crawford's final two seasons with the Tampa Bay Rays, he hit a cumulative .306 and averaged 17 home runs, 79 RBIs, 103 runs scored and 54 stolen bases. He also missed a total of 14 games. I thought Crawford was likely to be a tad overrat...

    Blog | August 21, 2012