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  1. Fantasy impact of Carlos Gomez injury

    Eric Karabell

    The Milwaukee Brewers and fantasy owners received tough news on the left wrist injury suffered by awesome outfielder Carlos Gomez, one that could keep him out of action the next two weeks, if not more. Fantasy owners wisely love Gomez, who entered Tu...

    Blog | September 03, 2014
  2. Add Yadier Molina now

    Eric Karabell

    The St. Louis Cardinals had to be hoping that when superb catcher Yadier Molina was lost for a few months with a thumb injury, they could merely remain within striking distance of the NL Central lead. Mission accomplished there. The Cardinals are NL ...

    Blog | August 28, 2014
  3. Surprising end-of-season predictions

    Eric Karabell

    Welcome to Friday the 13th, the only one of this entire calendar year, and one can be sure if there's an impactful baseball injury on this day many a fantasy owner will blame it on bad luck because of the number 13. Without getting into how ridiculou...

    Blog | June 13, 2014
  4. Results differ as Hamilton, Trout return

    Eric Karabell

    A pair of Los Angeles Angels outfielders returned from injury to the lineup Tuesday in Houston, but only one of them lasted the entire game, and it's not the one who was selected first -- or second, in theory, I suppose -- in nearly every fantasy dra...

    Blog | June 04, 2014
  5. Versatile Ben Zobrist could be DL-bound

    Eric Karabell

    I've long been a fan and defender of Tampa Bay Rays switch-hitter Ben Zobrist, enjoying his versatility and 20-homer, 20-steal potential. However, being objective, I was also planning to write a blog entry wondering whether he's become a bit overrate...

    Blog | May 15, 2014
  6. Wieters' elbow injury a major concern

    Eric Karabell

    The No. 2 catcher on the ESPN Fantasy Player Rater started at designated hitter for the Baltimore Orioles on Tuesday, hitting a pair of singles in five at-bats and raising his batting average to an impressive .341. Then again, nobody knows when Matt ...

    Blog | May 07, 2014
  7. Should you wait on Mark Trumbo?

    Eric Karabell

    The struggling Arizona Diamondbacks made a stunning ninth-inning rally to win at Wrigley Field Wednesday, but the day was marred by the news slugging outfielder Mark Trumbo will miss an extended period of time with a stress fracture in his left foot....

    Blog | April 24, 2014
  8. Is Josh Hamilton worth waiting for?

    Eric Karabell

    Fantasy owners will be tempted to cut Los Angeles Angels outfielder Josh Hamilton now that he's on the shelf for at least six weeks, and perhaps more than two months, with a thumb injury, but I think that's a mistake. Sure, I can't possibly know how ...

    Blog | April 10, 2014
  9. Yordano Ventura electric in season debut

    Eric Karabell

    In a fantasy baseball world that unfortunately gets cluttered with so many injuries -- and there were more significant ones Tuesday -- it's always nice to see a young pitcher with nasty stuff make us smile. It reminds us why baseball is so awesome an...

    Blog | April 09, 2014
  10. Fantasy impact of Chapman's injury

    Eric Karabell

    Entering Thursday, there was only one relief pitcher being selected ahead of Cincinnati Reds lefty Aroldis Chapman in ESPN standard drafts. Unfortunately, this will change now that Chapman is likely out until mid-May at least after a scary incident W...

    Blog | March 20, 2014
  11. Bits: Ellsbury sidelined with foot injury

    Eric Karabell

    Fantasy owners certainly can't complain about Boston Red Sox outfielder Jacoby Ellsbury's production this season. Ellsbury leads the big leagues in stolen bases with 52, and he's sprinkled in a .299 batting average, eight home runs and 89 runs scored...

    Blog | September 09, 2013
  12. Bits: Cameron Maybin returns with flourish

    Eric Karabell

    Welcome back, Cameron Maybin! Perhaps many of you weren't aware that the San Diego Padres outfielder hadn't played since mid-April with a wrist injury because he had been hitting only .091 after 10 games, but it's true. He returned to the Padres line...

    Blog | June 07, 2013
  13. Daniel Hudson of the Arizona Diamondbacks hit hard, leaves early ...

    Eric Karabell

    Eric Karabell discusses the most interesting fantasy tidbits from Tuesday's action, including Daniel Hudson's injury-shortened outing and Anthony Rizzo's Cubs debut

    Blog | Conversation | June 27, 2012
  14. Adam Dunn of Chicago White Sox enjoying a bounce-back season, now...

    Eric Karabell

    Eric Karabell discusses the most fantasy-relevant tidbits from Monday's games, including Adam Dunn's bounce-back and an injury to a Rays starter.

    Blog | Conversation | May 15, 2012
  15. Jason Heyward, Josh Johnson among many players under the fantasy ...

    Eric Karabell

    Eric Karabell takes a team-by-team look at the players he'll be watching closely this spring, including Jason Heyward and injury returns Kendrys Morales and Josh Johnson.

    Blog | Conversation | March 02, 2012
  16. Jose Tabata returns, offers speed

    Eric Karabell

    • Pittsburgh Pirates outfielder Jose Tabata returned from the disabled list Tuesday with a single in four at-bats and a walk. Tabata, owned in 18.6 percent of ESPN standard leagues, missed six weeks with a quad injury. He has been disappoint...

    Blog | August 17, 2011