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  1. Pleasant surprises among top relievers

    Eric Karabell

    Let's talk closers! With roughly a third of the MLB season complete and much upheaval in terms of injuries and torn UCLs and hitters performing below expectations, it's actually been a relatively quiet season so far for closers. After all, of the top...

    Blog | June 03, 2014
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. Bits: Carlos Gomez suffers knee injury

    Eric Karabell

    Milwaukee Brewers outfielder Carlos Gomez has been a ton of fun to own in fantasy this season, as he enters the weekend the No. 10 hitter on the ESPN Player Rater, quite a feat for a 12th-round choice on average in ESPN live drafts. Gomez is also lea...

    Blog | August 16, 2013
  7. Rockies lose Tulo, Beachy set to return

    Eric Karabell

    The seemingly brittle NL West teams just can't seem to catch a break when it comes to key injuries. The Los Angeles Dodgers haven't had their optimal lineup all year, and two outfielders are still out. The San Diego Padres got center fielder Cameron ...

    Blog | June 14, 2013
  8. Bits: Giants' injuries, new Dodgers closer

    Eric Karabell

    Tuesday was not a good day for the San Francisco Giants. Before having to face hard-throwing Pittsburgh Pirates rookie phenom Gerrit Cole in his debut, the Giants placed third baseman Pablo Sandoval on the disabled list because of a strained left foo...

    Blog | June 12, 2013
  9. Realistic expectations for Matt Kemp

    Eric Karabell

    Rumors that Los Angeles Dodgers skipper Don Mattingly could be out of work soon make little sense, since he's not the one who built his flawed yet expensive team, rife with injuries, poor play and a lack of depth. On Monday night in Milwaukee, the Do...

    Blog | May 21, 2013
  10. Young could be cheap source of steals

    Eric Karabell

    Colorado Rockies first baseman Todd Helton hit the disabled list Thursday with a wrist injury, and while this is no longer a big deal in fantasy because he's not productive and is owned in less than 1 percent of ESPN standard mixed leagues, I&#0...

    Blog | April 26, 2013
  11. Colorado Rockies' Eric Young Jr. could be cheap source of steals

    Eric Karabell

    Eric Karabell discusses the fantasy potential of Eric Young Jr., specifically in the steals department, as well other potential speedsters on the waiver wire.

    Blog | Conversation | April 26, 2013
  12. My 'Do Not Draft' list: Posey, Bourn ...

    Eric Karabell

    San Francisco Giants catcher Buster Posey is the consensus top guy at his position this season, a point I have no intention of arguing. Posey has proven himself to be a terrific, accomplished hitter -- and healer of injury -- and his performance in t...

    Blog | March 15, 2013
  13. Buster Posey, Michael Bourn top Eric Karabell's fantasy baseball ...

    Eric Karabell

    Eric Karabell lists several players he probably won't be ending up with in fantasy drafts this spring, including Buster Posey, Michael Bourn and Craig Kimbrel, and explains why he doesn't like them as much as other owners.

    Blog | Conversation | March 15, 2013
  14. Bits: Dunn returns, Vogelsong struggles

    Eric Karabell

    • Chicago White Sox first baseman/designated hitter Adam Dunn returned from a 10-day absence (oblique injury) Saturday with two hits, then homered Sunday, his 39th of his comeback season. Check to see if Dunn became available in your league bec...

    Blog | September 17, 2012
  15. Adam Dunn returns to Chicago White Sox lineup; Ryan Vogelsong's s...

    Eric Karabell

    Eric Karabell has the fantasy highlights and lowlights from Sunday's games, including good performances from Adam Dunn and Pedro Alvarez, and another bad outing from Ryan Vogelsong.

    Blog | Conversation | September 17, 2012
  16. Pablo Sandoval of San Francisco Giants could be headed for disabl...

    Eric Karabell

    Eric Karabell looks at the fantasy-noteworthy performances from Tuesday, including Pablo Sandoval leaving early with a hamstring injury.

    Blog | Conversation | July 25, 2012