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  1. Bits: Who replaces Francoeur in K.C.?

    Eric Karabell

    When I see Wil Myers' name flash across the bottom of my television screen, I must admit I still occasionally associate him with the Kansas City Royals, the team I thought he would be manning right field for until at least 2020. Myers was famously de...

    Blog | July 01, 2013
  2. Sleeper Tour: Remember Lorenzo Cain?

    Eric Karabell

    SURPRISE, Ariz. -- Kansas City Royals right fielder Jeff Francoeur knows all about what his intriguing teammate Lorenzo Cain can do on the baseball field, and like many of us in the fantasy baseball world, he sees an exciting power-speed combination ...

    Blog | March 21, 2013
  3. Talented but oft-injured Lorenzo Cain a fantasy sleeper heading i...

    Eric Karabell

    Eric Karabell continues his Sleeper Tour with a look at the Kansas City Royals, particularly Lorenzo Cain, and passes along a few notes from the Cactus League.

    Blog | Conversation | March 21, 2013
  4. Shields fires gem; Davis hits 33rd homer

    Eric Karabell

    • Tampa Bay Rays right-hander James Shields finished his season with a dominating effort against the Baltimore Orioles on Tuesday, striking out 15 in a complete game, though he lost. Shields allowed only two hits, but one was a Chris Davis home...

    Blog | October 03, 2012
  5. At what point is Melky Cabrera not a fluke?

    Eric Karabell

    A year ago, the three starting outfielders for the Kansas City Royals produced the best statistics of any outfield trio in the game. Perhaps that's hard to believe, but Melky Cabrera finished eighth among all outfielders on the Player Rater, Ale...

    Blog | May 16, 2012
  6. Melky Cabrera carrying over his hot second-half hitting from 2011...

    Eric Karabell

    Eric Karabell examines the fantasy value -- and perception -- of Giants outfielder Melky Cabrera, as well as two of his former teammates, the Royals' Jeff Francoeur and Alex Gordon.

    Blog | Conversation | May 16, 2012
  7. Jeff Francoeur tops list of '11 overachievers

    Eric Karabell

    The Kansas City Royals and veteran outfielder Jeff Francoeur agreed to a two-year contact extension that was announced Thursday, and although I'm happy for the man -- he's actually quite nice -- the fact is that fantasy owners should avoid ...

    Blog | August 18, 2011
  8. Podcast: Francoeur, Strasburg, Braves

    Eric Karabell

    Baseball issues positive and negative were certainly on display for Keith Law and me as we enjoyed Thursday's Baseball Today podcast. Here are some of the topics: 1. It was a Giant win in Atlanta, but can the defending champs overcome the bullpen ...

    Blog | August 18, 2011
  9. Jeff Francoeur tops list of 2011 fantasy baseball overachievers

    Eric Karabell

    Eric Karabell discusses four players who have performed well in 2011 but he feels aren't great keepers for 2012, including Jeff Francoeur and Craig Kimbrel.

    Blog | Conversation | August 18, 2011
  10. Splits notes: Adam Lind adept vs. LHPs

    Eric Karabell

    Most fantasy owners probably don't care if their hitters are effective against right-handed or left-handed pitchers, as long as they're effective, period. But for those owners who avoided Toronto Blue Jays DH/first baseman Adam Lind this se...

    Blog | May 03, 2011
  11. Adam Lind hitting left-handed pitchers adeptly this season after ...

    Eric Karabell

    Eric Karabell looks at a handful of hitters with notable lefty/righty stat splits in 2011, focusing on Adam Lind's improvement versus lefty pitchers.

    Blog | Conversation | May 03, 2011
  12. Beltran's return will shake up some values

    Eric Karabell

    Carlos Beltran scares me. I admit he's not someone I'm actively targeting in fantasy leagues, mainly because nobody really knows how his ailing, surgically repaired right knee really feels or how it will react to the rigors of major league...

    Blog | July 13, 2010
  13. Carlos Beltran's impending return will shake up fantasy values of...

    Eric Karabell

    Eric Karabell looks at what Carlos Beltran's impending return means from a fantasy perspective, examining such players as Beltran, Angel Pagan, Jason Bay and others.

    Blog | Conversation | July 13, 2010
  14. Walk rates for Francoeur, Soto a good sign

    Eric Karabell

    I'm guessing most fantasy baseball owners pay little or no attention to the walks category, but I sure do. For one, hitters patient enough to take a healthy number of walks generally develop power. Two, they're on base more, so they can run...

    Blog | April 22, 2010
  15. Increasing walk rates for New York Mets' Jeff Francoeur, Texas Ra...

    Eric Karabell

    Eric Karabell discusses hitters who are walking at a rate very different than their career norms, including Jeff Francoeur, Geovany Soto and Josh Hamilton.

    Blog | Conversation | April 22, 2010
  16. Brett Myers and Ken Griffey Jr. are discussed in Eric Karabell's ...

    Eric Karabell

    Eric Karabell's "Monday column" highlights the Braves-Phillies opener and tells readers what to watch for this week.

    Story | Conversation | April 06, 2009