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  1. Prospect Alex Cobb expected to make 2012 debut for Tampa Bay Rays...

    Kevin Goldstein

    Kevin Goldstein profiles 24-year-old pitching prospect Alex Cobb, who is expected to make his 2012 debut for the Tampa Bay Rays on Saturday.

    Story | Conversation | May 18, 2012
  2. Bits: Dunn continues bounce-back

    Eric Karabell

    Chicago White Sox first baseman Adam Dunn smacked his 12th home run of the season Monday, notable for a few reasons. For one, it came off Detroit Tigers left-hander Drew Smyly. Last season Dunn was historically awful and did not homer off a southpaw....

    Blog | May 15, 2012
  3. 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
  4. Jeff Niemann and other players who are on a short leash this seas...

    Dave Cameron

    Dave Cameron of FanGraphs writes about five players who need good starts to 2012 because they are already on notice this season, beginning with Tampa Bay's Jeff Niemann.

    Story | Conversation | April 05, 2012
  5. Hideki Matsui continues torrid stretch

    Eric Karabell

    • Oakland Athletics outfielder/designated hitter Hideki Matsui hit four singles Thursday, scoring two runs and batting in two others, and he boasts the highest batting average since the All-Star break at .431. Matsui is on ESPN's most-a...

    Blog | August 12, 2011
  6. Hideki Matsui of Oakland Athletics has best batting average since...

    Eric Karabell

    Eric Karabell highlights the top fantasy news from Thursday's games, including Hideki Matsui, Jeff Niemann and Johnny Cueto.

    Blog | Conversation | August 12, 2011
  7. Hop on the Desmond Jennings bandwagon

    Eric Karabell

    You won't find me leading the charge in defending rookies in any sport too often, but I've been waiting for Tampa Bay Rays outfielder Desmond Jennings for a long time. I thought the speedster was ready for the big leagues last season, reall...

    Blog | July 26, 2011
  8. Desmond Jennings of Tampa Bay Rays already looks like the real de...

    Eric Karabell

    Eric Karabell says Rays prospect Desmond Jennings is already looking like the real thing in his first days in the majors.

    Blog | Conversation | July 26, 2011
  9. Jeff Niemann gaining value in deep leagues

    Eric Karabell

    • Lost in the Derek Jeter hoopla Thursday night was Tampa Bay Rays right-hander Jeff Niemann allowing one run in 7 1/3 innings. Niemann has never emerged as a reliable fantasy option, but he's beaten the Yankees, Cardinals and Brewers -...

    Blog | July 08, 2011
  10. Jeff Niemann of Tampa Bay Rays has tamed a few decent lineups, ma...

    Eric Karabell

    Eric Karabell reviews the top fantasy developments from Thursday, including an injury to Charlie Blackmon and the debut of Zack Cozart.

    Blog | Conversation | July 08, 2011
  11. The best of the 'undrafted' starting pitchers

    Eric Karabell

    From time to time, people will exaggerate to prove a point. For instance, someone might exclaim that a double play they just saw was the greatest double play ever, or they'll preach that the Phillies' aces will combine for 80 wins (take the...

    Blog | March 03, 2011
  12. Daisuke Matsuzaka, Dallas Braden make for solid fantasy baseball ...

    Eric Karabell

    Eric Karabell scans ESPN Fantasy's live draft results and discusses a handful of quality starting pitchers who aren't being drafted in standard leagues, such as Daisuke Matsuzaka and Dallas Braden.

    Blog | Conversation | March 03, 2011
  13. Bits: Aroldis Chapman shines in debut

    Eric Karabell

    Cincinnati Reds left-hander Aroldis Chapman tossed a perfect eighth inning in his major league debut Tuesday, needing eight pitches (seven strikes) to retire the Milwaukee Brewers' Jonathan Lucroy, Craig Counsell and Carlos Gomez in order. Chapm...

    Blog | September 01, 2010
  14. Aroldis Chapman of the Cincinnati Reds dazzles in big league debu...

    Eric Karabell

    Eric Karabell looks at some notable performances from Tuesday night, including Aroldis Chapman's big league debut.

    Blog | Conversation | September 01, 2010
  15. Box Score Bits: Strasburg, Stanton impress

    Eric Karabell

    • Game 1 of the Stephen Strasburg era was successful, as the young right-hander fanned 14 Pittsburgh Pirates in seven innings Tuesday, walking nobody and earning his first win. Strasburg needed only 94 pitches to get 21 outs, also pretty imp...

    Blog | June 09, 2010
  16. Washington Nationals' Stephen Strasburg and Florida Marlins' Mike...

    Eric Karabell

    Eric Karabell discusses the events from Tuesday's baseball games, including Stephen Strasburg's dazzling debut.

    Blog | Conversation | June 09, 2010