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  1. Second-half rankings reactions: Pitchers

    Eric Karabell

    It didn't take my Twitter followers long to realize that I had ranked pitchers in the ESPN Fantasy midseason rankings a bit lower than my colleagues. Yes, that's by design. My list of those making their living throwing the baseball started with Los A...

    Blog | July 18, 2013
  2. What's wrong with Justin Verlander?

    Eric Karabell

    Chicago White Sox outfielder Alex Rios did something noteworthy Tuesday night, tallying six hits in as many at-bats, while adding a pair of stolen bases and an RBI. The oft-overlooked Rios is rightly owned in all leagues, and good for him; he's provi...

    Blog | July 10, 2013
  3. Projecting SP wins: My updated top 10

    Eric Karabell

    Unlike home runs and stolen bases and most offensive statistics, for that matter, pitcher wins are not a good gauge of a player's true ability. They just aren't. We could compare myriad sets of pitchers in this space with similar statistics in ERA, W...

    Blog | May 30, 2013
  4. What to do about Matt Cain?

    Eric Karabell

    By the second inning of Thursday night's game between the San Francisco Giants and Colorado Rockies, the concerned, panicked and, let's face it, angry tweets about right-hander Matt Cain started flowing in consistently. Cain allowed three home runs e...

    Blog | May 17, 2013
  5. Friday's five things you need to know

    Eric Karabell

    Struggling starting pitchers will certainly be on display this weekend as teams -- both real and fantasy -- wonder if their aces will deliver. Of course, it's not even Tax Day yet, so in general it's wise to be patient. By the way, don't forget to pa...

    Blog | April 12, 2013
  6. Strategy: Justin Verlander, other elite starting pitchers not wor...

    Eric Karabell

    Eric Karabell lays out his philosophy pertaining to when to take starting pitchers in 2013 drafts.

    Blog | Conversation | February 27, 2013
  7. My ranks for 2013: Nos. 11-20

    Eric Karabell

    Some believe I've gone a bit overboard in selecting Los Angeles Angels outfielder Mike Trout as my top player for the 2013 season. Granted, Trout was awesome in 2012, and I concur that some regression is pending, but he delivered numbers we&#039...

    Blog | January 24, 2013
  8. Justin Upton, Giancarlo Stanton, Bryce Harper check in as second-...

    Eric Karabell

    Eric Karabell lays out his fantasy baseball rankings Nos. 11-20 overall for 2013, and 20-year-old phenom Bryce Harper is among them.

    Blog | Conversation | January 24, 2013
  9. Fantasy baseball postseason rankings led by Justin Verlander, Mat...

    Eric Karabell

    Eric Karabell ranks the top 165 players from the 10 playoff teams for your postseason fantasy baseball pools.

    Blog | Conversation | October 04, 2012
  10. Fantasy lessons learned so far in 2012

    Eric Karabell

    If asked to name the biggest story of the 2012 fantasy baseball season, most people would highlight the extraordinary performance of Los Angeles Angels outfielder Mike Trout. Not only has he locked up AL Rookie of the Year honors, but regardless of w...

    Blog | August 17, 2012
  11. Mike Trout, Aroldis Chapman, Adam Dunn among biggest fantasy stor...

    Eric Karabell

    Eric Karabell discusses some of the many lessons he's learned about fantasy baseball based on the returns so far this season.

    Blog | Conversation | August 17, 2012
  12. Podcast: Harvey's debut, Pirates' odds

    Eric Karabell

    Mark Simon and I finished up another terrific week on the Baseball Today podcast with Friday's episode, as we discussed a few rookies making immediate impact and previewed the weekend for games and potential trades. 1. First off, Justin Verlander...

    Blog | July 27, 2012
  13. Bold predictions for pitchers

    Eric Karabell

    Washington Nationals ace Stephen Strasburg will pitch in September and October. Let's get that out of the way up front. Entering the weekend the right-hander is the No. 10 pitcher on ESPN's Player Rater and one of the most coveted individua...

    Blog | July 27, 2012
  14. Bold fantasy predictions for Stephen Strasburg, Fernando Rodney, ...

    Eric Karabell

    Eric Karabell looks ahead to the final two months of the season and lays out a handful of bold predictions for pitchers, including thoughts on Stephen Strasburg, Tim Lincecum and R.A. Dickey.

    Blog | Conversation | July 27, 2012
  15. Weekend preview: Division showdowns

    Eric Karabell

    In three of the six divisions, the first- and second-place teams will be meeting this weekend, and while we shouldn't expect the top spot to change in any of them anytime soon, calling cards can be sent. Frankly, it's hardly an indictment to qualify ...

    Blog | July 20, 2012
  16. Bits: Phil Hughes coming on quietly

    Eric Karabell

    New York Yankees right-hander Phil Hughes delivered a complete game 5-1 win in Detroit Sunday, outdueling Justin Verlander for his fifth win. Hughes remains an enigma, one owned in only 7.6 percent of ESPN leagues, but his eight strikeouts Sunday put...

    Blog | June 04, 2012