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  1. Alejandro De Aza worth consideration as leadoff hitter for Chicag...

    Eric Karabell

    Eric Karabell searches for hidden fantasy gems and finds a few leadoff hitters, including Alejandro De Aza and Dexter Fowler, who can help owners.

    Blog | Conversation | March 09, 2012
  2. Colorado Rockies' Eric Young Jr. running out of time to keep his ...

    Eric Karabell

    Eric Karabell discusses the fantasy value of slumping leadoff hitters such as Eric Young Jr., Akinori Iwamura and Drew Stubbs and what might become of them.

    Blog | Conversation | May 07, 2010
  3. Borbon one of many slumping leadoff men

    Eric Karabell

    Less than two weeks into the baseball season, leadoff hitters around baseball have been anything but special. Incredibly, major leaguers in the top lineup spot are hitting a cumulative .249 with a .315 on-base percentage; in the American League, than...

    Blog | April 16, 2010
  4. Texas Rangers' Julio Borbon running out of time to impress in lea...

    Eric Karabell

    Eric Karabell discusses Texas Rangers outfielder Julio Borbon and his slow start, then looks at other struggling leadoff hitters.

    Blog | Conversation | April 16, 2010
  5. Projecting homer tandems, 40 to 10

    Eric Karabell

    Apparently not everyone digs the long ball. I was talking with an ESPN anchor on Monday and he said his strategy for his head-to-head league was to select a lot of leadoff hitters, go after the steals and runs and batting average, while punting power...

    Blog | March 18, 2008
  6. Projecting homer tandems, 40 to 10

    Eric Karabell

    Apparently not everyone digs the long ball. I was talking with an ESPN anchor on Monday and he said his strategy for his head-to-head league was to select a lot of leadoff hitters, go after the steals and runs and batting average, while punting power...

    Blog | Conversation | March 18, 2008
  7. FLB '06: Furcal's a Dodger

    Eric Karabell

    Eric Karabell discusses the fantasy angle to the Rafael Furcal signing.

    Story | Conversation | December 04, 2005
  8. Jason Heyward capable of greatness

    Eric Karabell

    Atlanta Braves outfielder Jason Heyward has yet to reach his 25th birthday. That's right, the team's leadoff hitter is in his fifth season but is still just 24, still full of promise and upside. And the two-run homer he smacked off Milwaukee Brewers ...

    Blog | April 02, 2014
  9. Bourn deal hurts Stubbs' value

    Eric Karabell

    Kudos to the Cleveland Indians for Monday's splashy signing of free-agent outfielder Michael Bourn, as he'll surely help the squad as a leadoff hitter who steals bases and adds significant defensive value. Of course, it's interesting t...

    Blog | February 12, 2013
  10. Michael Bourn deal with Cleveland Indians hurts Drew Stubbs' valu...

    Eric Karabell

    Eric Karabell looks at the fantasy fallout of Michael Bourn's signing with the Cleveland Indians and how it could hurt the value of a potential sleeper in Drew Stubbs.

    Blog | Conversation | February 12, 2013
  11. Can Ian Desmond continue power surge?

    Eric Karabell

    When Washington Nationals shortstop Ian Desmond was the team's leadoff hitter, it was easy to point out the obvious flaw of his not getting on base enough for the role. But as Desmond settles into a new role as the upstart team's No. 5 hitt...

    Blog | May 23, 2012
  12. Washington Nationals' Ian Desmond showing power potential in No. ...

    Eric Karabell

    Eric Karabell puts Ian Desmond's torrid hitting in perspective and offers rest-of-season projections for the Washington Nationals' shortstop.

    Blog | Conversation | May 23, 2012
  13. Bits: Nolan Reimold, Gamel coming alive

    Eric Karabell

    • Baltimore Orioles outfielder Nolan Reimold homered again Tuesday, the fourth consecutive road game in which he has done so. Reimold, who has seven RBIs and seven runs scored in that span, is hitting .351, and the leadoff hitter also drew his ...

    Blog | April 18, 2012
  14. Baltimore Orioles' Nolan Reimold, Milwaukee Brewers' Mat Gamel co...

    Eric Karabell

    Eric Karabell recaps a busy Tuesday, which included fine all-around games from the Orioles' Nolan Reimold and the Brewers' Mat Gamel.

    Blog | Conversation | April 18, 2012
  15. De Aza a sleeper as ChiSox leadoff hitter

    Eric Karabell

    If you were competing in fantasy baseball all the way back in 2007 -- or were simply a fan of the Florida Marlins -- then surely the spring training exploits of then-unknown outfielder Alejandro De Aza caught your attention. De Aza hit .354 over 48 a...

    Blog | March 09, 2012
  16. De Aza looking good as Sox leadoff hitter

    Eric Karabell

    If you were competing in fantasy baseball all the way back in 2007 -- or were simply a fan of the Florida Marlins -- then surely the spring training exploits of then-unknown outfielder Alejandro De Aza caught your attention. De Aza hit .354 over 48 a...

    Blog | March 09, 2012