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  1. Gatewood a feast-or-famine prospect

    Christopher Crawford

    This weekend we saw some of the prep stars of the class get off to good starts, the best arms of the SEC continue to dominate, and two unconventional leadoff hitters continue to put up impressive offensive numbers. High school stars start hot ...

    Blog | March 10, 2014
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. Four prospects who could potentially lead off in the pros - MLB D...

    Jason Churchill

    The power guys will always be picked first, but here are four guys who can set the table in the upcoming draft. Plus, news, notes and analysis from recent games of some of the nation's best MLB draft prospects.

    Blog | Conversation | March 08, 2010
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. Taveras, Pierre leading off?

    It dawned on me while I was watching Juan Pierre and Willy Taveras Tuesday night that these are not what leadoff hitters are supposed to be. Of course, they are fast, capable of stealing 100 bases between them, and they can cover ground in center fie...

    Blog | Conversation | April 11, 2007
  10. FLB '06: Furcal's a Dodger

    Eric Karabell

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

    Story | Conversation | December 04, 2005
  11. Wilkerson taking lead for Expos

    Jerry Crasnick

    Brad Wilkerson is no Brett Butler (or even Juan Pierre), but he has responded since moving up in Montreal's order.

    Story | Conversation | September 04, 2003
  12. What has happened to the great leadoff hitters?

    Ethan D. Cooperson, STATS. Inc.

    For any closer not among his league's saves leaders, All-Star selection is a pipe dream.

    Story | Conversation | June 28, 2002
  13. Span's last stand with Nats?

    AJ Mass

    Denard Span was the leadoff hitter for the Washington Nationals in 144 of their games last season, and he should once again handle those duties in 2015. However, there may not be as much certainty at the top of the lineup in 2016 and beyond. Accor...

    Blog | February 23, 2015
  14. New leadoff hitter in St. Louis?

    Doug Mittler

    Matt Carpenter has been a two-time All-Star while serving as the St. Louis Cardinals' leadoff hitter, but it is not a guarantee he will remain atop the order. "As they look to upgrade the offense, general manager John Mozeliak and manager Mike Ma...

    Blog | November 15, 2014
  15. Alcantara in Cubs leadoff plans for 2015?

    Joe Kaiser

    So far in 2014, 22-year-old rookie outfielder Arismendy Alcantara hasn't performed very well in his limited chances as the Chicago Cubs leadoff hitter. And that may be putting it nicely -- entering Monday, he has just 12 hits in 70 at-bats as a leado...

    Blog | September 08, 2014
  16. Choo headed to the DL?

    Joe Kaiser

    Shin-Soo Choo has missed each of Texas' last two games due to a sprained left ankle, and is officially considered day-to-day. Is a trip to the disabled list inevitable for the Rangers' key on-base machine and leadoff hitter? According to T.R. Sull...

    Blog | April 24, 2014