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  1. Options for Sean Doolittle owners

    Eric Karabell

    A near-top 10 closer for the season on the ESPN Fantasy Player Rater hit the disabled list Sunday with an intercostal strain in his side, opening up an opportunity for saves in the Oakland Athletics bullpen. Yes, lefty Sean Doolittle has done quite a...

    Blog | August 25, 2014
  2. Harper a top-10 OF for the rest of 2014

    Eric Karabell

    Washington Nationals outfielder Bryce Harper is scheduled to be activated from the disabled list to face the Colorado Rockies on Monday, and figures to be in the lineup in left field, hitting anywhere from ... well, why bother to guess? Rookie manage...

    Blog | June 30, 2014
  3. Adrian Beltre the latest star to hit shelf

    Eric Karabell

    A second member of the top 10 in ESPN average live drafts has hit the disabled list, as Los Angeles Dodgers lefty Clayton Kershaw has company in Texas Rangers third baseman Adrian Beltre. However, while Beltre was placed on the DL Sunday, i...

    Blog | April 14, 2014
  4. Bullpens: Top 10 closers-in-waiting

    Eric Karabell

    A year ago, it was pretty clear that at some point Los Angeles Dodgers manager Don Mattingly would come to his senses and reward awesome right-handed power pitcher Kenley Jansen with the closer role. After all, we had already seen what Brandon League...

    Blog | February 26, 2014
  5. Eric's top 10 fantasy prospects for 2014

    Eric Karabell

    Relying on rookies in fantasy -- in any sport -- is often dangerous. Texas Rangers infielder Jurickson Profar was the hotshot rookie entering spring training a year ago. He was labeled a can't-miss option, and then, despite all the skills and some op...

    Blog | February 11, 2014
  6. Bits: Samardzija bests Zimmermann

    Eric Karabell

    It's not terribly uncommon for a pitcher to be among the top 10 in strikeouts and walks in the same season. Texas Rangers right-hander Yu Darvish achieved this distinction last season, Washington Nationals lefty Gio Gonzalez was close, and San Franci...

    Blog | August 20, 2013
  7. Second-half rankings reactions: Hitters

    Eric Karabell

    Oh, how things can change in only eight weeks. The last time the ESPN fantasy crew supplied its rest-of-season rankings in mid-May, Atlanta Braves outfielder Justin Upton was a consensus top-10 choice, Baltimore Orioles slugger Chris Davis wasn't ...

    Blog | July 17, 2013
  8. Pitchers overowned due to name value

    Eric Karabell

    Name value can be a dangerous thing in fantasy baseball; it often drives owners to trust a player longer than they should. Washington Nationals right-hander Dan Haren, for example, used to be a top-10 fantasy pitcher, an excellent innings-eater who d...

    Blog | July 08, 2013
  9. 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
  10. SB projections: My updated top 10

    Eric Karabell

    Nobody should be terribly surprised that San Diego Padres shortstop Everth Cabrera is running wild, because this is what he did last season. Cabrera led the National League -- and all middle infielders -- in stolen bases last season, and all of baseb...

    Blog | May 29, 2013
  11. Bits: Josh Rutledge shipped to Triple-A

    Eric Karabell

    A week ago, Josh Rutledge of the Colorado Rockies was among the top 10 second basemen on ESPN's Player Rater. Now he's on his way to Triple-A Colorado Springs. Talk about a swift fall from grace! Rutledge, a 23rd-rounder, on average, in ESPN live ...

    Blog | May 23, 2013
  12. Bits: Kelly Johnson, Blue Jays hitters

    Eric Karabell

    Two Tampa Bay Rays hitters are featured among the top 10 hitters on ESPN's most added list, but only one of them is intriguing. That's second baseman/outfielder Kelly Johnson, who has fit in well in the team's No. 2 lineup slot while playing mainly l...

    Blog | May 13, 2013
  13. Buck jumps into top 10 in Player Rater

    Eric Karabell

    Entering Thursday, the No. 3 most-added player and No. 4 option on the ESPN Player Rater for standard mixed leagues was, believe it or not, New York Mets catcher John Buck. While it's simplistic to note that he is not likely to continue his torr...

    Blog | April 11, 2013
  14. John Buck top 10 on the ESPN Player Rater; Lucas Duda gaining fan...

    Eric Karabell

    Eric Karabell offers his thoughts on John Buck's fantasy value, including an interview with the surging slugger, and weighs in on other Mets hitters as well.

    Blog | Conversation | April 11, 2013
  15. Bullpens: Top 10 'non-save' RP options

    Eric Karabell

    The weekend announcement from New York Yankees closer Mariano Rivera that this would be his final big league season doesn't change anything from a fantasy baseball perspective. The beloved Rivera remains a trusted fantasy option, and is appropri...

    Blog | March 11, 2013
  16. David Robertson, David Hernandez among top fantasy-worthy middle ...

    Eric Karabell

    Eric Karabell takes a closer look at the Yankees' bullpen situation and then lays out his top fantasy options among relievers not expected to get 10-plus saves.

    Blog | Conversation | March 11, 2013