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  1. Least Valuable Player awards for 2014

    Eric Karabell

    The Texas Rangers, playing better of late but still the worst team in the American League, started seven rookies in Wednesday's 5-1 victory over the Houston Astros. The Rangers have used a record number of players to get through the season, and while...

    Blog | September 25, 2014
  2. Projecting second-half power numbers

    Eric Karabell

    MINNEAPOLIS -- Let's get this out of the way right now: Colorado Rockies first baseman Justin Morneau might not have a spectacular second half in the power department, but you're kidding yourself if you think it's because his swing "got all out of wh...

    Blog | July 14, 2014
  3. Surprising end-of-season predictions

    Eric Karabell

    Welcome to Friday the 13th, the only one of this entire calendar year, and one can be sure if there's an impactful baseball injury on this day many a fantasy owner will blame it on bad luck because of the number 13. Without getting into how ridiculou...

    Blog | June 13, 2014
  4. Spring storylines: National League

    Eric Karabell

    The lineups can get a little crazy, and the top hitters generally leave after a few at-bats. Players with futures not likely to include fantasy stardom tend to produce big numbers. The starting pitchers get an inning or two as they cautiously get str...

    Blog | February 27, 2014
  5. Differences of opinion in 2014 rankings

    Eric Karabell

    The 2014 fantasy baseball season has finally arrived! Oh sure, the games aren't starting quite yet, and while it always seems exciting when pitchers and catchers report to spring training, the truth is we're not reporting and the numbers don't count,...

    Blog | February 07, 2014
  6. 2014 values of two Hamiltons, Bits

    Eric Karabell

    Take out a $10 bill and celebrate because Wednesday night was one for the Hamiltons. Josh Hamilton, a polarizing figure in baseball with a monster contract and less-than-stellar numbers in his first year with the non-contending Los Angeles Angels, sm...

    Blog | September 19, 2013
  7. Bits: Josmil Pinto continues to rake

    Eric Karabell

    Perhaps it's a Minnesota thing. Major league catchers are hitting a disappointing .247 this season, with a .703 OPS, but the Minnesota Twins laugh at that number. Their catchers are hitting .305 with a .867 OPS. Three-time batting champion Joe Mauer,...

    Blog | September 10, 2013
  8. Bits: Locke, Niese go in opposite directions

    Eric Karabell

    As we wind down the fifth of six months in the fantasy baseball season, owners should be looking at recent statistical trends rather than full-season numbers, and several pitching performances from Tuesday night remind us how quickly things can chang...

    Blog | August 28, 2013
  9. Liriano fires another gem; Taveras out

    Eric Karabell

    Los Angeles Dodgers lefty Clayton Kershaw is the best pitcher in baseball, someone I'd be comfortable handing the NL Cy Young and MVP awards to this season, but the most surprising pitcher in baseball also has amazing numbers: One outing after being ...

    Blog | August 15, 2013
  10. Weighing prospect stats vs. development

    Eric Karabell

    Fantasy owners tend to be all about the statistics, but they must realize that numbers often tell a misleading story. For example, last year Billy Hamilton and Delino DeShields Jr. combined to steal a ridiculous 256 bases in the minors (155 by Hamilt...

    Blog | July 15, 2013
  11. Michael Young holding his own in first foray in National League

    Eric Karabell

    Eric Karabell examines Michael Young's numbers and approach at the plate, including quotes from the veteran infielder, and ranks him among fantasy third-base options.

    Blog | Conversation | May 08, 2013
  12. Roy Halladay's ownership set to plummet

    Eric Karabell

    Philadelphia Phillies right-hander Roy Halladay began Sunday owned in 100 percent of ESPN standard leagues, but that number is going to drop precipitously in the coming days. Halladay owners trusted him Sunday against the awful Miami Marlins, despite...

    Blog | May 06, 2013
  13. Roy Halladay of Philadelphia Phillies admits to shoulder issues, ...

    Eric Karabell

    Eric Karabell discusses Roy Halladay's value now that he's admitted to shoulder woes, and ranks the top players currently on the disabled list.

    Blog | Conversation | May 06, 2013
  14. Justin Upton's RBI numbers surprisingly low for his homers, thank...

    Eric Karabell

    Eric Karabell looks at the issue with Justin Upton's curiously low RBI totals in relation to his tremendous home run totals.

    Blog | Conversation | May 01, 2013
  15. Bits: Key injuries in the news yet again

    Eric Karabell

    On Monday afternoon, colleague Tristan H. Cockcroft and I debated the relatively disappointing early-season numbers from Washington Nationals right-hander Stephen Strasburg, touching on his lack of wins, his lower strikeout rate and the fact that the...

    Blog | April 30, 2013
  16. Stephen Strasburg, Giancarlo Stanton, Peter Bourjos hit the injur...

    Eric Karabell

    Eric Karabell looks at the fantasy-relevant news and notes from Monday, including Stephen Strasburg's forearm tightness and Giancarlo Stanton's placement on the DL because of a hamstring strain.

    Blog | Conversation | April 30, 2013