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  1. Take wait-and-see approach on Ike Davis

    Eric Karabell

    There's hardly a guarantee that the Ike Davis who handled first base for the Pittsburgh Pirates a few days this weekend will hit any differently than the one that struggled so much last season for the New York Mets. The Davis who singled and doubled ...

    Blog | April 21, 2014
  2. Neil Walker continues powerful start

    Eric Karabell

    Big league second basemen don't generally contend for home run titles, and when one comes along with enticing power, fantasy owners tend to gravitate toward that player. Last season, for example, 26 hitters managed to reach 26 or more home runs, and ...

    Blog | April 16, 2014
  3. 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
  4. Future in doubt for Jason Grilli

    Eric Karabell

    Pittsburgh Pirates right-hander Jason Grilli entered Monday as the No. 2 closer on the ESPN Player Rater, but when the day ended he had left his save opportunity with a few more runs allowed and a sore forearm, with his future in doubt and with plent...

    Blog | July 23, 2013
  5. Bits: Giants' injuries, new Dodgers closer

    Eric Karabell

    Tuesday was not a good day for the San Francisco Giants. Before having to face hard-throwing Pittsburgh Pirates rookie phenom Gerrit Cole in his debut, the Giants placed third baseman Pablo Sandoval on the disabled list because of a strained left foo...

    Blog | June 12, 2013
  6. Thoughts on Pirates' lineup, Pedro Alvarez

    Eric Karabell

    Pittsburgh Pirates third baseman Pedro Alvarez continues to be dropped by many of his fantasy owners, to the point that he's owned in barely half of ESPN standard leagues. But after he mashed his third home run of the season Monday night -- and ...

    Blog | April 23, 2013
  7. Pedro Alvarez finally showing what he's capable of; Starling Mart...

    Eric Karabell

    Eric Karabell takes a closer look at the Pirates lineup, including his 2013 expectations for third baseman Pedro Alvarez.

    Blog | Conversation | April 23, 2013
  8. Making sense of Pirates pitching

    Eric Karabell

    The Pittsburgh Pirates enter Tuesday tied for first place in the NL Central, and it's certainly not because of the likes of Pedro Alvarez and Clint Barmes. Pitching has carried this team, and two surprise fantasy assets have been right-handers A...

    Blog | June 12, 2012
  9. A.J. Burnett, James McDonald turning in impressive numbers in Pit...

    Eric Karabell

    Eric Karabell discusses the fantasy value of the Pittsburgh Pirates' starting rotation.

    Blog | Conversation | June 12, 2012
  10. Bits: Is Scherzer worth ERA, WHIP risk?

    Eric Karabell

    Detroit Tigers right-hander Max Scherzer fanned 15 Pittsburgh Pirates on Sunday, winning his third game in nine starts. Scherzer allowed two runs in seven innings and lowered his ERA to a still-unsightly 5.73. Scherzer, who had given up six runs (fiv...

    Blog | May 21, 2012
  11. Max Scherzer of Detroit Tigers strikes out 15, but ERA and WHIP h...

    Eric Karabell

    Eric Karabell discusses the most fantasy-relevant tidbits from Sunday's games, including Max Scherzer's huge strikeout performance.

    Blog | Conversation | May 21, 2012
  12. Trade to NL would up A.J. Burnett's value

    Eric Karabell

    Many things would change if the New York Yankees and Pittsburgh Pirates agreed to a trade involving much-maligned right-handed starting pitcher A.J. Burnett, as has been reported recently. For one, the New York media wouldn't have poor Burnett t...

    Blog | February 13, 2012
  13. A.J. Burnett's 2012 fantasy value would increase if he's traded t...

    Eric Karabell

    Eric Karabell takes a hypothetical look at A.J. Burnett's 2012 fantasy value should the big right-hander be traded to the Pittsburgh Pirates.

    Blog | Conversation | February 13, 2012
  14. Best options to replace Brian McCann

    Eric Karabell

    Somewhat lost in the unsatisfying way the Atlanta Braves-Pittsburgh Pirates game ended early Wednesday morning was the fact the best catcher in baseball -- certainly he's No. 1 in fantasy by a healthy margin this season -- was forced to leave ea...

    Blog | July 27, 2011
  15. Brian McCann set to land on DL; plenty of viable fantasy replacem...

    Eric Karabell

    Eric Karabell looks at the best available options to replace Brian McCann, who's set to go on the disabled list.

    Blog | Conversation | July 27, 2011
  16. Bits: Alex Presley makes splash in debut

    Eric Karabell

    • Pittsburgh Pirates outfielder Alex Presley homered and knocked in three runs in his season debut Tuesday, doing so as the team's leadoff hitter. Presley hit .336 with eight home runs and 18 stolen bases at Triple-A Indianapolis, and w...

    Blog | June 29, 2011