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  1. Buy low, sell high: All-Star Game edition

    Eric Karabell

    MINNEAPOLIS -- The 85th All-Star Game has come and gone, and while it was clearly a night to honor and celebrate New York Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter in his final midseason classic, on occasion we certainly see eager fantasy owners assign altered v...

    Blog | July 16, 2014
  2. Can Jimmy Rollins keep rolling?

    Eric Karabell

    Philadelphia Phillies shortstop Jimmy Rollins singled and stole two bases in Wednesday's win over the San Diego Padres, and it quietly moved the fellow about to become the franchise's all-time hit leader into the No. 15 spot among middle infielders o...

    Blog | June 12, 2014
  3. Peralta among most unlucky hitters so far

    Eric Karabell

    Perhaps no hitter illustrates how wildly unpredictable Batting Average on Balls in Play (BABIP) can be more than St. Louis Cardinals shortstop Jhonny Peralta. A year ago with the Detroit Tigers, Peralta hit .303 with a .374 BABIP, including a ridicul...

    Blog | April 22, 2014
  4. Jose Reyes already on disabled list

    Eric Karabell

    Say this for Toronto Blue Jays shortstop Jose Reyes: He certainly didn't waste any time getting injured this season. The speedy but brittle fourth-round selection in ESPN live drafts left Monday's game with what was called hamstring tightness after o...

    Blog | April 01, 2014
  5. Is Derek Jeter worth adding right away?

    Eric Karabell

    The New York Yankees will welcome back future Hall of Famer Derek Jeter to their lineup Thursday afternoon, and not a moment too soon. No offense to Jayson Nix and pals, but Yankees shortstops weren't helping the team much offensively, featuring a lo...

    Blog | July 11, 2013
  6. What's wrong with Starlin Castro?

    Eric Karabell

    Monday was a big night for a potential future stud Chicago Cubs shortstop, as top prospect Javier Baez bashed four home runs in a 9-6 win for Class A Daytona over Fort Myers, becoming only the second Florida State League player in 94 years to hit fou...

    Blog | June 11, 2013
  7. Finding replacements for Asdrubal Cabrera

    Eric Karabell

    Cleveland Indians shortstop Asdrubal Cabrera left Monday's game at Yankee Stadium with a strained right quadriceps, and by the time you read this he might already have been placed on the 15-day disabled list. Cabrera wasn't off to a terrific start at...

    Blog | June 04, 2013
  8. 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
  9. Bits: Segura now tops on Player Rater

    Eric Karabell

    While rehabbing Los Angeles Dodgers right-hander Zack Greinke gets the headlines for the possibility he will come off the disabled list and pitch Wednesday, the relatively unknown shortstop prospect acquired by the Milwaukee Brewers from the Los Ange...

    Blog | May 14, 2013
  10. Dee Gordon improved, could stick

    Eric Karabell

    Los Angeles Dodgers shortstop Dee Gordon got the call to replace injured Hanley Ramirez in the big leagues barely a week ago, and while it's a bit premature to call the lanky speedster a finished product or safe to keep his starting role the rest of ...

    Blog | May 13, 2013
  11. Can we still believe in Eric Hosmer?

    Eric Karabell

    Heading into Thursday's games, plenty of players with 100 at-bats this season had yet to hit a home run, but the names read like a who's who of powerless singles hitters, from Texas Rangers shortstop Elvis Andrus to San Francisco Giants infielder Mar...

    Blog | May 10, 2013
  12. Bits: No worries about Hanley Ramirez

    Eric Karabell

    While one of the best shortstops in baseball was still out of the lineup nursing a shoulder injury Tuesday night at Dodger Stadium, another top shortstop made his first start of the season. Ultimately, it was no big deal that Colorado Rockies slugger...

    Blog | May 01, 2013
  13. Hanley Ramirez immediately able to help mixed league fantasy owne...

    Eric Karabell

    Eric Karabell looks at the fantasy-relevant news and notes from Tuesday, which included a fine lineup return from Dodgers infielder Hanley Ramirez and another solid outing from Marlins starter Kevin Slowey.

    Blog | Conversation | May 01, 2013
  14. How to replace Jose Reyes

    Eric Karabell

    Those who have selected Toronto Blue Jays shortstop Jose Reyes in the past did so knowing that while injury is a risk with all players, with him it's just a bit more of a consideration. Reyes, still one of the league's preeminent base steal...

    Blog | April 13, 2013
  15. How to replace Jose Reyes

    Eric Karabell

    Eric Karabell looks into the fantasy impact of Jose Reyes' injury and provides options for replacing him. He sees potential in San Diego infielder Jedd Gyorko.

    Blog | Conversation | April 13, 2013
  16. Bits: Stephen Drew debuts for Red Sox

    Eric Karabell

    Once upon a recent time, Stephen Drew was one of the better shortstops in baseball. From 2007-10, he averaged 15 home runs, 63 RBIs and 7 steals for the Arizona Diamondbacks, annually teasing fantasy owners with the prospect of really significant num...

    Blog | April 11, 2013