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  1. How to deal with injuries to Molina, Phillips

    Eric Karabell

    Earlier this week, the popular injury for preseason top-five first basemen Edwin Encarnacion and Joey Votto was the quad. On Thursday fantasy owners got a few more jolts of bad news with thumb ligament injuries to St. Louis Cardinals catcher Yadier M...

    Blog | July 11, 2014
  2. Wilin Rosario of Colorado Rockies finishing season strong, approa...

    Eric Karabell

    Eric Karabell discusses the fantasy highlights and lowlights from Sunday, including Wilin Rosario's hot streak and Dylan Bundy's debut.

    Blog | Conversation | September 24, 2012
  3. Perfect game by Felix Hernandez of Seattle Mariners helps him jum...

    Eric Karabell

    Eric Karabell looks at the fantasy-noteworthy performances from Wednesday, highlighted by Felix Hernandez's perfect game.

    Blog | Conversation | August 16, 2012
  4. Will rookie Matt Moore turn it around?

    Eric Karabell

    Chicago White Sox left-hander Chris Sale -- that's All-Star left-hander now -- is having a monster season in his first year as a full-time starter. He's top-five statistically, according to the ESPN Player Rater, and that's pretty much...

    Blog | July 02, 2012
  5. Tampa Bay Rays' Matt Moore a 2012 fantasy disappointment

    Eric Karabell

    Eric Karabell examines Tampa Bay Rays pitcher Matt Moore's skills, splits and recent trends to determine whether the young lefty will pitch better in the second half.

    Blog | Conversation | July 02, 2012
  6. Eric's top five fantasy prospects for 2012

    Eric Karabell

    It might seem like I'm not a big baseball prospect guy, in part because I often speak glowingly of the older, somewhat forgotten players for fantasy purposes and rarely pay the high prices it takes to acquire the young studs, but I'm certai...

    Blog | February 09, 2012
  7. Matt Moore, Jesus Montero, Yonder Alonso among the top five fanta...

    Eric Karabell

    Eric Karabell discusses his 2012 expectations for Mike Trout and Bryce Harper and lays out his top five fantasy prospects for this season.

    Blog | Conversation | February 09, 2012
  8. Mike Aviles, Will Rhymes, Freddy Sanchez among underowned options...

    Eric Karabell

    Eric Karabell looks at some potential pickups at second base, which is looking pretty strong to open the season.

    Blog | Conversation | April 05, 2011
  9. Adrian Gonzalez a top-five 1B in Boston

    Eric Karabell

    For much of the 2010 season, and including the spring training months as well, those thinking of acquiring or already owning San Diego Padres first baseman Adrian Gonzalez spoke glowingly about the potential for him being traded to the Boston Red Sox...

    Blog | December 04, 2010
  10. Cincinnati Reds' Tony Cingrani, Billy Hamilton among others shine...

    Eric Karabell

    Eric Karabell discusses five top prospects who made their 2013 minor league debuts and when they may make they reach the big leagues.

    Blog | Conversation | April 05, 2013
  11. Turner key part of Tigers-Marlins deal

    Eric Karabell

    While most fantasy owners will see Monday's five-player trade between the Detroit Tigers and Miami Marlins, and presume the veteran players heading to the American League will pick up steam statistically, I'm more interested in the top pitc...

    Blog | July 23, 2012
  12. Jacob Turner intriguing part of Anibal Sanchez, Omar Infante trad...

    Eric Karabell

    Eric Karabell looks at the fantasy implications of the Detroit Tigers-Miami Marlins trade.

    Blog | Conversation | July 23, 2012
  13. Bits: Brian Roberts returns with a bang

    Eric Karabell

    • Baltimore Orioles second baseman Brian Roberts made his season debut Tuesday, hitting three singles and a sacrifice fly in five plate appearances from the leadoff spot. Once upon a time, Roberts was an annual top-5 option at his position. But...

    Blog | June 13, 2012
  14. Brian Roberts returns with a bang; Jason Bay struggling mightily

    Eric Karabell

    Eric Karabell discusses the most interesting fantasy tidbits from Tuesday's action, including Brian Roberts' return from injury and Clay Buchholz's seventh win of the season.

    Blog | Conversation | June 13, 2012
  15. Bits: Beachy, McDonald come up big

    Eric Karabell

    Atlanta Braves right-hander Brandon Beachy tossed a five-hit shutout against the Miami Marlins Thursday, issuing zero walks and fanning six hitters. Beachy was leading the majors in ERA before the game as well. A top strikeout option per inning last ...

    Blog | May 18, 2012
  16. Brandon Beachy, James McDonald both continue fine 2012 seasons

    Eric Karabell

    Eric Karabell discusses the most fantasy-relevant tidbits from Thursday's games, including more big games from James McDonald and Brandon Beachy.

    Blog | Conversation | May 18, 2012