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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. 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
  3. 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
  4. Remaining value of Darvish, Bailey

    Eric Karabell

    Entering Wednesday, five of the top 20 starting pitchers by ESPN average draft position this season -- a quarter of them! -- had that annoying asterisk next to their name denoting their place on the disabled list, and as we found out earlier this wee...

    Blog | August 14, 2014
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. Ryan Zimmerman among safe early picks

    Eric Karabell

    By now, we're all aware of how awesome Texas Rangers outfielder Josh Hamilton was last season, winning the American League batting title and providing top-notch power for five months. Hamilton ended up as fantasy's No. 6 option on the Playe...

    Blog | February 28, 2011
  11. Ryan Zimmerman of Washington Nationals, Justin Verlander of Detro...

    Eric Karabell

    Eric Karabell discusses the value of drafting a safer option early in drafts, as opposed to a high-upside player with durability concerns.

    Blog | Conversation | February 28, 2011