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  1. Nelson Cruz a good value with Orioles

    Eric Karabell

    New Baltimore Orioles outfielder Nelson Cruz moved way up in my rankings during the weekend because, well, he found employment. It's still February, and if you're drafting today, then it's reasonable to select the few players without jobs, but there ...

    Blog | February 24, 2014
  2. 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
  3. Pitchers overowned due to name value

    Eric Karabell

    Name value can be a dangerous thing in fantasy baseball; it often drives owners to trust a player longer than they should. Washington Nationals right-hander Dan Haren, for example, used to be a top-10 fantasy pitcher, an excellent innings-eater who d...

    Blog | July 08, 2013
  4. Need strikeouts? Try out these pitchers

    Eric Karabell

    With strikeout rates across the big leagues rising to historic levels, it's relatively easy to find pitchers who pile on this statistic. Then again, the bar for competing in this category has been raised as well. It's tougher to get away with a low-s...

    Blog | June 20, 2013
  5. A healthy Hafner could hit 20 homers

    Eric Karabell

    New York Yankees designated hitter Travis Hafner certainly enjoyed his triumphant return to Cleveland Monday afternoon, as he mashed a three-run home run off the ghost of right-hander Ubaldo Jimenez in the first inning, then later singled, walked twi...

    Blog | April 09, 2013
  6. Travis Hafner of New York Yankees has value as left-handed hitter...

    Eric Karabell

    Eric Karabell discusses the early-season success of Travis Hafner with his new team, and what to expect from the healthy veterans in the Yankees lineup.

    Blog | Conversation | April 09, 2013
  7. What to expect from 2012 disappointments

    Eric Karabell

    Every fantasy baseball owner who fails to win his or her league can point to a player or two they feel doomed their chances. We've all done it. What's interesting is the disparity of those players. To some owners, choosing Matt Kemp third o...

    Blog | September 13, 2012
  8. Ricky Romero, Justin Upton among the top 2012 fantasy baseball di...

    Eric Karabell

    Eric Karabell discusses the players who disappointed fantasy owners the most in 2012, including Ricky Romero and Justin Upton, and then lays out his 2013 expectation for each of them.

    Blog | Conversation | September 13, 2012
  9. Bits: Edinson Volquez dominates Astros

    Eric Karabell

    San Diego Padres right-hander Edinson Volquez tossed a one-hit shutout against the woeful Houston Astros Thursday. Volquez walked three and struck out five, lowering his ERA to 3.34. He's owned in 37 percent of ESPN leagues, and while it's ...

    Blog | July 20, 2012
  10. Edinson Volquez of San Diego Padres tosses one-hitter against Hou...

    Eric Karabell

    Eric Karabell looks at the fantasy-noteworthy performances from Thursday, including Edinson Volquez's dominance of the Astros.

    Blog | Conversation | July 20, 2012
  11. Podcast: Strasburg, Lester, Bauer, Mets

    Eric Karabell

    Does one game in July really change a team's season? Keith Law and I start with the interesting Nationals-Mets game from Tuesday night and take it from there for Wednesday's Baseball Today podcast! 1. While the Nats continue to impress, and we dis...

    Blog | July 18, 2012
  12. Bits: J.J. Hardy still a good buy-low option

    Eric Karabell

    Baltimore Orioles shortstop J.J. Hardy homered twice among his five hits Sunday, raising his batting average from .187 to .217. Hardy remains a good buy-low option; he has six home runs on the season, after hitting 30 in 2011. With a .182 BABIP enter...

    Blog | May 07, 2012
  13. J.J. Hardy of Baltimore Orioles enjoys two-homer day, yet there's...

    Eric Karabell

    Eric Karabell discusses the most fantasy-relevant tidbits from Sunday's games, including a big day from J.J. Hardy and another disappointing start for Clay Buchholz.

    Blog | Conversation | May 07, 2012
  14. Podcast: Power rankings, Ubaldo, Moyer

    Eric Karabell

    Ah, April is here! Mark Simon and I tried to harness our joy for the season's first official month in Monday's Baseball Today podcast, discussing Power Rankings, ridiculous questions (and ridiculous on-field maneuvers) as well! 1. Let's just say w...

    Blog | April 02, 2012
  15. Doug Fister finishes impressive September

    Eric Karabell

    • Detroit Tigers right-hander Doug Fister continued his amazing September, finishing with eight shutout innings of three-hit ball and his 11th win Monday night. Fister allowed two earned runs in 34 September innings, a cool 0.53 ERA. Look fo...

    Blog | September 27, 2011
  16. Doug Fister of Detroit Tigers tosses eight shutout innings, shoul...

    Eric Karabell

    Eric Karabell recaps the biggest fantasy news from Monday's games, including Doug Fister's strong finish to September.

    Blog | Conversation | September 27, 2011