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  1. Talking baseball with AL All-Stars

    Eric Karabell

    MINNEAPOLIS -- One of my favorite players to watch this season has been Minnesota Twins second baseman Brian Dozier, in part because his excellent performance, at least to this level, was unexpected. After all, Dozier was a 20th-round selection in ES...

    Blog | July 15, 2014
  2. Victor Martinez flashing surprising power

    Eric Karabell

    Detroit Tigers designated hitter Victor Martinez is quickly becoming one of the more valuable players in fantasy, but my favorite stat on him is this: In an era of ridiculous strikeout totals by hitters, Martinez has actually homered more times than ...

    Blog | May 14, 2014
  3. Nick Castellanos nearing eligibility at 3B

    Eric Karabell

    Detroit Tigers third baseman Nick Castellanos isn't quite a third baseman in ESPN standard fantasy formats yet, but it should happen soon. For those who keep wondering about the ESPN rules of eligibility, it takes 10 games in-season to add it, 20 fro...

    Blog | April 18, 2014
  4. Bits: Strop, Schierholtz, Martinez

    Eric Karabell

    Saves can normally be found freely on the waiver wire, but the second half of this fine 2013 season hasn't been normal in that respect. We've got nearly three weeks of September action at which to look heading into Friday, and 26 pitchers have three ...

    Blog | September 20, 2013
  5. Bits: CC rocked, but don't give up on him

    Eric Karabell

    After New York Yankees lefty CC Sabathia's struggles against the Boston Red Sox on Sunday night, it might seem obvious for me to suggest you (finally) run away and give up on any hopes that he'll be anything resembling the top-20 starting pitcher we ...

    Blog | July 22, 2013
  6. 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
  7. J.P. Arencibia's power is for real

    Eric Karabell

    Last season, Los Angeles Angels slugger Mike Napoli led all catcher-eligible players with 26 home runs, followed by Brian McCann with 21. In 2009, Joe Mauer led the position with 28 home runs, while Victor Martinez, Jorge Posada and McCann all reache...

    Blog | June 08, 2011
  8. Toronto Blue Jays' J.P. Arenicibia's power is for real

    Eric Karabell

    Eric Karabell takes a closer look at the Blue Jays' J.P. Arencibia, who is the first catcher to reach 10 homers this season.

    Blog | Conversation | June 08, 2011
  9. Tigers' Alex Avila deserves closer look

    Eric Karabell

    While we won't see this Detroit Tigers catcher-designated hitter alignment for a few weeks, I thought things were working out pretty well with Alex Avila handling most of the duties behind the plate and Victor Martinez spending his time without ...

    Blog | April 20, 2011
  10. Detroit Tigers Alex Avila deserves more attention from fantasy ow...

    Eric Karabell

    Eric Karabell takes a closer look at the Tigers' Alex Avila, who has been outproducing his teammate, Victor Martinez, who just went on the disabled list.

    Blog | Conversation | April 20, 2011
  11. Victor Martinez still top-3 catcher in Detroit

    Eric Karabell

    Victor Martinez has been one of the top catchers in fantasy baseball for years, so his leaving the Boston Red Sox to sign a four-year contract with the Detroit Tigers on Tuesday shouldn't have much of an effect on his statistical value. Martinez...

    Blog | November 23, 2010
  12. Victor Martinez will remain top-flight fantasy option at catcher ...

    Eric Karabell

    Eric Karabell breaks down the fantasy impact of Victor Martinez's signing with the Detroit Tigers.

    Blog | Conversation | November 23, 2010
  13. What are Victor Martinez owners to do?

    Eric Karabell

    While the Boston Red Sox haven't made it official that catcher Victor Martinez is headed to the disabled list after breaking his left thumb, I think the news is a mere formality, so don't get blindsided. It's a shame since Martinez is ...

    Blog | June 28, 2010
  14. Victor Martinez won't be helping fantasy owners for a few weeks

    Eric Karabell

    Eric Karabell assesses the fantasy value of Victor Martinez, who is dealing with a broken thumb, and looks at potential replacement options.

    Blog | Conversation | June 28, 2010
  15. Beware V-Mart in Boston; LaRoche wins in Atlanta

    Eric Karabell

    It's not surprising that Victor Martinez was traded by the Cleveland Indians to the Boston Red Sox, as it was being talked about much of this week, but Clay Buchholz was not included in the deal. Fantasy owners were looking for assurance that Bu...

    Blog | July 31, 2009
  16. Beware Victor Martinez with the Boston Red Sox; Adam LaRoche wins...

    Eric Karabell

    Eric Karabell looks at the fantasy implications of the two Boston Red Sox deals, saying Victor Martinez will get lots of playing time in Boston, while Adam LaRoche starts again in Atlanta.

    Blog | Conversation | July 31, 2009