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In Some Depth: The Duda Abides

The recent departure of Ike Davis has opened up the door for Lucas Duda at first base in New York.

In Some Depth: Senior Captain

Derek Jeter owners will likely be frustrated by the frequent rest The Captain requires during his final season.

In Some Depth: It's Getting Ugly

After an impressive spring, Dan Uggla's first week of 2014 looked more like his 2013 campaign. Ryan Eisner takes a look in the return of In Some Depth.

In Some Depth: 2013 Surprises

Braves catcher Evan Gattis was among the biggest depth chart movers this season. Ryan Eisner looks at similar movers around the diamond in the final installment of In Some Depth for 2013.

In Some Depth: Playing Out the String

With the D-Backs approaching mathematical elimination from a postseason berth, Matt Davidson could see an increased run of playing time at third base in the near future.

In Some Depth: Gaping Holes

The Mariners have gone through several catchers this season, but they have a long-term solution in 2012 first-round pick Mike Zunino. Ryan Eisner looks around the league at the biggest vacancies heading into the offseason.

In Some Depth: September Callups Special

Dee Gordon is back for another run with the Dodgers. Will he make any impact this time around?

In Some Depth: Rocky Road

As Ryan Eisner points out, Michael Cuddyer and the Rockies will spend a significant share of their remaining schedule away from Coors Field.

In Some Depth: Three's A Crowd

How will the Red Sox work Xander Bogaerts into their infield mix with Stephen Drew and Will Middlebrooks? Ryan Eisner takes a look in the latest edition of In Some Depth.

In Some Depth: Weeks Out For Months

Rickie Weeks is out for the season. Ryan Eisner discusses who will step into the playing time void for the Brewers.

In Some Depth: Suspension Fallout

Major League Baseball handed down suspensions to 13 players on Monday, creating opportunities in Texas where the Rangers will need to find internal options to deal with the loss of Nelson Cruz.

In Some Depth: Seizing the Day

Evan Gattis continues to see time in the Braves' outfield while B.J. Upton is on the disabled list. Ryan Eisner takes a look around the league at depth chart situations in flux heading into the non-waiver trade deadline.

In Some Depth: New Sensation

As Ryan Eisner points out in the latest edition of In Some Depth, Josh Phegley has quickly taken over the starting catcher spot on the south side of Chicago.

In Some Depth: The Green Key

Second base has been a revolving door in Oakland this season, but the A's hope that converted shortstop Grant Green is the answer. Ryan Eisner takes a look at the league in the latest edition of In Some Depth.

In Some Depth: Another Spin

Brett Wallace is back with an opportunity to play first base for the Astros after another good stretch at Triple-A. Ryan Eisner takes a look around the league in the latest edition of In Some Depth.

In Some Depth: Opportunity Rox

Troy Tulowitzki's latest injury has provided another opportunity for Josh Rutledge, but he's failed to deliver so far. Ryan Eisner takes a look around the league at depth chart situations in flux.

In Some Depth: Contenders' Shopping Lists

Brian Roberts' latest injury has left a massive hole at second base. It wouldn't be surprising to see the O's shop for a second baseman before the trade deadline.

In Some Depth: Potential Deadline Moves

Ricky Nolasco is on the growing list of players likely to be moved at the trade deadline next month. Ryan Eisner takes a look around the league at the potential fallout.

In Some Depth: Falling Out

Are the Brewers getting closer to pulling the plug on Rickie Weeks? Ryan Eisner takes a look at depth chart situations around the league in this week's edition of In Some Depth.

In Some Depth: Next Man Down?

Could Ike Davis follow the likes of Jesus Montero and Dustin Ackley with a demotion to Triple-A? Ryan Eisner takes a look around the league at changing depth chart situations.

In Some Depth: Volatility Check

Tigers manager Jim Leyland rarely changes the lineup in Detroit, providing steady value for the hitters around Miguel Cabrera.

In Some Depth: Vintage Pronk

Travis Hafner has been a good fit for the Yankees so far, but what will happen if Alex Rodriguez returns with the limitation of handling DH duties?

In Some Depth: Flash Junior Returns

Injuries have ravaged the Dodgers' middle infield, providing Dee Gordon with another opportunity to provide speed for fantasy owners. Ryan Eisner examines middle-infield situations in flux around the league.

In Some Depth: żEl Oso Frio?

A recent slide at the plate won't cost Evan Gattis his roster spot in Atlanta, but will it make keeping him in the lineup less of a priority with the upcoming return of Brian McCann?

In Some Depth: Bad Footing

Albert Pujols has already been forced to DH rather than play first base due to his case of plantar fasciitis. If it gets worse, the Angels will be forced to make further adjustments. Ryan Eisner takes a closer look.

In Some Depth: Rock Lobster

Nolan Arenado's fast start at Triple-A on the heels of a strong spring may lead to an early-season promotion from the Rockies.

In Some Depth: Sobering Up

After convincing the Red Sox's front office he was ready for a look in the big leagues this spring, Jackie Bradley needs to start hitting again to secure his roster spot.

In Some Depth: All-Star Edition

It's hard to believe that Mike Trout faced an unclear path to playing time in April, but he leads Ryan Eisner's squad of All-Stars that emerged as in-season upgrades for their respective teams.

In Some Depth: Grinding It Out

With the Orioles still threatening, the Yankees may not have the luxury of resting Derek Jeter in the coming weeks.

In Some Depth: Scrambling For Options

The Yankees are struggling to replace Mark Teixeira, as he's once again sidelined by a nagging calf injury.

In Some Depth: Intriguing September Callups

The Rangers' Jurickson Profar headlines a list of intriguing September callups. Ryan Eisner takes a closer look.

In Some Depth: Roster Expansion Wish List

Arizona's Trevor Bauer makes Ryan Eisner's wish list of upcoming September callups.

In Some Depth: Time Warp

The Orioles have been leaning on former Pirate Nate McLouth as a regular -- in their No. 3 spot -- in recent weeks.

In Some Depth: Upcoming Schedule Effects

In Some Depth: Help Can Be Found In Many Places

In Some Depth: Trades Open Depth Chart Spots

In Some Depth: Papi on the Shelf

With David Ortiz on the disabled list, the Red Sox are shuffling a handful of options through their DH spot.

In Some Depth: Crowd of Cards

In Some Depth: Blast From The Past

With Ben Sheets close to joining the Atlanta rotation, the jobs of Randall Delgado and Mike Minor are in jeopardy.

In Some Depth: Nearing the Deadline

In Some Depth: Leaving Las Vegas

Adam Lind is back with the Jays after a successful stint with Triple-A Las Vegas.

In Some Depth: Changes At The Hot Corner

In Some Depth: Bumpy Comeback Trail

Another setback for Brett Gardner leaves the door open for playing time in left field in the Bronx.

In Some Depth: Interleague Part II

Kendrys Morales will have to dust off his glove and play first base when the Angels visit National League parks in the coming weeks.

In Some Depth: Manny Nearing Return

Owners who stashed Manny Ramirez away on draft day may finally begin to receive a return on their investment as his 50-game suspension ends this week.

In Some Depth: May: A Violent Thing

The Cubs have been ravaged by injuries behind the plate recently with Welington Castillo joining Geovany Soto on the shelf.

In Some Depth: Finding Value in May Callups

In Some Depth: It's No Longer Early

Ike Davis had a slow start the year, and it might not be long before he starts losing playing time.

In Some Depth: Next in Line

With Bryce Harper and Mike Trout getting the call over the weekend, Ryan Eisner looks at other situations where a top prospect is in line for an upcoming promotion.

In Some Depth: Job Battles Continue

Although Hector Santiago has fared well in the closer's role, the battle for the job to replace him between Matt Thornton, Addison Reed and Jesse Crain continues.

In Some Depth: Outfields in Flux

Jacoby Ellsbury's injury has opened up an unexpected supply of playing time in Boston.

In Some Depth: Backup Plan

Opening Weekend provides clues about how teams are getting by without their injured regulars. Ryan Eisner takes a look around the league.

In Some Depth: Opening Day Roster Moves

Who replaces Chase Utley at second while he's out? Ryan Eisner digs in.

In Some Depth: Potential Free Agent Impacts

Carson Cistulli takes a look at the potential 2011-12 free agent class.

In Some Depth: 10 Interesting Situations

Nelson Cruz has returned from the DL, creating a chain of events with the Rangers' lineup.

In Some Depth: Anticipating Future Breakouts

In Some Depth: Roster Expansion Season

In Some Depth: September Help

Carson Cistulli discusses who can help you in September.

In Some Depth: Cliche-ing For the Cycle

Carson Cistulli is giving 110 percent.

In Some Depth: Happy Columbus Day Anniversary

In Some Depth: Business As Usual

After previewing and, uh, post-viewing trade deadline implications over the past two weeks, In Some Depth returns to something like Business-as-Usual today.

In Some Depth: Trade Reactions

Who is starting in the wake of the Carlos Beltran (pictured) trade?

In Some Depth: Potential Trade Fallout

Carson talks about eight potential trade targets and the fallout if those players get dealt.

In Some Depth: Crazy Eddie's Electronics Version

Chipper Jones' return in a week or two will set off a chain of events on the Braves' depth chart.

In Some Depth: 10 Futures Gamers On the Way

A Carlos Quentin (pictured) trade would theoretically open the door for Dayan Viciedo.

In Some Depth: 10 Situations in Flux

Travis Snider is getting another shot with the Blue Jays.

In Some Depth: Pressing Issues

Jose Tabata's injury has opened up some playing time for others in the outfield, such as Alex Presley.

In Some Depth: St. Louis Shuffle

Albert Pujols injured his wrist Sunday, leaving Tony La Russa a jigsaw lineup.

In Some Depth: Rocky Footing

Carson Cistulli covers 10 depth chart situations worth your notice, including Dexter Fowler's shaky long-term status following the promotion of Charlie Blackmon.

In Some Depth: NL Pitchers Under the Radar

Let the Peacock Fly!

In Some Depth: Finding the Next Nicasio

Juan Nicasio was great in his debut Saturday for the Rockies. Carson Cistulli helps us find the next Nicasio.

In Some Depth: Wild and Crazy 3B Situations

Wild and Crazy Guy Carson Cistulli breaks down 10 third base situations.

In Some Depth: Because It's a Party

Carson Cistulli answers some of the more pertinent depth chart questions this week.

In Some Depth: Rangers Shuffle

Nelson Cruz's quad injury has opened up playing time for multiple players on the Rangers.

In Some Depth: Murphy's Law

Daniel Murphy is in a platoon at second base for the Mets.

In Some Depth: Playing Time With the Twins

Jason Kubel is getting more playing time thanks to Michael Cuddyer getting action at second base.

In Some Depth: 10 Situations of Note

Grady Sizemore's return from the DL creates a playing time crunch in left field for the Indians.

In Some Depth: Teaching a Man How to Fish

Carson Cistulli's Depth Charts article debuts on RotoWire