45-Year-Old First Baseman – Free Agent
2013 Fantasy Baseball Outlook
There was no outlook written for Eric Karros in 2013. Check out the latest news below for more on his current fantasy value.
Eric Karros Contract Information:
Signed a one-year contract with a club option for 2005 in February of 2004.
Veteran first baseman Karros was released by the Athletics on Thursday, two days after being designated for assignment, the Associated Press reports.
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Eric Karros: Past News Updates ( ▲ View most recent update )
RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks
There was no outlook written for Eric Karros.
Karros played well enough early last season for manager Dusty Baker to delay the development of Hee Seop Choi who has since been traded for Derrek Lee, but by season's end, Karros' numbers were pretty pedestrian, especially for a first baseman. Because of the Lee trade, Karros, who went .286/.340/.446 with 12 home runs in 336 at-bats, will have to find employment outside of Chicago. He'll likely catch on somewhere as a right-handed "power" source off the bench.
Karros was sent to the Cubs along with Mark Grudzielanek in the my-flat-tire-for-your-flat-tire deal for Todd Hundley this fall. Karros' numbers have been awful the last two seasons, especially for a first baseman – OPS of .691 and .722, respectively – and at age 35, we don't expect him to get any better. He'll back up Hee Seop Choi at first base and supply a little pop (at least in theory – if you don't check his slugging percentages) off the bench in 2003.