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Fantasy Insights: Is Jose Ramirez worth the risk?

Francisco Lindor, left, is a first-round fantasy pick, but how to value Jose Ramirez is a bit trickier. AP Photo/Paul Sancya

Spring is here and Eric Karabell misses baseball, so he is going to write about all 30 MLB teams over the next few months, covering myriad player values and his general thoughts for what he hopes will ultimately be a fruitful 2020 season.

Next up, the Cleveland Indians

Top fantasy storyline: Somewhat like the Rockies and their All-Star third baseman, Nolan Arenado, the focus on the Cleveland baseball team this past offseason was on a potential Francisco Lindor trade. Like Arenado, Lindor is awesome, but financial reasons could soon dictate a parting. Lindor is a coveted first-round choice in fantasy leagues, the likely first middle infielder off the board, but without him, the Indians look nothing like a postseason contender.