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2dTristan H. Cockcroft

Fantasy Baseball Forecaster for Aug. 21-27

Don't set your lineup for Week 20 before checking out Tristan H. Cockcroft's forecast, including pitcher and hitter matchups and key notes to know for Aug. 21-27.

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Stanton's 45th HR adds to Marlins' lead (0:27)
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Lindor's two-run HR stays fair, ties game (0:25)
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Twins slugger Sano (shin) headed to 10-day DL

Minnesota Twins slugger Miguel Sano is going on the 10-day disabled list with what the team called a stress reaction in his left shin. Sano fouled a ball off his shin on Friday, the same night he hit two home runs in a rout of the Diamondbacks.

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Upton pads Tigers' lead with 2-run HR (0:25)
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4dEric Karabell

Closer report: Sleepers for 2018 saves

Eric Karabell discusses relief pitchers, noting that the Diamondbacks and Tigers both will have young options in line for saves -- at least eventually.

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Calhoun's solo HR starts the scoring for the Angels (0:22)
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Bell cranks a two-run homer (0:20)
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4dEric Karabell

Emerging Spangenberg sparkles again

Eric Karabell discusses a Padres middle infielder showing sudden power, while also pointing out other top Tuesday performances.

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10dJoe Kaiser

One player on a hot streak to add from each MLB team

Adding a hot player in the final weeks of the season can make all the difference for your fantasy baseball team. Here's one player from each MLB team who is currently on a hot streak to add to your roster.

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10dEric Karabell

Closer report: Diaz, Rosenthal back on track

Eric Karabell checks out the latest news regarding relief pitchers, noting that both Seattle and St. Louis have found ninth-inning consistency.

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13dAJ Mass

One widely available hitter to add from each MLB team

As contending MLB teams look to make waiver moves to run for playoff spots, fantasy players are doing the same. Here are some of the under-owned hitters in ESPN leagues you can pick up to boost your lineup.

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11dEric Karabell

Ryan Zimmerman hits his 25th home run

Ryan Zimmerman hit his 25th home run on Wednesday night, but Eric Karabell is cautious about relying on him in fantasy the rest of the way.

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11dEric Karabell

Available Yankees hitters worth watching

Eric Karabell checks out several Yankees hitters on the mend from injuries, including an outfielder enjoying his finest season to date.

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17dEric Karabell

Top 300 rankings for rotisserie leagues

Eric Karabell serves up his updated top 300 and positional rankings for the rest of the 2017 fantasy baseball season.

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14dAJ Mass

Points leagues: Which pitchers are due for some 'luck' in wins?

Get the edge on your opponents with everything you need to know about points leagues as we head into the 18th week of the fantasy baseball season -- including a look at what win-loss records suggest for fantasy purposes.

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