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Fantasy baseball forecaster for Week 9: May 28-June 3

Set your lineups for the week ahead in fantasy baseball with our forecaster preview, which features pitcher rankings, two-start pitchers, hitter ratings, schedule observations and more.

Harper crushes his NL-leading 16th homer (0:18)
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Daily notes: Pitcher and hitter rankings for Monday

Prepare your fantasy baseball lineups with confidence with our daily preview, including pitcher projections, hitter matchup ratings and recommended players to pick and stream for Monday's games.

Arenado's 2-run HR pads Rockies' lead (0:29)
Bellinger adds on to Dodgers' big 8th (0:26)
Ramirez blasts off to put Indians on the board first (0:22)
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Fantasy baseball prospect rankings for 2018

Which prospects will make the biggest fantasy impact this season? We rank the 10 best rising rookies to help you get ahead of a potential breakout star and add him to your roster now.

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X factors: Daily fantasy baseball projections

Looking for a sneaky source of steals in your daily league? Want the highest upside power bat for your DFS lineup? Using a proven projection system, we highlight the players who will make a difference in fantasy leagues and contests every day.

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Fantasy baseball lineup setting tool kit

ESPN Fantasy has several useful tools you can use every day to set the optimal lineup and make smarter trades and waiver moves. We've compiled them all into a single tool kit for you to bookmark and keep handy all season.

Altuve ties game with 4th hit of the day (0:22)
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Is Marcus Semien a top-10 shortstop?

Marcus Semien is currently a top-10 shortstop on the Player Rater, but can he keep that pace up over the course of the entire season? Our experts take a closer look at Oakland's power-hitting infielder.

Aguilar's 3-run homer ties it with Mets (0:19)
Gallo blasts solo HR (0:25)
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Which underrated 2B and SS options should you pick up?

From injuries and slumps to the Robinson Cano suspension, several factors have cut into the depth at shortstop and second base, so which players should you turn to going forward? Our experts single out their favorites.

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9dAJ Mass

Don't overrate breakout potential based solely on player age

We've all heard about the magical "age-27 peak" for athletes, especially hitters in baseball. However, an early look at 2018's stats reveals that there doesn't seem to be any magic based on a player's birthday.

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What to expect from Austin Meadows

The Pirates are finally calling up prospect Austin Meadows. What should fantasy managers expect from this long-anticipated prospect now that he's going to be taking swings in the big leagues?

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Closer carousel: Early season awards

Eric Karabell hands out closer and reliever awards through mid-May, highlighting the season's biggest surprises and disappointments.

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Why a high BABIP isn't always cause for concern

Many associate a high batting average on balls in play (BABIP) with good luck and expected regression, but it's not that simple. Find out why you should not worry about J.D. Martinez because of his good fortune on balls in play.

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