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12hTristan H. Cockcroft

Why you should consider multi-inning, non-closers in fantasy more than ever

In the past, rostering relievers in fantasy who weren't closers was limited to a few elite arms. Times are changing, though, and you should consider these talented pitchers.

Ramirez smokes a 3-run homer (0:24)
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1dPaul Sporer

Daily notes: Pitcher and hitter rankings for Tuesday

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 Tuesday's games.

19-year-old Soto crushes 1st career home run (0:58)
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8hTim Heaney

Daily notes: Pitcher and hitter rankings for Wednesday

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 Wednesday's games.

Cain smacks 418-foot homer (0:22)
Harper goes yard to pad Nats' lead (0:29)
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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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4dAJ 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.

Machado hits it a long, long way (0:22)
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54dTommy Rancel

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.

Judge pummels 12th homer to center (0:22)
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54dDerek Carty

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.

Mikolas fans 9 in shutout (0:23)
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4dTommy Rancel

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?

Gallo launches 14th homer of season (0:27)
Meadows, Mercer go back-to-back for Bucs (0:51)
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6dTodd Zola

How to add more stolen bases to your lineup

Accumulating stolen bases in your fantasy lineup isn't easy at a time in baseball when few players are running, but there are ways to improve your chances.

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7dEric Karabell

Closer carousel: Early season awards

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

Brinson's grand slam gives Marlins big lead (0:31)
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12dAJ Mass

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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