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About Dan Sausville - RotoBaller

My name is Dan Sausville, and I am transitioning from a 7 year "career" as a minor league baseball player, to being a sports journalist. I have a passion for the MLB, NBA, and NFL, as well as Pro Boxing, Fantasy Sports, Madden Ultimate Team, and my family. I look forward to using my 20+ years of baseball experience to help bring some insight into the game from a non familiar place, as not many former players end up writing and informing. I have been on 4 championship teams at the pro level, 2 last place teams at the same level, and a year in the middle. I think that my experience with the highs and lows of the game will help me better understand when and why a player or team gets hot, or why they are not, and what makes the players tick. I look forward to sharing this with our audience, and cannot wait to expand my horizons and get in on some NBA talk, as well as some NFL. Until then I will be covering the Dodgers, as well as some misc. baseball chatter.

Dan Sausville - RotoBaller has written 22 articles so far, you can find them below.

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Deep League Waiver Wire Pickups (AL Edition): Week 18

This article is subtitled the "Yahoo! Sleeper Edition," not because these players are sleepers in Yahoo! formats, but because Yahoo! fantasy owners are entirely sleeping on them unjustly. The first player in this article is one of my hidden gems whom I think can really make an impact the rest of the season, followed by three... Read More

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Deep League Waiver Wire Pickups (AL Edition): Week 11

In this week's installment, I will revisit a couple of sleepers that I touted earlier in the year, as they are still sitting on most waiver wires, and still producing. I will also introduce a couple of young sleeper pitchers flying under the radar as the NL currently has the spotlight when it comes to young... Read More

5 years ago

Starting Pitcher Prospects to be Called Up Soon

  Starting Pitchers & Potential June Call-Ups As the MLB Draft has gotten underway, so with it comes the callups that always occur in the big leagues at this time. For this piece, I will showcase 3 promising young arms poised to make an impact in the big leagues sooner, rather than later. Good luck... Read More

5 years ago

Deep League Waiver Wire Pickups (AL Edition): Week 10

In this week's waiver wire installment, I will bring to your attention some young MLB players who have recently walked into some playing time, are making the most of it, and may be sleepers for deeper leagues like AL-Only formats depending on your league depth. It's important for us to constantly be looking to improve... Read More

6 years ago

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Checking in with the Los Angeles Dodgers: Late May Update

It has been an eventful couple of weeks in Dodgertown, as they got back franchise player Clayton Kershaw, saw their multi million dollar investment (Alex Guerrero) get a piece of his ear bitten off during a minor league contest by one of his own teammates (Miguel Olivo), and watched their bullpen continue to struggle, at... Read More

6 years ago

Post-Hype Sleeper Waiver Wire Pickups (AL Edition)

  Week 9 Waiver Wire Recommendations After a couple of weeks away, I bring you another installment of my deep league waiver wire pickups focusing AL-Only leagues. This week I will focus on a pair of post-hype sleepers, and I take a shot in the dark on someone who was once highly regarded as a... Read More

6 years ago

Even Without Kershaw The Dodgers Are A Force To Be Reckoned With

  Fantasy News and Analysis for the Los Angeles Dodgers The Dodgers are keeping their heads above water while they wait for Clayton Kershaw to return, as well as getting Matt Kemp back up to speed. Some players have really stepped up to put the Dodgers at 15-12 as of May 1st, 1 game behind... Read More

6 years ago

Probing the Waiver Wire Deep for Starting Pitchers (AL Edition)

  American League Waiver Wire - Deep Leagues This is the third installment of my weekly deeper league waiver wire pickups and sleepers from the American League. To clarify, these players are not just AL-Only pickups, but they are more for the deep crowd: 14 teams and over, or the deep roster leagues. Sometimes there... Read More

6 years ago

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AL-Only Leagues: Waiver Wire Sleepers for Week 4

This is the second installment of my weekly deeper AL-Only waiver wire pickups and sleepers. To clarify, these players are not just AL-Only pickups, but they are more for the deep crowd: 14 teams and over, or the deep roster leagues. Sometimes there will be a player in here who can make in impact in... Read More

6 years ago

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AL-Only Leagues: Waiver Wire Pickups for Week 2

  Fantasy Baseball Waiver Wire Pickups - AL-Only Leagues Each week I will be treading through the murky waiver wire in the American League to try to find you some hidden gems that could pay off exponentially.  These players should be owned in AL Only leagues and some will even be rosterable in deep mixed... Read More

6 years ago

Clayton Kershaw Will be Injured a Month at Least

Here is your daily dose of Dodgers news and analysis for 4/1...   Kershaw Injured at Least a Month, maybe more... It looks like Clayton Kershaw will not throw another in-game pitch in the month of April, and this injury may be more serious than Kershaw or the Dodgers first let on. The Dodgers have made a... Read More

6 years ago

MLB Opening Day News & Notes for Fantasy GMs

Opening Day lived up to all its expectations, as it does every year. We had multiple extra-inning games, a few dramatic late-inning home runs, some impressive pitching performances by some of the games top young arms, and of course Mike Trout did something incredible. Buster Posey hit a mammoth game-winning bomb in the ninth inning... Read More

6 years ago

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Fantasy Baseball Analysis: Checking in with the Dodgers

Fantasy Baseball Analysis: Checking in with the Dodgers After an eventful first week of sometimes real, and sometimes not real baseball games, some questions about the club have been answered, and some new ones have arisen. The team should be looking at a 3-0 start, but a blow up by setup man Brian Wilson on... Read More

6 years ago

3 Undervalued Second Basemen: Sleepers for 2014

3 Second Base Sleepers for Fantasy Baseball Drafts I have been tasked with deciphering which second basemen currently being drafted outside of the top 10 rounds (ADP over 120) will deliver the statistics needed to help you win your fantasy league this year. Second base is a dicey position in fantasy year-in and year-out, as... Read More

6 years ago

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The Matt Kemp Recovery: 2014 Comeback Player Of The Year?

[iframe src="" height="200" width="100%"]   Matt Kemp's Comeback Many intelligent people might contend that this tweet from the Dodgers was just organizational talk to create hype around a player in whom they are heavily invested in. Matt Kemp has let down their fans mightily over the last two seasons, but the team took L.A. by... Read More

6 years ago

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3 Up, 3 Down: 2014 Spring Training Review

Although most will tell you that spring statistics should be taken with a grain of salt, it is impossible to ignore it when someone goes on a tear over the course of 40-80 at bats. Remember that a lot of owners benefited from spotting Domonic Brown's effectiveness last spring, parlaying it into some late-round magic... Read More

6 years ago

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ADP Analysis: Overvalued Players to Avoid on Draft Day

RotoBaller has been analyzing ADP data and trends to find these overvalued players who you should avoid on draft day.   Overvalued Players to Avoid on Draft Day   Alexander Guerrero ADP 215 This one is a layup. Check back to my Dodgers preview and you won't even need to hear Coletti and Mattingly's comments... Read More

6 years ago

LA Dodgers Pitching Analysis: 2014 Fantasy Baseball

  2014 Los Angeles Dodgers – Pitching Staff Preview   Clayton Kershaw Position Battle – None Current Average Draft Position (12 team league) – Mid-First Round Other SPs in that Range – No one 2013 Stats – 16-9, 1.83 ERA, 0.92 WHIP, 232 K, 236 IP, 52 BB Outlook – 2011 Cy Young, 2012 2nd... Read More

6 years ago

2014 Fantasy Baseball Impact Prospects: First Base (1B)

RotoBaller Dan Sausville prepares you for the 2014 fantasy baseball season, covering some of the premier MLB first base (1B) prospects for 2014, including their projected stats and potential fantasy impacts.   2014 Impact Prospects: First Basemen (1B) Jose Abreu - White Sox Abreu is a 27 year old, who stands in at 6'2 and... Read More

6 years ago

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L.A. Dodgers Lineup Analysis: 2014 Fantasy Baseball

  Dodgers Hitters - Fantasy Analysis & Projections All ADPs listed below assume a 12-team fantasy baseball league format, and designate which rounds that player is currently being drafted in on average.   Hanley Ramirez - SS 2013 Stats: 86 games, .345 BA, 1.040 OPS, 20 HR, 57 RBI, 62 R, 10 SB Current ADP: low 1st / high... Read More

6 years ago

Miami Marlins Fantasy Baseball Prospects Progress For 2014

  Checking in with Yelich, Stanton, Marisnick & Ozuna The Miami Marlins, a team that had a $35.7 M payroll in 2013, were pretty hard to watch on most nights in 2013, to put it bluntly. Sure, they had Giancarlo Stanton, who started the year on the disabled list, Jose Fernandez the phenom who took... Read More

6 years ago

Los Angeles Dodgers Hot Stove: MLB News & Fantasy Baseball Analysis

  Los Angeles Dodgers 2014 Team Preview The 2014 Los Angeles Dodgers will look to capitalize on their historic run to close out the 2013 season. The core of the team that went 54-27 in the final 3 months of the season will be back to try get over the hump and advance to the... Read More

6 years ago

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Week 14 Fantasy Football Staff Rankings

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Fantasy Football Disaster Recovery: Playoff Panic

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Thursday Night Football Matchups Analysis - Week 14

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The Tape Tells All - Derrius Guice Fantasy Outlook

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