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About Daniel Burdeen - RotoBaller

You won't find a bigger Cubs fan than myself. Aside from my love of fantasy sports, which includes MLB, NFL and NBA, I own my own animal care business. I graduated from Columbia College in Chicago and currently reside in Chicago, IL. My love of fantasy sports started for me in in the early 2000's and I have steadily been active with the same group of friends year in and year out for every league in baseball, basketball and football. I am hoping to help all RotoBaller members with any questions they may have. I consider myself an expert with minor league prospects, as it is a love of mine. I hope to give the best advice I can to the RotoBaller world!

Daniel Burdeen - RotoBaller has written 2810 articles so far, you can find them below.


Dylan Cease Sidelined With Left Hamstring Strain

Chicago White Sox starting pitcher Dylan Cease (hamstring) was scratched from Thursday’s start versus the Indians with a left hamstring strain. The rookie had been performing well over his last three starts and this likely ends his season. Over 73 innings, Cease had a 5.79 ERA with 9.99 K/9. Cease will be a name to... Read More

3 weeks ago

Anthony Rizzo Leading Off On Thursday

Chicago Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo (ankle) is leading off on Thursday. Rizzo was in a walking boot and expected to miss 5-to-7 days following a diagnosis of a sprained right ankle. Many thought Rizzo could have missed the rest of the season, but the slugger is returning after just four days. Rizzo will have... Read More

4 weeks ago

Anthony Rizzo To Wear Walking Boot

Chicago Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo (ankle) will be in a walking boot for five to seven days. Rizzo underwent an MRI on Monday and was diagnosed with a lateral right ankle sprain. Rizzo will be re-evaluated when he sheds the walking boot and more should be known about his return after that process. Catcher... Read More

4 weeks ago

Anthony Rizzo Exits With Ankle Injury

Chicago Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo (ankle) left Sunday’s game early with a sprained right ankle. Rizzo hurt his ankle when he was trying to field a bunt. The first baseman will have a MRI on Monday and that will help determine how long he may miss. Ian Happ took over at first base for... Read More

1 month ago

Yu Darvish Shines On Thursday

Chicago Cubs starting pitcher Yu Darvish was brilliant on Thursday versus the San Diego Padres. Darvish went six frames and allowed two hits, zero runs, a pair of walks and struck out 14 Padres. Darvish has been in cruise control over the second half of the season and now owns a 3.97 ERA. Darvish will... Read More

1 month ago


Yoan Moncada Hits Home Run No. 23

Chicago White Sox third baseman Yoan Moncada went 3-for-4 with a home run on Tuesday versus the Kansas City Royals. Moncada also crossed home plate twice and drove in two runs. Moncada is having his best season in his career and is now hitting .301 with 23 home runs and 68 RBI.

1 month ago

Eloy Jimenez Hits Grand Slam

Chicago White Sox outfielder Eloy Jimenez picked up one hit in four plate appearances on Tuesday. His one hit was a big one and it was his first career grand slam. Jimenez has had two separate stints in the injured list, but still has 25 home runs and 62 RBI to go along with a... Read More

1 month ago

Ivan Nova Picks Up A Victory

Chicago White Sox starting pitcher Ivan Nova lasted 5 2/3 innings on Tuesday versus the Royals. Nova allowed six hits, three runs, zero walks and struck out six on the evening. Nova has had a solid second half, but doesn’t hold much value outside of AL-only leagues. Nova will face the Mariners on Sunday.

1 month ago

Tim Anderson Will Rest Sunday

Chicago White Sox shortstop Tim Anderson will rest on Sunday. Anderson has been on fire over the past 30 days and owns a .364 batting average with four home runs and 13 RBI over that span. Anderson should return to the lineup on Tuesday versus the Royals. Danny Mendick will play shortstop and bat second... Read More

1 month ago

Javier Baez Will Undergo MRI

Chicago Cubs shortstop Javier Baez (thumb) will undergo an MRI on his thumb. Baez has been absent since Sunday and was scratched from Thursday’s lineup. Manager Joe Maddon said they hope to see what ailment they are dealing with after the results of the MRI. The loss of Baez has hurt both the Cubs and... Read More

1 month ago


Javier Baez Scratched From Thursday’s Lineup

Chicago Cubs shortstop Javier Baez (thumb) has been scratched from Thursday’s lineup. Baez has been absent since Sunday and will be replaced by shortstop Addison Russell. Russell has been ice cold and can be avoided in DFS. Baez remains day-to-day.

1 month ago

Kris Bryant Scratched With Knee Soreness

Chicago Cubs third baseman/outfielder Kris Bryant (knee) has been scratched from Tuesday’s lineup with right knee soreness. Bryant has been dealing with knee soreness for a few months and is considered day-to-day for now. Ian Happ will replace Bryant at third base and bat sixth. Happ has cooled off and can be avoided on Tuesday... Read More

1 month ago

Javier Baez Sidelined On Monday

Chicago Cubs shortstop Javier Baez will rest Monday. Baez jammed his thumb on Sunday and exited that contest early. Baez underwent X-rays and they came back negative. Baez is considered day-to-day for now and will be replaced at shortstop by Addison Russell. Russell is a decent dart throw in DFS on Monday versus rookie starter... Read More

1 month ago

Anthony Rizzo Returns To Cubs Lineup

Chicago Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo will return to the Cubs lineup on Saturday. Rizzo hasn’t played since Sunday and has been sidelined with back stiffness. Rizzo will bat fourth on Saturday and owners should be ready to roll with him. The first baseman has hit .290 with 25 home runs and 82 RBI this... Read More

2 months ago

Hip Strain Sends Jon Jay To Injured List

The Chicago White Sox have placed outfielder Jon Jay (hip) on the 10-day injured list with a right hip strain. Jay got a late start to the season with a groin injury and now can add a hip strain to his injury plagued season. If this is the last that we see of Jay in... Read More

2 months ago


Ben Zobrist Expected To Return Sunday

Chicago Cubs second baseman/outfielder Ben Zobrist (personal) is expected to rejoin the Cubs on Sunday. Zobrist has missed almost the entire season due to personal reasons and has been getting at-bats in the minor leagues for over a month. The Cubs have had their fair share of problems at second base and at the leadoff... Read More

2 months ago

Kris Bryant Gets Friday Off

Chicago Cubs third baseman/outfielder Kris Bryant will receive a day off on Friday versus the Brewers. Bryant is hitting just .217 over his last 46 at-bats and the hope is that a day of rest will get him back on track. The former National League MVP is hitting .282 with 26 home runs and 64... Read More

2 months ago

Willson Contreras Will Begin Rehab Assignment Friday

Chicago Cubs catcher Willson Contreras (hamstring) will begin his rehab assignment on Friday for Triple-A Iowa. Contreras has been sidelined since August 4 with a right hamstring strain. The All-Star has hit .275 with 19 home runs and 57 RBI. Contreras remains one of the best options behind the dish and should be started upon... Read More

2 months ago

Lucas Giolito Goes Six Innings Versus Twins

Chicago White Sox starting pitcher Lucas Giolito picked up another quality start on Tuesday versus the Minnesota Twins. Giolito allowed four hits, two runs, three walks and struck out nine over six innings. Giolito was hurt by a pair of solo home runs by Marwin Gonzalez and Jonathan Schoop in the second inning, but cooled... Read More

2 months ago

Addison Russell Hits Home Run

Chicago Cubs middle infielder Addison Russell went 3-for-4 with a home run and two RBI on Tuesday versus the Mets. Russell had been 2-for-14 since being recalled recently, but enjoyed facing the Mets Tuesday. Despite the nice stat line, Russell doesn’t play enough or hit well enough to be considered outside of DFS.

2 months ago


Javier Baez Breaks Out Of Slump

Chicago Cubs shortstop Javier Baez enjoyed his Tuesday evening versus the New York Mets. Baez went 3-for-3 with a home run, three RBI and a walk. Baez has been in the middle of a cold streak and hopefully Tuesday’s performance will get him going in time for the fantasy playoffs.

2 months ago

Yu Darvish Ends August With Another Strong Start

Chicago Cubs starting pitcher Yu Darvish put together another strong start on Tuesday versus the New York Mets. Over eight innings, Darvish allowed five hits, one run, one walk and struck out seven. Darvish finishes the month of August allowing just one walk and striking out 42. Darvish is in a groove and should be... Read More

2 months ago

Cole Hamels Placed On Paternity List

Chicago Cubs starting pitcher Cole Hamels has been placed on the paternity list. Hamels will miss the next couple of days, but is expected to make his scheduled start on Saturday versus the Brewers at home. Hamels struggled after returning from the disabled list with an oblique injury, but has trended up over his past... Read More

2 months ago

Ryan Mountcastle Stays Hot

Baltimore Orioles infield/outfield prospect Ryan Mountcastle continues to hit for Triple-A Norfolk. Mountcastle went 3-for-5 with two runs scored and a pair of RBI on Tuesday and also hit his 24th home run on the season. Mountcastle is also hitting .314 and has 77 RBI. Mountcastle has shown how good he can be offensively, but... Read More

2 months ago

Nathaniel Lowe Gets Another Hit

Tampa Bay Rays first base prospect Nathaniel Lowe went 1-for-4 on Tuesday for Triple-A Durham. Lowe is now hitting .298 with 15 home runs and 60 RBI. Lowe has been in the big leagues for two stints this season and hit .368 over 19 at-bats before being sent back to Durham. Lowe has strong potential,... Read More

2 months ago


Gavin Lux Hits Another Home Run

Los Angeles Dodgers shortstop prospect Gavin Lux continues to shine for Triple-A Oklahoma City. Lux went 1-for-3 with a home run and three RBI on Tuesday. Lux started the season in Double-A, but earned a promotion to Triple-A and has shined. Lux is now hitting .415 with 12 home runs and 38 RBI in 41... Read More

2 months ago

Jose Abreu Remains On Fire

Chicago White Sox first baseman Jose Abreu went 1-for-3 with a two-run home run on Tuesday versus the Twins. Abreu was one of the few bright spots for the White Sox on Tuesday and has been on fire lately. The slugger now has four home runs over his last six games and is hitting .273... Read More

2 months ago

Reynaldo Lopez Picks Up The Loss On Tuesday

Chicago White Sox starting pitcher Reynaldo Lopez allowed seven runs (three earned), six hits, zero walks and struck out three batters over six innings versus the Twins on Tuesday. Lopez has an abysmal first half, but has bounced back with a strong second half. The right-hander now owns a 5.25 ERA, but has pitched well... Read More

2 months ago

Tim Anderson Goes Yard

Chicago White Sox shortstop Tim Anderson went 2-for-4 with two runs scored, two RBI and a home run on Tuesday versus the Twins. It was Anderson’s 13th home run of the season and he now owns a healthy .331 batting average to go along with 44 RBI and 16 stolen bases. Anderson has been one... Read More

2 months ago

Nicholas Castellanos Hits Seventh Home Run As A Cub

Chicago Cubs outfielder Nicholas Castellanos continues to enjoy his new home. Castellanos went 3-for-5 with a solo home run on Tuesday versus the Giants. The newest Cub now has seven home runs for his new team and has been on fire. Owners who were patient with Castellanos are now being rewarded.

2 months ago


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