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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 2720 articles so far, you can find them below.


James McCann Will Rest Thursday

Chicago White Sox catcher James McCann will rest on Thursday versus the Royals. It’s just a routine day off for the All-Star that has struggled lately with a .188 batting average in his last 32 at-bats. Wellington Castillo will replace McCann and bat fifth versus Brad Keller. Castillo is no more than a dart throw... Read More

15 hours ago

Kyle Schwarber Will Sit Wednesday Versus Reds

Chicago Cubs outfielder Kyle Schwarber will sit on Wednesday versus the Reds. Schwarber has been on a home run streak lately and has hit three bombs over the last three games. Schwarber is a solid source for power and OPS and should be started in all formats as long as he’s hitting home runs. David... Read More

2 days ago

Robel Garcia Goes Yard

Chicago Cubs second baseman Robel Garcia went 2-for-4 with a home run, two RBI and one run scored. Garcia has started six games since making his big league debut July 3. With Addison Russell struggling and Garcia doing well in a small sample size, it’s possible that he can take over at second base for... Read More

2 days ago

Alec Mills Posts A Quality Start

Chicago Cubs starting pitcher Alec Mills allowed five hits, three runs, one walk and struck out six batters over six innings on Tuesday versus the Reds. Mills struggled in the first inning and allowed all three of his runs and also hit a batter. Mills is unlikely to remain in the Cubs rotation for the... Read More

2 days ago

Kris Bryant Stays Hot

Chicago Cubs third baseman/outfielder Kris Bryant went 2-for-4 with a solo home run on Tuesday versus the Reds. Bryant has hit two home runs since in the second half and is now hitting .296 with 19 home runs and 46 RBI. The former National League MVP has returned to form after an injury plagued 2018... Read More

2 days ago


Anthony Rizzo Extends Hit Streak

Chicago Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo went 2-for-3 with a walk and run scored on Tuesday versus the Reds. Rizzo now has an eight-game hitting streak and has two hits in five of his last eight game. The left-handed slugger remains a consistent option at first base every year and is now hitting .284 with... Read More

2 days ago

Eloy Jimenez Expected To Go On The Injured List

Chicago White Sox outfielder Eloy Jimenez (elbow) is flying back to Chicago and is expected to wind up on the injured list with right elbow soreness. The outfielder left Tuesday’s contest after colliding with Charlie Tilson on a play in the outfield. Jimenez already missed three weeks earlier in the season with a high right ankle... Read More

2 days ago

Dylan Cease Struggles In Second Start

Chicago White Sox starting pitcher Dylan Cease struggled in his second career start versus the Kansas City Royals. Over six frames, Cease allowed eight hits, six runs (four earned), one walk and struck out seven. Owners should remain patient with Cease due to his strong upside and strikeout ability. Cease will look to improve in... Read More

2 days ago

Eloy Jimenez Exits With Injury

Chicago White Sox outfielder Eloy Jimenez has left Tuesday’s game early. The rookie appeared to hurt his right shoulder after a collision with Charlie Tilson. Jimenez did not record an at-bat in tonight’s game and Ryan Cordell has replaced him. More should be know on the status of Jimenez as the evening goes on. Hot... Read More

2 days ago

Willson Contreras Remains Sidelined With Sore Foot

Chicago Cubs catcher Willson Contreras (foot) will miss his second consecutive game on Monday versus the Reds. Contreras has been dealing with a sore right foot and is currently day-to-day. Victor Caratini will be behind the dish on Monday and bat fifth in a tough matchup versus Luis Castillo. Hot Trending ArticlesDraftKings Daily Picks (7/18/19):... Read More

3 days ago


Willson Contreras Has A Sore Right Foot

Chicago Cubs catcher Willson Contreras (foot) is dealing with a sore right foot in his arch area. This would explain why the All-Star exited Saturday’s game early and will rest Sunday. Contreras is day-to-day at the moment. Victor Caratini will start in his place on Sunday and bat fifth. Hot Trending ArticlesDraftKings Daily Picks (7/18/19):... Read More

5 days ago

Willson Contreras Will Sit Series Finale

Chicago Cubs All-Star catcher Willson Contreras will sit for the second time in three games on Sunday. Manager Joe Maddon has been resting Contreras more and more as the season has gone on, but he still remains one of the best catchers in the game. Victor Caratini will bat fifth and start at catcher versus... Read More

5 days ago

Jason Heyward Plays Hero Versus Pirates

Chicago Cubs outfielder Jason Heyward went 2-for-4 and hit a game-winning RBI single versus the Pirates on Friday. Heyward has hit a respectable .270 with 14 home runs and 38 RBI in 2019, but he doesn’t offer much outside of NL-only and deeper mixed leagues. Hot Trending ArticlesDraftKings Daily Picks (7/18/19): MLB DFS LineupsTop 30... Read More

6 days ago

Kris Bryant Goes Yard Versus Pirates

Chicago Cubs third baseman/outfielder Kris Bryant went 1-for-3 with a walk, home run and two runs scored on Friday versus the Pirates. Bryant was an All-Star this year and has had a nice rebound year in 2019. The former MVP is now hitting .297 with 18 home runs and 45 RBI. Hot Trending ArticlesDraftKings Daily... Read More

6 days ago

Yu Darvish Shines Versus Pirates

Chicago Cubs starting pitcher Yu Darvish put together one of his best starts as a Cub on Friday versus the Pittsburgh Pirates. Over six strong innings, Darvish allowed two hits, zero runs, one walk and struck out eight batters. Darvish received another no-decision, but this was a very positive outing for him. Darvish will look... Read More

6 days ago


Cole Hamels To Begin Throwing Program

Chicago Cubs starting pitcher Cole Hamels (oblique) will begin his throwing program on Friday. The lefty will throw off flat ground as he works his way back from an oblique injury. Hamels had a strong first half and posted a 6-3 record with a 2.98 ERA. The Cubs will look at either Tyler Chatwood or... Read More

7 days ago

Willson Contreras Absent To Start The Second Half

Chicago Cubs catcher Willson Contreras will sit to start the second half of the season on Friday. Contreras was an All-Star, but manager Joe Maddon has been playing Victor Caratini a lot more over the past six weeks. Caratini will bat fifth versus Pirates starter Chris Archer and isn’t a bad dart throw for a... Read More

7 days ago

MacKenzie Gore To Be Promoted To Double-A

The San Diego Padres will promote prized pitching prospect MacKenzie Gore to Double-A Amarillo. Gore, 20, has excelled for High-A Lake Elsinore. The lefty owns a 7-1 record to go along with a 1.02 ERA and 110 strikeouts over 79 1/3 innings. It’s unlikely that Gore will be promoted in 2019, but he is a... Read More

1 week ago

Lucas Giolito Walks Five Batters

Chicago White Sox starting pitcher Lucas Giolito struggled on Saturday versus the Chicago Cubs. Giolito was unable to record an out in the top of the fifth inning and finished with a line of four hits, six runs, five walks and struck out five over four innings. Giolito has been a huge surprise this year... Read More

2 weeks ago

Yoan Moncada Extends Hit Streak

Chicago White Sox third baseman Yoan Moncada 2-for-3 to extend his hit streak to 12. Moncada also scored two runs with a RBI and two walks. Moncada has been having his best season as a big leaguer and is now hitting .308 with 16 home runs, 47 RBI and six stolen bases. Moncada should be... Read More

2 weeks ago


Jon Lester Earns Another Quality Start

Chicago Cubs starting pitcher Jon Lester allowed six hits, three runs (one earned), three walks and three strikeouts over 6 1/3 versus the Chicago White Sox on Saturday. The lefty has been hit or miss this season on the bump, but still owns a healthy 3.72 ERA heading into the All-Star break. Lester is worth... Read More

2 weeks ago

Craig Kimbrel Picks Up Second Save

Chicago Cubs closer Craig Kimbrel picked up his second save of the season on Saturday versus the Chicago White Sox. The right-hander was shaky and struck out three, but also hit a batter and allowed a walk. Kimbrel had a scoreless outing in his season debut, but had given up five runs over his past... Read More

2 weeks ago

Luis Robert To Be Promoted To Triple-A

Chicago White Sox outfield prospect Luis Robert will be promoted to Triple-A Charlotte to start the second half of the season. Robert has been fully healthy this season and the results have shown the same. The talented outfielder has hit .349 with 16 home runs, 53 RBI and 29 stolen bases between Advanced-A Winston-Salem and... Read More

2 weeks ago

Craig Kimbrel Blows His First Save

Chicago Cubs closer Craig Kimbrel blew his first game of the season Wednesday versus the Pirates. Kimbrel recorded the first batter he faced and then allowed a walk, double and sac fly as the Pirates walked off victorious. Kimbrel has now allowed runs in two of his three appearances, but has a strong enough track... Read More

2 weeks ago

Javier Baez Picks Up Three More Hits

Chicago Cubs shortstop Javier Baez went 3-for-5 with a home run on Wednesday versus the Pirates. The All-Star has now hit safely in nine of his last 10 games. Baez is once again having a strong campaign and is hitting .289 with 22 home runs and 58 RBI. Hot Trending ArticlesDraftKings Daily Picks (7/18/19): MLB... Read More

2 weeks ago


Victor Caratini Goes Yard Twice

Chicago Cubs catcher Victor Caratini went 2-for-4 with three RBI and a pair of home runs on Wednesday versus the Pirates. The Cubs offense has been struggling of late and Caratini provided the club with a spark. Despite his strong performance on Wednesday, Caratini doesn’t play enough to consider outside of DFS leagues. Hot Trending... Read More

2 weeks ago

Yu Darvish Doesn’t Allow A Walk Versus Pirates

Chicago Cubs starting pitcher Yu Darvish gave up seven hits, four runs, zero walks and struck out six over 6 2/3 innings versus the Pirates on Wednesday. Darvish allowed two home runs on the evening, but the impressive part of his outing was that he didn’t allow a walk. Darvish now owns a 5.01 ERA... Read More

2 weeks ago

Dylan Cease Goes Five Innings For The Win

Chicago White Sox starting pitcher Dylan Cease went five inning in his big league debut on Wednesday in Game 1 of a doubleheader versus the Detroit Tigers. Cease allowed two runs in the top of the first inning and then settled down. Cease finished with a line of four hits, three runs, four walks and... Read More

2 weeks ago

Kris Bryant Will Rest Wednesday

Chicago Cubs third baseman/outfielder Kris Bryant will get a day of rest on Wednesday versus the Pittsburgh Pirates. Bryant is hitting .285 with 16 home runs and 42 RBI on the season and should be back in the lineup on Thursday for the series finale. David Bote will replace Bryant and bat sixth. Bote is... Read More

2 weeks ago

Cubs Option Adbert Alzolay

The Chicago Cubs have optioned pitcher Adbert Alzolay to Triple-A Iowa on Tuesday. Although Alzolay was shelled on Monday to the tune of seven runs, the prospect pitched fairly well in his other appearances, both out of the bullpen and as a starter. The Cubs needed arms for Tuesday and there is still a good... Read More

2 weeks ago


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