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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 2456 articles so far, you can find them below.


Bryce Harper Agrees To Terms With Phillies

According to multiple reports, free-agent outfielder Bryce Harper has agreed to terms with the Philadelphia Phillies. Jeff Passan of ESPN reports that Harper will make $330 million over 13 years with no opt-out. That would make Harper’s deal the largest deal in the league. Harper, 26, will stay in the National League East and should... Read More

3 weeks ago

Nelson Cruz Agrees To Terms With Twins

Designated hitter Nelson Cruz has agreed to terms with the Minnesota Twins. Cruz, 38, will earn $14 million in year one of his new contract with a $12 million team option that includes a $300,000 buyout. Cruz is aging, but remains one of the better power hitters in the game. Cruz hit .256 with 37... Read More

3 months ago

Joe Kelly Agrees To Contract With Dodgers

Multiple outlets have reported that relief pitcher Joe Kelly has agreed to a three-year, $25 million deal, pending a physical. Kelly had a 4.39 ERA with 68 strikeouts in 65 2/3 innings for the World Series champions last year. Kelly will be a late-inning arm for the Dodgers and a strong candidate for holds in... Read More

3 months ago

Jeurys Familia Agrees To Terms With Mets

Relief pitcher Jeurys Familia has agreed to a three-year contract with his former team the New York Mets. Familia spent his first six and a half years with the Mets, prior to being dealt at the trade deadline last year to the Oakland Athletics. The reliever posted a 3.13 ERA with 83 strikeouts in 72... Read More

3 months ago

Cubs Send Tommy La Stella To Angels

The Chicago Cubs have dealt infielder Tommy La Stella to the Los Angeles Angels for a player to be named later or cash considerations. La Stella has made a career as a bench player and pinch-hitter. His versatility can help strengthen the Angels bench, but La Stella can be avoided in most formats as he... Read More

4 months ago

Addison Russell Suspended 40 Games

Chicago Cubs shortstop Addison Russell has been suspended 40 games after violating Major League Baseball’s domestic-violence policy. The suspension will be retroactive to September 21 and Russell will miss most of the first month of the 2019 season. Russell, 24, is eligible for arbitration, but it is unknown at this time if the Cubs are... Read More

6 months ago

Cole Hamels Pitches In Relief

Chicago Cubs starting pitcher Cole Hamels pitched two innings in relief on Tuesday. Hamels was needed in the Cubs wild-card game on Tuesday and allowed two hits, zero runs, a walk and recorded a strikeout. Hot Trending ArticlesEarly 2019 Breakout Candidates - Wide ReceiverDraft Sleepers and TargetsEarly 2018 Breakouts - Wide ReceiversHarris Yudin's Bold Predictions... Read More

6 months ago

Jon Lester Strikes Out Nine In Wild-Card Game

Chicago Cubs starting pitcher Jon Lester threw six strong innings on Tuesday versus the Colorado Rockies. Lester allowed a walk to Charlie Blackmon to start the game and he eventually scored. It was the only run Lester allowed. Lester finished the game allowing four hits, one run, one walk and nine strikeouts. Hot Trending ArticlesEarly... Read More

6 months ago

Kyle Hendricks Suffers The Loss In Wild-Card Game

Chicago Cubs starting pitcher Kyle Hendricks suffered the loss in relief on Tuesday versus the Colorado Rockies in the National League wild-card game. Hendricks was pulled after allowing a RBI single to Tony Wolters. Hendricks finished the game allowing three hits and one run. Hendricks didn’t walk a batter or get a strikeout in relief.... Read More

6 months ago

Pedro Strop Activated For Wild-Card Game

Chicago Cubs relief pitcher Pedro Strop (hamstring) will be active for Tuesday’s wild-card game versus the Colorado Rockies. Strop has been absent since September 13 with a hamstring injury and will provide a big boost to the Cubs bullpen. Strop is likely to step back in as the Cubs closer. Hot Trending ArticlesEarly 2019 Breakout... Read More

6 months ago

Hunter Pence Hopes To Play Next Season

San Francisco Giants outfielder Hunter Pence is hopeful to continue his career next year. Pence, 35, struggled this year with a .226 batting average and four home runs and also battled injuries. Pence is aware that Sunday was his last game with the Giants, but given his strong locker room presence, a rebuilding club may... Read More

6 months ago

Pedro Strop Hopes To Return For Playoffs

Chicago Cubs relief pitcher Pedro Strop (hamstring) won’t pitch this weekend, but is hopeful to return for the first round of the playoffs. Strop’s return would be big for the Cubs bullpen and it is likely that Strop would return as the team’s closer. Hot Trending ArticlesEarly 2019 Breakout Candidates - Wide ReceiverDraft Sleepers and... Read More

6 months ago

Kris Bryant Returns To Lineup Friday

Chicago Cubs third baseman/outfielder Kris Bryant (wrist) will return to the lineup on Friday and bat sixth. Bryant missed the previous two games due to being hit on the wrist on Tuesday. Bryant has had dealt with a sore shoulder for most of the season and it has shown in his power numbers. Bryant will... Read More

6 months ago

Kris Bryant Remains Sidelined On Thursday

Chicago Cubs third baseman/outfielder Kris Bryant remains out of the lineup on Thursday versus the Pirates. It will be Bryant’s second straight game out of the lineup. Bryant got hit on the wrist on Tuesday and remains day-to-day. David Bote will replace Bryant in the lineup and will bat ninth. Bote has struggled over the... Read More

6 months ago

Addison Russell Receives Extended Administrative Leave

Chicago Cubs shortstop Addison Russell has had his administrative leave extended through Sunday. Russell was placed on administrative leave after accusations of physical and mental abuse against his ex-wife emerged. It is unlikely that Russell will be on the Cubs playoff roster or ever suit up for the club again if the accusations are proven... Read More

6 months ago

Ben Zobrist Absent On Wednesday

Chicago Cubs second baseman/outfielder Ben Zobrist will rest Wednesday versus the Pirates. Outfielder Ian Happ will draw the start in right field and bat fifth. Happ will face Ivan Nova and he is worth a dart throw in DFS. Zobrist should return to the lineup on Thursday after getting a day of rest on Wednesday.... Read More

6 months ago

Ryan LaMarre Picks Up Three Hits

Chicago White Sox outfielder Ryan LaMarre went 3-for-3 with three RBI on Friday versus the Chicago Cubs. Despite the strong effort from LaMarre, he doesn’t get enough playing time to be worthy of a pickup in any format. LaMarre is now hitting .286 with two home runs, 18 RBI and two stolen bases over 161... Read More

6 months ago

Kevan Smith Drives In Three Runs

Chicago White Sox catcher/designated hitter Kevan Smith drove in three runs on Friday versus the Chicago Cubs. Smith finished the game 2-for-2 with a pair of runs scored. Smith doesn’t get enough at-bats to make an impact in fantasy leagues, but is now hitting .297 with 19 RBI. Hot Trending ArticlesEarly 2019 Breakout Candidates -... Read More

6 months ago

Welington Castillo Picks Up Three Hits Versus Cubs

Chicago White Sox catcher Welington Castillo picked up three hits on Friday versus the Chicago Cubs in five at-bats. Castillo had a nice day versus his former club and also scored a pair of runs. Castillo is now hitting .255 on the season with six home runs and 15 RBI. Hot Trending ArticlesEarly 2019 Breakout... Read More

6 months ago

Yoan Moncada Remains Hot

Chicago White Sox second baseman Yoan Moncada went 3-for-4 with a run scored and one RBI on Friday versus the Chicago Cubs. Moncada has really been hitting the ball lately and it comes at a good time for fantasy owners. Moncada is now hitting .235 with 17 home runs, 61 RBI and 11 stolen bases.... Read More

6 months ago

Daniel Murphy Goes Yard Versus White Sox

Chicago Cubs second baseman Daniel Murphy hit his first career leadoff home run on Friday versus the Chicago White Sox. Murphy finished the game 3-for-5 with two runs scored and a RBI. Murphy has now hit safely in four of his last six games and appears to be back on track after a mini slump.... Read More

6 months ago

Daniel Palka Hits 27th Home Run

Chicago White Sox outfielder Daniel Palka hit a pinch-hit home run on Friday versus the Chicago Cubs. The slugger has been a nice source of power for the rebuilding White Sox and now has 27 home runs to go along with 64 RBI and a .242 batting average. Palka remains a cheap power source in... Read More

6 months ago

Reynaldo Lopez Shines On Friday

Chicago White Sox starting pitcher Reynaldo Lopez sparkled through seven innings versus the Chicago Cubs on Friday. Lopez allowed five hits, one run, zero walks and struck out eight. Lopez gave up a home run to Daniel Murphy to start the game, but settled in after. The strong outing lowers his ERA to 3.94. Lopez... Read More

6 months ago

Jose Quintana Struggles Versus Former Team

Chicago Cubs starting pitcher Jose Quintana got roughed up by his former club, the Chicago White Sox, on Friday. Quintana couldn’t record an out in the sixth inning and allowed five runs, nine hits, zero walks and struck out eight over five innings. Quintana’s poor outing raised his ERA to 4.11 on the season. Quintana... Read More

6 months ago

Kyle Schwarber Returns To Lineup Versus White Sox

Chicago Cubs outfielder Kyle Schwarber (back) will bat eighth and be the designated hitter on Friday versus the Chicago White Sox. Schwarber has been absent for about two weeks with a back injury. Schwarber is hitting lower in the order than normal, but could do damage against Reynaldo Lopez on Friday. Hot Trending ArticlesEarly 2019... Read More

6 months ago

Jose Abreu Hospitalized On Tuesday

Chicago White Sox first baseman Jose Abreu has been hospitalized with an infection on his right thigh. Abreu is expected to be absent for the teams entire series versus the Cleveland Indians and remains day-to-day. Matt Davidson will play first base on Tuesday and faces a tough matchup against Corey Kluber. Hot Trending ArticlesEarly 2019... Read More

6 months ago

Madison Bumgarner Exits Early On Saturday

San Francisco Giants starting pitcher Madison Bumgarner exited Saturday’s contest early after he felt tightness in his side when he hit a double. Manager Bruce Bochy said that if the situation was different, Bumgarner could have stayed in the game. Bumgarner picked up a quality start on Saturday and went six innings in which he... Read More

6 months ago

Brandon Belt Won’t Be Shut Down

San Francisco Giants first baseman Brandon Belt (knee) got an MRI on Saturday and it showed no change in his knee. Belt won’t be shut down for now, but the club is likely to monitor his situation throughout the rest of the season. Belt had a strong first half, but has struggled in the second... Read More

6 months ago

Jon Lester Shines On Saturday

Chicago Cubs starting pitcher Jon Lester picked up his 16th win of the season on Saturday. Lester allowed two hits, no runs, two walks and struck out nine over seven strong innings. Lester has had a nice season and will face the White Sox in a favorable matchup on Friday. Hot Trending ArticlesEarly 2019 Breakout... Read More

6 months ago

Steve Cishek Picks Up The Save On Saturday

Chicago Cubs relief pitcher Steve Cishek converted his fourth save of the season on Saturday. Cishek got the call with Pedro Strop (hamstring) and Brandon Morrow (elbow) both sidelined. Morrow is expected back soon, but is likely to be eased back into the closer role. Cishek has closer experience and could see more save chances,... Read More

6 months ago

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