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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 2816 articles so far, you can find them below.


Stephen Strasburg Returns To Nationals On Record Deal

The Washington Nationals have brought back starting pitcher Stephen Strasburg on a record deal worth $245 million over seven years. Strasburg opted out of the remaining four years and $100 million on his old contract. His new deal makes him the highest paid pitcher of all time, but Gerrit Cole is likely to top that... Read More

2 days ago

Yolmer Sanchez Placed On Waivers

The Chicago White Sox have placed Gold Glove second baseman Yolmer Sanchez on outright waivers. Sanchez offers versatility on defense, but his offensive struggles were enough for the White Sox to cut bait. Second base prospect Nick Madrigal has a real shot to break camp with the White Sox and would be worth a late... Read More

2 weeks ago

Cubs Acquire Jharel Cotton

The Chicago Cubs have acquired starting pitcher Jharel Cotton from the Oakland Athletics for cash considerations. Cotton is a former top prospect for the Athletics, but has struggled with injuries up to this point in his career. Cotton last pitched in the Majors in 2017. The righty returned to pitch in 2019 after recovering from... Read More

3 weeks ago

White Sox Extend Jose Abreu

The Chicago White Sox have signed first baseman Jose Abreu to a three-year, $50 million contract extension. Abreu recently signed the team’s qualifying offer, but the club decided to reward the slugger with an extra two years. The White Sox have first baseman Andrew Vaughn rising up the ranks in their farm system and Abreu... Read More

3 weeks ago

Daniel Palka Designated For Assignment

The Chicago White Sox have designated outfielder Daniel Palka for assignment. Palka showed good power in 2018, but took a big step backwards in 2019. Palka hit .107 with 35 strikeouts in 84 at-bats. The move will open a spot for newly signed catcher Yasmani Grandal.

3 weeks ago


Yasmani Grandal Signs With White Sox

The Chicago White Sox have agreed to terms with free-agent catcher Yasmani Grandal. Jeff Passan of ESPN is reporting the deal is worth $73 million over four years. This marks the biggest contract in franchise history. Grandal,31, is coming off of a nice season with the Brewers and hit .246 with 28 home runs and... Read More

3 weeks ago

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 months 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

3 months 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

3 months 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

3 months 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

3 months 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.

3 months 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

3 months 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.

3 months 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

3 months 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

3 months 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.

3 months 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

3 months 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

3 months 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

3 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

3 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

3 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

3 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

3 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

3 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.

4 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.

4 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

4 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

4 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

4 months ago


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