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About Shawn Caswell - RotoBaller

Baseball nut, father, fitness freak and self proclaimed guru of nothing.

Shawn Caswell - RotoBaller has written 100 articles so far, you can find them below.


Daily Fantasy Baseball Analysis June 18: He’s Baaaaaack

He’s Baaaaaack Marlins slugger Giancarlo Stanton was responsible for every ounce of offense the team could muster on Monday. Stanton rocked a two-run moon-shot to left off Patrick Corbin in the seventh to tie the game at two apiece, and then hit his second bomb of the game off closer Heath Bell. The second would... Read More

7 years ago

Daily Fantasy Baseball Analysis June 14: Damaged Goods

Damaged Goods Troy Tulowitzki came into Thursday with a .347 batting average, 16 HR and 51 RBI while leading the National League in slugging percentage (.635) and OPS (1.048). Tulo has always been a top offensive producer from the shortstop position when healthy, and he’s been reasonably healthy this year after missing four months with... Read More

7 years ago

Daily Fantasy Baseball Analysis June 13: Gee, Whiz!

Gee’s Up, Mows Down Cards Mets' pitcher Dillon Gee has been very impressive over his last three starts. The 27-year-old Gee has gone 3 – 0 over that span of 20.3 innings, with only a single earned run allowed in each of those performances. All three starts have come against formidable offenses, as he’s faced the Yankees,... Read More

7 years ago

Daily Fantasy Baseball Analysis: June 12: Chillin' Out Max-ing

Chillin' Out Max-ing Max Scherzer has quietly been the Tigers' best pitcher statistically. He is leading all Detroit starters with a perfect 9-0 record over 90.1 innings racking up 106 strikeouts, only 57 hits allowed and a 0.87 WHIP. With Scherzer’s win over the Royals on Tuesday, he became the first Tiger starter to begin... Read More

7 years ago

Daily Fantasy Baseball Analysis June 11: Don't You Want Some Donkey to Love?

Don't You Want Some Donkey to Love? Adam Dunn was the offensive standout across fantasy baseball on Monday, going 4-for-4 with 2 HR, 5 RBI and a walk. This is what you get with Adam Dunn: He is going to discourage you with his horrid batting average but will reward with ridiculous power numbers and... Read More

7 years ago


Daily Fantasy Baseball Analysis June 10: Gaining Giancarlo

Gaining Giancarlo Marlins slugger Giancarlo Stanton is expected to be activated Monday for the series opener with the Brewers. Stanton has been on the shelf with a grade-two hamstring strain for over a month. He was not expected to be activated until Tuesday but with Casey Kotchman unavailable, the move will be made to start... Read More

7 years ago

Daily Fantasy Baseball Analysis June 7: Cuban Missile Crisis

Cuban Missile Crisis For the second time this week, the “Cuban Connection” of A’s sophomore Yoenis Cespedes and Dodgers' rookie Yasiel Puig homered on the same day, after both registered two-homer games on Tuesday.  On Thursday, Cespedes would expel two more balls into the seats, both solo shots, leading to another A’s win. Cespedes’s two... Read More

7 years ago

Daily Fantasy Baseball Analysis June 6: Teheran Turns off the Bats

Teheran Turns off the Bats Julio Teheran pitched masterfully. Teheran held a no-hitter two outs into the eighth inning when Brandon Inge hit a pinch-hit single. Teheran stayed ahead in the count all game and set a second consecutive career-high with 11 K (besting his previous start's 9 K) over 7.2 IP. He threw 79... Read More

7 years ago

Daily Fantasy Baseball Analysis June 5: Cuban Defection Connection

Cuban Defection Connection The Athletics and Dodgers each took a considerable risk when signing two raw-talented Cuban defectors in 2012. In March of 2012, the A’s inked YouTube sensation Yoenis Cespedes to a 4-year, $36 million contract. Cespedes would make his major-league debut on March 28 and hit a double in his second at-bat off... Read More

7 years ago

Daily Fantasy Baseball Analysis June 4: Brown is Dom-o-nating

Brown is Dom-o-nating Domonic Brown continued his torrid stretch of hitting on Monday as he connected for his NL-leading 17th home run. Brown had been juggled up and down in the system by the Phillies over the last two seasons, resulting in inconsistent playing time and never really getting settled. Coming into 2013, even the Phillies... Read More

7 years ago


Daily Fantasy Analysis June 3: Weekend Recap; Davis Still Crushing

Weekend Wrap-up Chris Davis became only the second player in Orioles' history to hit 20 homers in the team’s first 57 games. Davis hit number 20 off of Detroit’s Rick Porcello on Sunday, part of a 2-for-4 day during which he scored twice. As the calendar turned to June this weekend, Davis seemed determined to carry... Read More

7 years ago

Daily Fantasy Analysis May 31: Jacoby Steals the Show

Jacoby Steals the Show Playing in Philly on Thursday, Jacoby Ellsbury set a Red Sox club record with five stolen bases in a game. Ellsbury reached base five times going 3-for-4 with a walk and a hit-by-pitch. In his last 10 games, Jacoby Ellsbury is hitting .410/.500/.564 and is a perfect 8-for-8 in stolen base attempts. With... Read More

7 years ago

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RotoBaller Live Chat: Fantasy Baseball Advice (5/30) – Moreland, Franklin, K-Rod & More

The following are the transcripts from the RotoBaller Live Chat that took place on March 29th, 2013.  RotoBaller staff expert Shawn Caswell (@CasKnowsRoto) talks fantasy baseball, waiver wire, and more with RotoBaller.com readers. As always, you can get some LIVE quick hit advice in RotoBaller’s fantasy baseball advice chat room.  Let’s win some leagues!   13:36Shawn... Read More

7 years ago

Daily Fantasy Baseball Analysis May 30: Bombs Away; It's Hittin' Season

Well, okay then. That was a fun day of baseball. It seems some days that gravity is just a little weaker for some guys, or maybe the ball looks like a beach ball out of the pitchers’ hand. Then, there's the days where both occur at the same time, creating an alternate universe where baseballs... Read More

7 years ago

Daily Fantasy Analysis May 29: The Camden Crusher

Chris Davis hit his major league-leading 17th home run off Nationals' spot-starter Nate Karns on Tuesday. Davis now is batting a strong .344 with 47 RBI to go along with his league-best home run total. Slugging .728 with a .437 OBP, Davis is among the league leaders in most batting categories. After a hot start Davis... Read More

7 years ago


Daily Fantasy Analysis May 28: A Salute to the Troops and a Full Slate

I hope everyone had a happy Memorial Day. As a former Marine, this day means a lot to me and my brothers and sisters in the armed forces. Thank you for all you have done and continue to do. Let’s not allow the true meaning of this day be overshadowed. Thank a service member today,... Read More

7 years ago

Stras-tastic! Daily Fantasy Baseball Roundup & Analysis (5/27)

Stras-tastic! I had the joy of watching Stephen Strasburg square off against division rival Cole Hamels and the Phillies on Sunday at Nationals Park in the Nation’s Capital. What a joy it was. Strasburg was fantastic, capitalizing on a weak lineup, as he struck out nine on a day the Phillies were without Utley and... Read More

7 years ago

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Daily Fantasy Baseball Roundup May 25: Sanchez Nearly Unhittable

Anibal Sanchez was absolutely fantastic on Friday as he carried a no-hitter one out into the ninth inning as the Tigers hosted the reeling Twins.The no-hitter killer Joe Mauer struck again as the Twins catcher broke up a no-no for the 3rd time in his career. That's a clown move bro. Sanchez definitely has electric stuff and completed the... Read More

7 years ago

Majoring In The Minors: MLB Prospects & Call-Ups

As the calendar days of May trickle to a slow drip, fantasy baseball season is heading into it’s ninth week and exciting times are upon us as prospects are beginning to get their chances. It isn’t all fun and games however, as some teams seem to prefer mediocrity as opposed to giving a younger, more... Read More

7 years ago

Daily Fantasy Baseball Roundup May 24: History in the Making

The Platinum Era Growing up, depending on our age bracket, we idolized the likes of George Brett, Mike Schmidt, Nolan Ryan, Hank Aaron, Mickey Mantle, Bo Jackson, Ricky Henderson, Ken Griffey Jr and the list goes on… Now as adults, far removed from our childhood short-comings as wanna-be pro athletes, we are relegated to being office-chair-managers... Read More

7 years ago


Daily Fantasy Baseball Roundup May 23: Liriano loving the N.L.

Well today is slated to be one of the lightest days of baseball this season so I’ll try to make this interesting so you at least have something to ponder while you twiddle your thumbs between the one early game and the late games. Luckily for us baseball always seems to find a way to... Read More

7 years ago

Daily Fantasy Baseball Roundup May 22: Trout Fills the Score Sheet

Trout Cycles for Halos Angels’ 21-year-old phenom Mike Trout did the coolest thing a batter can do in baseball on Tuesday as he hit for the cycle. His cycle began with a single, then an RBI triple in the fourth, followed by a bases-clearing 3-run double in the sixth, capped off by a solo homer... Read More

7 years ago

Daily Fantasy Baseball Roundup May 21: Diamondback in the Rough and Super Mo

If you ask the average fantasy owner who the current top five starters are, you'll probably get a list including Clayton Kershaw, Matt Harvey and Yu Darvish. The aficionado may even get the #4 guy, Jordan Zimmermann. The name you most likely will not hear anyone say is the name that rounds out the top five. That... Read More

7 years ago

Daily Fantasy Baseball Roundup May 20th: The Notorious M.I.G.

Miggy Smalls is the illest The 2012 Triple Crown winner, Miguel Cabrera must have pitchers singing; “Miggy-Miggy-Miggy, can’t you see, sometimes your swings just hypnotize me, and I just love your smashing ways, guess I'll throw another fastball your way” Am I right?? Why else would they pitch to him in the zone??? In all... Read More

7 years ago

Daily Fantasy Roundup 5/18: Harvey Has “It” Factor

In our Daily Fantasy Baseball Update, RotoBaller brings you the latest news and analysis on a daily basis. Young Mets ace Matt Harvey came into Friday with a 4-0 record, a 1.43 ERA, 0.72 WHIP and 62 K over 56.3 IP. The 24-year-old stud has been simply amazin’ for the troubled Mets, and possibly will be the... Read More

7 years ago


Daily Fantasy Roundup 5/17: Yu Want More, More, Moreland!

In our Daily Fantasy Baseball Update, RotoBaller brings you the latest news and analysis on a daily basis. En Fuego (adjective) [Definition per Urban Dictionary]: Translated from Spanish to English it literally means, 'on fire'. It's what you call anyone or anything that is awesome. Let’s use it in a sentence, shall we? Mitch Moreland is absolutely en fuego right now... Read More

7 years ago

Daily Fantasy Roundup 5/16: One Up, One Down

In our Daily Fantasy Baseball Update, RotoBaller brings you the latest news and analysis on a daily basis. Zack is Back! Olé! Zack Greinke made his return to the Dodgers' wounded rotation on Wednesday against the Nationals. Greinke had been on the DL since suffering a  fractured collarbone during an altercation with Carlos Quentin . Greinke was on... Read More

7 years ago

Daily Fantasy Roundup 5/15: Kershaw on Kruise Kontrol

In our Daily Fantasy Baseball Update, RotoBaller brings you the latest news and analysis on a daily basis. Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw was back to his dominant ways Tuesday night as LA hosted the Nationals. After a thirty-pitch first inning, Kershaw put things on “Kruise Kontrol.” His curveball was downright filthy, as he punched out eleven while... Read More

7 years ago

Daily Fantasy Roundup 5/14: Butler Serving Ribeye Steaks

In our Daily Fantasy Baseball Update, RotoBaller brings you the latest news and analysis on a daily basis. Coming into Monday’s game in Anaheim, Royals DH/1B Billy Butler had been 2 for his last 16 with one homer and one run batted in. Butler came into the game with a sub-par .228/.350/.377 slash line, and had not been driving... Read More

7 years ago

Zack Greinke

Daily Fantasy Baseball Update 5/13: Back in Zack?

Zack Greinke has been out of commission since failing to sidestep raging bull Carlos Quentin in his second start of the season. Oley! Greinke will never be a matador in Spain. What he could be however, is back in the Dodgers rotation sometime this week. Greinke threw a bullpen session Sunday and could be joining... Read More

7 years ago


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