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Diamondbacks | Shelby Miller roughed up again

Tue, 24 May 2016 19:48:23 -0700

Arizona Diamondbacks SP Shelby Miller dropped to 1-6 on the season after losing his start Tuesday, May 24, opposite the Pittsburgh Pirates. He went five innings, yielding six runs on eight hits and four walks. He also struck out three.

Fantasy Tip: Miller's disastrous first season in Arizona continues. He was actually doing better in May, holding a 4.71 ERA for the month before tonight's assignment. Now, he owns a 7.09 ERA for the year, while also having almost as many walks (29) as strikeouts (30) in 45 2/3 total innings. Miller can't be trusted in any format right now and owners should wait until he can finally get into a rhythm.

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Diamondbacks | Nick Ahmed out of the game

Tue, 24 May 2016 19:12:17 -0700

Arizona Diamondbacks SS Nick Ahmed (head) left the game early Tuesday, May 24, after he was hit in the face by a pitch. OF Chris Owings moved to shortstop, while C Chris Herrmann entered the game to play center field.

Fantasy Tip: Owners will need to monitor the situation to see if Ahmed will miss any time. Ahmed and Phil Gosselin are options to start at shortstop and would be sleeper option in daily fantasy leagues.

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Diamondbacks | Jean Segura leaves game

Tue, 24 May 2016 18:35:26 -0700

Arizona Diamondbacks 2B Jean Segura (head) left the game early Tuesday, May 24, after being hit in the head by a pitch. He was replaced by OF Michael Bourn.

Fantasy Tip: Owners will have to keep an eye on the situation because Segura likely will be tested for a concussion. Chris Owings and Phil Gosselin are candidates to start at second base if Segura misses time and may be sleeper options in daily fantasy leagues. Bourn could receive starts if Owings moves to the middle infield but is not a strong fantasy option.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: The Arizona Republic - Nick Piecoro


Diamondbacks | Jake Lamb out vs. lefty

Tue, 24 May 2016 11:32:03 -0700

Arizona Diamondbacks 3B Jake Lamb is not in the starting lineup against Pittsburgh Pirates left-handed SP Francisco Liriano Tuesday, May 24. 2B Phil Gosselin is starting at third base and is hitting second.

Fantasy Tip: Gosselin doesn't do much at the plate (.250-1-4) and isn't a strong candidate to take as a deep sleeper in DFS action despite the nice position in the batting order tonight. Look elsewhere.

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Diamondbacks | Three hits for Michael Bourn

Sun, 22 May 2016 17:19:08 -0700

Arizona Diamondbacks OF Michael Bourn went 3-for-5 with an RBI in a 9-2 win over the St. Louis Cardinals Sunday, May 22, and he is hitting .375 in five games with Arizona.

Fantasy Tip: Bourn is off to a solid start with his new team, but with his speed diminished at this stage in his career, he is merely a fringe option in NL-only leagues.

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Diamondbacks | Zack Greinke mixes up arsenal

Sun, 22 May 2016 17:13:46 -0700

Arizona Diamondbacks SP Zack Greinke allowed one run on five hits while walking one and striking out seven over eight innings in a win over the St. Louis Cardinals Sunday, May 21, and he said he used his curveball more often and did a better job of mixing up his pitches.

Fantasy Tip: Greinke was never going to approach last year's numbers, but perhaps the change in pitch selection could lead to more strong outings.

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Diamondbacks | Jake Lamb not starting

Sun, 22 May 2016 11:02:05 -0700

Arizona Diamondbacks 3B Jake Lamb is not in the starting lineup against St. Louis Cardinals SP Jaime Garcia Sunday, May 22. OF Brandon Drury will start at third base, while OF Michael Bourn will start in right field and is batting second.

Fantasy Tip: Bourn has gone 3-for-11 with two RBI and one stolen base since joining the Diamondbacks earlier this month and can be a starting option for desperate owners in daily fantasy leagues.

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Diamondbacks | Yasmany Tomas resting Saturday

Sat, 21 May 2016 10:25:40 -0700

Arizona Diamondbacks OF Yasmany Tomas is out of the starting lineup against St. Louis Cardinals SP Mike Leake Saturday, May 21. 2B/OF Rickie Weeks will start in left field and bat fifth. In addition, C Welington Castillo is starting behind the plate and batting sixth, INF/OF Chris Owings will bat seventh and play left field and INF Nick Ahmed will bat eighth and play shortstop.

Fantasy Tip: Weeks, Castillo and Owings are productive sources of cap relief for daily fantasy contests but Ahmed should be avoided due to his .188 average in 138 at-bats this year, including a .176 mark versus right-handed pitching.

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Diamondbacks | Jean Segura hitting on the road

Sat, 21 May 2016 00:15:41 -0700

Arizona Diamondbacks 2B Jean Segura had two hits and an RBI Friday, May 20, against the St. Louis Cardinals. Segura has now hit successfully in 10 straight road games,

Fantasy Tip: Segura now has a .337 batting average, and he has hit well from the leadoff spot. All this adds up to a recommendation to play Segura in all formats. He seems to be the straw thet stirs the Arizona drink, or at least the one that rescued the Diamondbacks from a horrid fate on he field.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: The Associated Press - R.B. Fallstrom


Diamondbacks | Chris Herrmann homers in win

Sat, 21 May 2016 00:02:32 -0700

Arizona Diamondbacks C Chris Herrmann homered and singled to drive in three runs Friday, May 20, in an 11-7 win over the St. Louis Cardinals.

Fantasy Tip: Herrmann is now hitting .290, which is a decent average for a catcher in either league. What's more impressive is his .609 slugging percentage. Herrmann is a solid hitter who should be activated in daily fantasy circles when he plays. As long as Herrmann has a hot bat then you should take advantage of it.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: The Associated Press - R.B. Fallstrom


Diamondbacks | Zack Greinke's fastball not fooling hitters

Fri, 20 May 2016 17:13:12 -0700

Arizona Diamondbacks SP Zack Greinke is 4-3 with a 5.08 ERA and leads the majors in hits allowed. He has allowed one run or less just once in nine starts after doing so 21 times in 2015. Opponents are hitting .402/.442/.690 with a 12.6% strikeout rate against his fastball compared to .201/.261/.362 with a 19.4% strikeout rate last year.

Fantasy Tip: We warned fantasy owners that Greinke was in line for a rough transition to the desert with his new team. He's especially struggled at Chase Field. His mediocre fastball in 2016 could be a mechanical issue. In any event, it's unlikely he's this bad, but he shouldn't come anywhere near to his 2015 numbers. Be wary of starting him at home against certain opponents.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: ESPN.com - David Schoenfield


Diamondbacks | David Peralta progressing slowly

Fri, 20 May 2016 15:28:09 -0700

Arizona Diamondbacks OF David Peralta (wrist) could begin swinging a bat in a day or two, and the training staff is encouraged by his progress, manager Chip Hale said Friday, May 20.

Fantasy Tip: Peralta isn't eligible to return until Tuesday, May 31, so plan to be without him until then. Arizona has mixed and matched lineups in his absence, but Michael Bourn could be a fleeting flier in cavernous mixed and NL-only leagues. Continue to stash Peralta in all fantasy formats and check back for updates on his recovery.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: The Arizona Republic - Nick Piecoro


Diamondbacks | No Welington Castillo against Cards

Fri, 20 May 2016 14:46:02 -0700

Arizona Diamondbacks C Welington Castillo is not in the starting lineup Friday, May 20. C Chris Herrmann draws the start behind the dish and is batting sixth against St. Louis Cardinals SP Carlos Martinez.

Fantasy Tip: Castillo remains Arizona's starter and a fine midrange fantasy catcher, but he hasn't homered since May 3 and is seeing more time off lately in favor of Herrmann. The lefty swinging Herrmann hasn't been too shabby himself with a .277/.324/.569 line and four home runs. He should garner interest in two-catcher and deeper NL-only leagues for his hot hitting of late. You could do much worse in DFS if you're looking to save money at the catching position tonight.

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Diamondbacks | Michael Bourn starting Friday

Fri, 20 May 2016 14:37:18 -0700

Arizona Diamondbacks OF Michael Bourn is starting in center field and is hitting second against St. Louis Cardinals SP Carlos Martinez Friday, May 20. SS/OF Chris Owings moves to shortstop and is batting eighth with SS Nick Ahmed taking the night off.

Fantasy Tip: Bourn has always been known as a speedster, and he had 61 steals all the way back in 2011. But as he ages, he's struggled to reach base frequently and had only 17 stolen bases in 141 games with multiple teams last year. The lineup spot is nice tonight, but Bourn remains strictly a low-end outfield option in cavernous mixed and NL-only leagues just for his wheels. He won't play every day, either.

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Diamondbacks | Jake Lamb hones in his swing

Fri, 20 May 2016 11:33:05 -0700

Arizona Diamondbacks 3B Jake Lamb has made adjustments to hit inside pitches with authority after being eaten up by them in 2015. Rather than bringing his hands forward and back again, he lowered them and minimized the movement. Lamb believes his swing now enables him to keep his bat in the zone longer while also using his legs more, thus producing more power.

He isn't 100% comfortable with the changes he made, and he still has trouble against left-handed pitchers. However, he leads the team in OPS (.876), ranks second in slugging (.522) and is tied for the team lead in RBI with 23.

Fantasy Tip: He's only hitting .239 at home and .299 on the road, which is odd considering his home ballpark is so friendly to hitters. He's now a mainstay in the lineup, but that .107 average against lefties is likely to keep him out against them most times. Lamb is a midrange option at the position who could heat up with the weather.

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Arizona Diamondbacks Player News

Ahmed Nick SS
Ansman Craig C
Araujo Juan OF
Arif Omar P
Arreola Darryl P
Arroyo Mailon 3B
Ayers Joseph SS
Bajenaru Jeff RP
Banda Anthony P
Beam T.J. RP
Bono Kyle P
Borenstein Zach OF
Bourn Michael OF
Bracho Silvino RP
Bradley Archie SP
Bradley J.R. P
Brewer Charles P
Brito Javier 1B
Brito Socrates OF
Brown Breland OF
Bruce Derek SS
Burgos Enrique RP
Capps Matt RP
Carrillo Cesar P
Castillo Welington C
Casto Kory OF
Chafin Andrew SP
Choate Justin P
Cisnero Jose RP
Clay Caleb P
Clevlen Brent OF
Clifford Peter OF
Clippard Tyler RP
Collmenter Josh RP
Corbin Patrick SP
Cordero Remy OF
Cortes Daniel P
Cota Humberto C
Coughlin Sean C
Coutlangus Jon RP
Curreri Frank C
De La Rosa Rubby SP
De La Rosa Winfild P
Delgado Randall SP
Diaz Miller P
Drabek Kyle SP
Drury Brandon 3B
Escobar Edwin SP
Espinosa Geremia P
Fields Matt 1B
Figueroa Nelson RP
Fitzgerald Justin P
Flores Raymel INF
Ford Josh C
Frazier Alex OF
Garcia Junior P
Garcia Luis C. OF
Garcia Oswaldo C
Godfrey Graham SP
Godley Zack SP
Goldschmidt Paul 1B
Gorgen Matt P
Gosewisch Tuffy C
Goss Michael OF
Gosselin Phil 2B
Green Kyle 3B
Green Mike P
Greinke Zack SP
Griffin Jonathan 1B
Guzman Francisco P
Hallberg Mark INF
Haniger Mitch OF
Harrington Ian P
Hayes Brett C
Hernandez Gaby P
Hernandez Oscar C
Herrera Josue 3B
Herrmann Chris C
Hiciano Argeny P
Hudson Daniel RP
Jackson Brett OF
Jacobs Mike 1B
Jamieson Sean SS
Jensen Kyle OF
Jimenez Bernardino SS
Johnson D.J. P
Johnson D.J. P
Johnson Mark C
Jones Brent P
Julio Donald RP
Kinsey Christopher P
Koch Matt D. P
Krehbiel Joey P
Kuhn Tyler 2B
Lafferty Brendan P
Lamb Jake 3B
Lang Michael OF
Lara Alexis P
League Brandon RP
Leclair Aric P
Leone Dominic RP
Leonora Ericson OF
Lewis Rommie P
Leyba Domingo INF
Linton Ty OF
Locante Will P
Loewen Adam P
Lopez Yoan SP
Lorin Brett SP
Lucas Ed INF
Lugo Dawel SS
Mahon Reid RP
Mariano Ramon 1B
Marshall Evan RP
Marte Jose P
Martin Billy J. 1B
Martin Dustin OF
Martinez Francis OF
Mateo Wagner OF
Matos Joel P
McAnaney Patrick P
McFeely Shea SS
McWilliams Sam P
Mee Michael OF
Mejia Jefferson P
Melendez Joel OF
Merrill Jr. Ronald SS
Miller Shelby SP
Murillo Agustin 3B
Murray Brad P
Musselman William C
Noriega Gabriel SS
O'Brien Peter LF
Oliver Chris P
Owings Chris 2B
Pack Chris P
Parker Justin SS
Parraz Jordan OF
Pauley David RP
Pena Ramon P
Peralta David OF
Pilittere P.J. C
Pohlman Daniel C
Pollock A.J. OF
Principe Jimmy OF
Ransom Cody 3B
Ray Robbie SP
Reagan Miles P
Reed Jeremy OF
Reinheimer Jack SS
Restovich Michael OF
Reyes Victor OF
Rice Scott RP
Rio Gabriele P
Rivera Juan OF
Rivero Carlos 3B
Roberson Chris OF
Rocha Angel P
Rodriguez Maels P
Rodriguez Rafael RP
Rodriguez Santos P
Rodriguez Victor OF
Rogers Ed INF
Rohlfing Daniel C
Rosales Leo RP
Rosen Mark P
Rumler Elijah SS
Schuster Patrick RP
Segura Jean SS
Seratelli Anthony INF
Sharpe Blake INF
Shipley Braden SP
Sikaras Pete P
Slaats Josh P
Smith Anthony OF
Smith Myles P
Sogard Alex P
Speier Gabe P
Stauffer Tim SP
Stites Matt RP
Stokes Brian RP
Taylor Josh P
Thomas Mark C
Thomson Greg OF
Threets Erick RP
Tomas Yasmany OF
Townsend Marcus OF
Trahan Stryker C
Vajanero Jeff P
Valencia Chris OF
Vasquez Daniel P
Wagner Tyler P
Wald Jake 3B
Wechsler Justin P
Weeks Rickie OF
Wheeler Ryan 3B
Wheeless Evan 1B
Wilson Marcus OF
Winfree David 3B
Woodall Bryan P
Woody Abe P
Ziegler Brad RP

Alston Garvin TO
Bell Mike TO
Butcher Mike PC
Duncan Dave TO
Gebhard Bob GM
Grace Mark TO
Hale Chip MAN
La Russa Tony TO
Magadan Dave TO
McCracken Quinton TO
McKay Dave TO
Minniti Bryan TO
Nevin Phil TO
Putz J.J. TO
Ryan Billy TO
Sherlock Glenn TO
Shipley Craig TO
Stewart Dave GM
Stottlemyre Jr. Mel TO
Williams Matt TO
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