Arizona Diamondbacks news, rumors and injuries
Mon, 25 Jul 2016 23:21:19 -0700
Fantasy Tip: This was a typical first performance by a rookie pitcher, and based on what was on display it's best if you give Shipley some space. He may yet blossom into a decent pitcher this season, but the odds are he'll need a bit more seasoning. For now, Shipley should be left alone unless you want to stash him in very deep NL and mixed formats.
Mon, 25 Jul 2016 14:39:34 -0700
Arizona Diamondbacks SP Zack Greinke (oblique) will throw an up-and-down bullpen session to simulate a game atmosphere Tuesday, July 26. He will then throw a simulated game or make a rehab appearance Friday, July 29, if all goes well.
Fantasy Tip: Greinke could land back in the majors for a start next week, barring any setbacks. He's posted a 8-1 record with a 2.63 ERA and 67 strikeouts over 78 2/3 innings over his latest 12 starts. Greinke should be stashed in all fantasy formats.
Mon, 25 Jul 2016 14:27:09 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Bourn isn't the type of player that normally is a good bet for daily leagues, as it's rare for him to stuff the stat sheet. Moving down the order makes him even less attractive, but he is batting .279 with eight runs and two steals in the month of July.
Mon, 25 Jul 2016 14:05:48 -0700
Fantasy Tip: It looks to be a normal day off for Castillo. Replace him everywhere. Gosewisch has a limited offensive ceiling and is batting .263 with a homer and three RBI in 19 at-bats this year. Consider him a desperation pick in daily formats.
Sun, 24 Jul 2016 14:45:50 -0700
Arizona Diamondbacks SP Zack Greinke (oblique) threw 45 pitches during a bullpen session Sunday, July 24. His next step either will be a simulated game with the Diamondbacks or a minor league rehab game, manager Chip Hale said.
Fantasy Tip: Keep an eye on Greinke's progress and be prepared to activate him after he has had one major league start, mainly to see how Greinke does when he returns.
Sun, 24 Jul 2016 14:38:58 -0700
Arizona Diamondbacks SP Zack Godley became the first pitcher in franchise history to reach seven career wins as a starter in as few as 10 starts. He allowed 10 hits and five runs with two walks and three strikeouts and also hit a batter Sunday, July 24, in a 9-8 win over the Cincinnati Reds.
Fantasy Tip: Godley is only 3-1 overall, but here's the bad news. He has a 5.88 ERA and a 1.62 WHIP. Those totals are way too high to recommend playing him. Also, Godley is in a precarious role as the fifth starter on the team. He could find himself on the outside looking in.
Sun, 24 Jul 2016 14:32:24 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Tomas has been a bit of a disappointment this year. Entering this game his line was .252-13-34, so to drive in that few runs with that many homers isn't really special. Still, Tomas has had nine hits in his last seven games, including three doubles, so he is showing some signs of life at the plate. He may be worth play in DFS formats and deeper NL and mixed leagues.
Sun, 24 Jul 2016 14:24:43 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Goldschmidt is hitting .290-16-62 with 13 stolen bases, but his home run production had declined in the last week. Still, he's hitting well enough to recommend his usage in all formats.
Sun, 24 Jul 2016 12:00:20 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Miller has had an awful first season with Arizona and is currently 2-9 with a 7.14 ERA. He probably would receive the chance to start if he is traded but is not a strong fantasy option until he is able to put several quality starts together.
Sun, 24 Jul 2016 09:30:27 -0700
Arizona Diamondbacks 3B Jake Lamb and OF Michael Bourn are not in the starting lineup against Cincinnati Reds SP Brandon Finnegan Sunday, July 24. INF/OF Chris Owings will hit sixth and play center field, while INF/OF Brandon Drury will bat seventh and play third base. In addition, INF Phil Gosselin will bat second and play second base, OF Rickie Weeks will hit cleanup and start in left field and C Welington Castillo will bat fifth and start behind the plate.
Fantasy Tip: Arizona is using a lineup exclusively made up of right-handed and switch hitters against the lefty Finnegan this afternoon, which explains the absences of Bourn and Lamb. Although he has struggled recently, Weeks may be worthy of consideration as a value play in DFS because he is hitting fourth and has performed well on the road (.304) and against southpaws (.278) this season.
Sun, 24 Jul 2016 07:36:48 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Suarez is struggling in July with just six runs, two home runs, three RBI and a .242/.299/.355 slash line. He's a replaceable asset in most mixed settings. De Jesus owns a .242/.303/.350 line over the past two seasons and is nothing more than a desperation start in all fantasy formats Sunday.
Sat, 23 Jul 2016 18:24:17 -0700
Arizona Diamondbacks SP Braden Shipley will be promoted from Class AAA Reno to make his MLB debut against the Milwaukee Brewers Monday, July 25. Although he is filling in for injured SP Zack Greinke (oblique), it is uncertain if Shipley will remain in the rotation beyond Monday's game.
Fantasy Tip: The 24-year-old right-hander was 8-5 with a 3.70 ERA in 19 starts for Reno, with 22 walks and 77 strikeouts over 119 1/3 innings. He may be worth picking up in NL-only seasonal leagues but daily fantasy players should avoid using Shipley because of his lack of a track record at the big-league level.
Sat, 23 Jul 2016 13:16:30 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Owings was batting .285 with two home runs with 18 RBI and eight stolen bases prior to being diagnosed with plantar fascilitis. He'll make his first start since June 5 on Saturday and represent an intermediate upgrade over Ahmed, who is hitting just .218 with four home runs and 20 RBI in 90 games this season. Owings has a shot to be relevant in mixed leagues before the end of the season, but owners should let him get re-acclimated to major-league pitching again first.
Sat, 23 Jul 2016 12:26:08 -0700
Arizona Diamondbacks C Welington Castillo and SS Nick Ahmed are not in the lineup against the Cincinnati Reds SP Keyvius Sampson on Saturday, July 23. INF/OF Chris Owings will fill in for Ahmed and hit fifth, while C Tuffy Gosewisch will replace Castillo behind the plate and bat eighth.
Fantasy Tip: Castillo is batting a miserable .158 in July, but this appears to be nothing more than a day off as he is in no danger of losing his job to Gosewisch. Owings will be making his first big-league appearance since June 5 after recovering from a foot injury, but neither Gosewisch nor Owings is worth using outside of NL-only leagues today.
Fri, 22 Jul 2016 23:48:45 -0700
Fantasy Tip: A managerial change doesn't carry fantasy value with it, but whoever replaces Hale may have his own set of favorites. Phil Nevin is rumored to be in line for the job, and Nevin could have his own favorite players. If Hale is let go, see how the lineup shakes out before going for certain players in daily and overall leagues. Players like Paul Goldschmidt and Zack Greinke would be safe, obviously.
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