Arizona Diamondbacks news, rumors and injuries
Thu, 26 May 2016 15:18:28 -0700
Arizona Diamondbacks SP Patrick Corbin dropped to 2-4 on the year after losing his start Thursday, May 26, versus the Pittsburgh Pirates. The lefty went 5 2/3 innings, allowing five runs (four earned) on six hits and two walks, while also registering five strikeouts.
Fantasy Tip: Corbin has been pretty steady this year, pitching into the sixth inning or beyond in all 10 of his starts, but other than that, he leaves a lot to be desired, especially after that remarkable season he had in 2013. Since coming back from Tommy John surgery, Corbin simply hasn't been as effective, and his strikeout rate has dropped as well. He's just a mixed bag right now.
Thu, 26 May 2016 08:42:06 -0700
Arizona Diamondbacks SP Shelby Miller (finger) is still bothered by a finger on his right hand that he banged on the mound in April, according to manager Chip Hale. Miller has been healthy enough to pitch, but the team will continue to evaluate his health. He is still on track for his next start Sunday, May 29.
Fantasy Tip: Miller hasn't been good all year, and he's not a wise start until things start to turn around.
Thu, 26 May 2016 08:30:28 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Segura has tapered off with a .293 average this month. He has a tough matchup against Gerrit Cole, but he remains a midrange consideration.
Thu, 26 May 2016 07:42:09 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Herrmann is hitting .390 with three homers and 13 RBI this month. He's a great low-end option against Gerrit Cole. Bourn is 6-for-17 (.353) with one steal with the D-Backs, but he's more of a traditional leaguer than a DFS option because his value comes in steals.
Wed, 25 May 2016 20:46:34 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Tomas has only three hits in his last six games but also has four RBI during that span. He should be in the starting lineup for Arizona most nights and should be a valuable player in most leagues.
Wed, 25 May 2016 14:36:13 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Tomas is mired in a 5-for-33 slump with just a single extra-base hit, which could explain his drop in the order, as he has hit in the heart of the lineup the majority of the season. Tomas remains a viable option in the majority of seasonal leagues, but it might be best to bench him until he turns it around at the dish.
Wed, 25 May 2016 13:59:25 -0700
Arizona Diamondbacks SS Nick Ahmed (head) is leading off against Pittsburgh Pirates SP Jeff Locke Wednesday, May 25. Ahmed left the game early Tuesday, May 24, after he was hit in the face by a pitch.
Fantasy Tip: Ahmed sees a fleeting value boost hitting atop the lineup, and he has a respectable .277/.335/.439 slash line against southpaws dating back to the beginning of last season. While his seasonal value is limited to cavernous mixed and NL-only leagues, Ahmed could be a decent flier in daily contests Wednesday.
Wed, 25 May 2016 13:52:54 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Weeks has only received 46 plate appearances this season and turned them into a modest .238/.283/.429 slash line. He is nothing more than a depth option in cavernous mixed and NL-only leagues. However, in daily contests Wednesday, Weeks is a decent low-priced flier given his lineup spot and respectable .813 OPS against southpaws since the beginning of 2014.
Wed, 25 May 2016 13:50:36 -0700
Arizona Diamondbacks 3B/OF Brandon Drury is starting at second base and batting fifth against Pittsburgh Pirates SP Jeff Locke Wednesday May 25. 2B Jean Segura (head) is not in the starting lineup Wednesday.
Fantasy Tip: Drury is receiving enough at-bats to be a viable option in the majority of seasonal leagues, and he has a .300/.329/.520 slash line for the campaign. He is a viable option in daily contests Wednesday, too. Segura was not diagnosed with a concussion after being hit in the head with a pitch during the game Tuesday, May 24, so he should return to the lineup sooner than later.
Wed, 25 May 2016 13:39:03 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Stay tuned for updates on Segura, but it appears he has avoided any serious injury and should be back in the lineup soon. To this point, he has an impressive 25 runs, five home runs, 23 RBI and six stolen bases with a .316/.347/.477 slash line.
Wed, 25 May 2016 09:08:54 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Don't expect Segura to be in the lineup today, and if he's diagnosed with a concussion he'll need to go on the 7-day concussion disabled list. Be prepared to be without him for at least a week and possibly longer. Phil Gosselin, Brandon Drury or Chris Owings are all candidates to see time at second base if Segura misses time.
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.
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.
Tue, 24 May 2016 18:35:26 -0700
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.
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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