Arizona Diamondbacks news, rumors and injuries
Mon, 04 May 2015 17:00:12 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Trumbo ($3,300, 6.6% of cap) is an excellent choice for your FantasyScore lineup tonight at Coors Field against a lefty in Tyler Matzek, who is due for some correction to his fast 2015 start.
Mon, 04 May 2015 16:58:35 -0700
Fantasy Tip: With Lamb hurt, Yasmany Tomas ($2,700, 5.4% of cap) has taken the everyday starting role at third base and has hit just fine. It remains to be seen how playing time will shake out when Lamb returns, but the D-backs could try to move Tomas to second base or the outfield to keep his bat in the lineup.
Mon, 04 May 2015 15:18:42 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Pacheco ($1,600, 3.2% of cap) is 5-for-12 with two runs, a home run and three RBI over the past four games. There is a reasonable chance he begins seeing more starts and at-bats, too, because Tuffy Gosewisch is sporting a .176/.222/.176 slash line through 72 plate appearances. Taking a speculative leap of faith and adding Pacheco in NL-only and two-catcher formats isn't out of the question. FantasyScore players will be interested to note Pacheco's .318 career batting average at Coors Field, too.
Mon, 04 May 2015 15:11:43 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Trumbo ($3,300, 6.6% of cap) is currently mired in a 2-for-16 funk, so a trip to Coors Field could be just what the doctor ordered. This spot in the order is likely temporary, though. As traditional lineup construction would have him closer to the middle of the order. Regardless, he is still beside Paul Goldschmidt ($6,000, 12.0% of cap) and that has a lot of fantasy perks. Trumbo is a solid mid-priced outfield target for FantasyScore players Monday.
Mon, 04 May 2015 15:04:23 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Pollock ($3,900, 7.8% of cap) boasts more speed than pop, so landing in the clean-up spot is a bit surprising. Hitting behind Paul Goldschmidt ($6,000, 12.0% of cap) has similar advantages to those that come with hitting in front of him, the only difference is the likely landing spot of tallies in the box score. Pollock is in play as a mid-priced outfield option for FantasyScore players Monday, especially with the game being played at Coors Field.
Mon, 04 May 2015 14:54:07 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Hill ($1,900, 3.8% of cap) has been in and out of the lineup and sports a .196/.237/.286 slash line for the season. However, he is currently riding a 4-for-11 run with a home run and starting in Coors Field against a lefty might help Hill continue his offensive surge. Consider him a low-priced flier in FantasyScore contests Monday.
Mon, 04 May 2015 14:02:30 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Surprise, a starting pitcher hasn't performed well at the hitter-friendly launching pad known as Coors Field. There is no reason to start Collmenter in any fantasy format Monday.
Sat, 02 May 2015 17:42:14 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Hellickson ($3,000, 6.0% of cap) carries a 5.24 ERA and .333 batting average against into the start, and he should be avoided at FantasyScore against a Dodgers team ranked in the top 10 in most offensive categories.
Sat, 02 May 2015 17:28:22 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Pacheco ($1,600, 3.2% of cap) has just 20 at-bats under his belt this season, but he is 3-for-7 with a home run and three RBIs in his last two starts, and a matchup against journeyman starter Scott Baker isn't exactly intimidating. Pacheco could be worth a flier at FantasyScore if you are looking to punt the catcher position to free up cap space.
Fri, 01 May 2015 18:49:38 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Ray has struggled in Double-A Mobile this season, and it is hard to expect much out of him when he starts for the Diamondbacks. Avoid him at FantasyScore.
Fri, 01 May 2015 14:56:53 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Tomas ($2,700, 5.4% of cap) is 8-for-24 since being recalled to Arizona, and he is riding back-to-back games with multiple hits. He has tremendous power potential, and if he can earn eligibility at second base, it would be a huge boon for his fantasy stock. Tomas' value is rising quickly, and with his upside, he should be owned in the majority of formats.
Fri, 01 May 2015 14:41:34 -0700
Arizona Diamondbacks OF Ender Inciarte is not in the starting lineup Friday, May 1. OF David Peralta is starting in left field and hitting fifth in the batting order against Los Angeles Dodgers SP Carlos Frias.
Fantasy Tip: Peralta ($2,000, 4.0% of cap) is a nice value play this evening against Frias, who is making his first start of 2015 for an injury-depleted Dodgers rotation.
Thu, 30 Apr 2015 04:51:39 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Owners of Collmenter ($3,900, 7.8% of cap) may want to temper the enthusiasm a bit, because it was the punchless Rockies. However, starts like this are still good so you may want to give him another go next time out. Collmenter seemed to resolve any issues that may have plagued him earlier.
Wed, 29 Apr 2015 14:52:59 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Make sure to avoid Pollock ($3,900, 7.8% of cap) in all fantasy formats Wednesday. He is riding an 11-game hitting streak -- outside a failed pinch-hit attempt -- with nine runs, four RBI and four stolen bases. Inciarte ($2,800, 5.6% of cap) has played well when given the opportunity, and qualifies as a low-priced flier for FantasyScore players Wednesday. He is currently sporting a nice 7-for-22 run.
Wed, 29 Apr 2015 14:44:27 -0700
Updating a previous report, Arizona Diamondbacks SP Archie Bradley (face) said his teeth are the most sore Wednesday, April 29, and that he has a slight sinus fracture. Bradley noted he expects to return after his 15-day disabled list stint, and he could pitch through the minor sinus fracture.
Fantasy Tip: Bradley ($4,300, 8.6% of cap) is worth stashing in the majority of formats. Vidal Nuno could start in place of Bradley, and Nuno might be worth a stream in seasonal leagues or a spot start in FantasyScore contests. Nuno has decent numbers at Triple-A Reno with a 3.60 ERA, a 1.20 WHIP and 26 K's in 25 innings.
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