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Diamondbacks | Yasmany Tomas headed to minors?

Thu, 26 Mar 2015 15:43:47 -0700

Arizona Diamondbacks 3B/OF Yasmany Tomas could still begin the season in the minor leagues, according to manager Chip Hale. "Yeah, there's a definite chance ... It's going to come down to us all sitting down and everybody talking about what's best for the Major League team."

Fantasy Tip: There are a few factors at play, with the largest being Tomas' six-year, $68.5 million contract. Therefore, it is unlikely he'll spend significant time in the minors, if any. His defense is another factor, as Tomas already has three errors this spring. All said, the mid-round staple is now best left until the late middle rounds of drafts going forward. He does have two home runs and seven RBI with a .250 batting average through 48 at-bats this spring, though. There is still upside.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: MLB.com - Barry M. Bloom


Diamondbacks | Patrick Corbin throws bullpen

Wed, 25 Mar 2015 06:45:17 -0700

Arizona Diamondbacks SP Patrick Corbin (elbow) threw a bullpen session Tuesday, March 24, for the first time since Tommy John surgery.

Fantasy Tip: Corbin will be a pitcher to monitor as he makes his way back. He could be an excellent low-priced flyer on FantasyScore after the first month or two.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: MLB.com - Steve Gilbert


Diamondbacks | Rubby De La Rosa has rotation job

Tue, 24 Mar 2015 22:15:05 -0700

Arizona Diamondbacks SP Rubby De La Rosa has a spot in the starting rotation, manager Chip Hale confirmed Tuesday, March 24.

Fantasy Tip: De La Rosa is worth a late-round pick in NL-only leagues when rounding out a fantasy rotation. He could emerge as a useful option in standard mixed formats, too, especially when he faces two starts in a scoring period.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: FOXSportsArizona.com - Jack Magruder


Diamondbacks | Nick Ahmed to serve as starter?

Mon, 23 Mar 2015 18:57:36 -0700

Arizona Diamondbacks manager Chip Hale indicated Monday, March 23, that SS Nick Ahmed hasn't been named as the starting shortstop. "To name him the starter is hard to do, because we still have camp left," Hale said. "I'm not ready to do that. He's been very impressive."

Fantasy Tip: A report from columnist Peter Gammons indicated Hale made it clear Ahmed would start, but the skipper indicated differently. Still, Ahmed has been impressive during camp and has emerged as a must-have in NL-only play and deeper mixed formats. He also might be a good value in FantasyScore early on if he does indeed seize the starting gig.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: MLB.com - Steve Gilbert


Diamondbacks | Yasmany Tomas using leg kick

Mon, 23 Mar 2015 17:17:22 -0700

Arizona Diamondbacks OF Yasmany Tomas is using more of a leg kick again after the team studied his mechanics in Cuba, according to manager Chip Hale.

Fantasy Tip: Tomas hit his second homer of the spring Monday, so that's a good sign that he may be more comfortable with his old mechanics. Tomas is a 2015 sleeper that should go somewhere in the late middle rounds of mixed league drafts for his power upside in a nice hitting environment. If he obtains third base eligibility, he'll be even more attractive.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: MLB.com - Steve Gilbert


Diamondbacks | Mark Trumbo staying put

Sun, 22 Mar 2015 13:05:05 -0700

Arizona Diamondbacks general manager Dave Stewart said OF Mark Trumbo will not be traded, even though the club appears to have a surplus of outfielders. "Trumbo is a proven bat," he said. "Tough to move him for an unknown."

Fantasy Tip: If healthy, Trumbo could reach 30 homers and flirt with 100 RBIs, although his batting average will probably hover in the .230s and the strikeouts will pile up by the truckload. He is likely to be available in the middle rounds of universal fantasy baseball drafts.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: CBSSports.com - Jon Heyman


Diamondbacks | Addison Reed working on delivery

Sun, 15 Mar 2015 08:23:50 -0700

Arizona Diamondbacks RP Addison Reed (shoulder) is working on adjusting his delivery in order to cut down on how far he throws across his body. Reed believes the adjustment will help his command and take pressure of his shoulder.

Fantasy Tip: Reed likely will open the season as the closer but could be on a short leash if he struggles early. Reed could be an option in later rounds of fantasy draft since he does bring the possibility of saves.

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


Diamondbacks | Yasmany Tomas' position still uncertain

Wed, 11 Mar 2015 12:45:43 -0700

Arizona Diamondbacks OF Yasmany Tomas has received playing time at third base and in the outfield during spring training games while the team decides where to use him during the season. Tomas failed to field a ground ball at third base during an early spring training game and bounced three throws to first base but recorded the out. One MLB scout said Tomas will never be a top defensive third baseman but could improve his defense with time.

Fantasy Tip: Tomas likely will be an everyday starter for the team but it is not known where he will play in the field. His fantasy value will increase if he earns third base eligibility in addition to his outfield availability. Tomas could be considered a middle-round pick in drafts this season.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: ESPN.com - Jerry Crasnick


Diamondbacks | ARI interested in Dioner Navarro

Wed, 11 Mar 2015 04:21:04 -0700

Toronto Blue Jays C Dioner Navarro is drawing interest from the Arizona Diamondbacks, according to sources.

Fantasy Tip: Navarro's fantasy value, which is in the low range due to his projected backup status, could rise in Arizona. The Diamondbacks have a collection of catchers on the roster, but Gerald Laird is the best known of the bunch. Others include prospects like Tuffy Gosewisch and Oscar Hernandez.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: Toronto Sun - Bob Elliott


Diamondbacks | Nick Ahmed using whole field

Tue, 10 Mar 2015 20:00:18 -0700

Arizona Diamondbacks SS Nick Ahmed had a pair of hits, including a double and RBI, in the Cactus League spring game Sunday, March 8. He was able to use the whole field, something the team was pleased to see. "He's tough-minded and he's always been a winner, and those guys seem to be able to adapt. He has to prove to us that he's a Major League-ready hitter. He's a Major League shortstop right now. Defensively, he's tremendous," manager Chip Hale said Tuesday, March 10.

Fantasy Tip: Ahmedís defensive ability could land him a role on the bench to start the season. He is worth a flier in the late rounds in NL-only formats, and he could be a steal if his offense catches up to his defense sooner rather than later.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: MLB.com - William Boor


Diamondbacks | Aaron Hill to work at hot corner?

Tue, 10 Mar 2015 19:59:38 -0700

Arizona Diamondbacks 2B Aaron Hill is projected to start the season at second base, but he has played 42 games at third base and that versatility is likely something the team will take advantage of.

Fantasy Tip: If Hill is able to gain 3B/CI eligibility, in addition to his 2B/MI eligibility, he would see a bump in fantasy appeal. He is a solid late-round addition in most fantasy formats.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: MLB.com - William Boor


Diamondbacks | Yasmany Tomas could see OF time

Tue, 10 Mar 2015 19:58:52 -0700

Arizona Diamondbacks OF Yasmany Tomas is expected to see a majority of his playing time in the spring at third base. However, manager Chip Hale has not ruled out Tomas playing in the outfield during the spring.

Fantasy Tip: If Tomas is able to gain eligibility at third base as well as outfield he will be a solid fantasy option in the middle rounds in standard drafts.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: MLB.com - William Boor


Diamondbacks | Cliff Pennington away from team

Tue, 10 Mar 2015 19:58:15 -0700

Arizona Diamondbacks SS Cliff Pennington (personal) is away from the team after the birth of his daughter, and his return to camp is uncertain.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: MLB.com - William Boor


Diamondbacks | Addison Reed expected to be ready

Tue, 10 Mar 2015 16:02:46 -0700

Arizona Diamondbacks RP Addison Reed (shoulder) is getting closer to 100% percent after experiencing right shoulder soreness before the beginning of camp. Manager Chip Hale said Reed should be ready to go for the regular season, but he wouldn't give a specific date for Reed to get back on the mound.

Fantasy Tip: Reed won't need much time to get ready for opening day, since he's a reliever, so he should be ready. Reed posted a 4.25 ERA and 32 saves last year in his first season with the D-backs. He's not the safest closing option, and his injury this spring won't endear him to fantasy owners. Consider him a late-round source of steals in standard drafts.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: MLB.com - William Boor


Diamondbacks | Yasmany Tomas a work in progress

Tue, 10 Mar 2015 15:29:09 -0700

Arizona Diamondbacks OF Yasmany Tomas is a work in progress at third base this spring, and manager Chip Hale thinks "he needs to be better than what we've seen. Mostly just the focus."

Fantasy Tip: Tomas, a Cuban import, has tantalizing power upside in Arizona, and he'll be more attractive to fantasy owners if he can gain third base eligibility at some point in 2015. Consider taking a chance on him in the late middle rounds of standard drafts to shore up your outfield corps.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: MLB.com - Steve Gilbert


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Accardo Jeremy RP
Ahmed Nick SS
Anderson Chase SP
Ansman Craig C
Araujo Juan OF
Arif Omar P
Arreola Darryl P
Arroyo Bronson SP
Arroyo Mailon 3B
Ayers Joseph SS
Bajenaru Jeff RP
Banda Anthony P
Beam T.J. RP
Blair Aaron SP
Blanke Michael C
Bono Kyle P
Borenstein Zach OF
Bortnick Tyler 2B
Bradley Archie SP
Bradley J.R. P
Brito Javier 1B
Brito Socrates OF
Brown Breland OF
Bruce Derek SS
Burgos Enrique RP
Buss Nick OF
Cahill Trevor SP
Carrillo Cesar P
Casto Kory OF
Chafin Andrew SP
Choate Justin P
Clay Caleb P
Clevlen Brent OF
Clifford Peter OF
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 Isan 2B
Dorn Danny OF
Drury Brandon 1B
Espinosa Geremia P
Figueroa Nelson RP
Fitzgerald Justin P
Flores Raymel INF
Ford Josh C
Frazier Alex OF
Garcia Luis C. OF
Garcia Oswaldo C
Godfrey Graham SP
Godley Zach P
Goldschmidt Paul 1B
Gorgen Matt P
Gosewisch Tuffy C
Goss Michael OF
Green Kyle 3B
Green Mike P
Griffin Jonathan 1B
Guzman Francisco P
Hagens Bradin P
Hallberg Mark INF
Haniger Mitch OF
Harrington Ian P
Hellickson Jeremy SP
Hernandez David RP
Hernandez Gaby P
Hernandez Oscar C
Herrera Josue 3B
Hiciano Argeny P
Hill Aaron 2B
Hudson Daniel SP
Inciarte Ender OF
Jackson Brett OF
Jacobs Mike 1B
Jamieson Sean SS
Jimenez Bernardino SS
Johnson D.J. P
Johnson D.J. P
Johnson Mark C
Jones Brent P
Julio Donald RP
Kinsey Christopher P
Krehbiel Joey P
Kuhn Tyler 2B
Lafferty Brendan P
Laird Gerald C
Lalli Blake C
Lamb Jake 3B
Lang Michael OF
Lara Alexis P
Leclair Aric P
Lewis Rommie P
Leyba Domingo INF
Linton Ty OF
Locante Will P
Loe Kameron RP
Lopez Yoan SP
Lorin Brett SP
Mahon Reid RP
Mariano Ramon 1B
Marks Justin SP
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
Mee Michael OF
Mejia Jefferson P
Melendez Joel OF
Merrill Jr. Ronald SS
Munson Kevin P
Murillo Agustin 3B
Murray Brad P
Musselman William C
Nuno Vidal SP
O'Brien Peter C
Owings Chris SS
Pacheco Jordan C
Pack Chris P
Palka Daniel 1B
Parker Justin SS
Parraz Jordan OF
Pauley David RP
Pena Ramon P
Pennington Cliff SS
Peralta David OF
Perez Oliver RP
Pilittere P.J. C
Pohlman Daniel C
Pollock A.J. OF
Principe Jimmy OF
Punto Nick 2B
Ransom Cody 3B
Ray Robbie SP
Reagan Miles P
Reed Addison RP
Reed Jeremy OF
Restovich Michael OF
Reynolds Matt RP
Rio Gabriele P
Rivera Juan OF
Roberson Chris OF
Rocha Angel P
Rodriguez Henry RP
Rodriguez Maels P
Rodriguez Rafael RP
Rodriguez Santos P
Rodriguez Victor OF
Rogers Ed INF
Romak Jamie INF
Rosales Leo RP
Rosen Mark P
Ross Cody OF
Rumler Elijah SS
Runzler Dan RP
Schugel A.J. P
Schuster Patrick RP
Sharpe Blake INF
Shipley Braden P
Sikaras Pete P
Slaats Josh P
Smith Anthony OF
Smith Myles P
Sogard Alex P
Stites Matt RP
Stokes Brian RP
Thomas Mark C
Thomson Greg OF
Threets Erick RP
Tomas Yasmany OF
Toussaint Touki P
Townsend Marcus OF
Trahan Stryker C
Trumbo Mark OF
Vajanero Jeff P
Valencia Chris OF
Vasquez Daniel P
Wald Jake 3B
Webster Allen SP
Wechsler Justin P
Wheeless Evan 1B
Wilson Marcus OF
Winfree David 3B
Woodall Bryan P
Woody Abe P
Worth Danny SS
Ziegler Brad RP

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Green Andy TO
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La Russa Tony TO
McCracken Quinton TO
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Nevin Phil TO
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Ryan Billy TO
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