Arizona Diamondbacks news, rumors and injuries
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.
Sun, 22 May 2016 17:19:08 -0700
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.
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.
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.
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.
Sat, 21 May 2016 00:15:41 -0700
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.
Sat, 21 May 2016 00:02:32 -0700
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.
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.
Fri, 20 May 2016 15:28:09 -0700
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.
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.
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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