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Diamondbacks | ARI will pick up Brad Ziegler option

Sun, 11 Oct 2015 13:43:59 -0700

Arizona Diamondbacks RP Brad Ziegler will have his $5.5 million option picked up for the 2016 season, according to sources.

Fantasy Tip: Ziegler will have fantasy value in most leagues as long as he remains closer. However, the Diamondbacks may be in play for a higher-tier closer like Aroldis Chapman, so you may want to pay attention to this situation.

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Diamondbacks | Jarrod Saltalamacchia wants to test market

Tue, 06 Oct 2015 01:24:32 -0700

Arizona Diamondbacks C Jarrod Saltalamacchia wants to test the free agent market in search of a starting role, but the Diamondbacks want to bring him back in a platoon with C Welington Castillo.

Fantasy Tip: Saltalamacchia may have better fantasy value seeking a starting job elsewhere, but history suggests he is a catcher who is best served as part of a platoon. If that is the case, Saltalamacchia's fantasy value drops significantly.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: FOX Sports Arizona - Jack Magruder

Diamondbacks | Peter O'Brien to report as catcher

Mon, 05 Oct 2015 11:15:51 -0700

Arizona Diamondbacks C Peter O'Brien will report to spring training next year as a catcher.

Fantasy Tip: O'Brien is one of Arizona's top young talents, and he had four hits (one home run) in 10 at-bats to end the season in his major league debut. He hit .284 (139-for-490) with 26 long balls and 107 RBI at Class AAA Reno. O'Brien played strictly left field with Arizona after being called up, but he's expected to remain as a catcher, which is most useful for his fantasy value next year. He could eventually gain eligibility in the outfield or at first base. O'Brien will be a nice target in two-catcher or NL-only leagues to start.

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

Diamondbacks | A.J. Pollock open to extension

Mon, 05 Oct 2015 10:27:06 -0700

Arizona Diamondbacks OF A.J. Pollock is open to a long-term contract extension with the team, and the Diamondbacks are currently exploring it. Pollock has three years of arbitration eligibility left.

Fantasy Tip: Pollock broke out for the D-backs this year with a .315 average (192-for-609) with 20 home runs, 76 RBI, 111 runs scored and 39 stolen bases. As a five-category contributor, he deserves consideration in the early rounds of fantasy drafts next year.

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Diamondbacks | Welington Castillo out of the lineup

Sun, 04 Oct 2015 12:01:44 -0700

Arizona Diamondbacks C Welington Castillo is not in the starting lineup against Houston Astros SP Lance McCullers Sunday, Oct. 4. C Jarrod Saltalamacchia will start at catcher and is batting fifth in the lineup.

Fantasy Tip: Castillo ($3,600, 7.2% of cap) played well after joining Arizona and should have fantasy value next season. Saltalamacchia ($4,200, 8.4% of cap) is hitting .224 this season and is not the best option for owners.

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Diamondbacks | Paul Goldschmidt leaves the yard

Sun, 04 Oct 2015 06:21:09 -0700

Arizona Diamondbacks 1B Paul Goldschmidt went 2-for-3 with a solo home run during Arizona's 6-2 loss to the Houston Astros Saturday, Oct. 3.

Fantasy Tip: It was Goldschmidt's ($6,100, 12.2% of cap) 32nd home run of the season and his sixth since Tuesday, Sept. 1. For the year, the first baseman owns a .997 OPS with 101 runs and 108 RBI, and he remains a top-tier bat in all fantasy formats. He'll again be one of the top picks in drafts next spring.

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Diamondbacks | Yasmany Tomas sitting

Sat, 03 Oct 2015 16:04:09 -0700

Arizona Diamondbacks OF Yasmany Tomas is out of the lineup Saturday, Oct. 3, with OF Peter O'Brien hitting seventh.

Fantasy Tip: O'Brien ($2,100, 4.2% of cap) is 3-for-5 (.600) with a home run in his brief career and is absolutely worth the flyer against Collin McHugh on FantasyScore.

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Diamondbacks | Jake Lamb out against lefty

Fri, 02 Oct 2015 16:30:45 -0700

Arizona Diamondbacks 3B Jake Lamb is not in the lineup against Houston Astros left-handed SP Dallas Keuchel Friday, Oct. 2. 2B Aaron Hill is starting at third base and hitting cleanup.

Fantasy Tip: Hill ($2,900, 5.8% of cap) has had limited at-bats this year and has only two home runs against southpaws in 2015. Ignore him in daily formats against one of the best lefties in the American League this year.

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Diamondbacks | David Peralta undergoing MRI exam

Fri, 02 Oct 2015 15:17:01 -0700

Updating a previous report, Arizona Diamondbacks OF David Peralta (hand) will visit a hand specialist for an MRI exam Friday, Oct. 2, after he injured his hand Thursday, Oct. 1.

Fantasy Tip: It appears Peralta's ($5,300, 10.6% of cap) season is over, and it isn't out of the question to grab a healthy replacement from the waiver wire immediately. It is worth checking back for an official word, if you have the fortune of outfield bench depth on your seasonal roster, though.

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

Diamondbacks | Ender Inciarte hopes to play again in 2015

Fri, 02 Oct 2015 14:48:21 -0700

Updating a previous report, Arizona Diamondbacks OF Ender Inciarte (shin) hopes to be able to play again this season. His shin injury just got worse the past few days.

Fantasy Tip: Inciarte ($3,900, 7.8% of cap) doesn't offer a lot of pop, but he scored 73 runs, stole 21 bases and posted a .303 batting average through 132 games this season. He might grab another start or two this year, but he is a risky own in year-long leagues. Continue to check back for updates. Yasmany Tomas ($4,300, 8.6% of cap) has been seeing starts in place of Inciarte, but Tomas is a fantasy afterthought after posting a .553 through 158 plate appearances in the second half.

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

Diamondbacks | Two outfielders out for Arizona

Fri, 02 Oct 2015 13:45:28 -0700

Arizona Diamondbacks OFs David Peralta and Ender Inciarte (shin) are not in the starting lineup Friday, Oct. 2. OFs Yasmany Tomas and Socrates Brito draw into the lineup against Houston Astros SP Dallas Keuchel Friday.

Fantasy Tip: Keuchel ($9,500, 19.0% of cap) is chasing the Cy Young award, and Houston is battling for a playoff berth, so there isn't a lot to like about Tomas ($4,300, 8.6% of cap) or Brito ($1,600, 3.2% of cap) at FantasyScore Friday. At best, they check out as contrarian fliers with Brito being more attractive due to his contest-low cap hit.

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Diamondbacks | Brad Ziegler to return Friday

Thu, 01 Oct 2015 15:12:46 -0700

Arizona Diamondbacks RP Brad Ziegler is expected to return to the team Friday, Oct. 2, after the birth of his daughter. He will be available for the series to close out the year against the Houston Astros.

Fantasy Tip: Continue running Ziegler out there through the weekend. He's been very successful since taking over the role of Arizona's ninth-inning closer. Expect Daniel Hudson to pitch the ninth if a save situation arises Thursday night.

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Diamondbacks | Ender Inciarte still out of the lineup

Thu, 01 Oct 2015 14:27:00 -0700

Arizona Diamondbacks OF Ender Inciarte (shin) is not in the starting lineup Thursday, Oct. 1. OF Yasmany Tomas draws into the lineup and is batting seventh against Colorado Rockies SP David Hale Thursday.

Fantasy Tip: Tomas ($4,300, 8.6% of cap) has skidded through the second half with a .213/.234/.333 slash line, which ultimately limited his playing time. FantasyScore players should view him as a high-risk, high-reward option Thursday because it is a plus-matchup against Hale ($3,200, 6.4% of cap) who has allowed a .304/.339/.525 slash line to right-handed hitters this season. Check back for updates on Inciarte's ($3,900, 7.8% of cap) status.

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Diamondbacks | Jarrod Saltalamacchia starting

Wed, 30 Sep 2015 16:09:36 -0700

Arizona Diamondbacks C Jarrod Saltalamacchia is starting behind the plate and batting sixth against Colorado Rockies SP Chad Bettis Wednesday, Sept. 30. C Welington Castillo is not in the starting lineup.

Fantasy Tip: Saltalamacchia ($4,200, 8.4% of cap) owns a .302/.375/.721 slash line with five home runs and 11 RBI through 48 plate appearances in September. He is in fine form, and FantasyScore players should view him as a viable option for contests Wednesday. With Castillo ($3,600, 7.2% of cap) sporting a .164/.190/.295 line this month, Salty may see more playing time to finish the season.

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Diamondbacks | Ender Inciarte out vs. Rockies

Wed, 30 Sep 2015 15:29:52 -0700

Arizona Diamondbacks OF Ender Inciarte (shin) was a late scratch from the starting lineup with a right shin contusion Wednesday, Sept. 30. OF Socrates Brito is starting in right field and leading off against Colorado Rockies SP Chad Bettis Wednesday.

Fantasy Tip: Make sure to avoid Inciarte ($3,900, 7.8% of cap) in all fantasy formats Wednesday. Check back for an update on the severity of his injury, as he is having a great second half and offers help in batting average, runs and stolen bases. Brito ($1,600, 3.2% of cap) has just 13 plate appearances in his career, so he is nothing more than a flier at FantasyScore Wednesday.

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Arizona Diamondbacks Player News

Ahmed Nick SS
Anderson Chase SP
Ansman Craig C
Araujo Juan OF
Arif Omar P
Arreola Darryl P
Arroyo Mailon 3B
Ayers Joseph SS
Bajenaru Jeff RP
Banda Anthony P
Beam T.J. RP
Blair Aaron SP
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
Carrillo Cesar P
Castillo Welington C
Casto Kory OF
Chacin Jhoulys SP
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
Diaz Miller P
Drury Brandon 3B
Espinosa Geremia P
Fields Matt 1B
Figueroa Nelson RP
Fitzgerald Justin P
Flores Raymel INF
Ford Josh C
Frazier Alex OF
Garcia Junior P
Garcia Luis C. OF
Garcia Oswaldo C
Godfrey Graham SP
Godley Zack SP
Goldschmidt Paul 1B
Gorgen Matt P
Gosewisch Tuffy C
Goss Michael OF
Gosselin Phil 2B
Green Kyle 3B
Green Mike P
Griffin Jonathan 1B
Guzman Francisco 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
Hessler Keith P
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
Koch Matt D. P
Krehbiel Joey P
Kuhn Tyler 2B
Lafferty Brendan P
Lalli Blake C
Lamb Jake 3B
Lang Michael OF
Lara Alexis P
League Brandon RP
Leclair Aric P
Leone Dominic RP
Lewis Rommie P
Leyba Domingo INF
Linton Ty OF
Locante Will P
Lopez Yoan SP
Lorin Brett SP
Lugo Dawel SS
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
O'Brien Peter C
Oliver Chris P
Owings Chris 2B
Pacheco Jordan C
Pack Chris P
Palka Daniel 1B
Parker Justin SS
Parraz Jordan OF
Pauley David RP
Pena Ramon P
Peralta David OF
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 Jeremy OF
Reinheimer Jack SS
Restovich Michael OF
Reyes Victor OF
Reynolds Matt RP
Rio Gabriele P
Rivera Juan OF
Roberson Chris OF
Rocha Angel P
Rodriguez Maels P
Rodriguez Rafael RP
Rodriguez Santos P
Rodriguez Victor OF
Rogers Ed INF
Romak Jamie OF
Rosales Leo RP
Rosen Mark P
Rumler Elijah SS
Runzler Dan RP
Saltalamacchia Jarrod C
Schugel A.J. P
Schuster Patrick RP
Sharpe Blake INF
Shipley Braden SP
Sikaras Pete P
Slaats Josh P
Smith Anthony OF
Smith Myles P
Sogard Alex P
Stites Matt RP
Stokes Brian RP
Swanson Dansby SS
Taylor Josh P
Thomas Mark C
Thomson Greg OF
Threets Erick RP
Tomas Yasmany OF
Townsend Marcus OF
Trahan Stryker C
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

Bell Mike TO
Duncan Dave TO
Gebhard Bob GM
Grace Mark TO
Green Andy TO
Hale Chip MAN
La Russa Tony TO
McCracken Quinton TO
McKay Dave TO
Minniti Bryan TO
Nevin Phil TO
Putz J.J. TO
Ryan Billy TO
Sherlock Glenn TO
Shipley Craig TO
Stewart Dave GM
Stottlemyre Jr. Mel TO
Ward Turner TO
Young Eric TO