Arizona Diamondbacks news, rumors and injuries
Mon, 02 May 2016 10:46:15 -0700
Arizona Diamondbacks SP Shelby Miller's delivery seems out of whack this year compared to last. His delivery has always featured him driving down low with his back, with his arm slinging across his legs. However, his pitching hand was parallel with his knees last year, and this year it's ending up lower. The D-backs have won only two of his six starts.
Fantasy Tip: Miller's start with Arizona has been disastrous, and he's gone at least five innings just three times in his six starts with an 8.49 ERA in six starts. Miller is a candidate to drop in shallow mixed leagues if he wasn't already. Bench him everywhere else and hope he gets his mechanics sorted out in short order.
Sun, 01 May 2016 18:35:09 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Miller isn't as bad as his 8.49 ERA suggests, but he isn't a fantasy ace either. If he has been cut loose in your league, it doesn’t hurt to stash him to see if he can figure things out and become a solid No. 3 or No. 4 fantasy starter.
Sun, 01 May 2016 12:44:02 -0700
Arizona Diamondbacks 2B Jean Segura, 3B Jake Lamb and C Welington Castillo are not in the starting lineup against Colorado Rockies Chad Bettis Sunday, May 1. 2B Phil Gosselin will start at second base and is batting first in the lineup. 3B Brandon Drury will start at third base and is batting second, while C Chris Herrmann will start at catcher and is batting sixth.
Fantasy Tip: Drury is hitting .321 with three runs and five RBI over the last seven days and should be an attractive starting option in most leagues. Gosselin is batting .276 in limited playing time and could be an option for desperate owners in daily fantasy leagues. Herrmann should be avoided by all owners.
Sun, 01 May 2016 05:21:24 -0700
Arizona Diamondbacks SP Zack Greinke allowed two runs on eight hits and two walks while striking out eight batters through seven innings during the Diamondbacks' 5-2 loss to the Colorado Rockies Saturday, April 30. Greinke did not factor into the decision.
Fantasy Tip: It was one of Greinke's better outings this season, as the veteran has been an early-season disappointment with a 5.50 ERA and just two wins. He has also allowed a National League-leading 47 hits and 23 earned runs. Better times are ahead, but keep expectations in check if you're trying to cash in on a potential buy-low opportunity with Greinke.
Sun, 01 May 2016 05:08:11 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Drury is riding a hot stretch over his past nine games with six runs, four doubles, three home runs and six RBI. As long as he is hitting, his bat will keep him in the lineup, which makes Drury a potential add in deep mixed leagues. At this point, he should be owned in all NL-only leagues, too.
Sat, 30 Apr 2016 13:44:29 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Drury has been solid with a .297-3-8 line thus far. He's a decent streamer against Chris Rusin.
Fri, 29 Apr 2016 14:46:52 -0700
Arizona Diamondbacks SS Nick Ahmed is not in the starting lineup Friday, April 29. SS Jean Segura moves to shortstop and 3B Brandon Drury is starting at second base and is hitting seventh against Colorado Rockies SP Tyler Chatwood.
Fantasy Tip: Ahmed is a defensive-first shortstop who's hitting just .190 (15-for-79), and he could see more bench time if Drury continues to swing a hot bat. Ahmed is an NL-only depth piece. Drury is hitting a cool .414 (12-for-29) with two homers and four RBI in his last seven games. He's a waiver wire target in deep mixed leagues for depth. Keep rolling with him as a low-priced sleeper in daily formats while he's hot.
Thu, 28 Apr 2016 21:41:26 -0700
Fantasy Tip: De La Rosa made an adjustment to his approach a couple of starts ago, and he has allowed five hits and one run while striking out 16 over his last 13 innings. The success may not continue, but his strikeout potential makes him worth a look in deeper mixed formats.
Thu, 28 Apr 2016 13:53:25 -0700
Arizona Diamondbacks C Welington Castillo is not in the starting lineup Thursday, April 28. C Chris Herrmann is starting behind the plate and batting sixth against St. Louis Cardinals SP Michael Wacha Thursday.
Fantasy Tip: Castillo is picking up where he left off in 2015 after joining the Diamondbacks, as he has six home runs and 12 RBI with a .290/.351/.580 slash line to start the season. Herrmann has a tough matchup against Wacha, and he should be viewed as a low-end start Thursday, especially in daily contests. Plus, Herrmann is just 3-for-25 to start the season.
Thu, 28 Apr 2016 13:40:12 -0700
Arizona Diamondbacks OF Yasmany Tomas is not in the starting lineup Thursday, April 28. 3B/OF Brandon Drury is starting in left field and batting fifth against St. Louis Cardinals SP Michael Wacha Thursday.
Fantasy Tip: Tomas has paid off for fantasy owners who targeted him as a breakout candidate entering the season. The sophomore currently sits with 16 runs, five home runs and 12 RBI with a .288/.333/.563 slash line. Similarly, Drury has fared well when given an opportunity with a .298/.317/.526 line through 60 plate appearances. He is a risky start in the tough matchup against Wacha Thursday, though.
Wed, 27 Apr 2016 23:56:04 -0700
Fantasy Tip: It was an ugly performance for Corbin who saw his record slip to 1-3 with a 4.88 ERA. He hasn't been very ace-like and is killing his fantasy owners. There is still plenty of time to turn it around, however, and you should stick it out and not compound the problem by dropping him and watching Corbin get hot with another fantasy owners team.
Wed, 27 Apr 2016 23:55:35 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Tomas entered the day with the longest active streak in the National League. He is still hitting .333 (19-for-57) with 15 runs scored, five homers and eight RBIs over the past 13 games to make him a must-start fantasy option until he cools off.
Wed, 27 Apr 2016 23:55:05 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Segura is hitting a cool .350 with a sparkling .932 OPS, and he has hit safely in each of his past seven games. He has emerged as a must-start in all fantasy formats.
Wed, 27 Apr 2016 15:45:22 -0700
Arizona Diamondbacks C Welington Castillo has been hot at the plate over the past seven days. In five games, he's hitting 9-for-22 (.409) with four home runs, nine RBI, seven runs scored and he even has a stolen base.
Fantasy Tip: Castillo began to make his case during spring training as one of baseball's most underrated catchers, and that success has evidently poured into the regular season. The former Chicago Cub is solidifying himself as a legitimate starting fantasy catcher, even in standard leagues, and owners should pounce if he's still out there. Plus, it also helps he plays half his games in a hitter-friendly park.
Wed, 27 Apr 2016 14:06:21 -0700
Arizona Diamondbacks INF/OF Chris Owings is not in the starting lineup against St. Louis Cardinals SP Adam Wainwright Wednesday, April 27. OF David Peralta will start in center field, while OF Brandon Drury will start in right field and is batting seventh in the lineup.
Fantasy Tip: Drury has been on a hot streak recently with 12 hits and four RBI over his last eight games. He could be a starting candidate in some daily fantasy leagues even though he is facing one of the better pitchers in the National League.
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