Arizona Diamondbacks news, rumors and injuries
Fri, 03 Jul 2015 15:38:03 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Pennington ($1,600, 3.2% of cap) draws a plus-matchup against Kendrick. Pennington still should be viewed as a desperation source of cap relief, though. After all, he has a .216/.314/.239 slash line.
Fri, 03 Jul 2015 14:34:55 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Corbin ($4,300, 8.6% of cap) will be returning after recovering from Tommy John surgery. He likely will be on a pitch count during game, which does not make him a great option on FantasyScore. Owners on deeper mixed leagues and NL-only leagues could consider adding him to their roster.
Fri, 03 Jul 2015 04:21:52 -0700
Fantasy Tip: It may be a smaller sample size, but Tomas ($4,200, 8.4% of cap) has been successful against his NL West rivals this season. Tomas is growing into a decent threat in FantasyScore formats with his .318 average and 70 hits this season, but keep an eye out for matchups like these.
Fri, 03 Jul 2015 04:16:59 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Peralta ($3,400, 6.8% of cap) has been weaker against lefties this season (.237) when compared to his .277 average against right-handers. This is an encouraging step that makes Peralta a more well-rounded option in FantasyScore.
Fri, 03 Jul 2015 04:12:46 -0700
Arizona Diamondbacks SP Jeremy Hellickson picked up his fourth straight win at Chase Field Thursday, July 2, as the Diamondbacks defeated the Colorado Rockies 8-1. He struck out six in seven innings of work.
Fantasy Tip: Hellickson ($3,600, 7.2% of cap) appears to have found his groove at home, as he improved to 6-5 overall. Hellickson won't win every home start, but his numbers at Chase suggest he is a good starter in FantasyScore formats when pitching there.
Thu, 02 Jul 2015 17:11:36 -0700
Updating a previous report, Arizona Diamondbacks SP Archie Bradley (shoulder) isn't dealing with a shoulder impingement, but he will rest his arm for around 10 days and then resume a throwing program.
Fantasy Tip: Bradley ($4,500, 9.0% of cap) has a long road back, but fortunately it looks like he won't miss the rest of the season. However, he should be left to the waiver wire in shallow mixed leagues since he's unlikely to contribute big numbers in the second half of 2015.
Thu, 02 Jul 2015 15:54:55 -0700
Arizona Diamondbacks OF David Peralta has been heating up as of late, slashing .355/.474/.645 over his past nine games, to go along with two home runs, five runs batted in, seven runs scored, six walks, and one stolen base.
Fantasy Tip: With hits in seven of his past nine games, Peralta ($3,400, 6.8% of cap) is turning into a fine fantasy option, but concerning tonight's matchup, he has to contend with Colorado Rockies left-hander Chris Rusin, which could be a problem, as the 26-year-old is hitting just .200 against southpaws this season without a single homer. Peralta is batting low in the lineup as a result, but given his hot streak, and the fact that Arizona leads the National League in runs scored, Peralta still merits consideration for daily lineups.
Thu, 02 Jul 2015 15:04:36 -0700
Arizona Diamondbacks SP Archie Bradley (shoulder) met with Dr. James Andrews Thursday, July 2, to get a second opinion on his shoulder injury. Dr. Andrews confirmed the diagnosis by the team doctor, reporting no structural damage in the shoulder, just some inflammation.
Fantasy Tip: Bradley ($4,500, 9.0% of cap) is on the 15-day disabled list, but there doesn't seem to be much reason to believe the injury will keep him out too far beyond the minimum time. Still, the Diamondbacks are likely to take things very carefully with Bradley. Due to Bradley's struggles this season, even when healthy, he's only worth stashing in NL-only leagues and deep keeper leagues.
Thu, 02 Jul 2015 07:47:42 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Ahmed ($3,300, 6.6% of cap) is hitting .302 with three homers and eight RBI in his last 15 games.
Wed, 01 Jul 2015 16:31:37 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Peralta ($3,400, 6.8% of cap) should be avoided at FantasyScore tonight. We don't recommend starting a lefty swinger against a solid lefty arm like Anderson, especially when Peralta has seven hits in 33 at-bats (.212) against southpaws this year with none of his six home runs.
Wed, 01 Jul 2015 16:26:45 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Saltalamacchia ($2,400, 4.8% of cap), who is batting .184 (9-for-49) for the D-backs, is a very weak catching option in tonight's contests. Avoid him.
Wed, 01 Jul 2015 16:24:29 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Hill ($3,100, 6.2% of cap) isn't a great FantasyScore pick against Anderson, who has the highest ground-ball percentage of any pitcher in the major leagues this year. Hill has only 36 hits in 162 at-bats (.222) with three home runs and 18 RBI on the season. He has no homers and just two RBI against lefties.
Wed, 01 Jul 2015 16:15:43 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Ahmed ($3,300, 6.6% of cap) homered in the last two nights and has six home runs and 20 RBI to go along with a .234 average (50-for-214). He's normally not likely to be on a daily gamer's radar, but he deserves attention while he's hot and hitting atop the lineup, and he is hitting .333 (16-for-48) with two of his home runs against southpaws this year.
Wed, 01 Jul 2015 15:17:46 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Corbin ($4,300, 8.6% of cap) should now be owned in all formats. If he's available in your leagues, grab him right away. The D-backs face the Colorado Rockies in the desert Saturday, making Corbin a shaky FantasyScore option in his first start back.
Wed, 01 Jul 2015 13:31:41 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Ray ($5,100, 10.2% of cap) held the Dodgers to two earned runs over 6 2/3 innings with four strikeouts Tuesday, June 9, but it doesn't mean he is a lock to shut them down again Wednesday. FantasyScore players should view Ray as a high-risk, high-reward No. 2 arm for contests, and he is just a cavernous mixed and NL-only option in seasonal leagues.
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