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Diamondbacks | Jake Lamb out of lineup

Tue, 26 Jul 2016 14:11:06 -0700

Arizona Diamondbacks 3B Jake Lamb (hand) is out of the starting lineup Tuesday, July 26, against the Milwaukee Brewers. OF Brandon Drury will play third base and bat eighth against Brewers SP Matt Garza.

Fantasy Tip: Manager Chip Hale did say Lamb might get some time off to rest his bruised left hand, and it appears he's following up on it. Drury (.264-9-25) has five hits, including three doubles, in the past week and may be worth a low-cost flyer in DFS circles.

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Diamondbacks | Braden Shipley hit hard in debut

Mon, 25 Jul 2016 23:21:19 -0700

Arizona Diamondbacks SP Braden Shipley gave up four home runs in his major league debut Monday, July 25. The Diamondbacks lost, 7-2, to the Milwaukee Brewers.

Fantasy Tip: This was a typical first performance by a rookie pitcher, and based on what was on display it's best if you give Shipley some space. He may yet blossom into a decent pitcher this season, but the odds are he'll need a bit more seasoning. For now, Shipley should be left alone unless you want to stash him in very deep NL and mixed formats.

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Diamondbacks | Zack Greinke timeline update

Mon, 25 Jul 2016 14:39:34 -0700

Arizona Diamondbacks SP Zack Greinke (oblique) will throw an up-and-down bullpen session to simulate a game atmosphere Tuesday, July 26. He will then throw a simulated game or make a rehab appearance Friday, July 29, if all goes well.

Fantasy Tip: Greinke could land back in the majors for a start next week, barring any setbacks. He's posted a 8-1 record with a 2.63 ERA and 67 strikeouts over 78 2/3 innings over his latest 12 starts. Greinke should be stashed in all fantasy formats.

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Diamondbacks | Michael Bourn hitting ninth Monday

Mon, 25 Jul 2016 14:27:09 -0700

Arizona Diamondbacks OF Michael Bourn was dropped to ninth in the batting order against Milwaukee Brewers SP Chase Anderson Monday, July 25.

Fantasy Tip: Bourn isn't the type of player that normally is a good bet for daily leagues, as it's rare for him to stuff the stat sheet. Moving down the order makes him even less attractive, but he is batting .279 with eight runs and two steals in the month of July.

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Diamondbacks | Welington Castillo takes a seat

Mon, 25 Jul 2016 14:05:48 -0700

Arizona Diamondbacks C Welington Castillo is not in the starting lineup Monday, July 25. C Tuffy Gosewisch is doing the catching and is hitting seventh against Milwaukee Brewers SP Chase Anderson.

Fantasy Tip: It looks to be a normal day off for Castillo. Replace him everywhere. Gosewisch has a limited offensive ceiling and is batting .263 with a homer and three RBI in 19 at-bats this year. Consider him a desperation pick in daily formats.

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Diamondbacks | Zack Grienke throws bullpen

Sun, 24 Jul 2016 14:45:50 -0700

Arizona Diamondbacks SP Zack Greinke (oblique) threw 45 pitches during a bullpen session Sunday, July 24. His next step either will be a simulated game with the Diamondbacks or a minor league rehab game, manager Chip Hale said.

Fantasy Tip: Keep an eye on Greinke's progress and be prepared to activate him after he has had one major league start, mainly to see how Greinke does when he returns.

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Diamondbacks | Zack Godley takes win

Sun, 24 Jul 2016 14:38:58 -0700

Arizona Diamondbacks SP Zack Godley became the first pitcher in franchise history to reach seven career wins as a starter in as few as 10 starts. He allowed 10 hits and five runs with two walks and three strikeouts and also hit a batter Sunday, July 24, in a 9-8 win over the Cincinnati Reds.

Fantasy Tip: Godley is only 3-1 overall, but here's the bad news. He has a 5.88 ERA and a 1.62 WHIP. Those totals are way too high to recommend playing him. Also, Godley is in a precarious role as the fifth starter on the team. He could find himself on the outside looking in.

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Diamondbacks | Yasmany Tomas hits two homers

Sun, 24 Jul 2016 14:32:24 -0700

Arizona Diamondbacks OF Yasmany Tomas hit his 14th and 15th home runs of the season Sunday, July 24, in a 9-8 win over the Cincinnati Reds.

Fantasy Tip: Tomas has been a bit of a disappointment this year. Entering this game his line was .252-13-34, so to drive in that few runs with that many homers isn't really special. Still, Tomas has had nine hits in his last seven games, including three doubles, so he is showing some signs of life at the plate. He may be worth play in DFS formats and deeper NL and mixed leagues.

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Diamondbacks | Paul Goldschmidt breaks slump

Sun, 24 Jul 2016 14:24:43 -0700

Arizona Diamondbacks 1B Paul Goldschmidt hit a solo run in his team's 9-8 win over the Cincinnati Reds on Sunday, July 24. Goldschmidt was 0-for-6 with four walks in the series prior to this homer.

Fantasy Tip: Goldschmidt is hitting .290-16-62 with 13 stolen bases, but his home run production had declined in the last week. Still, he's hitting well enough to recommend his usage in all formats.

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Diamondbacks | Shelby Miller available

Sun, 24 Jul 2016 12:00:20 -0700

Arizona Diamondbacks SP Shelby Miller has been made available in a trade, according to sources.

Fantasy Tip: Miller has had an awful first season with Arizona and is currently 2-9 with a 7.14 ERA. He probably would receive the chance to start if he is traded but is not a strong fantasy option until he is able to put several quality starts together.

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Diamondbacks | Jake Lamb, Michael Bourn out Sunday

Sun, 24 Jul 2016 09:30:27 -0700

Arizona Diamondbacks 3B Jake Lamb and OF Michael Bourn are not in the starting lineup against Cincinnati Reds SP Brandon Finnegan Sunday, July 24. INF/OF Chris Owings will hit sixth and play center field, while INF/OF Brandon Drury will bat seventh and play third base. In addition, INF Phil Gosselin will bat second and play second base, OF Rickie Weeks will hit cleanup and start in left field and C Welington Castillo will bat fifth and start behind the plate.

Fantasy Tip: Arizona is using a lineup exclusively made up of right-handed and switch hitters against the lefty Finnegan this afternoon, which explains the absences of Bourn and Lamb. Although he has struggled recently, Weeks may be worthy of consideration as a value play in DFS because he is hitting fourth and has performed well on the road (.304) and against southpaws (.278) this season.

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Reds | No Eugenio Suarez vs. Diamondbacks

Sun, 24 Jul 2016 07:36:48 -0700

Cincinnati Reds SS/3B Eugenio Suarez is not in the starting lineup Sunday, July 24. INF Ivan De Jesus is starting at third base and batting seventh against Arizona Diamondbacks SP Zack Godley Sunday.

Fantasy Tip: Suarez is struggling in July with just six runs, two home runs, three RBI and a .242/.299/.355 slash line. He's a replaceable asset in most mixed settings. De Jesus owns a .242/.303/.350 line over the past two seasons and is nothing more than a desperation start in all fantasy formats Sunday.

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Diamondbacks | Braden Shipley to start Monday

Sat, 23 Jul 2016 18:24:17 -0700

Arizona Diamondbacks SP Braden Shipley will be promoted from Class AAA Reno to make his MLB debut against the Milwaukee Brewers Monday, July 25. Although he is filling in for injured SP Zack Greinke (oblique), it is uncertain if Shipley will remain in the rotation beyond Monday's game.

Fantasy Tip: The 24-year-old right-hander was 8-5 with a 3.70 ERA in 19 starts for Reno, with 22 walks and 77 strikeouts over 119 1/3 innings. He may be worth picking up in NL-only seasonal leagues but daily fantasy players should avoid using Shipley because of his lack of a track record at the big-league level.

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Diamondbacks | Nick Ahmed placed on disabled list

Sat, 23 Jul 2016 13:16:30 -0700

Arizona Diamondbacks SS Nick Ahmed (hip) was placed on the 15 day disabled list on Saturday, July 23, with a right hip impingement. INF/OF Chris Owings was activated off the DL to replace Ahmed.

Fantasy Tip: Owings was batting .285 with two home runs with 18 RBI and eight stolen bases prior to being diagnosed with plantar fascilitis. He'll make his first start since June 5 on Saturday and represent an intermediate upgrade over Ahmed, who is hitting just .218 with four home runs and 20 RBI in 90 games this season. Owings has a shot to be relevant in mixed leagues before the end of the season, but owners should let him get re-acclimated to major-league pitching again first.

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Diamondbacks | Welington Castillo gets a break

Sat, 23 Jul 2016 12:26:08 -0700

Arizona Diamondbacks C Welington Castillo and SS Nick Ahmed are not in the lineup against the Cincinnati Reds SP Keyvius Sampson on Saturday, July 23. INF/OF Chris Owings will fill in for Ahmed and hit fifth, while C Tuffy Gosewisch will replace Castillo behind the plate and bat eighth.

Fantasy Tip: Castillo is batting a miserable .158 in July, but this appears to be nothing more than a day off as he is in no danger of losing his job to Gosewisch. Owings will be making his first big-league appearance since June 5 after recovering from a foot injury, but neither Gosewisch nor Owings is worth using outside of NL-only leagues today.

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Arizona Diamondbacks Player News

Ahmed Nick SS
Almonte Jose P
Ansman Craig C
Araujo Juan OF
Arif Omar P
Arreola Darryl P
Arroyo Mailon 3B
Ayers Joseph SS
Bajenaru Jeff RP
Banda Anthony P
Barrett Jake RP
Basabe Luis Alejandro INF
Beam T.J. RP
Bono Kyle P
Borenstein Zach OF
Bourn Michael OF
Bracho Silvino RP
Bradley Archie SP
Bradley J.R. P
Brewer Charles P
Brito Javier 1B
Brito Socrates OF
Brown Breland OF
Bruce Derek SS
Burgos Enrique RP
Capps Matt RP
Carrillo Cesar P
Castillo Welington C
Casto Kory OF
Chafin Andrew SP
Choate Justin P
Cisnero Jose RP
Clay Caleb P
Clevlen Brent OF
Clifford Peter OF
Clippard Tyler RP
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
Denker Travis 2B
Diaz Miller P
Drury Brandon 3B
Escobar Edwin RP
Espinosa Geremia P
Fields Matt 1B
Figueroa Nelson RP
Fitzgerald Justin P
Flores Raymel INF
Ford Josh C
Frazier Alex OF
Freeman Mike 2B
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
Greinke Zack SP
Griffin Jonathan 1B
Guzman Francisco P
Hallberg Mark INF
Haniger Mitch OF
Harrington Ian P
Hernandez Gaby P
Hernandez Oscar C
Herrera Josue 3B
Herrmann Chris C
Hiciano Argeny P
Hudson Daniel RP
Jackson Brett OF
Jacobs Mike 1B
Jamieson Sean SS
Jensen Kyle OF
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
Lamb Jake 3B
Lang Michael OF
Lara Alexis P
League Brandon RP
Leclair Aric P
Leone Dominic RP
Leonora Ericson OF
Lewis Rommie P
Leyba Domingo INF
Linton Ty OF
Locante Will P
Loewen Adam P
Lopez Yoan SP
Lorin Brett SP
Lucas Ed INF
Lugo Dawel SS
Mahon Reid RP
Mariano Ramon 1B
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
McWilliams Sam P
Mee Michael OF
Mejia Jefferson P
Melendez Joel OF
Merrill Jr. Ronald SS
Miller Shelby SP
Murillo Agustin 3B
Murray Brad P
Musselman William C
Noriega Gabriel SS
O'Brien Peter OF
Oliver Chris P
Owings Chris 2B
Pack Chris P
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
Ransom Cody 3B
Ray Robbie SP
Reagan Miles P
Reed Jeremy OF
Reinheimer Jack SS
Restovich Michael OF
Reyes Victor OF
Rice Scott RP
Rio Gabriele P
Rivera Juan OF
Rivero Carlos 3B
Roberson Chris OF
Rocha Angel P
Rodriguez Maels P
Rodriguez Rafael RP
Rodriguez Santos P
Rodriguez Victor OF
Rogers Ed INF
Rohlfing Daniel C
Rosales Leo RP
Rosen Mark P
Rumler Elijah SS
Schuster Patrick RP
Segura Jean SS
Seratelli Anthony INF
Sharpe Blake INF
Shipley Braden SP
Sikaras Pete P
Slaats Josh P
Smith Anthony OF
Smith Myles P
Sogard Alex P
Speier Gabe P
Stauffer Tim SP
Stites Matt RP
Stokes Brian RP
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
Wagner Tyler P
Wald Jake 3B
Wechsler Justin P
Weeks Rickie OF
Wheeler Ryan 3B
Wheeless Evan 1B
Wilson Marcus OF
Winfree David 3B
Woodall Bryan P
Woody Abe P

Alston Garvin TO
Bell Mike TO
Butcher Mike PC
Duncan Dave TO
Gebhard Bob GM
Grace Mark TO
Hale Chip MAN
La Russa Tony TO
Magadan Dave 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
Williams Matt TO
Young Eric TO