Arizona Diamondbacks Player Notes
For The Last 365 Days
 
Yasmany Tomas, OFHot5/21/2015 3:52:00 PM
Description: Arizona Diamondbacks Yasmany Tomas added another two hits on Thursday to raise his average to .349
Insight: That's six consecutive multi-hit games for the young third baseman. Not a power hitter, Tomas is still a solid fantasy option.
Paul Goldschmidt, 1B5/21/2015 10:00:00 AM
Description: Diamondbacks first baseman Paul Goldschmidt is not in Thursday afternoon's starting lineup.
Insight: Goldschmidt is just getting a routine day off. He's off his game of late, batting just .167 (4-for-24) over his last six games.
A.J. Pollock, CF5/20/2015 9:47:00 PM
Description: Diamondbacks center fielder A.J. Pollock scored four runs on Wednesday night.
Insight: Pollock scored four or the six Arizona runs. He went 3-for-4 on the night and is now hitting .298 overall.
Mark Trumbo, LF5/20/2015 6:41:00 PM
Description: Diamondbacks outfielder Mark Trumbo is not in Wednesday's starting lineup.
Insight: Trumbo has a hit in four straight games, but he will get the day off. In his last day off, Trumbo did pinch hit, so it is still possible he gets an at-bat. Trumbo is hitting .280 with six home runs and 19 RBI in 125 at-bats this season.
A.J. Pollock, CF5/19/2015 5:19:00 PM
Description: Diamondbacks center fielder A.J. Pollock is not in the starting lineup on Tuesday versus the Marlins.
Insight: Pollock went 1-for-10 on Sunday and Monday, so it appears he is just getting a breather. Pollock is hitting .279 with three home runs, 13 RBI and 22 runs in 136 at-bats this season.
Yasmany Tomas, OF5/18/2015 10:38:00 PM
Description: Arizona Diamondbacks Yasmany Tomas was 3-for-5 in the, 3-2, victory over the Marlins on Monday.
Insight: Tomas had an two-run double in the fourth. He also had two singles. He is hitting .329 with one home run and 11 RBI in 73 at-bats this season.
Rubby De La Rosa, SP5/18/2015 10:35:00 PM
Description: Diamondbacks starter Rubby De La Rosa threw nine innings and allowed two runs on six hits, but received a no-decision versus the Marlins.
Insight: De La Rosa couldn't hold the, 2-0, lead the Diamondbacks gave him, so with it tied, 2-2, the game went into extra innings. Arizona eventual won in the 13th. De La Rosa is 4-2 with a 4.08 ERA, 1.11 WHIP and 47 strikeouts in 53 innings this season.
Chris Owings, SSHot5/18/2015 10:11:00 AM
Description: Arizona infielder Chris Owings is a stunning 9-for-14 (.643) against Miami starter Dan Haren.
Insight: Owings has been hitting well of late with five multi-hit games in the last six contests to raise his average to .270. He's a very good inexpensive play on Monday.
Yasmany Tomas, OF5/17/2015 8:20:00 AM
Description: Arizona Diamondbacks Yasmany Tomas hit his first career home run.
Insight: Tomas has gotten off to a solid start offensively. He is now hitting .297 with one homer, nine RBI, and eight runs scored.
A.J. Pollock, CF5/16/2015 3:56:00 PM
Description: Diamondbacks center fielder A.J. Pollock will not play on Saturday.
Insight: It's just a normal day of rest. Ender Inciarte will get the start against Philadelphia.
Paul Goldschmidt, 1B5/15/2015 10:20:00 PM
Description: Diamondbacks first baseman Paul Goldschmidt was 1-for-4 with two RBI in the loss to the Phillies on Friday.
Insight: Goldschmidt doubled in the seven to score two runs. That game Arizona a, 3-1, lead, but Philadelphia reclaimed the lead in the bottom of the inning, 4-3. Goldschmidt is hitting .344/.446/.648 with nine home runs and 30 RBI in 125 at-bats.
Mark Trumbo, LF5/15/2015 2:54:00 PM
Description: Diamondbacks outfielder Mark Trumbo is not in Friday's starting lineup.
Insight: He is having an above average season with the bat and is now hitting .284 with six homers and 19 RBI. David Peralta gets the start.
Paul Goldschmidt, 1B5/13/2015 9:29:00 PM
Description: Diamondbacks first baseman Paul Goldschmidt went 3-for-4 with a walk, RBI and two runs in the loss to the Nationals on Wednesday.
Insight: Goldschmidt had an RBI-double in the third and then scored after he hit a leadoff triple in the fifth. Goldschmidt is hitting .347/.451/.653 with nine home runs and 28 RBI this season.
Mark Trumbo, LF5/13/2015 9:22:00 AM
Description: Diamondbacks outfielder Mark Trumbo swatted two home runs during Tuesday's win over the Nationals.
Insight: He had four RBI overall on the night and is now hitting .292 with six homers and 19 RBI.
A.J. Pollock, CF5/12/2015 6:55:00 PM
Description: Diamondbacks center fielder A.J. Pollock will not play on Tuesday versus the Nationals.
Insight: It's just a normal day of rest. Ender Inciarte, David Peralta and Mark Trumbo are the outfielders for Arizona on Tuesday.
Mark Trumbo, LF5/11/2015 11:32:00 AM
Description: Diamondbacks outfielder Mark Trumbo has faced Max Scherzer nine times in his career and the best outcome he's produced is one walk.
Insight: Scherzer has struck him out six of the other eight times. It's probably best to avoid Trumbo Monday night.
Daniel Hudson, SP5/10/2015 5:45:00 PM
Description: Arizona right-hander Daniel Hudson made his first start of the season and allowed no runs.
Insight: He threw 56 pitches over 3 1/3 innings, striking out five and allowing two hits and two walks. He is making his way back from Tommy John surgery and now has a 4.80 ERA overall.
Paul Goldschmidt, 1B5/10/2015 1:07:00 PM
Description: Diamondbacks first baseman Paul Goldschmidt could have a huge day on Sunday versus Padres starter Andrew Cashner.
Insight: Goldschmidt is 5-for-11 with a home run in his career against Cashner, so the numbers favor another nice day for the first baseman. Not that owners needed the reminder, but start Goldschmidt on Sunday.
Chase Anderson, RP5/10/2015 9:17:00 AM
Description: Diamondbacks starter Chase Anderson pitched seven quality innings, allowing just one run on five hits against the Padres on Saturday.
Insight: Anderson received a no-decision as San Diego won in extra innings, 6-4. Anderson is 0-1 with a 2.97 ERA, 1.10 WHIP and 29 strikeouts in 36 1/3 innings this season.
Paul Goldschmidt, 1B5/6/2015 10:03:00 PM
Description: Diamondbacks first baseman Paul Goldschmidt clubbed his seventh homer of the season.
Insight: He had two hits in five at-bats, and is now hitting .340 with 24 RBI overall.
A.J. Pollock, CF5/6/2015 6:30:00 PM
Description: Diamondbacks center fielder A.J. Pollock scored four runs on Wednesday afternoon.
Insight: Pollock went 2-for-3 with two doubles and three walks as well. He is now hitting .297 on the year.
Mark Trumbo, LF5/6/2015 6:27:00 PM
Description: Diamondbacks outfielder Mark Trumbo slapped his third homer Wednesday versus Colorado.
Insight: He also had a double and two runs scored. The homer was a three-run shot during Arizona's 13-run onslaught. Aaron Hill also Homered, while Yasmany Tomas recorded three RBI.
Josh Collmenter, SP5/6/2015 5:59:00 PM
Description: Diamondbacks starter Josh Collmenter allowed five runs Wednesday versus Colorado.
Insight: He allowed the five runs on 10 hits, while striking out five over seven innings of work. Collmenter now has a 3.40 ERA this season.
Mark Trumbo, LF5/6/2015 12:15:00 PM
Description: Diamondbacks outfielder Mark Trumbo has three home runs and eight RBI in 15 career at-bats against Rockies starting pitcher Jordan Lyles.
Insight: Trumbo is a great start if the Rockies and Diamondbacks actually ever play a game. Trumbo is 5-for-15 with the three bombs in his career against Lyles. Start him.
Jake Lamb, 3B5/4/2015 8:10:00 PM
Description: Diamondbacks third baseman Jake Lamb will get out of his walking boot on Tuesday and could return by May 13 according to AZ Central Sports.
Insight: Arizona picked that day because that is the end of their current homestand. He will probably take a short rehab assignment in the minors before joining the major league club.
Paul Goldschmidt, 1B5/3/2015 8:20:00 PM
Description: Diamondbacks first baseman Paul Goldschmidt had three hits in the, 1-0, loss to the Dodgers on Sunday.
Insight: Goldschmidt had a double and two singles, but obviously did score or drive in a run since his team didn't score in 13 innings on Sunday. Goldschmidt is hitting .356 with six home runs and 22 RBI this season.
Paul Goldschmidt, 1B4/29/2015 9:23:00 AM
Description: Diamondbacks first baseman Paul Goldschmidt had three hits and three RBI on Tuesday night.
Insight: He also scored two runs in five at-bats. Goldshmidt looks good early on and is hitting .315 with 19 RBI.
Mark Trumbo, LF4/29/2015 9:21:00 AM
Description: Diamondbacks outfielder Mark Trumbo had a huge game Tuesday versus Colorado.
Insight: Trumbo went 4-for-4 with a double, homer, four RBI, and three runs scored. He has a solid .324/.343/.559 line with two homers and 10 RBI this season.
Archie Bradley, SP4/28/2015 10:24:00 PM
Description: Diamondbacks rooke pitcher Archie Bradley left Tuesday's start in the second inning after taking a line drive in the head against the Rockies according to Fox Sports Arizona.
Insight: Bradley was hit in the side of the head. He was able to walk off the field under his own power, which is a great sign. Check back for updates.
Aaron Hill, 2B4/28/2015 3:23:00 PM
Description: Diamondbacks 2B/3B Aaron Hill is 8-for-12 in his career against Rockies starter Kyle Kendrick.
Insight: It's a small sample size, but Hill has eight hits including four doubles, one RBI and one steal versus Kendrick. Start him on Tuesday.
Jeremy Hellickson, SP4/26/2015 6:12:00 PM
Description: Arizona right-hander Jeremy Hellickson did not get out of the fifth inning Sunday against the Pirates.
Insight: He allowed four runs on seven hits and two walks over 4 2/3 innings. Hellickson did strike out six and now has a 5.24 ERA.
Rubby De La Rosa, SP4/26/2015 9:02:00 AM
Description: Diamondbacks starter Rubby De La Rosa pitched very well in a no decision against the Pirates on Saturday night.
Insight: De La Rosa threw seven inning and allowed just one run on four hits. He also struck out eight and walked none. De La Rosa is 2-1 with a 4.68 ERA, 1.28 WHIP, 25 strikeouts and just five walks.
Mark Trumbo, LF4/25/2015 4:40:00 PM
Description: Diamondbacks outfielder Mark Trumbo is not in Saturday's starting lineup.
Insight: No injury that we know of, just a routine day on the sidelines. David Peralta will get a rare start, but has little fantasy value.
Chase Anderson, RP4/22/2015 9:39:00 AM
Description: Diamondbacks starter Chase Anderson pitched seven solid innings versus the Rangers on Tuesday, but the Arizona bullpen blew up in the, 7-1, loss.
Insight: Anderson allowed one run on three hits with three strikeouts and no walks. In the final two innings, the Arizona bullpen allowed six runs, five of which were earned. Anderson still doesn't have a decision this season and has posted a 3.00 ERA in three starts.
Jake Lamb, 3B4/21/2015 5:34:00 PM
Description: Diamondbacks have sent third basman Jake Lamb to the 15-day disabled list due to a foot injury according to Roto World.
Insight: This is too bad as Lamb was doing very well this season, hitting .414/.514/.690 with one home run and nine RBI in 10 games. Yasmany Tomas will start at third base on Tuesday.
Yasmany Tomas, OF4/21/2015 4:24:00 PM
Description: Arizona Diamondbacks Yasmany Tomas will start at 3B Tuesday evening.
Insight: After four pinch hit at-bats (1-for-4), the six-year $68.5 million Tomas will start at the hot corner. Worry about his glove more than his bat.
Patrick Corbin, SP4/20/2015 10:08:00 AM
Description: Arizona starter Patrick Corbin will throw batting practice on Tuesday, according to beat writer Nick Piecoro
Insight: Corbin had Tommy John surgery on last March and is targeting a June return. This is the next step. He produced a 14-8 season in 2013 with a 3.41 ERA and 1.166 WHIP.
A.J. Pollock, CF4/19/2015 9:03:00 PM
Description: Diamondbacks center fielder A.J. Pollock went 3-for-5 and scored two runs in the, 5-1, victory over the Giants on Sunday.
Insight: Pollock scored on Goldschmidt's homer in the first and then again on a bases loaded hit batsman in the third. Pollock is batting .356 with one home run and six RBI this season.
Paul Goldschmidt, 1B4/19/2015 8:58:00 PM
Description: Diamondbacks first baseman Paul Goldschmidt went 1-for-3 with a two-run home run to lead Arizona over San Francisco, 5-1, on Sunday.
Insight: The Diamondbacks took three-of-four from the defending champions over the weekend. Goldschmidt hit his two-run blast in the first inning. He is hitting .313 with five home runs and 15 RBI.
Archie Bradley, SP4/12/2015 9:43:00 AM
Description: Diamondbacks rooke pitcher Archie Bradley outdueled Clayton Kershaw, allowing just one hit in six innings versus the Dodgers.
Insight: Bradley was superb in his first start, but he did walk four batters, so his control could improve. He also struck out six. Bradley is a pitch worth watching early this season and is worth stashing away in deep leagues.
A.J. Pollock, CF4/12/2015 9:41:00 AM
Description: Diamondbacks center fielder A.J. Pollock reached base four times versus Clayton Kershaw on Saturday.
Insight: Pollack had three singles and a walk against the reigning NL Cy Young Award winner. He also had two runs and a RBI. Pollock is hitting .313 and has a healthy .421 on-base percentage in the first five games.
Mark Trumbo, LF4/11/2015 1:33:00 PM
Description: Diamondbacks outfielder Mark Trumbo is just 1-for-14 with five strikeouts against Dodgers star Clayton Kershaw.
Insight: We rarely recommend any hitters when the go up against the multi-Cy Young award winner and in Trumbo's case we would certainly look elsewhere.
Jake Lamb, 3B4/8/2015 9:19:00 AM
Description: Diamondbacks third baseman Jake Lamb had four RBI in the, 7-6, victory over the Giants on Tuesday.
Insight: Lamb drove in Mark Trumbo on a ground out in the second inning and then hit a three-run homer in the fifth. He was 1-for-3 with a walk and run scored in addition to the four RBI.
Paul Goldschmidt, 1B4/8/2015 9:17:00 AM
Description: Arizona first baseman Paul Goldschmidt reached base four times on Tuesday with two hits and two walks as the Diamondbacks beat the Giants, 7-6.
Insight: Goldschmidt scored two runs too, which came in the third and fifth innings. He threw in a stolen base for good measure.
Aaron Hill, 2B4/7/2015 10:15:00 AM
Description: Diamondbacks 2B/3B Aaron Hill is a career .467 hitter (14-for-30) against Giants starter Ryan Vogelsong,
Insight: Hill lost out on the everyday second base job but he's in a favorable situation Tuesday against Vogelsong, so if you see his name somewhere in the starting lineup he could be worth a flier. He had two hits in the opener playing at third base for Jake Lamb.
Archie Bradley, SP4/3/2015 9:24:00 AM
Description: Diamondbacks pitching prospect Archie Bradley has apparently won a spot in the rotation after Arizona traded Trevor Cahill on Thursday.
Insight: The right-hander dealt with an elbow injury earlier last season, but is a highly-thought of prospect, who is averaged more than a strikeout per inning in the minors. he could be worthy of a late-round flier.
Trevor Cahill, SP4/3/2015 9:20:00 AM
Description: Diamondbacks starter Trevor Cahill has been traded to the Atlanta Braves.
Insight: Cahill is coming off an ugly 3-12 season with a 5.61 ERA and 1.608 WHIP so he'll have to regain his old form if he is to break into the Braves starting rotation. The move opens up a spot in the Arizona rotation for Archie Bradley.
Jeremy Hellickson, SP3/27/2015 9:48:00 AM
Description: Arizona right-hander Jeremy Hellickson will miss his next scheduled spring training start, according to an Arizona Republic report.
Insight: Hellickson is dealing with a tired arm so will throw in the bullpen instead. He's posted an ugly 5.87 ERA in his last three outings. He should still be ready to go when the season begins.
Trevor Cahill, SP3/17/2015 10:05:00 AM
Description: Diamondbacks starter Trevor Cahill appears to be headed for a spot on the Arizona starting rotation, according to an Arizona Republic report.
Insight: Cahill will join Josh Collmenter, Jeremy Hellickson and Chase Anderson with the fifth spot still up for grabs. Cahill was not very good last season (3-12, 561 ERA), but has changed his motion and hopes to find some of the magic from earlier in his career. Fantasy owners should avoid him unless you see a big change in his numbers.
Mark Trumbo, LF3/6/2015 10:30:00 AM
Description: Diamondbacks outfielder Mark Trumbo doubled in Thursday's win over Colorado.
Insight: Trumbo was a disappointment in his first season with Arizona, playing just 88 games due to injury. Although he hit just 14 HRs last season he averaged 31.6 HRs over the three previous seasons. He will look to rebound in 2015 and could be overlooked by fantasy owners.
Wade Miley, SP12/10/2014 10:10:00 PM
Description: The Boston Red Sox have traded for starter Wade Miley according to Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports.
Insight: Allen Webster, Rubby De La Rosa, and a minor leaguer will reportedly be sent to Arizona. Miley will be inserted into Boston's rotation right away.
Yasmany Tomas, OF11/26/2014 5:39:00 PM
Description: The Arizona Diamondbacks have signed outfielder Yasmany Tomas, according to MLB.com's Jesse Sanchez.
Insight: The deal is reportedly a six-year contract worth $68.5 million. Tomas will have a great chance to rake homers at Chase Field.
J.J. Putz, RP11/6/2014 8:27:00 PM
Description: Relief pitcher J.J. Putz has officially retired from baseball according to USA Today.
Insight: The Diamondbacks released Putz in June, but he did not officially retire until this week. He will begin a new career, joining the Arizona front office. Putz finished with a 3.08 ERA and one All-Star appearance.
Josh Collmenter, SP9/28/2014 6:37:00 PM
Description: Diamondbacks starter Josh Collmenter pitches well in loss.
Insight: He went eight strong innings, allowing only one run on three hits, while striking out three. Collmenter finishes his year at 11-9 with a 3.46 ERA.
Miguel Montero, C9/28/2014 12:35:00 PM
Description: Diamondbacks catcher Miguel Montero is sitting out on Sunday versus St. Louis.
Insight: He will end his year with a .243/.329/.370 line, to go along with 13 homers and 72 RBI. Montero is an inconsistent hitter, but holds value at a position that is not very deep.
Wade Miley, SP9/28/2014 9:02:00 AM
Description: Arizona starter Wade Miley posts no-decision in final outing of 2014.
Insight: He went five innings, allowing two runs on six hits and three walks, with six strikeouts. Miley finishes the year at 8-12 with a 4.34 ERA and 1.40 WHIP. Randall Delgado received the win versus St. Louis, with Addison Reed locking down his 32nd save.
Mark Trumbo, LF9/28/2014 8:59:00 AM
Description: Diamondbacks outfielder Mark Trumbo hit a pair of home runs in a win against St. Louis on Saturday.
Insight: He now has 14 on the season, combined with 61 RBI. However, with a .237/.295/.418 line, Trumbo has been a disappointment in his first season with Arizona. He will look to reound in 2015.
Didi Gregorius, SS9/22/2014 1:59:00 PM
Description: Diamondbacks utility infielder Didi Gregorius is a career .500 hitter (7-for-14) versus Minnesota's Ricky Nolasco.
Insight: Gregorius has hit safely in his last three games, but is batting just .211 for the year with a .632 OPS. he might be worth a one-day flier.
Mark Trumbo, LF9/21/2014 7:27:00 PM
Description: Diamondbacks outfielder Mark Trumbo hit a pair of home runs in a loss against the Rockies on Sunday.
Insight: Trumbo was 2-for-4 with three RBI. Overall though, he has been disappointing this season, hittig .239 with 11 home runs and 53 RBI.
Trevor Cahill, SP9/20/2014 7:18:00 PM
Description: Diamondbacks starter Trevor Cahill struggles continued on Saturday against the Rockies.
Insight: He was lit up for five earned runs and 10 hits, including 2 homeruns. Cahill did manage eight strikeouts over five innings, but still fell to 3-12 with a 5.55. Cahill needs the 2014 season to end.
Mark Trumbo, LF9/19/2014 2:24:00 PM
Description: Arizona outfielder Mark Trumbo is dealing with a back issue, but if he's in Friday's starting lineup he'll be a solid fantasy option.
Insight: Trumbo is 4-for-9 with three homers and six RBI against Colorado starter Jordan Lyles. It's been a completely forgettable season for Trumo who spent much of the time on the disabled list and is batting .235 with nine home runs and 49 RBI.
Miguel Montero, C9/17/2014 2:08:00 PM
Description: Diamondbacks catcher Miguel Montero is not in the lineup Wednesday afternoon.
Insight: With a day game after a night game, plus lefty Madison Bumgarner on the mound, it is a perfect opportunity to give Montero a day off.
Aaron Hill, 2B9/15/2014 10:01:00 AM
Description: Diamondbacks second baseman Aaron Hill is a career .464 hitter (13-for-28) against Giants starter Ryan Vogelsong,
Insight: Hill simply isn't the guy he's been the past three seasons with an OPS 150 points below his production level over that span, but he's in a favorable situation Monday against Vogelsong.
Mark Trumbo, LFHot9/14/2014 10:12:00 AM
Description: Arizona outfielder Mark Trumbo went 3-for-5 with three RBI and two runs as the Diamondbacks defeated the Padres, 10-4, on Saturday.
Insight: Trumbo helped Arizona jump out to an early 6-0 lead with a two RBI-single and then scored on a wild pitch in the first and a RBI-ground out in the second. Trumbo also scored in the seventh. He is batting .234 with eight home runs and 43 RBI this year.
Miguel Montero, C9/11/2014 1:22:00 PM
Description: Diamondbacks catcher Miguel Montero is not in the lineup on Thursday afternoon against the Giants.
Insight: It appears to be just a normal day of rest for the catcher. Montero is batting .250 with 13 home runs and 71 RBI this season.
Aaron Hill, 2B9/10/2014 10:18:00 AM
Description: Diamondbacks second baseman Aaron Hill is a career .520 hitter (13-for-25) against Giants starter Ryan Vogelsong,
Insight: Hill hasn't been playing every day, but should be in the lineup for this extremely favorable matchup. He has gone 2-for-4 in each of his last two starts.
Chase Anderson, RP9/7/2014 9:26:00 AM
Description: Diamondbacks starter Chase Anderson gave up two runs on four hits in six innings on Saturday and ended with a no-decision against the Dodgers.
Insight: Anderson also struck out six batters and walked none. Anderson has pitched very well in his rookie season, posting a 8-6 record with a 3.71 ERA with 95 strikeouts in 104 1/3 innings. He is someone to keep an eye on going forward, especially into next year's draft.
Brad Ziegler, RP9/5/2014 8:19:00 PM
Description: Diamondbacks relief pitcher Brad Ziegler told azcentral sports that he will not return this season.
Insight: Ziegler had 29 holds and one save in 68 appearances this year before suffering a knee injury. He will likely need surgery but should be ready for spring training.
Miguel Montero, C9/4/2014 1:32:00 PM
Description: Diamondbacks catcher Miguel Montero is 5-for-10 against Padres starter Ian Kennedy in his career.
Insight: Montero is 4-for-11 in his last three games with three RBI. His average is back up to .257 with 13 home runs and 70 RBI.
Trevor Cahill, SP 9/1/2014 7:29:00 PM
Description: Diamondbacks starter Trevor Cahill has allowed nine earned runs, 11 hits and nine walks in his last 7 1/3 innings.
Insight: Cahill threw five straight quality starts from July 29 to Aug. 20 (2.73 ERA), but he's been terrible the past two starts. He's 3-10 with a 5.06 ERA, a 1.61 WHIP and an 83/46 K/BB in 90 2/3 innings this season.
Aaron Hill, 2B8/31/2014 10:39:00 PM
Description: Diamondbacks second baseman Aaron Hill was 3-for-4 with a double, triple, two RBI and two runs as Arizona defeated Colorado, 6-2.
Insight: Hill hit .167 in the month of August as his batting average dropped as low as .239. He is hitting .244 with 10 home runs and 57 RBI in 464 at-bats this season. If you can, look for better options.
Cody Ross, LF8/29/2014 8:08:00 PM
Description: Arizona outfielder Cody Ross (calf) took live batting practice without any setbacks on Friday and is expected to return to the Diamondbacks on Monday when the rosters expand.
Insight: Ross has not played since straining his calf in the middle of June. Even if he returns next week, he is not expected to play everyday and thus is not a viable fantasy option.
David Peralta, RF8/27/2014 5:58:00 PM
Description: Diamondbacks outfielder David Peralta is not in the lineup Wednesday against the Dodgers.
Insight: With Paul Goldschmidt out for the season, Peralta is currently the biggest threat in Arizona's lineup, but the lefty-swinging outfielder will take a seat to avoid facing Clayton Kershaw.
Patrick Corbin, SP8/27/2014 10:41:00 AM
Description: Arizona manager Kirk Gibson told the Arizona Republic that the organization is going to take a cautious approach with starter Patrick Corbin's return. The 25-year-old may not make his first start next season until June.
Insight: The Diamondbacks have five pitchers, including Corbin, that will return from Tommy John surgery next year, so the club is committed to a slow rehabilitation process for its arms. Corbin had Tommy John surgery on March 25.
Vidal Nuno, SP8/23/2014 10:45:00 PM
Description: Diamondbacks starter Vidal Nuno allowed two runs on two hits in seven and 1/3 innings against the Padres. He also struck out four and walked two.
Insight: Nuno did not stay in the game long enough to get the victory, but he has allowed two runs in each of his last three starts. Nuno is still searching for his first victory as a Diamondback.
Didi Gregorius, SS8/23/2014 10:43:00 PM
Description: Diamondbacks utility infielder Didi Gregorius hit a three-run home run in the eighth to lift Arizona to victory, 5-2, over San Diego.
Insight: Gregorius's only hit was the home run. He is hitting .213 with six home runs and 20 RBI this season.
Josh Collmenter, SP8/23/2014 10:26:00 AM
Description: Diamondbacks starter Josh Collmenter took a shutout into the ninth inning Friday night against San Diego and allowed one unearned run on four hits in 8 1/3 innings to improve to 9-7.
Insight: Collmenter struck out eight and didn't walk a batter. He had gone 0-2 with an 8.50 ERA and a 1.67 WHIP in his previous four starts and has a 4.05 ERA, a 1.25 WHIP and 97 Ks on the year. He's an NL-only option at best.
Miguel Montero, C8/23/2014 10:23:00 AM
Description: Arizona catcher Miguel Montero hit his 13th homer of the season Friday against San Diego.
Insight: Montero has bounced back after hitting .230 with 11 homers and a .662 OPS in 475 plate appearances last year, but he hasn't returned to his 2011-12 level of production (averaged 140 games, .284, 16 HR, 87 RBI, .825 OPS per season). He's hitting .260 with a .755 OPS in 2014.
Miguel Montero, C8/21/2014 1:08:00 PM
Description: Arizona catcher Miguel Montero is out of the starting lineup Thursday afternoon.
Insight: Just the routine day off.Tuffy Gosewisch will get the start, but has zero fantasy value. Montero has hit .259 with 12 homers and 63 RBI.
David Peralta, RF8/19/2014 4:18:00 PM
Description: Diamondbacks outfielder David Peralta has homered in back-to-back games.
Insight: The 27-year-old Peralta made his MLB debut on June 1 and has produced 25 extra-base hits (7 HR), 32 RBI, 32 runs and six steals to go with a .291 average and .798 OPS in 247 at-bats.
Chris Owings, SS8/19/2014 2:46:00 PM
Description: Arizona shortstop Chris Owings (shoulder injury) is expected to being a rehab assignment Sunday, according to an Arizona Republic report.
Insight: The shortstop batted .317 with 11 extra-base hits (3 HR), 12 RBI, nine runs and one steal in June and .277 with a .771 OPS for the season. Didi Gregorius has been struggling of late, batting just .132 over the past 11 games.
Vidal Nuno, SP8/18/2014 10:28:00 PM
Description: Diamondbacks starter Vidal Nuno allowed two runs on five hits and struck out seven in seven innings Monday at Washington.
Insight: The move to the NL has been good for Nuno even though he hasn't won a game in eight starts with Arizona. He's recorded a 3.72 ERA, a 1.11 WHIP and 38 Ks in 46 innings since the Yankees traded him to the D-Backs for Brandon McCarthy.
Aaron Hill, 2B8/15/2014 10:30:00 PM
Description: Diamondbacks second baseman Aaron Hill went 1-for-4 with his 10th homer of the season and two RBI Friday night.
Insight: Hill has batted .189 in August and .247 on the season. He looks nothing like the player he was in 2012, when he had a .302 average, 26 homers, 85 RBI, 93 runs and an .882 OPS, or even last year (.291, 11 HR in 87 games).
Trevor Cahill, SPHot8/15/2014 10:25:00 PM
Description: Diamondbacks starter Trevor Cahill has thrown four straight quality starts.
Insight: Cahill held the Marlins to two runs on six hits and had a 3/3 K/BB in 6 2/3 innings Friday night to win his third game of the year. He hasn't given up more than three earned runs in any of his six starts since he returned from the minors.
Miguel Montero, C8/15/2014 5:57:00 PM
Description: Arizona catcher Miguel Montero is out of the starting lineup Friday night.
Insight: Tuffy Gosewisch will get the start, but has zero fantasy value. Montero has hit .294 with one homer, four RBI and an .897 OPS over 34 at-bats in August.
Trevor Cahill, SPHot8/15/2014 2:10:00 PM
Description: Diamondbacks starter Trevor Cahill has pitched well since the calendar shifted to August and should be able to continue Friday night against Miami.
Insight: Cahill has gone seven innings in each of his last two starts yielding just 11 hits and three earned runs (2.70 ERA, 1.05 WHIP) versus his season-long numbers of 4.86 ERA and 1.52 WHIP.
David Peralta, RFCold8/14/2014 4:18:00 PM
Description: Diamondbacks outfielder David Peralta went 0-for-10 in Wednesday's doubleheader.
Insight: The bloom is off the rose as his batting average has fallen from .321 to .299 in two days. He was a career .347 hitter in six minor league seasons so he could keep it around .300.
Chase Anderson, RPHot8/14/2014 11:40:00 AM
Description: Diamondbacks starter Chase Anderson has yielded two runs or less in each of his last five starts heading into Thursday's matchup with Miami.
Insight: Anderson is one of the few Arizona pitchers with good numbers this season having gone 7-4 with a 3.06 ERA and 1.26 WHIP. In his last five starts he's posted a 1.80 ERA and 1.120 WHIP, including 30 Ks in 31 IP.
Mark Trumbo, LFHot8/14/2014 11:12:00 AM
Description: Arizona outfielder Mark Trumbo admittedly hasn't seem much of Miami starter Brad Penny, but he's been very successful when he has.
Insight: Trumbo has a triple and two home runs in just five at-bats against Penny. The slugger is in the midst of an eight-game hitting streak, batting .343 over the span.
A.J. Pollock, CF8/11/2014 9:50:00 AM
Description: Diamondbacks center fielder A.J. Pollock (broken hand) started a rehab assignment last week after missing two months of action.
Insight: Pollock fractured his right hand when he was hit by a pitch on May 31 and underwent surgery. He was on a tear before the injury, hitting .359 with 13 doubles, four triples, six homers, 14 RBI, 24 runs, eight steals and a 1.061 OPS in his last 39 games. He'll likely need another week before he's ready to return to the lineup.
Chris Owings, SS8/11/2014 9:48:00 AM
Description: Arizona shortstop Chris Owings (shoulder injury) was in the batting cage over the weekend and fely fine afterwards.
Insight: The shortstop batted .317 with 11 extra-base hits (3 HR), 12 RBI, nine runs and one steal in June and .277 with a .771 OPS for the season. He's still about two weeks away from returning as long as there are no setbacks. Didi Gregorius filled in nicely in July, but his production has taken a big dip in August (.227, .573 OPS).
Wade Miley, SP8/10/2014 8:02:00 PM
Description: Arizona starter Wade Miley has a career-high 8.29 K/9 this season, but he's allowed 1.27 HR/9.
Insight: Eleven of Miley's 22 home runs allowed this season have come with at least one man on base and he's given up four three-run shots. As a result, he has a 69.8 percent strand rate and a 4.61 ERA while his FIP is 4.18 and his xFIP is 3.41.
Aaron Hill, 2BCold8/8/2014 6:26:00 PM
Description: Diamondbacks second baseman Aaron Hill is not in the lineup Friday.
Insight: Hill has gone 7-for-36 (.194) over his last 10 games and is hitting .251 with nine homers, 51 RBI and a .669 OPS on the year. Fantasy owners can do better at second base.
Paul Goldschmidt, 1B8/2/2014 4:10:00 PM
Description: Arizona first baseman Paul Goldschmidt has been placed on the 15-day disabled list with a fractured left hand after being hit in the hand by a pitch from Ernesto Frieri.
Insight: No timetable for Goldschmidt's return has been announced, but it could be a significant amount of time.
Paul Goldschmidt, 1B8/1/2014 4:40:00 PM
Description: Arizona first baseman Paul Goldschmidt is a career .500 hitter (7-for-14) versus Edinson Volquez, but is not in the starting lineup.
Insight: Goldschmidt has struggled this past week, batting .125 (.491 OPS) over the past six games. He's a fantasy stud, but may not be swinging well enough to take advantage of this matchup.
Aaron Hill, 2BCold8/1/2014 10:31:00 AM
Description: Diamondbacks second baseman Aaron Hill is just 1-for-14 (.071) versus Pirates right-hander Edinson Volquez.
Insight: Hill was just 3-for-16 over the past week after a great seven days in which he batted .458 (11-for-24).
Paul Goldschmidt, 1B8/1/2014 10:28:00 AM
Description: Arizona first baseman Paul Goldschmidt is a career .500 hitter (7-for-14) versus Edinson Volquez.
Insight: Goldschmidt hashas struggled this past week, batting .125 (.491 OPS) over the past six games. He's a fantasy stud, but may not be swinging well enough to take advantage of this matchup.
Eric Chavez, 3B7/30/2014 4:10:00 PM
Description: Diamondbacks third baseman Eric Chavez has retired, according to cbssports.com.
Insight: Chavez won six straight Gold Gloves and hit 25 or more home runs six times in his first eight seasons, but injuries limited him to 154 games from 2007-10 and he became a part-time player for the Yankes and Diamondbacks after that. He'll finish with a .268 career average, 260 home runs and an .818 OPS.
Wade Miley, SP7/30/2014 3:44:00 PM
Description: Arizona starter Wade Miley won his seventh game of the season Wednesday at Cincinnati after throwing 6 2/3 scoreless innings.
Insight: Miley gave up seven hits, walked four and struck out just one, but he worked out of jams in the first, third, fourth and sixth innings. The 27-year-old lefty has found a way to keep the ball in the park lately, giving up just one homer in his last 44 1/3 innings (0.20 HR/9) after serving up 17 in his first 101 1/3 (1.51 HR/9).
Paul Goldschmidt, 1BHot7/30/2014 3:39:00 PM
Description: Arizona first baseman Paul Goldschmidt went 1-for-4 with a two-run home run Wednesday at Cincinnati.
Insight: Goldschmidt has hit at least four home runs in every month this season. His 12.4 percent extra-base hit rate (59 extra-base hits in 474 plate appearances) leads the NL.
Chris Owings, SS7/29/2014 11:06:00 AM
Description: Arizona shortstop Chris Owings (shoulder injury) was placed on the 15-day disabled list a month ago and there is still no timetable for his return.
Insight: The shortstop batted .317 with 11 extra-base hits (3 HR), 12 RBI, nine runs and one steal in June and .277 with a .771 OPS for the season. Didi Gregorius has started 15 games in July and is hitting .264 for the month with a single home run and six RBI.
Aaron Hill, 2B7/29/2014 11:02:00 AM
Description: Diamondbacks second baseman Aaron Hill didn't start Monday against the Reds, but did enter the game as a pinch hitter.
Insight: He's batted .400 (16-for-40) with six doubles and two homers in his last 11 games and should be back in the starting lineup Tuesday.
A.J. Pollock, CF7/28/2014 9:43:00 PM
Description: Diamondbacks center fielder A.J. Pollock (hand) will take live batting practice against rehabbing pitcher Daniel Hudson on Tuesday and then begin a rehab assignment. SOURCE: mlb.com
Insight: Pollock fractured his right hand when he was hit by a pitch on May 31 and underwent surgery. He was on a tear before the injury, hitting .359 with 13 doubles, four triples, six homers, 14 RBI, 24 runs, eight steals and a 1.061 OPS in his last 39 games.
Aaron Hill, 2BHot7/28/2014 6:49:00 PM
Description: Diamondbacks second baseman Aaron Hill is out of Monday's lineup against the Reds.
Insight: Hill was hit by a pitch Saturday. It's unfortunate timing, as he's batted .410 (16-for-39) with six doubles and two homers in his last 10 games.
Aaron Hill, 2BHot7/27/2014 12:12:00 PM
Description: Diamondbacks second baseman Aaron Hill is out of Sunday's lineup against the Phillies with a bruised right hand.
Insight: Hill was hit by a pitch Saturday. It's unfortunate timing, as he's batted .410 (16-for-39) with six doubles and two homers in his last 10 games and has great numbers against Sunday's starter Roberto Hernandez.
Miguel Montero, C7/26/2014 3:40:00 PM
Description: Arizona catcher Miguel Montero is not in the starting lineup for Saturday's game against Philadelphia.
Insight: It's just a routine day off for the catcher. Tuffy Gosewisch will get the start, but has zero fantasy value.
Aaron Hill, 2BHot7/25/2014 10:50:00 PM
Description: Diamondbacks second baseman Aaron Hill has hit safely in nine straight games.
Insight: Hill has gone 15-for-36 with six doubles, two homers and five RBI during that span. He's reportedly on the trade block, so he's doing a good job to up his value.
Miguel Montero, C7/25/2014 10:26:00 AM
Description: Arizona catcher Miguel Montero is 6-for-12 with a home run versus Phillies starter Kyle Kendrick.
Insight: Montero hasn't homered since June 28, but he's still knocking in runs and has 58 RBI for the season. If the top of the order can get on base Friday, Montero should be able to add to his total.
Martin Prado, 3B7/23/2014 12:22:00 PM
Description: Arizona third baseman Martin Prado owns a .419 career average (13-for-31) with one homer and zero strikeouts against Detroit starter Anibal Sanchez.
Insight: The two were frequent opponents when both played in the NL East. With a .272 average, four homers, 36 RBI, 40 runs and two steals in 375 at-bats, Prado hasn't been a good fantasy option this season, but he's a decent option Wednesday.
Archie Bradley, SP7/20/2014 10:12:00 PM
Description: Diamondbacks pitching prospect Archie Bradley struck out 10, walked one and allowed two runs on three hits over seven innings for Double-A Mobile Saturday night.
Insight: It was Bradley's most dominant effort of the year. The right-hander dealt with an elbow injury earlier this season, but he's allowed five runs on 17 hits in 25 1/3 innings since he returned to the Double-A rotation. He could be ready to jump back to Triple-A, where he had a 5.18 ERA in 24 1/3 innings before the injury.
Josh Collmenter, SP7/20/2014 7:33:00 PM
Description: Diamondbacks starter Josh Collmenter allowed one run on four hits in seven innings Sunday to improve to 8-5.
Insight: Collmenter has given up one run in four of his last five starts. The right-hander has a 3.64 ERA and a 1.24 WHIP but just 69 Ks in 111 1/3 innings.
Paul Goldschmidt, 1BHot7/19/2014 11:35:00 PM
Description: Arizona first baseman Paul Goldschmidt is off to a quick start in the second half with his second home run in as many nights.
Insight: Goldy is having another fine season batting .314 with 18 HR, 65 RBI though he's normally a better first-half hitter (.943 OPS vs. .857 OPS).
Archie Bradley, SP7/16/2014 4:54:00 PM
Description: Diamondbacks pitching prospect Archie Bradley has allowed just three runs on 14 hits in 18 1/3 innings since he returned from an elbow strain, but he's also recorded a 9/13 K/BB in that span.
Insight: Bradley was ranked as one of the top-10 prospects in baseball by several reputable publications prior to this season. Overall he's posted a 3.66 ERA and a 38/26 K/BB in 46 2/3 innings and will need to show improvement with his control before the Diamondbacks call him up. It could be another few weeks or more before we see him in the big leagues.
Aaron Hill, 2B7/12/2014 10:55:00 AM
Description: Diamondbacks second baseman Aaron Hill is a career 11-for-22 (.500) against Giants right-hander Ryan Vogelsong.
Insight: Hill failed to take advantage of his favorable matchup with Tim Lincecum Friday night so fantasy owners should be wary of him being able to jump on the matchup.
Mark Trumbo, LF7/11/2014 6:39:00 PM
Description: Arizona left fielder Mark Trumbo (foot) has been activated from the 15-day disabled list for Friday's game.
Insight: Trumbo proved he was ready by hitting five homers during seven rehab games, so Arizona activated him earlier than expected. He has been sidelined since April 22 due to a stress fracture in his foot. Trumbo was hitting .210 with seven homers and 19 RBI before he got hurt.
Aaron Hill, 2B7/11/2014 10:30:00 AM
Description: Diamondbacks second baseman Aaron Hill is a career 11-for-19 (.579) against Giants right-hander Tim Lincecum.
Insight: Combine Hill and Paul Goldschmidt's numbers against the San Francisco right-hander and we know why he's got a losing record against Arizona (8-10).
Paul Goldschmidt, 1BHot7/11/2014 10:27:00 AM
Description: Arizona first baseman Paul Goldschmidt loves facing Giants starter Tim Lincecum and so do his fantasy owners.
Insight: He's a career .577 hitter with seven homers and 17 RBI in just 26 at-bats. Goldy is having another fine season batting .312 with 16 HR, 61 RBI and a league-leading 193 total bases. He's always a must start when facing Lincecum.
Josh Collmenter, SP7/9/2014 7:11:00 PM
Description: Diamondbacks starter Josh Collmenter held the Marlins to one run on seven hits in seven innings Wednesday.
Insight: Collmenter struck out six batters Wednesday, but he has just 65 Ks in 104 1/3 innings this season. So while he has a solid ERA and WHIP (3.80, 1.27) his fantasy value is extremely limited.
Vidal Nuno, SP7/9/2014 1:33:00 PM
Description: Vidal Nuno allowed just three hits and struck out seven over seven shutout innings Tusday against Miami in his Diamondbacks debut.
Insight: The Yankees dealt him to Arizona for Brandon McCarthy this past weekend. The left-hander should do better in the NL, but Chase Field isn't exactly a good place for a soft-tossing fly-ball pitcher like Nuno.
Addison Reed, RPCold7/9/2014 1:31:00 PM
Description: Diamondbacks closer Addison Reed allowed a two-run homer to Marcell Ozuna in the ninth inning to blow his fifth save of the season Tuesday against the Marlins.
Insight: Reed has given up a whopping nine homers in 36 2/3 innings this season and has a 4.42 ERA. Manager Kirk Gibson has given him two votes of confidence and said earlier this month that the team isn't considering a change, but the D-Backs can't stick with him much longer. Brad Ziegler is likely next in line for saves.
Miguel Montero, C7/8/2014 9:13:00 PM
Description: Arizona catcher Miguel Montero is out of the lineup Tuesday, according to Steve Gilbert of mlb.com.
Insight: This is the second time he's been out of the lineup in the past three games. "He's starting to get tired," manager Kirk Gibson said. "I can tell." Montero has batted .265 with 11 homers, 52 RBI and a .769 OPS this season, up from .230 with 11 homers, 42 RBI and a .662 OPS last year.
Mark Trumbo, LF7/7/2014 9:29:00 PM
Description: Arizona left fielder Mark Trumbo (foot) is expected to return immediately after the All-Star break, according to Steve Gilbert of mlb.com.
Insight: Trumbo has been sidelined since April 22 due to a stress fracture in his foot. He was hitting .210 with seven homers and 19 RBI before he got hurt.
Bronson Arroyo, SP7/7/2014 9:26:00 PM
Description: Diamondbacks starter Bronson Arroyo will undergo Tommy John surgery, according to Steve Gilbert of mlb.com.
Insight: Arroyo was hoping rest and rehab would do the trick for his sprained UCL, but he'll need surgery. The 37-year-old was never on the disabled list in his career prior to this season.
Wade Miley, SP7/6/2014 4:36:00 PM
Description: Arizona starter Wade Miley was solid on Sunday, going 6 2/3 IP and yielding one run on five hits.
Insight: Miley (4-6, 4.42 ERA. 1.25 WHIP) has not been able to repeat his 2012 performance over the last two seasons and hope for his return to that level is dying out. When he pitches like he did Sunday, fantasy owners remember the "good old days."
Paul Goldschmidt, 1B7/6/2014 4:26:00 PM
Description: Arizona first baseman Paul Goldschmidt hasn't gotten much hype, but he's quietly putting together another solid season.
Insight: Goldschmidt is batting .311 with 16 HR, 58 RBI, 8 SB and a .938 OPS. He was expected to be a top-five fantasy player and he's not there but still putting together some good numbers.
Miguel Montero, C7/6/2014 11:05:00 AM
Description: Arizona catcher Miguel Montero is not in Sunday's starting lineup.
Insight: Montero has rebounded from a down 2013, batting .266 with 11 HR and 50 RBI through the first 81 games. Tuffy Gosewisch will get the start, but has little fantasy value.
Paul Goldschmidt, 1BHot7/5/2014 10:56:00 AM
Description: Arizona first baseman Paul Goldschmidt is a career .455 with two home runs versus Atlanta right-hander Aaron Harang.
Insight: It's not as good as his Tim Lincecum matchup, but a 1.738 OPS is pretty good. Goldschmidt is on a hot streak, batting .471 over his last five games.
Miguel Montero, C7/5/2014 10:52:00 AM
Description: Arizona catcher Miguel Montero is 10-for-19 (.526) against Braves starter Aaron Harang.
Insight: Montero has rebounded from a down 2013, batting .259 with 11 HR and 49 RBI through the first 80 games. he could have a big day off the struggling Harang (6.00 ERA, 2.06 WHIP last three starts).
Addison Reed, RP7/3/2014 12:40:00 PM
Description: Diamondbacks manager Kirk Gibson gave closer Addison Reed yet another vote of confidence Wednesday, according to the Arizona Republic.
Insight: "I think he's been pretty good," Gibson said of Reed. "He's done a pretty good job for us. We've had no discussions about removing him. You might feel differently, but we don't." Reed blew his fourth save of the season (23 chances) Wednesday at Pittsburgh. He has a 40/8 K/BB but has allowed eight home runs and 16 earned runs in 34 2/3 innings (4.15 ERA).
Wade Miley, SP7/1/2014 9:52:00 PM
Description: Arizona starter Wade Miley had a 4.85 ERA in June, but he threw eight innings of two-run ball and struck out 10 batters in his first start of July Tuesday at Pittsburgh.
Insight: Miley (3-6, 4.61 ERA, 1.27 WHIP) has a strong 106/34 K/BB in 113 1/3 innings, but he's surrendered 17 home runs.
Mark Trumbo, LF7/1/2014 8:02:00 PM
Description: Arizona left fielder Mark Trumbo (foot) is roughly 10-14 days away from returning, according to Steve Gilbert of mlb.com.
Insight: Trumbo has been sidelined since April 22 due to a stress fracture in his foot. He was hitting .210 with seven homers and 19 RBI before he got hurt.
Cody Ross, LF7/1/2014 9:28:00 AM
Description: Arizona outfielder Cody Ross is questionable for Tuesday's game against Pittsburgh with a bruised hip.
Insight: Ross (.216, 1 HR, 8 RBI) has hit so poorly that he's been reduced to a platoon role. Ignore him and look elsewhere for outfield help.
Nick Ahmed, SS6/29/2014 1:57:00 PM
Description: Just called up Nick Ahmed will get his first career start on Sunday in place of injured shortstop Chris Owings.
Insight: Ahmed batted .322 for Triple-A Reno and will likely split the time with Didi Gregorius.
Chris Owings, SS6/29/2014 1:40:00 PM
Description: Arizona shortstop Chris Owings (shoulder injury) has been placed on the 15-day disabled list.
Insight: The shortstop has batted .317 with 11 extra-base hits (3 HR), 12 RBI, nine runs and one steal in June and .277 with a .771 OPS for the season. Didi Gregorius and Nick Ahmed will likely share the position.
Cody Ross, LF6/29/2014 9:50:00 AM
Description: Arizona outfielder Cody Ross left Saturday's game against San Diego with a bruised hip and is questionable for Sunday.
Insight: Ross (.216, 1 HR, 8 RBI) has done nothing fantasy worthy in 2014, so this shouldn't change any fantasy lineups.
Chris Owings, SS6/28/2014 8:52:00 PM
Description: Arizona shortstop Chris Owings is out again Saturday due to a shoulder injury, according to Jack Magruder of foxsportsarizona.com.
Insight: He's dealing with left shoulder soreness and is expected to sit out Sunday as well. The shortstop has batted .317 with 11 extra-base hits (3 HR), 12 RBI, nine runs and one steal in June.
Chris Owings, SS6/27/2014 8:15:00 PM
Description: Arizona shortstop Chris Owings won't be in action Friday against the Padres. SOURCE: Steve Gilbert, MLB.com
Insight: He was a late scratch. If we hear an injury update we'll pass it along. Didi Gregorius (.196, 2 HR, 5 RBI) willl get the start at shortstop with Owings (.277, 6 HR, 21 RBI) sidelined.
Miguel Montero, C6/27/2014 10:32:00 AM
Description: Friday might be a good day for Arizona catcher Miguel Montero to rest as he's just 1-for-12 in his career against Padres starter Tyson Ross.
Insight: Montero had a solid June, batting .288 with five homers and 18 RBI, but we would avoid him in this unfavorable matchup.
Gerardo Parra, RF6/25/2014 10:01:00 AM
Description: Arizona right fielder Gerardo Parra had five hits in seven at-bats Tuesday night.
Insight: Parra doesn't hit for average (.265) or power (5 HR, .693 OPS) and doesn't steal much (5 SB), so he's not a strong fantasy option outside NL-only leagues.
Gerardo Parra, RF6/22/2014 11:17:00 AM
Description: Arizona right fielder Gerardo Parra is only 2-for-15 against Giants lefty Madison Bumgarner.
Insight: That's who he faces on Sunday. As a general rule, Parra shouldn't be starting against left-handers. This season he's been particularly bad against them, going 12-for-68 (.176 AVG) with 17 K's.
Paul Goldschmidt, 1BHot6/20/2014 10:14:00 AM
Description: Arizona first baseman Paul Goldschmidt loves facing Giants starter Tim Lincecum.
Insight: He's a career .542 hitter with seven homers and 17 RBI in just 24 at-bats. Goldy leads the league in hits and is batting .341 over the past two weeks. A perfect time to face his favorite pitcher.
Chase Anderson, RP6/19/2014 2:33:00 PM
Description: Diamondbacks starter Chase Anderson will face a soft Milwaukee lineup with both Ryan Braun and Jonathan LuCroy sitting out Thursday's game.
Insight: Anderson is one of the few Arizona pitchers with good numbers this season: 5-1, 3.21 ERA, 1.22 WHIP.
Miguel Montero, CHot6/19/2014 12:38:00 PM
Description: Arizona catcher Miguel Montero is not in Thursday afternoon's starting lineup versus Milwaukee and Yovani Gallardo.
Insight: Montero has been on fire in June, batting .317 with five homers, 14 RBI and a .948 OPS through the first 16 games. He's already hit 10 homers this season and is well within reach of his career high (18).
Bronson Arroyo, SP6/17/2014 10:16:00 PM
Description: Arizona starter Bronson Arroyo has a sprained UCL in his pitching elbow. SOURCE: Steve Gilbert, MLB.com
Insight: A tear likely would have meant Tommy John surgery so finding out it's only a sprain should qualify as good news. Either way, it doesn't sound like Arroyo (7-4, 4.08 ERA) will be pitching for the Diamondbacks any time soon.
Bronson Arroyo, SP6/16/2014 7:57:00 PM
Description: For the first time in his career, Arizona right-hander Bronson Arroyo has been placed on the 15-day DL.
Insight: He's dealing with elbow tendinitis. It's poor timing for fantasy owners as Arroyo (7-4, 4.08 ERA) has won his last three starts in impressive fashion. There's no timetable for the 37-year-old's return.
Paul Goldschmidt, 1BHot6/16/2014 10:26:00 AM
Description: Diamondbacks first baseman Paul Goldschmidt is on a nine-game hitting streak, including home runs in his last two games and has a favorable matchup Monday night.
Insight: Goldschmidt (.309, 50 RBI, 50 R, .943 OPS) has an MLB-high 27 doubles and 158 total bases. He hit his 15th homer of the season Sunday. He's produced exactly as expected this season and should be in all lineups Monday as he's 4-for-6 against Milwaukee starter Wily Peralta.
Aaron Hill, 2B6/15/2014 11:33:00 AM
Description: Diamondbacks second baseman Aaron Hill has a lengthy history of success against Dodgers starter Josh Beckett.
Insight: Hill and Beckett squared off often when both played for AL East teams. Hill is 15-for-40 (.375) with seven two-baggers and a homer against the right-hander.
Martin Prado, 3B6/15/2014 10:01:00 AM
Description: Arizona third baseman Martin Prado has batted .333 with 11 extra-base hits (3 HR), 19 RBI, 17 runs and an .861 OPS over his last 33 games.
Insight: Prado has struck out in 11.6 percent of his plate appearances during that span after fanning in 17 percent of his plate appearances and hitting .236 with zero home runs in his first 37 games. Prado has eligibility at second, third and in the outfield, but he's really only useful at second base because of his lack of power.
Paul Goldschmidt, 1BHot6/15/2014 10:00:00 AM
Description: Diamondbacks first baseman Paul Goldschmidt leads the majors with 41 extra-base hits.
Insight: Goldschmidt (.309, 50 RBI, 50 R, .933 OPS) has an MLB-high 27 doubles and hit his 14th homer of the season Saturday night. He's produced exactly as expected this season.
Chris Owings, SS6/14/2014 12:39:00 PM
Description: Diamondbacks shortstop Chris Owings is a stunning 9-for-11 (.818) against Dodgers veteran Dan Haren.
Insight: Owings has played well in his first full season in the bigs, hitting .238 with six homers, 24 runs and six stolen bases.
Mark Trumbo, LF6/12/2014 7:59:00 PM
Description: Arizona left fielder Mark Trumbo is about a month away from returning to the big leagues. SOURCE: Nick Piecoro, Arizona Republic
Insight: Trumbo has been sidelined for the past month and a half with a stress fracture in his foot. He was hitting .210 with seven homers and 19 RBI before he got hurt.
Paul Goldschmidt, 1BHot6/10/2014 8:34:00 PM
Description: Diamondbacks first baseman Paul Goldschmidt has hit three homers in his last six games and swiped two bases in that span.
Insight: He's raised his OPS from .875 to .930 since June 1. Goldschmidt is hitting .309 with 25 doubles, 13 homers, 48 RBI, 49 runs and five steals.
Addison Reed, RP 6/10/2014 8:32:00 PM
Description: Arizona closer Addison Reed picked up save No. 16 Tuesday against Houston.
Insight: The Diamondbacks only have 29 wins all season, but they have surprisingly handed Reed 18 save chances. He's allowed an unsightly eight home runs in 29 1/3 innings and has a 3.99 ERA, but his 33/4 K/BB is superb.
Bronson Arroyo, SP6/10/2014 8:26:00 PM
Description: Diamondbacks starter Bronson Arroyo threw seven innings and allowed one run on six hits in a win over the Astros Tuesday.
Insight: Arroyo is 6-4 with a 4.22 ERA, a 1.30 WHIP and just 46 Ks in 81 innings this season. His ERA hasn't been below 4.15 at any point, though he's gone 5-2 with a 2.76 ERA over his last nine starts after going 1-2 with a 9.50 ERA in his first four starts.
Trevor Cahill, SP6/9/2014 7:53:00 PM
Description: The Diamondbacks have designated Trevor Cahill for assigment, though GM Kevin Towers indicated the right-hander may remain with the organization once he clears waivers, according to Nick Piecoro of the Arizona Republic. "There’s a game plan in place for what we’re ultimately going to do, but as of right now he’s just designated," Towers said.
Insight: D'Backs manager Kirk Gibson said earlier today that the plan was to get Cahill back into the rotation. Arizona sent Jarrod Parker and Ryan Cook to Oakland in the deal for Cahill following the 2011 season. He has a contract for $7 million in 2014, $12 million in 2015 and club options in 2016 and 2017 with buyouts, so Arizona would be eating a lot of money if Cahill chooses free agency. The D'Backs likely received word from Cahill that he'll accept his assignment to the minors before they designated him for assignment.
Trevor Cahill, SP 6/9/2014 7:17:00 PM
Description: The Diamondbacks have designated Trevor Cahill for assigment.
Insight: D'Backs manager Kirk Gibson said earlier today that the plan was to get Cahill back into the rotation, but the organization has chosen to cut ties with the right-hander. Arizona sent Jarrod Parker and Ryan Cook to Oakland in the deal for Cahill following the 2011 season. Cahill has a contract for $7 million in 2014, $12 million in 2015 and club options in 2016 and 2017 with buyouts, so Arizona is eating a lot of money.
Eric Chavez, 3B6/9/2014 6:34:00 PM
Description: Arizona third baseman Eric Chavez is expected to go on the disabled list with a left knee injury, according to Jack Magruder of foxsportsarizona.com.
Insight: Chavez hasn't been able to shake a knee injury all season even though he has just 69 at-bats and started just 10 of his 44 games.
Miguel Montero, CHot6/8/2014 10:56:00 AM
Description: Arizona catcher Miguel Montero has hit three homers with eight RBI in his last three games and has crushed Braves starter Aaron Harang, who will pitch Sunday.
Insight: Montero is having a nice rebound year after last year's debacle. He's hitting .274 with 35 RBI and an .802 OPS. He's also 10-for-18 (.556) with a double, a homer and five walks against Harang, so make sure Montero is in your lineup Sunday.
Miguel Montero, CHot6/8/2014 10:10:00 AM
Description: Arizona catcher Miguel Montero sent a ball into orbit for the third straight game and the eighth time this season Saturday against the Braves.
Insight: Montero is having a nice rebound year after last year's debacle. He's hitting .274 with 35 RBI and an .802 OPS. He's driven in eight runs in his last three games.
Cody Ross, LF6/6/2014 6:31:00 PM
Description: Arizona left fielder Cody Ross won't participate in Friday's contest against Atlanta.
Insight: Ross (.176, 1 HR, 7 RBI) is just one for his last 13 at the plate. David Peralta (.400, 0 HR, 0 RBI) is getting another start in left field.
Miguel Montero, C6/6/2014 6:28:00 PM
Description: Arizona catcher Miguel Montero will sit out Friday against Atlanta.
Insight: Considering Montero is hitless in his career against Braves starter Julio Teheran (0-for-8), it's probably for the best. Tuffy Gosewich (.219, 1 HR, 4 RBI) will get the start at catcher.
Daniel Hudson, SP6/6/2014 10:25:00 AM
Description: Righthander Daniel Hudson (Tommy John surgery) has been allowed to throw breaking balls for a few weeks and could be ready to pitch to live hitters shortly.
Insight: Hudson had his best year in 2011, going 16-12 with a 3.49 ERA in 33 starts. He's ticketed for a second-half bullpen spot, at best, so he likely won't have much fantasy value.
Mark Trumbo, LF6/6/2014 10:23:00 AM
Description: Diamondbacks left fielder Mark Trumbo's new timetable has a goal of returning for the third week in June, according to an Arizona Republic report.
Insight: Trumbo suffered a stress fracture of the third metatarsal bone in his left foot and was placed on the disabled list on April 24. The initial six-week timetable has passed and it appears the total time he'll be sidelined will be eight or nine weeks.
Miguel Montero, C6/6/2014 10:00:00 AM
Description: Diamondbacks catcher Miguel Montero has been on fire recently (6-for-9, 2 HR, 7 RBI in his last two games) but he faces a tough matchup on Friday.
Insight: Montero (.276, 7 HR, 34 RBI) is 0-for-8 with three strikeouts versus Braves right-hander Julio Teheran.
Miguel Montero, C6/4/2014 11:54:00 AM
Description: Diamondbacks catcher Miguel Montero is hitting .500 against Colorado right-hander Jordan Lyles.
Insight: With Lyles (5-1, 3.46 ERA) pitching on Wednesday, Montero (.257, 5 HR, 27 RBI) needs to be in all lineups. Pay whatever it takes to get him on your daily fantasy team.
Gerardo Parra, RF6/4/2014 11:49:00 AM
Description: Diamondbacks right fielder Gerardo Parra is 5-for-11 in his career against Rockies starter Jordan Lyles.
Insight: Obviously that's not a huge body of work but Parra (.271, 5 HR, 20 RBI) seems to have the upper hand in this matchup. If you're looking for outfield help, give him a try on Wednesday.
Archie Bradley, SP6/4/2014 9:57:00 AM
Description: Diamondbacks right-hander Archie Bradley is targeting late June for his return from a strained elbow. SOURCE: Arizona Republic
Insight: Bradley's big league debut should be coming sooner rather than later. Earlier this year, ESPN's Keith Law had him at No. 9 on his list of MLB's top 100 prospects.
Chris Owings, SS6/4/2014 9:27:00 AM
Description: Diamondbacks shortstop Chris Owings plated two runs in Tuesday's win over Colorado.
Insight: He was a single shy of the cycle. Owings has played well in his first full season in the bigs, hitting .274 with six stolen bases. His .752 OPS in 179 at bats is fifth-highest among qualified rookies.
Paul Goldschmidt, 1B 6/3/2014 5:02:00 PM
Description: Diamondbacks first baseman Paul Goldschmidt is getting his first day off of the season Tuesday night, according to Steve Gilbert of mlb.com.
Insight: He started Arizona's first 59 games at first base. Goldschmidt is having another excellent season, hitting .299 with 22 doubles, 10 home runs, 38 RBI, 42 runs and an .875 OPS.
Didi Gregorius, SS6/3/2014 12:47:00 PM
Description: Diamondbacks utility infielder Didi Gregorius has been recalled from Triple-A Reno (PCL) to take the place of the injuried Cliff Pennington (sprained tumb).
Insight: While Chris Owings will still start at shortstop for Arizona, Gregorius could see some time spelling Aaron Hill at second base, as well as Owings. In 57 games with Reno, he hit .310/.389/.477 with three homers, 14 RBI, 14 doubles and three steals. He's only worth adding in the deepest of formats.
J.J. Putz, RP6/3/2014 11:50:00 AM
Description: Arizona righthanded reliever J.J. Putz threw a simulated inning (24 pitches) and apparently felt good, according to beat writer Jack Magruder.
Insight: Putz should be sent out on a rehab assignment any day now and could be back on the roster in short order. Putz' fantasy value is minimal in his setup role for Addison Reed.
A.J. Pollock, CF6/1/2014 2:10:00 PM
Description: Diamondbacks center fielder A.J. Pollock (hand) will undergo surgery and is expected to miss six-to-eight weeks, according to Jack Magruder of foxsportsarizona.com.
Insight: Pollock batted .379 with 10 doubles, three triples, three homers, 10 RBI, 17 runs and eight steals in his last 23 games, but he fractured his right hand when he was hit by a pitch Saturday night. His absence will open up more at-bats for Cody Ross and Eric Chavez.
A.J. Pollock, CF6/1/2014 9:52:00 AM
Description: Diamondbacks center fielder A.J. Pollock fractured his right hand Saturday night when he was hit by a pitch, according to Nick Piecoro of the Arizona Republic.
Insight: Pollock has batted .379 with 10 doubles, three triples, three homers, 10 RBI, 17 runs and eight steals in his last 23 games, so this is an unfortunate turn of events. The D'Backs will probably give more at-bats to Cody Ross and Eric Chavez with Pollock out.
Miguel Montero, C5/31/2014 10:59:00 AM
Description: Arizona catcher Miguel Montero could get the day off as he's just 1-for-13 (.077) against Reds ace Johnny Cueto.
Insight: Montero (.256, 5 HR, 26 RBI) hasn't done anything spectacular with the bat, but he won't kill your lineup. He's never progressed past the .280 hitter who knocks out 15-18 homers a year.
Josh Collmenter, SP5/30/2014 6:27:00 PM
Description: Diamondbacks starter Josh Collmenter threw a three-hit shutout Thursday against the Reds.
Insight: Collmenter pitched to the minimum 27 batters in the game, walking none and getting three double plays. He's gone 4-2 with a 3.50 ERA and a 1.04 WHIP in 54 innings since he joined the starting lineup.
Miguel Montero, C5/29/2014 6:05:00 PM
Description: Arizona catcher Miguel Montero will take a seat Thursday against Cincinnati. SOURCE: Nick Piecoro, Arizona Republic
Insight: The veteran is just getting a breather. Montero (.262, 5 HR, 26 RBI) should be back in there on Friday.
Martin Prado, 3B5/28/2014 10:15:00 AM
Description: Arizona third baseman Martin Prado hit his first homer of the season Tuesday against the Padres.
Insight: Prado is batting .264 with 21 RBI this season and the lack of any power or speed has made things worse. He's struck out in a career-high 15.7 percent of his plate appearances, up from 8.0 percent last year.
Wade Miley, SP5/28/2014 10:13:00 AM
Description: Arizona starter Wade Miley struck out 11 batters in seven innings Tuesday against the Padres.
Insight: Miley (3-5, 4.76 ERA, 1.30 WHIP) has been solid in May, recording a 4.01 ERA and a 1.22 WHIP in 33 2/3 innings after putting up a 5.36 ERA in his first seven starts. He hasn't allowed a homer in his last two starts after giving up 10 in his first 62 innings.
Mark Trumbo, LF5/27/2014 7:52:00 PM
Description: Diamondbacks left fielder Mark Trumbo (foot) will hit in the batting cage Wednesday for the first time since his injury. SOURCE: Jack Magruder, foxsportsarizona.com
Insight: Trumbo suffered a stress fracture of the third metatarsal bone in his left foot nearly five weeks ago. He'll be out longer than his initial six-week timetable.
Aaron Hill, 2B5/26/2014 10:11:00 PM
Description: Diamondbacks second baseman Aaron Hill didn't start Monday, but he could be back Tuesday, according to mlb.com.
Insight: Hill fouled a pitch off his left ankle Sunday and exited a few innings later. He's available to pinch hit on Monday.
Bronson Arroyo, SP5/26/2014 6:59:00 AM
Description: Arizona starter Bronson Arroyo left Game 1 of Sunday's doubleheader against the NY Mets due to a sore right elbow.
Insight: Arroyo threw six innings yielding one run and six hits on 75 pitched, but was pulled with a tender elbow. This probably won't keep him from his next start, but it is worth watching. Arroyo has yielded one run or less in four of his last five appearances.
Aaron Hill, 2B5/26/2014 6:53:00 AM
Description: Aaron Hill left the second game of Arizona's doubleheader on Sunday after fouling a ball off his left ankle and is questionable for Monday's game with San Diego.
Insight: Hill is batting .257 with 4 HR, 23 RBI and 16 runs scored. Cliff Pennington would probably get the playing time if Hill is sidelined, but Pennington's bat shouldn't excite fantasy owners.
Aaron Hill, 2B5/25/2014 12:09:00 PM
Description: Aaron Hill could have a tough time against Daisuke Matsuzaka Sunday in the second game of Arizona's doubleheader.
Insight: Hill faced Dice-K on a regular basis when both were playing in the AL East early on in their careers and it rarely worked out in his favor (just 5-for-28 with five punchouts). He doesn't have any prior history with today's Game 1 starter, Rafael Montero (0-2, 6.97 ERA).

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