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Daniel Descalso

27-Year-Old Second Baseman – St. Louis Cardinals

2014 Stats

AVG

.100

HR

0

RBI

1

R

2

SB

0

2014 RotoWire Projections

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R

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2014 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

Descalso took on a larger role in 2013 after Pete Kozma struggled mightily, and he delivered 43 RBI and 43 runs across 358 plate appearances. The 27-year-old was also able to lower his strikeout rate ...

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: YES   BATS: L   THROWS: R   HT: 5' 10"   WT: 190   DOB: 10/19/1986   BORN: Redwood City, CA   COLLEGE: UC Davis   DRAFTED: 3rd Rd    Show ContractHide Contract

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Daniel Descalso Contract Information:

Agreed to a one-year, $1.29 million contract with the Cardinals in January of 2014.

April 12, 2014  –  Daniel Descalso News

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Daniel Descalso Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm G PA AB R H XBH 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO SH SF HBP AVG OBP SLG OPS
2008 21 A Pal 115 446 403 57 98 34 24 2 8 50 7 7 33 53 5 5 0 .243 .313 .372 .685
2008 21 AA SPR 9 42 37 6 13 2 1 1 0 4 1 1 3 2 0 1 1 .351 .405 .432 .837
2009 22 AA SPR 72 319 283 44 89 38 25 5 8 48 0 1 31 40 1 0 4 .314 .390 .523 .913
2009 22 AAA MEM 46 172 150 23 38 6 4 0 2 17 3 0 16 21 4 1 1 .253 .327 .320 .647
2010 23 AAA Mem 116 532 469 86 132 44 32 3 9 71 8 4 47 48 5 6 5 .281 .349 .420 .769
2010 23 MAJ STL 11 37 34 6 9 2 2 0 0 4 1 0 2 6 0 0 1 .265 .324 .324 .648
2011 24 MAJ STL 148 375 326 35 86 24 20 3 1 28 2 2 33 65 10 3 3 .264 .334 .353 .687
2012 25 MAJ STL 143 426 374 41 85 21 10 7 4 26 6 3 37 83 7 3 5 .227 .303 .324 .627
2013 26 MAJ STL 123 358 328 43 78 31 25 1 5 43 6 3 22 56 3 2 3 .238 .290 .366 .656
2014 27 MAJ STL 11 22 20 2 2 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 2 1 0 0 .100 .143 .150 .293
2014 RotoWire Projections MAJ   Subscribe now to see our 2014 projections for Daniel Descalso
3-Year Averages MAJ   138 383 342 39 83 24 18 3 3 32 4 2 30 68 6 2 3 .243 .308 .339 .647
Career  (View All) MAJ   436 1218 1082 127 260 79 58 11 10 102 15 8 95 212 21 8 12 .240 .307 .342 .649

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Daniel Descalso Game Log    (View Full Game Log)
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DATE OPP AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS HBP SF E AVG OBP SLG OPS
Apr. 16 @Mil 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .100 .143 .150 .293
Apr. 15 @Mil 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .125 .176 .188 .364
Apr. 14 @Mil 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .125 .176 .188 .364
Apr. 13 ChC Did not play.
Apr. 12 ChC 4 2 2 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .143 .200 .214 .414
Apr. 11 ChC 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .091 .000 .091
Apr. 9 Cin 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
Apr. 8 Cin 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
Apr. 7 Cin 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
Apr. 6 @Pit 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
Apr. 5 @Pit Did not play.
Apr. 4 @Pit 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
Apr. 3 @Cin 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
Apr. 2 @Cin Did not play.
Mar. 31 @Cin Did not play.
Last 7 Days 13 2 2 1 0 0 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 .154 .214 .231 .445
Last 14 Days 20 2 2 1 0 0 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 .100 .143 .150 .293
Last 30 Days 20 2 2 1 0 0 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 .100 .143 .150 .293

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Daniel Descalso: MLB Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2014 3 2 3
2013 39 38 55
2012 5 96 22 26
2011 18 117 13
2010 9 1

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Daniel Descalso Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2013606184.183.283.529
20129413193.309.426.812
2011585031.190.241.518

Vs. Right

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2013268374352.250.384.684
2012280283173.200.289.564
2011268301251.280.377.724

Home

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2013144171174.229.319.597
2012186210123.231.323.620
2011145201101.241.324.663

Away

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2013184264262.245.402.702
2012188204143.223.324.633
2011181150181.282.376.706
Daniel Descalso Advanced Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm PA AB Walk Rate Strikeout Rate BB/K Ratio Contact Rate BABIP Isolated Power
2008 21 A Pal 446 403 7.4% 11.9% 0.62 87% .263 .129
2008 21 AA SPR 42 37 7.1% 4.8% 1.50 95% .371 .081
2009 22 AA SPR 319 283 9.7% 12.5% 0.78 86% .345 .209
2009 22 AAA MEM 172 150 9.3% 12.2% 0.76 86% .283 .067
2010 23 AAA Mem 532 469 8.8% 9% 0.98 90% .299 .139
2010 23 MAJ STL 37 34 5.4% 16.2% 0.33 82% .321 .059
2011 24 MAJ STL 375 326 8.8% 17.3% 0.51 80% .327 .089
2012 25 MAJ STL 426 374 8.7% 19.5% 0.45 78% .282 .097
2013 26 MAJ STL 358 328 6.1% 15.6% 0.39 83% .273 .128
2014 27 MAJ STL 22 20 4.5% 9.1% 0.50 90% .111 .050
2014 Projections MAJ   Subscribe now to see our 2014 projections for Daniel Descalso
3-Year Averages MAJ   383 342 7.8% 17.8% 0.44 80% .295 .096
Career MAJ   1218 1082 7.8% 17.4% 0.45 80% .291 .102

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2014 Stat Review for Daniel Descalso    As compared to the top 200 hitters in 2013 (min 400 PA)

Contact

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.100 AVG
TERRIBLE
90% Contact Rate
ELITE
.111 BABIP
LOW
Power

SLG and ISO are useful indicators of power.

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.150 SLG
TERRIBLE
.050 ISO
TERRIBLE
Plate Discipline

Patience at the plate often leads to positive outcomes.

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0.50 BB/K
GOOD
4.5% BB Rate
POOR
9.1% K Rate
ELITE
OPS/OBP

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.293 OPS
TERRIBLE
.143 OBP
TERRIBLE

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Career Batter vs. Pitcher Stats    (View All Matchup Data)

Best Matchups for Daniel Descalso (by OPS, min 3 AB)

Batter Team AB H HR RBI BB K SB AVG SLG OPS
Tim Lincecum SF 3 2 0 0 0 1 0 .667 1.333 2.000
Tommy Hanson CHI-A 3 1 1 2 1 1 0 .333 1.333 1.833
Tom Koehler MIA 3 2 0 1 0 0 0 .667 1.000 1.667
Jared Hughes PIT 5 2 1 1 0 2 0 .400 1.200 1.600
Juan Nicasio COL 5 3 0 2 0 1 0 .600 1.000 1.600
Logan Ondrusek CIN 6 2 1 2 1 1 0 .333 1.000 1.429
Bud Norris BAL 21 8 1 4 5 8 0 .381 .857 1.357
Aaron Harang ATL 3 2 0 0 0 1 0 .667 .667 1.333
Justin Verlander DET 3 2 0 0 0 1 0 .667 .667 1.333
Gavin Floyd ATL 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 .667 .667 1.333

Worst Matchups for Daniel Descalso (by OPS, min 3 AB)

Batter Team AB H HR RBI BB K SB AVG SLG OPS
Jordan Lyles COL 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
Nick Masset COL 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
Adam Ottavino COL 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
Jonathan Papelbon PHI 3 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .000 .000
Jake Peavy BOS 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
Ervin Santana ATL 3 0 0 0 0 2 0 .000 .000 .000
Drew Pomeranz OAK 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
Ramon Ramirez SEA 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
Jose Valdez BOS 3 0 0 0 0 2 0 .000 .000 .000
Jered Weaver ANA 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000

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Daniel Descalso: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Descalso went 0-for-3 in his first start of the season, a loss to Pittsburgh on Sunday.

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Descalso and the Cardinals avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year, $1.29 million contract Wednesday, FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal reports.

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Descalso is in the lineup for Tuesday's Game 4 of the NLCS, the LA Times reports. He will start at shortstop and bat eighth.

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Descalso was ejected for arguing balls and strikes in the ninth inning Friday night against the Cubs, the Associated Press reports.

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Descalso had a huge night Friday, going 3-for-5 with a pair of home runs in the Cardinals' win against Cincinnati.

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Descalso went 3-for-4 with a double and an RBI in his third consecutive start Thursday against the Angels.

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Descalso went 3-for-4 with a double and a homer, scoring twice and knocking in two in a 12-8 win over Arizona on Thursday.

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Descalso went 3-for-3 with a double and five RBI in Tuesday's victory over the Padres.

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Descalso is not in the lineup for Wednesday's game against the Reds, according to FOX Sports Midwest.

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Descalso is likely to begin the season as the starting second baseman with Matt Carpenter starting at third base while David Freese is on the DL.

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With the release of Ronny Cedeno, it looks like Matt Carpenter has won the starting second base job, with Descalso moving to a utility role, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2014

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2013

Descalso is one of those guys that managers love: he can play all over the infield, can play almost every day and he'll come off the bench if he has to. Managers love guys like him, but fantasy owners don't have to. If a fantasy owner paid a few bucks for the guy sharing the second-base job with Tyler Greene, he got 374 at-bats. Congratulations. We hope he enjoyed the six stolen bases, 26 RBI and .227 batting average, because those were the highlights. He qualifies at three positions in 2013, so that could give him a little value, but we've probably already seen his upside and it's not pretty.

2012

Descalso spent all year on the St. Louis roster, playing the role that Nick Punto was often too injured to play. He started 61 games at the hot corner and started several other games at second and short. He only qualifies at third base, however, but barring another injury to David Freese he'll instead spend more time at second base this year, where the Cardinals have said he'll get first shot over Skip Schumaker.

2011

Descalso isn't going to hit .300. He's not going to hit 20 home runs. He's not going to steal 20 bases. What he *can* do is carve out a nice role as a utilityman for the Cardinals. The 24-year-old will probably back up Skip Schumaker and Ryan Theriot in 2011, and he could see some time at the hot corner as well.