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Daniel Descalso

30-Year-Old Shortstop – Free Agent

2016 Stats

AVG

.264

HR

8

RBI

38

R

38

SB

3

2016 Preseason Projections

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2016 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

Descalso continued his role as a bench utility infielder with the Rockies in 2015, doing little more than giving starters the day off and filling in for injured players. He didn't help his cause by ba...

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: NO   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:

Signed a two-year, $3.6 million contract with the Rockies in December of 2014.

October 2, 2016  –  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 104 184 161 20 39 11 11 0 0 10 1 3 20 33 1 0 2 .242 .333 .311 .644
2015 28 MAJ COL 101 209 185 22 38 10 3 2 5 22 1 2 20 45 4 0 0 .205 .283 .324 .607
2016 29 AAA ALB 4 18 15 1 6 1 1 0 0 1 0 1 3 2 0 0 0 .400 .500 .467 .967
2016 29 MAJ COL 99 289 250 38 66 22 12 2 8 38 3 0 34 56 0 4 1 .264 .349 .424 .773
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3-Year Averages     101 225 198 26 47 13 8 1 4 23 1 1 24 44 1 1 1 .237 .321 .348 .670
Career  (View All)     729 1,878 1,658 205 401 121 83 15 23 171 20 13 168 344 25 12 15 .242 .315 .352 .667

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Daniel Descalso: MLB Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2016 16 14 4 31 7 7 4
2015 7 15 5 33 1 1
2014 4 21 14 19
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
2016436160.233.419.732
2015243040.167.208.468
2014339030.364.424.899

Vs. Right

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2016207327323.271.425.782
2015161195181.211.342.628
201412811071.211.281.575

Home

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2016130223221.277.423.781
201590101120.189.267.529
20148915060.247.326.675

Away

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2016120165162.250.425.765
201595124101.221.379.681
2014725041.236.292.604
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 184 161 10.9% 17.9% 0.61 80% .305 .069
2015 28 MAJ COL 209 185 9.6% 21.5% 0.44 76% .244 .119
2016 29 AAA ALB 18 15 16.7% 11.1% 1.50 87% .462 .067
2016 29 MAJ COL 289 250 11.8% 19.4% 0.61 78% .312 .160
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3-Year Averages     225 198 10.7% 19.6% 0.55 78% .287 .111
Career     1,878 1,658 8.9% 18.3% 0.49 79% .293 .110

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2016 Stat Review for Daniel Descalso    As compared to the top 200 hitters in 2015 (min 420 PA)

Contact

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.264 AVG
AVERAGE
78% Contact Rate
WEAK
.312 BABIP
AVERAGE
Power

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.424 SLG
AVERAGE
.160 ISO
AVERAGE
Plate Discipline

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0.61 BB/K
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11.8% BB Rate
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19.4% K Rate
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OPS/OBP

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.773 OPS
GOOD
.349 OBP
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Daniel Descalso: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Descalso is not in the lineup Tuesday against the Giants.

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Descalso is out of the lineup Sunday against the Dodgers, Eric Stephen of True Blue LA reports.

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Descalso homered and scored twice in a 3-for-4 game Tuesday against the Cardinals.

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Descalso is not in the lineup Tuesday against the Diamondbacks, Jack Magruder of Fanrag Sports reports.

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Descalso went 2-for-4 with a home run and three RBI in a loss Monday to the Diamondbacks.

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Descalso returned from the paternity list Friday and hit a pinch-hit solo home run against the Diamondbacks.

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Descalso was placed on the paternity list Wednesday, the Denver Post's Nick Kosmider reports.

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Descalso is not in the lineup for Tuesday's game against the Dodgers.

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Descalso is out of the lineup Sunday against the Phillies.

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Descalso is out of the lineup Sunday against the Marlins, Jenny Cavnar of ROOT SPORTS Rocky Mountain Region reports.

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Descalso (shoulder) is in the lineup Friday, batting seventh and starting at shortstop.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2016

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2015

Descalso saw his playing time drop for the third consecutive season, serving another year as the Cardinals' utility man, logging innings at all four infield positions while hitting .242 in 161 at-bats. With a .243/.313/.341 career line across 1,223 at bats, there is little get excited about beyond Descalso's versatility. He may have a clearer path to playing time after signing with the Rockies in December, especially with the organization's revolving door at second base. Even if that materializes, Descalso is unlikely to become more than a player to stream when he gets a prolonged stretch of playing time at Coors Field.

2014

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 (15.6%) last season, but he'll be blocked at shortstop by the Cardinals' addition of Jhonny Peralta. Descalso figures to see a significant drop in playing time serving mostly as organizational depth. If Kolten Wong struggles at second base, Descalso may get enough playing time to match his 2013 production.

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.