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Daniel Descalso

30-Year-Old Shortstop – Arizona Diamondbacks

2017 Stats

AVG

.209

HR

5

RBI

22

R

18

SB

1

2017 Preseason Projections

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2017 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

Descalso's role didn't change much from the 2015 season, but he managed to produce more in the final year of his contract with Colorado than he had for quite some time. The 29-year-old began the year ...

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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:

Signs a one-year, $1.35 million contract with the Diamondback in February of 2017.

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Descalso will bat leadoff Friday against the Phillies, Steve Gilbert of MLB.com reports.

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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
2017 30 MAJ ARI 59 155 134 18 28 12 6 1 5 22 1 0 18 36 0 0 3 .209 .316 .381 .697
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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)     788 2,033 1,792 223 429 133 89 16 28 193 21 13 186 380 25 12 18 .239 .315 .354 .669

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Daniel Descalso Game Log    (View Full Game Log)
# of Games To Display:    Show 7Show 7    Show 14Show 14    Show 30Show 30
DATE OPP AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS HBP SF E AVG OBP SLG OPS
Jun. 23 Phi 4 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .209 .316 .381 .697
Jun. 22 @Col Did not play.
Jun. 21 @Col 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 .208 .318 .369 .687
Jun. 20 @Col 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .218 .331 .387 .718
Jun. 18 @Phi Did not play.
Jun. 17 @Phi 4 2 2 1 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .215 .326 .388 .714
Jun. 16 @Phi 4 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .205 .316 .376 .692
Jun. 14 @Det Did not play.
Jun. 13 @Det 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .212 .326 .389 .715
Jun. 11 Mil 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .218 .328 .400 .728
Jun. 10 Mil 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .215 .328 .402 .730
Jun. 9 Mil 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 .221 .331 .413 .744
Jun. 8 SD 4 1 2 0 0 1 2 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 .228 .333 .426 .759
Jun. 7 SD 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .216 .321 .392 .713
Jun. 6 SD 4 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .226 .333 .409 .742
Jun. 4 @Mia 5 2 2 2 0 0 2 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 .225 .337 .416 .753
Jun. 3 @Mia 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .214 .333 .393 .726
Jun. 2 @Mia 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .217 .337 .398 .735
Jun. 1 @Mia 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .220 .340 .402 .742
May. 31 @Pit 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .220 .333 .402 .735
May. 30 @Pit Did not play.
May. 29 @Pit 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .218 .337 .410 .747
May. 28 @Mil 4 0 2 2 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .208 .330 .403 .733
May. 27 @Mil 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .192 .322 .370 .692
May. 26 @Mil 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .194 .326 .375 .701
May. 25 @Mil Did not play.
May. 24 CWS 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 .197 .329 .380 .709
May. 23 CWS Did not play.
May. 22 CWS 3 1 1 0 0 1 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .194 .333 .388 .721
May. 21 @SD Did not play.
Last 7 Games 21 2 4 1 1 0 3 1 3 0 0 1 0 1 .190 .261 .333 .594
Last 14 Games 41 4 7 1 1 1 5 5 9 0 0 1 0 3 .171 .277 .317 .594
Last 30 Games 70 9 16 5 1 2 13 7 20 0 0 1 0 3 .229 .308 .414 .722

Daniel Descalso: MLB Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2017 10 9 6 19 19
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
2017323130.156.250.500
2016436160.233.419.732
2015243040.167.208.468

Vs. Right

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
201798154181.224.408.747
2016207327323.271.425.782
2015161195181.211.342.628

Home

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
20177195161.225.451.788
2016130223221.277.423.781
201590101120.189.267.529

Away

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2017599050.186.271.565
2016120165162.250.425.765
201595124101.221.379.681
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% .259 .129
2008 21 AA SPR 42 37 7.1% 4.8% 1.50 95% .361 .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% .281 .067
2010 23 AAA MEM 532 469 8.8% 9% 0.98 90% .294 .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% .323 .089
2012 25 MAJ STL 426 374 8.7% 19.5% 0.45 78% .279 .097
2013 26 MAJ STL 358 328 6.1% 15.6% 0.39 83% .271 .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% .305 .160
2017 30 MAJ ARI 155 134 11.6% 23.2% 0.50 73% .247 .172
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3-Year Averages     225 198 10.7% 19.6% 0.55 78% .285 .111
Career     2,033 1,792 9.1% 18.7% 0.49 79% .287 .115

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Daniel Descalso Defensive Stats

Year Pos Inn PMFinal (?) EXP Tot (?) PM (?) AirPM (?) EPM (?) InnHome (?) PMH (?) InnLHP (?) PMLHP (?) LEFT (?) MID (?) RGHT (?)
2015 1B 25 -1 0 0 0 -1 10 0 5 0 0 0 0
2015 2B 99.3 -1 15 -1 0 0 38 0 29 -1 -1 -1 1
2015 3B 34.3 -3 11 -2 -1 -2 16 -3 20 -1 0 -2 0
2015 SS 217.3 0 60 -1 1 0 105 -3 75 -3 1 -3 1
2015 RF 0.3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2016 1B 100.7 0 7 0 0 0 42 1 38 0 0 0 0
2016 2B 102.7 0 23 0 0 0 37 0 24 -1 0 -2 1
2016 3B 18 0 0 0 0 0 12 0 1 0 0 0 0
2016 SS 254.3 -1 48 -1 0 0 167 -2 100 1 1 1 -3
2016 LF 42 2 8 1 2 30 1 23 0
2017 1B 36 0 1 0 0 0 11 0 16 0 0 0 0
2017 2B 57.3 -1 15 -1 0 0 30 -1 21 -2 1 -2 0
2017 3B 39 -1 2 -1 0 -1 27 0 17 -1 0 0 -1
2017 LF 130 0 10 0 0 79 0 51 0
Year Pos SHAL (?) MED (?) DEEP (?) CERS (?) SBRS (?) PSBRS (?) BRS (?) GDPRS (?) OFARS (?) GFPDMERS (?) PMRS (?) SZRS (?) TRS (?)
2015 1B 0 0 0 0 0 0
2015 2B 0 0 0 -1 0 -1
2015 3B 1 0 0 -2 0 -1
2015 SS 0 0 0 0 0 0
2015 RF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2016 1B 0 0 0 0 0 0
2016 2B 0 1 -1 0 0 0
2016 3B 0 0 0 0 0 0
2016 SS 0 0 -1 -1 0 -2
2016 LF 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
2017 1B 0 0 0 0 0 0
2017 2B 0 0 -1 0 0 -1
2017 3B 0 0 0 -1 0 -1
2017 LF 0 0 0 0 0 -1 -1 0 0 -2

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2017 Stat Review for Daniel Descalso    As compared to the top 200 hitters in 2016 (min 410 PA)

Plate Discipline

Patience at the plate often leads to positive outcomes.

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0.50 BB/K
GOOD
11.6% BB Rate
GREAT
23.2% K Rate
WEAK
OPS/OBP

A couple of useful stats for evaluating a hitter.

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.697 OPS
POOR
.316 OBP
WEAK
Contact

Good contact skills often lead to better fantasy stats.

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.209 AVG
TERRIBLE
.247 BABIP
LOW
 
Power

SLG and ISO are useful indicators of power.

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.381 SLG
POOR
.172 ISO
AVERAGE

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

Descalso is out of the lineup for Thursday's game against the Rockies.

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Descalso is out of the lineup Sunday against the Phillies.

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Descalso went 2-for-4 with a double, an RBI and two runs scored in Saturday's 5-1 win over the Phillies.

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Descalso is not in the lineup Wednesday against the Tigers.

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Descalso went 2-for-4 with a solo home run and two RBI during Thursday's win over San Diego.

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Descalso started in left field and went 0-for-4 with a strikeout in Wednesday's 7-4 win over the Padres.

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Descalso went 2-for-5 with two doubles, two RBI and two runs in Sunday's 6-5 win over the Marlins.

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Descalso will start at second base and lead off Sunday against the Marlins.

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Descalso will start in left field and bat fifth Wednesday against the White Sox.

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Descalso went 1-for-3 with a three-run homer and a walk in Monday's win against the White Sox.

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Descalso smacked a pinch-hit solo homer in Monday's 7-3 win over the Mets.

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Descalso went 3-for-6 with a walk-off two-run home run in the bottom of the 13th inning in Sunday's 2-0 win over the Rockies.

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Descalso hit a solo home run -- his first of the season -- in Tuesday's 9-3 win over the Padres.

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Descalso failed to record a hit and struck out twice in four at-bats in Monday's 4-2 win over the Dodgers.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2017

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2016

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 batting a mere .205 in 185 plate appearances. There was a small bright spot for Descalso at the plate, as he did show good patience, producing a solid 9.6% walk rate. The 29-year-old has some real life value due to his ability to play all over the infield, but his playing time will still be underwhelming, especially now that the Rockies have viable starting options across the infield, and prospect Trevor Story forcing the issue at Triple-A.

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.