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Daniel Descalso

28-Year-Old Second Baseman – Colorado Rockies

2014 Stats

AVG

.242

HR

0

RBI

10

R

20

SB

1

2014 Preseason Projections

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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:

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

December 16, 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 104 184 161 20 39 11 11 0 0 10 1 3 20 33 1 0 2 .242 .333 .311 .644
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3-Year Averages     138 383 342 39 83 24 18 3 3 32 4 2 30 68 6 2 3 .243 .308 .339 .647
Career  (View All)     529 1,380 1,223 145 297 89 68 11 10 111 16 11 114 243 21 8 14 .243 .313 .341 .654

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Daniel Descalso Game Log    (View Full Game Log)
# of Days 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
Sep. 28 @LAD 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 .242 .333 .311 .644
Sep. 27 @LAD Did not play.
Sep. 26 @LAD 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .241 .333 .310 .643
Sep. 24 @SD 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .241 .333 .310 .643
Sep. 23 @SD 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .242 .335 .312 .647
Sep. 22 @SD 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .244 .337 .314 .651
Sep. 21 Ari 4 1 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .244 .333 .314 .647
Sep. 20 Ari 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .237 .329 .296 .625
Sep. 19 Ari Did not play.
Sep. 18 Ari 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .240 .325 .300 .625
Sep. 17 LAD 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 .242 .327 .302 .629
Sep. 16 LAD 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .245 .327 .306 .633
Sep. 15 LAD Did not play.
Sep. 14 @StL 3 0 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .247 .329 .308 .637
Sep. 13 @StL 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .238 .319 .301 .620
Sep. 12 @StL Did not play.
Sep. 10 @NYM Did not play.
Sep. 9 @NYM 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .239 .321 .303 .624
Sep. 8 @NYM Did not play.
Sep. 7 SD Did not play.
Sep. 6 SD Did not play.
Sep. 5 SD 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .234 .316 .298 .614
Sep. 3 SF Did not play.
Sep. 2 SF 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .239 .318 .304 .622
Sep. 1 SF 4 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .243 .313 .309 .622
Aug. 31 @Ari 3 2 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .235 .308 .303 .611
Aug. 30 @Ari Did not play.
Aug. 29 @Ari 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .220 .294 .293 .587
Aug. 28 @SF Did not play.
Aug. 27 @SF 4 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .221 .296 .295 .591
Last 7 Days 9 2 3 2 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 .333 .400 .556 .956
Last 14 Days 18 3 5 2 0 0 0 5 3 0 2 0 0 0 .278 .435 .389 .824
Last 30 Days 37 7 11 2 0 0 0 9 6 0 2 0 0 0 .297 .435 .351 .786

Daniel Descalso: MLB Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
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
2014339030.364.424.899
2013606184.183.283.529
20129413193.309.426.812

Vs. Right

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
201412811071.211.281.575
2013268374352.250.384.684
2012280283173.200.289.564

Home

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
20148915060.247.326.675
2013144171174.229.319.597
2012186210123.231.323.620

Away

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2014725041.236.292.604
2013184264262.245.402.702
2012188204143.223.324.633
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
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3-Year Averages     383 342 7.8% 17.8% 0.44 80% .295 .096
Career     1,380 1,223 8.3% 17.6% 0.47 80% .296 .098

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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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.242 AVG
WEAK
80% Contact Rate
AVERAGE
.305 BABIP
AVERAGE
Power

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.311 SLG
TERRIBLE
.069 ISO
TERRIBLE
Plate Discipline

Patience at the plate often leads to positive outcomes.

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0.61 BB/K
GOOD
10.9% BB Rate
GREAT
17.9% K Rate
AVERAGE
OPS/OBP

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.644 OPS
TERRIBLE
.333 OBP
AVERAGE

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

The Cardinals declined to tender Descalso a contract, Jon Morosi of Fox Sports reports.

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Descalso went 3-for-3 with a walk while making a spot start at shortstop Saturday.

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Descalso made a rare start at second base Friday night, going 1-for-3 in a winning effort against the Marlins.

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Descalso is starting at shortstop and batting eighth for the Cardinals against the Cubs on Saturday.

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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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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.