Descalso
2018 Stats
2018 Full Season Projections
AVG
.253
HR
10
RBI
49
R
44
SB
0
 
 
 
 
 
2018 Fantasy Outlook
During his first season in Arizona, Descalso was thrust into a sizable role due to the team's injury woes, and he proved useful, posting career highs in home runs (10), RBI (51), runs (47), walk rate (12.1 percent), flyballs (43.2 percent) and hard contact (37.0 percent, pe... read more
During his first season in Arizona, Descalso was thrust into a sizable role due to the team's injury woes, and he proved useful, posting career highs in home runs (10), RBI (51), runs (47), walk rate (12.1 percent), flyballs (43.2 percent) and hard contact (37.0 percent, per Fangraphs). He leaned heavily on hitter-friendly Chase Field (.357 wOBA, .274 elsewhere) and matchups with righties (.332, .267 lefties), especially since he tilted toward more power with a career-high 22.4 strikeout rate. The useful .264 average he notched in 2016 dipped 31 points with his new approach. Descalso must have done just enough, however, as Arizona picked up his 2018 option, seemingly confident they could use him if similar circumstances arise. Most of his value figures to come from his versatility and his presence as a veteran in the clubhouse.
LEAGUE: Majors    40 MAN: Yes    BATS: L    Throws: R    HT: 5'10"    WT: 190 lbs.    DOB: 10/19/1986    College: UC Davis    Drafted: 3rd Rd in 2007Show Contract
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Daniel Descalso Contract Info:
Signs a one-year, $1.35 million contract with the Diamondback in February of 2017.
Slugs 10th homer in series finale
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August 12, 2018
Descalso went 2-for-4 with a three-run home run and a double in Sunday's 9-2 win over the Reds.
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2018 Stat Review for Daniel Descalso
0.64 BB/K
GREAT
15.9 % BB Rate
ELITE
25.0 % K Rate
POOR
0.826 OPS
GOOD
0.371 OBP
GREAT
0.253 AVG
WEAK
0.317 BABIP
ABOVE AVERAGE
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  1. 1. EduardoE. Escobar (S)
  2. 2. DanielD. Descalso (L)
  3. 3. KetelK. Marte (S)
  4. X. JakeJ. Lamb (L) 10-Day DL
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  1. Daniel Descalso 2018 Preseason Outlook
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  2. Daniel Descalso 2017 Preseason 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 as a reserve utility infielder (and even got seven starts in left field), but somehow was sporting a batting average above .300 into mid-August. This helped him garner the starting shortstop job once Trevor Story went down with a thumb injury, although his production did taper off a bit toward the end of the season. He did post his best walk rate ever (11.8 percent) and decreased his strikeout rate to bring it below 20 percent. Descalso will likely remain in a reserve utility role after signing with the Diamondbacks on a one-year pact over the offseason despite the uptick in production last year.
  3. Daniel Descalso 2016 Preseason 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 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.
  4. Daniel Descalso 2015 Preseason Outlook
    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.
  5. Daniel Descalso 2014 Preseason 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 (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.
  6. Daniel Descalso 2013 Preseason Outlook
    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.
  7. Daniel Descalso 2012 Preseason Outlook
    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.
  8. Daniel Descalso 2011 Preseason Outlook
    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.
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Slugs 10th homer in series finale
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August 12, 2018
Descalso went 2-for-4 with a three-run home run and a double in Sunday's 9-2 win over the Reds.
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Scores twice in victory
2BArizona Diamondbacks
July 29, 2018
Descalso went 2-for-3 with a walk and two runs scored in Saturday's 9-4 win over the Padres.
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Draws two walks in win
2BArizona Diamondbacks
July 22, 2018
Descalso went 1-for-2 with a pair of walks and two runs Sunday in the Diamondbacks' 6-1 win over the Rockies.
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Day off against southpaw
2BArizona Diamondbacks
July 12, 2018
Descalso is not in the lineup against the Rockies on Thursday.
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Makes pitching appearance
2BArizona Diamondbacks
July 12, 2018
Descalso went 1-for-3 with a walk Wednesday in the Diamondbacks' 19-2 loss to the Rockies. He also pitched 2.2 innings in relief, giving up three runs on four hits and a walk while striking out two.
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