15DDaniel Descalso 2B/SS/DH COL 3 weeks ago

Descalso (hand) is scheduled to have his brace removed sometime in late-April, Patrick Saunders of the Denver Post reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Descalso was scheduled to meet with a doctor to see if the brace could be removed, but the results of the appointment apparently weren't good enough to retire it. This is unfortunate for the utility man, as this likely means that he won't be able to return to baseball activities for another couple weeks. His timetable for return should become clearer once the brace is removed.

15DDaniel Descalso 2B/SS/DH COL 4 weeks ago

Descalso (hand) is down to wearing a brace after he had the cast removed from his hand last week, Nick Groke of the Denver Post reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Descalso's hand seems to be improving, as the cast removal shows, but he hasn't been able to do anything baseball-related yet. He is slated to meet with a doctor next week to see if the brace can be removed, which could allow him to get back to baseball activities.

15DDaniel Descalso 2B/SS/DH COL 1 month ago

Descalso (hand) has been moved to the 15-day disabled list.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Descalso's extended absence shouldn't have a big impact given his role as a utility infielder, but it's worth noting Christian Adames will nab that role for the time being. The veteran got off to a slow start in spring training (three hits in 15 at-bats) prior to suffering a small fracture in his left hand in mid-march. Even if he were to obtain an everyday role at some point, Descalso lacks the power or speed necessary to be a major fantasy asset.

15DDaniel Descalso 2B/SS/DH COL 2 months ago

Descalso will be out for several weeks after suffering a small fracture in his left hand, according to Patrick Saunders of The Denver Post.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Previously expected to fill a utility role, Descalso is now unlikely to be ready for Opening Day. Rafael Ynoa, Trevor Story and Cristhian Adames, among others, now have better odds to crack the Opening Day roster.

15DDaniel Descalso 2B/SS/DH COL 8 months ago

Descalso went 1-for-3 with a game-winning solo homer in the Rockies' 4-3 victory over the Padres on Thursday.

Competitive Edge Analysis

The veteran infielder got one of his occasional starts in place of DJ LeMahieu and made it count, with his solo homer leading off the eighth against Joaquin Benoit securing the win for Colorado. Descalso has only five homers on the season and has generally had a disappointing 2015 campaign with the bat, currently hitting 28 points below his career .239 average.

15DDaniel Descalso 2B/SS/DH COL 8 months ago

Descalso hit a go-ahead solo homer in the eighth inning to lift the Rockies to a 4-3 win over the Padres on Thursday.

Competitive Edge Analysis

The Rockies managed just five hits on the afternoon, but four of them were home runs, with none bigger than Descalso's blast. With the team enjoying generally sound health at second base, third base, and shortstop this season, Descalso has logged just 181 plate appearances. Don't expect him to pick up many starts down the stretch.

15DDaniel Descalso 2B/SS/DH COL 10 months ago

Descalso hit an RBI triple in the fourth inning of Friday's win over the Braves.

It was the lone hit of the night for Descalso, who entered the lineup with Troy Tulowitzki receiving the evening off. With the Rockies enjoying generally sound health from their infield this season, Descalso's role as the club's utilityman isn't likely to change in the near future.

15DDaniel Descalso 2B/SS/DH COL 11 months ago

Descalso notched a pair of base hits and had an RBI over his five plate appearances during Tuesday's doubleheader with the Dodgers.

Descalso's batting average is slowly climbing north after a dismal April, but he won't be in line for regular at-bats unless Troy Tulowitzki misses extensive time with an injury.

15DDaniel Descalso 2B/SS/DH COL 12 months ago

Descalso recorded two singles in three at-bats in Sunday's 1-0 loss to the Dodgers.

Filling in for the injured Troy Tulowitzki (quadriceps) for all three games of the weekend series, Descalso was surprisingly productive, going 6-for-10 with a homer, five RBI, and a stolen base. Descalso's pedestrian offensive numbers for his career suggest that he won't be a viable fill-in for Tulowitzki should the star shortstop require more time off, but Descalso could maintain value in the short term. The Rockies will kick off an eight-game homestand Monday against the Phillies, and Coors Field has historically made fantasy assets out of hitters with even lesser abilities than Descalso.

15DDaniel Descalso 2B/SS/DH COL 12 months ago

Descalso went 2-for-4 with a two-run home run in the 7-1 win against the dodgers on Saturday.

This was Descalso's first homer of the year and he should get some regular playing time until Tulowizki returns from injury. Descalso is only batting .167, but that'll rise as he gets more plate appearances.