Daniel Descalso 2B/SS/3B COL 1 week 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.

Daniel Descalso 2B/SS/3B COL 2 weeks 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.

Daniel Descalso 2B/SS/3B COL 2 weeks ago

Descalso is in the lineup for Saturday's game against the Dodgers, according to Patrick Saunders of The Denver Post.

Descalso will start at shortstop Saturday with Troy Tulowitzki out due to a tight quad. Descalso will hit eighth against Dodgers starter Zack Greinke.

Daniel Descalso 2B/SS/3B COL 2 weeks ago

Descalso replaced Troy Tulowitzki (quadriceps) in the third inning of Saturday's game against the Dodgers and had a productive night, finishing 2-for-3 with a double, three RBI, and a stolen base.

Early indications are that Tulowitzki likely won't require a DL stint, but the shortstop's shaky history on the health front makes the situation worth monitoring. Descalso stands as the main beneficiary for at-bats if Tulowitzki misses further time, but he shouldn't be counted on to replicate Friday's performance. A career .239 hitter with only 10 homers in 1,422 plate appearances, Descalso's value is almost exclusively tied to his glove.

Daniel Descalso 2B/SS/3B COL 3 weeks ago

Descalso started at first base for the Rockies on Sunday, going 0-for-3 with a walk.

Justin Morneau received a day off on Sunday and Descalso received a spot start. He will continue to serve in a utility role for Colorado and carries little fantasy value at the moment.

Daniel Descalso 2B/SS/3B COL 1 month ago

Descalso received the start at first base in Thursday's series finale against the Padres, striking out twice but earning an RBI after drawing a bases-loaded walk in the first inning.

With the Rockies sending Wilin Rosario back to the minors Wednesday, Descalso now slots in at second on the depth chart at first base, despite his relative inexperience at the position. Unsurprisingly, he had an adventurous day in the field Thursday, which resulted in Justin Morneau replacing him in the late innings. Descalso doesn't figure to get more than the occasional start at first in instances where Morneau needs a rest, but expect the Rockies to eventually look into adding a player who is more comfortable at the position to serve as the primary backup.

Daniel Descalso 2B/SS/3B COL 2 months ago

Descalso will start at shortstop Sunday against the Cubs.

Descalso will draw the first of what projects to be very few starts this season, as manager Walt Weiss is awarding regular shortstop Troy Tulowitzki with a day off. Descalso will serve as a pinch-hitter on most days, likely limiting his fantasy value this season.

Daniel Descalso 2B/SS/3B COL 2 months ago

Descalso (oblique) is back in the lineup for Saturday's Cactus League game against the Cubs, Thomas Harding of MLB.com reports.

An oblique strain cost Descalso nearly two weeks, but he made it through a minor league game Wednesday without issue and will look to hit the ground running upon his return to major league spring games. Despite the missed time, Descalso is still fully expected to enter the year as the Rockies' top reserve option at second base, shortstop and third base.

Daniel Descalso 2B/SS/3B COL 2 months ago

Descalso (oblique) will play four innings defensively Wednesday and bat in each of the innings, Thomas Harding of MLB.com reports.

Descalso should return to action in the big leagues relatively soon after playing in the minor league game Wednesday. If all goes well, he should be on track for Opening Day, but his status should be monitored as it approaches.

Daniel Descalso 2B/SS/3B COL 2 months ago

Descalso (oblique) is still a few days away from returning according to manager Walt Weiss, Nick Groke of the Denver Post reports.

Descalso has been dealing with a strained oblique, and while he was only expected to miss a few days it appears the club is electing to play it safe and continue to hold him out a bit longer. It doesn't seem as though he's suffered any setbacks, so he should be good to go within the week.