Mark Trumbo 1B/LF/RF ARI 2 days ago

Trumbo is not in the lineup for Wednesday's game against the Marlins.

Trumbo is riding a four-game hitting streak, but he is just 4-for-19 (.211) since May 13, so manager Chip Hale decided to give him the day off Wednesday. The Diamondbacks will roll with an outfield of David Peralta, A.J. Pollock, and Ender Inciarte from left to right on Wednesday.

Mark Trumbo 1B/LF/RF ARI 1 week ago

Trumbo is out of the lineup Friday.

David Peralta and Ender Inciarte will man the outfield corners Friday as Trumbo gets the night off. It's been an excellent start to the season for the slugging right fielder, as he is slugging .560 while hitting for a more than acceptable .284 average.

Mark Trumbo 1B/LF/RF ARI 1 week ago

Trumbo went 2-for-5 and bashed two home runs Tuesday in a win over Washington. He drove in four runs in the contest.

Half of Trumbo's season total of six home runs have come in his last five games, as he has found his power stroke lately. His season line of .292/.318/.575 is better than his career averages across the board and given that he has reduced his strikeouts while increasing contact, it is a change that could hold up throughout the season.

Mark Trumbo 1B/LF/RF ARI 2 weeks ago

Trumbo is not in the starting lineup Monday against Washington.

Ender Inciarte will start in right field, while David Peralta and A.J. Pollock man the other two spots. Trumbo has been held out of the lineup five times over the D-backs' past nine games.

Mark Trumbo 1B/LF/RF ARI 2 weeks ago

Trumbo is back in the lineup Sunday against the Padres.

Trumbo was awarded a day off Saturday, but will return to right field and back second in the order Sunday afternoon.

Mark Trumbo 1B/LF/RF ARI 2 weeks ago

Trumbo is not in the lineup Saturday against San Diego.

Trumbo will sit out with San Diego's Tyson Ross on the hill. Ender Inciarte will take Trumbo's place in right field and bat leadoff.

Mark Trumbo 1B/LF/RF ARI 2 weeks ago

Trumbo went 2-for-4 with his fourth home run and two runs scored Thursday in a win over San Diego.

Trumbo has hit home runs in consecutive games he has played (he sat out the second game of Wednesday's doubleheader) while batting from the second spot in the D-Backs' lineup. He may be getting a few extra fastballs hitting in front of Paul Goldschmidt, so while Trumbo may not be a prototypical number two hitter his fantasy owners are hardly complaining. The slugger has significantly reduced his strikeouts in favor of making more contact this year, which makes his .304 batting average look more sustainable for the long haul.

Mark Trumbo 1B/LF/RF ARI 2 weeks ago

In the front half of Wednesday's doubleheader with Colorado, Trumbo went 2-for-4 with his third home run, two runs scored, a walk, and three RBI.

Trumbo batted second for the first time this year. The home run was his second in the past five games, which could signal that he is ready for a power surge. I've you been patient with the slugger, your reward may be about to come.

Mark Trumbo 1B/LF/RF ARI 2 weeks ago

Trumbo is out of the lineup for second half of Wednesday's doubleheader.

Trumbo went 2-for-4 with a home run and a double in the first half of Wednesday's doubleheader, so he in a sense earned the role of spectator for the second half. There's also the fact that Trumbo has a bulkier body than the other D-Backs outfielders, so two games in one day may have affected him more. He should be available off the bench.

Mark Trumbo 1B/LF/RF ARI 3 weeks ago

Trumbo finished a double shy of the cycle in Monday's 12-5 win over the Diamondbacks. He went 4-for-4 with a home run, four RBI, and three runs scored.

Trumbo's 443-foot blast off a Kyle Kendrick cutter in the fifth inning really broke the game open for the Diamondbacks, who pounded out 15 hits in the victory. The homer was only Trumbo's second of the season, but he's managed to prop up his value nonetheless by riding a .370 BABIP to an outstanding .324 batting average. While Trumbo is likely headed for a decline in that category given his .250 career mark, it may not be as dramatic as some might expect. The 29-year-old has surprisingly shown improved contact skills, as he's struck out in just 17.1 percent of his plate appearances, down from 24.6 percent a year ago.