Mark Trumbo 1B/LF/RF ARI 4 days 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.

Mark Trumbo 1B/LF/RF ARI 5 days ago

Trumbo went 2-for-4 with two doubles, a run scored, and a walk Tuesday in a 5-4 loss to Colorado.

The big right fielder has walked in consecutive games to bring his season line to .281/.303/.453. He is stuck on one home run, but those should come soon enough as he has averaged 31 home runs in his last three healthy seasons.

Mark Trumbo 1B/LF/RF ARI 7 days ago

Trumbo is back in the lineup Sunday against the Pirates.

Trumbo was awarded a day off Saturday, but chalk it up as a regular day of rest, as the slugger will return to his regular role in right field Sunday afternoon.

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

Trumbo is out of the lineup Saturday against the Pirates.

Ender Inciarte will get the nod in right field and push Trumbo to the bench after five straight starts. Trumbo hit a ground-rule double in Friday's loss, giving him hits in 12 of 14 games to begin the season.

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

Trumbo went 2-for-4 with two RBI on Wednesday in an 8-5 win over the Rangers.

The big right fielder is still stuck on just one home run so far this season, but he has a .288/.288/.442 line that is a significant improvement over his career batting average mark. Still, most fantasy owners who picked up Trumbo were looking for more thump and will need to stay patient as the home runs will come even as fewer singles fall in for htis.

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

Trumbo went 2-for-4 in his return to the lineup Saturday in a 4-1 loss to the Giants.

Trumbo rested Friday as manager Chip Hale rotates his outfielders in and out of the lineup. Trumbo has hits in seven straight to get his batting line up to .300/.300/.500 in the early going, but has hit just one home run. He is hitting a few more balls on the ground so far - 48% of balls he puts in play compared to his career rate of 45% - at the expense of fly balls. These trends will likely correct themselves toward his career rates, but they bear some watching as they could reduce his home run totals if they continued over the season.

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

Trumbo is not in the Friday, MLB.com's Steve Gilbert reports.

Ender Inciarte gets the start in right field as Trumbo gets a well-deserved day off. He has a six-game hitting streak going but he also has not taken a walk yet this year. Still, he's slugging .500 through nine games and figures to be in the lineup most days playing right field.

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

Trumbo hit his first home run of the year off Giants' ace Madison Bumgarner on Thursday in a 7-6 extra-innings win over the Giants. He scored once and had one RBI.

Trumbo is having a decent start to the year hitting .278/.278/.500, so hopefully this homer gets him going and he pops a few more in the coming days. Surprisingly he hit two triples before his first big fly left the yard. Next up on the list of firsts this season for Trumbo: taking a walk.

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

Trumbo went 1-for-4 and drove in Arizona's only run Tuesday in a 5-1 loss to the Padres.

Trumbo's hit, his first double of the season, came off of starter Odrisamer Despaigne who tied the D-Backs in knots for seven innings. With just three extra-base hits so far (and no home runs), Trumbo is experiencing an early-season power outage, but since there is no indication of injury just stay patient as the big hits are coming.

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

Trumbo went 2-for-4 with a run scored Monday in an 8-4 win over San Diego.

Trumbo owners may not have paid for singles, but considering that San Diego was playing a significant shift against the slugger it is positive that he found ways to gets the hits anyway. Of more concern in the early going is that Trumbo has yet to hit a home run or draw a walk through 24 plate appearances. The power will come soon and showing a willingness to hit the ball away from defensive positioning may make pitchers more selective in how they approach the slugger, leading to more opportunities to get on base. Stay patient with Trumbo for now.