Daniel Descalso
IF/LF ARI
3 days ago

Descalso will bat leadoff Friday against the Phillies, Steve Gilbert of MLB.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Friday's start atop the order marks Descalso's fifth this season. He hasn't exactly been stellar at the dish, but he does have a .747 OPS against right-handed pitching. He may continue to see occasional chances in the top spot as the team rotates leadoff hitters in the absence of A.J. Pollock (groin, quad).

Daniel Descalso
IF/LF ARI
4 days ago

Descalso is out of the lineup for Thursday's game against the Rockies.

EDGE Analysis

Descalso failed to record a hit in Wednesday's win, going 0-for-6 with one strikeout. He will get the day off while Chris Herrmann takes over in left field and Jeremy Hazelbaker makes a start in right.

Daniel Descalso
IF/LF ARI
1 week ago

Descalso is out of the lineup Sunday against the Phillies.

EDGE Analysis

Descalso has been filling in as the Diamondbacks' primary left fielder while Yasmany Tomas (groin) has been on the disabled list, but he'll take a seat in the series finale, clearing the way for Jeremy Hazelbaker to pick up a rare start. Tomas is without a clear timetable for a return, so it appears Descalso should be in line for steady at-bats heading into the Diamondbacks' six-game week.

Daniel Descalso
IF/LF ARI
1 week ago

Descalso went 2-for-4 with a double, an RBI and two runs scored in Saturday's 5-1 win over the Phillies.

EDGE Analysis

Descalso made his ninth start in 10 games Saturday, moving up to the leadoff spot with Gregor Blanco receiving the day off. Though he's only batting 8-for-37 (.216) during that run of starts, Descalso should remain a fixture in the lineup until Yasmany Tomas (groin) is cleared to return from the disabled list.

Daniel Descalso
IF/LF ARI
2 weeks ago

Descalso is not in the lineup Wednesday against the Tigers.

EDGE Analysis

Descalso has assumed primary left fielder duties since Yasmany Tomas (groin) landed on the DL, but he'll receive his first day off since taking over the role. Chris Herrmann will patrol left field in his stead.

Daniel Descalso
IF/LF ARI
2 weeks ago

Descalso went 2-for-4 with a solo home run and two RBI during Thursday's win over San Diego.

EDGE Analysis

Descalso has now started four consecutive games and gone 5-for-17 (.294 batting average) with three runs and six RBI. He's still nothing more than a low-end fantasy option in deep settings, though. After all, the 30-year-old veteran entered Thursday with a career .669 OPS, and that includes two seasons of playing his home games at Coors Field.

Daniel Descalso
IF/LF ARI
3 weeks ago

Descalso started in left field and went 0-for-4 with a strikeout in Thursday's 7-4 win over the Padres.

EDGE Analysis

Descalso was making his third straight start, serving as the club's leadoff hitter for the second time during that stretch. With Yasmany Tomas (groin) hitting the disabled list earlier this week, it looks as though Descalso could be in store for regular at-bats in the outfield, at least when the Diamondbacks face right-handed pitching.

Daniel Descalso
IF/LF ARI
3 weeks ago

Descalso went 2-for-5 with two runs scored and two RBI in Sunday's 6-5 win over the Marlins.

EDGE Analysis

Descalso was used in the leadoff spot for the first time all season and didn't disappoint, scoring the game's first run and tying things at 4-4 in the fourth inning on one of his two doubles of the afternoon. With the ability to play all over the diamond as well as the corner outfield, Descalso is a valuable utility man off the bench, but he won't see consistent enough at-bats to provide much value, even in NL-only leagues.

Daniel Descalso
IF/LF ARI
3 weeks ago

Descalso will start at second base and lead off Sunday against the Marlins.

EDGE Analysis

Reymond Fuentes failed to spark the Diamondbacks at the top of the order while Marlins right-hander Edinson Volquez spun a no-hitter Saturday, so Arizona manager Torey Lovullo will give Descalso a look as the team's table setter in the series finale. Descalso is batting just .214 on the season, but has shown a disciplined eye at the plate, drawing 13 walks in 99 plate appearances.

Daniel Descalso
IF/LF ARI
1 month ago

Descalso will start in left field and bat fifth Wednesday against the White Sox.

EDGE Analysis

Descalso was expected to come off the bench in the series finale, but he'll instead replace Yasmany Tomas in both the field and the batting order after Tomas experienced tightness in his left hip flexor prior to the contest. The Diamondbacks haven't indicated if the injury will put Tomas at risk of missing action during the team's four-game series with the Brewers to close out the week, but the versatile Descalso and infielder Nick Ahmed would likely be the main beneficiaries if Tomas ends up sitting out.