Daniel Descalso
1B/2B/3B/LF ARI
5 days ago

Descalso is not in the lineup against the Rockies on Thursday.

EDGE Analysis

Descalso will head to the bench with left-hander Kyle Freeland on the mound for Colorado. Look for the utility man to return to the lineup this weekend in Atlanta.

Daniel Descalso
1B/2B/3B/LF ARI
5 days ago

Descalso went 1-for-3 with a walk Wednesday in the Diamondbacks' 19-2 loss to the Rockies. He also pitched 2.2 innings in relief, giving up three runs on four hits and a walk while striking out two.

EDGE Analysis

After starter Shelby Miller (elbow) and long reliever T.J. McFarland (neck) departed with injuries, the Diamondbacks had few fresh bullpen arms on hand to cover the rest of the innings in the blowout victory. As a result, Descalso was summoned for his fifth career appearance as a pitcher, with he and catcher Alex Avila (two innings) becoming the first position-player teammates to toss multiple innings in the same game since July 1945. Descalso's results on the mound weren't pretty, but he and Avila at least spared the Diamondbacks from having to overwork their other relief options amid a blowout loss.

Daniel Descalso
1B/2B/3B/LF ARI
1 week ago

Descalso is out of the lineup Sunday against the Padres.

EDGE Analysis

Descalso was one of three Diamondbacks batters to produce three hits in Saturday's 20-5 victory, with the veteran finishing the evening 3-for-5 with two doubles, two RBI and three runs. The run total actually surpassed Descalso's output (two) from his previous 18 games combined, a stretch during which he recorded only six hits in 44 at-bats. He'll take a seat in the series finale with lefty Clayton Richard on the hill, but Descalso may continue to benefit from a handful of starts per week against right-handed pitching in the wake of his bounce-back effort Saturday.

Daniel Descalso
1B/2B/3B/LF ARI
3 weeks ago

Descalso hit a pinch-hit home run in his only at-bat in Wednesday's win over the Marlins.

EDGE Analysis

The solo blast provided a much needed insurance run to put Arizona up a pair, as they'd eventually give one back and hold on for the 2-1 win. The homer was his ninth of the year, already putting him just one shy of the career-best 10 he smacked last season. To go along with the increased power, Descalso is slashing .263/.360/.505 -- the latter two of which would represent career highs.

Daniel Descalso
1B/2B/3B/LF ARI
4 weeks ago

Descalso is not in the lineup against Pittsburgh on Friday.

EDGE Analysis

Descalso will get a little breather after a couple rough showings from the plate recently, going a combined 1-for-12 with five strikeouts over the past three games. In his absence, Ketel Marte will start at second base and bat fifth in the order.

Daniel Descalso
1B/2B/3B/LF ARI
4 weeks ago

Descalso went 0-for-4 with four strikeouts Tuesday in the Diamondbacks' 5-4 loss to the Angels.

EDGE Analysis

Prior to this season, Descalso favored a disciplined, high-contact approach at the plate, which has historically allowed him to post quality on-base percentages but low averages and limited slugging production. The 31-year-old made a concerted effort to revamp his swing path during the offseason, and has reaped the benefits of the change with a .245 ISO, which is more than 80 points better from the career-best mark he posted in 2017. Of course, selling out for more power has its drawbacks, and that was evident Tuesday with Descalso going down swinging in each of his plate appearances. His 25.7 percent strikeout rate is also the highest its been in his career, but it's a trade off Descalso and fantasy owners alike will certainly accept with the 31-year-old well on his way to the best statistical season of his career.

Daniel Descalso
1B/2B/3B/LF ARI
1 month ago

Descalso went 2-for-2 with a two-run home run, a walk and three RBI in Arizona's 7-3 victory over the Mets on Friday.

EDGE Analysis

Descalso has been on a nice run of late, as he's now tallied six hits in his last 11 at-bats, with a homer, eight RBI and four runs scored over that time. He only has 168 at-bats on the season, but he's produced great numbers in those opportunities, as his slash line now sits at .280/.374/.542 to go along with eight long balls and 39 RBI.

Daniel Descalso
1B/2B/3B/LF ARI
1 month ago

Descalso went 1-for-3 with a walk, two RBI and a run scored Tuesday in the Diamondbacks' 13-8 win over the Pirates.

EDGE Analysis

Descalso plated both of the runs on a fourth-inning base hit, bringing his RBI count up to a team-best 36 for the season. The veteran utility man has collected more than one third of that total in his last 10 games, with a red-hot Arizona offense providing plenty of opportunities for him to drive home baserunners.

Daniel Descalso
1B/2B/3B/LF ARI
1 month ago

Descalso went 2-for-5 with a triple, three RBI and two runs scored in Monday's 9-5 win over the Pirates.

EDGE Analysis

Descalso helped break the game open in the bottom of the eighth inning with a two-run triple, then came around to score the Diamondbacks' final run of the night on Dovydas Neverauskas' wild pitch. The 31-year-old has been on a heater at the plate since late May, recording 12 hits -- including six extra-base knocks in 34 at-bats (.353 average) to go with 12 RBI and eight runs over his last 11 appearances.

Daniel Descalso
1B/2B/3B/LF ARI
1 month ago

Descalso is out of the lineup Sunday against the Rockies, Thomas Harding of MLB.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

With a lefty (Kyle Freeland) on the mound for Colorado, Descalso will head to the bench for the first time in four games. Descalso is slashing .279/.397/.525 (148 wRC+) in 151 plate appearances against right-handers this season, so the Diamondbacks should continue to find ways to get the versatile infielder's bat in the lineup for those matchups.