Daniel Descalso
1B/2B/3B/LF/DH ARI
1 hour ago

Descalso is on the bench Sunday against lefty Kyle Freeland and the Rockies.

EDGE Analysis

Descalso hasn't started against a southpaw since May 1. Ketel Marte will be the second baseman Sunday.

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

Descalso is not in the lineup Tuesday against the Cubs.

EDGE Analysis

Descalso has started 10 of the team's 16 games this month, slashing .194/.310/.417 with a pair of homers and seven RBI over that stretch. He'll give way to Ketel Marte at the keystone in this one, something that could happen more often down the stretch if Descalso continues to struggle at the plate.

Daniel Descalso
1B/2B/3B/LF/DH ARI
6 days ago

Descalso went 1-for-3 with a two-run home run and a walk Sunday in the Diamondbacks' 5-4 loss to the Astros.

EDGE Analysis

Descalso made things interesting in the ninth inning when he slugged his career-best 13th home run of the season off Roberto Osuna, but the Houston closer struck out Ketel Marte a batter later to end the Arizona threat. Descalso has pilfered more starts from Marte at the keystone in September, but the 31-year-old hasn't performed well enough to run away with the gig just yet. Over his 12 appearances on the month, Descalso is hitting .212 while striking out 28.2 percent of the time.

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

Descalso is out of the lineup against the Astros on Friday.

EDGE Analysis

Descalso will remain on the bench for a second straight game as Ketel Marte gets another start at second base with southpaw Dallas Keuchel pitching for Houston. Look for Descalso to return to the starting nine Saturday.

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

Descalso is out of the starting nine against Colorado on Thursday.

EDGE Analysis

Descalso will cede the keystone to Ketel Marte for the series finale with left-hander Kyle Freeland on the bump. In nine games this month, Descalso has gone just 5-for-25 (.200 average) with five RBI and eight strikeouts.

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

Descalso is not in the lineup Tuesday against the Rockies, Patrick Saunders of The Denver Post reports.

EDGE Analysis

Descalso has started four consecutive games at the keystone, slashing just .154/.313/.231 in those appearances. He'll give way to Ketel Marte in this one, though Descalso is supposed to see the majority of starts at second base moving forward.

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

Descalso is slated to see more playing time at second base during the final month of the regular season, Zach Buchanan of The Athletic reports.

EDGE Analysis

With Descalso set to get more time at the keystone, Ketel Marte will see fewer opportunities at second base. Descalso has gone 5-for-20 with a double and five RBI over his previous seven ballgames, and he's served in a utility role for the majority of the 2018 campaign.

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

Descalso went 1-for-3 with a solo home run Sunday against the Dodgers.

EDGE Analysis

Descalso took Caleb Ferguson deep in the ninth inning to record his 12th home run of the season. After a surprising start to the season, Descalso has slowed down considerably at the dish as this was just his third home run since June 27. Based on his recent performance and unsteady playing time, Descalso retains only limited value.

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

Descalso went 1-for-2 with a solo home run, two walks and two runs Sunday in the Diamondbacks' 4-3 triumph over the Padres.

EDGE Analysis

Descalso entered the lineup for the second time in the series with manager Torey Lovullo giving Nick Ahmed a breather on getaway day. The 31-year-old came through with another quality showing at the dish to establish a new single-season high in home runs (11) and prop his OPS up to .841, a 114-point uptick from his 2017 mark. Descalso should continue to receive a few starts per week either at second or third base, but he won't be in store for a full-time role unless one of Ahmed, Ketel Marte or Eduardo Escobar misses time due to injury.

Daniel Descalso
1B/2B/3B/LF/DH ARI
2 months ago

Descalso went 2-for-3 with a walk and two runs scored in Saturday's 9-4 win over the Padres.

EDGE Analysis

Despite only starting eight of the Diamondbacks' past 14 games, Descalso has drawn a remarkable 14 walks during that span while striking out only three times. That extreme plate discipline has aided him to a .583 on-base percentage over that stretch, but it hasn't helped him nearly as much in traditional 5x5 formats. He's hitting a credible .318 since July 10, but has failed to record an RBI.