Daniel Descalso
1B/2B/3B CHC
4 days ago

Descalso will be a primary option at second base early in the season, Gordon Wittenmyer of the Chicago Sun-Times reports.

EDGE Analysis

With Addison Russell suspended for all of April, Javier Baez will slide over to shortstop, leaving an opening at second base. Manager Joe Maddon said Wednesday, "It's congested. We've got to play through camp and see how it plays out." Descalso looks to be the primary beneficiary, but Ben Zobrist should start frequently at second as well when not needed in the outfield.

Daniel Descalso
1B/2B/3B CHC
2 months ago

Descalso signed with the Cubs on Tuesday, Jon Heyman of FancredSports.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

The veteran utility man had a career season in 2018, coming to the plate 423 times and recording career bests in homers (13), walk rate (15.1 percent), ISO (.198) and wRC+ (111) while hitting .238/.353/.436. He's not a star by any means and has just one season with an above-average batting line under his belt, but his ability to perform capably around the infield and in left field while providing some value at the plate is a great fit for a Cubs' roster which includes a number of flexible players already. He won't be a first-choice option anywhere for the Cubs but should play often at various spots around the diamond for Joe Maddon, a manager who is certainly fond of rotation.

Daniel Descalso
1B/2B/3B CHC
5 months ago

Descalso went 2-for-3 with a double, walk and three runs Saturday in the Diamondbacks' 5-4 win over the Padres.

EDGE Analysis

Though his playing time has tailed off over the last few weeks, Descalso enters the regular-season finale with career-best marks in runs (54), extra-base hits (37), home runs (13), RBI (57) and on-base percentage (.354). The 31-year-old will become a free agent this winter, but Arizona will likely have interested in retaining him in a utility role.

Daniel Descalso
1B/2B/3B CHC
5 months ago

Descalso is not in the lineup Monday against the Diamondbacks.

EDGE Analysis

As per usual, Descalso will head to the bench with a lefty in Clayton Kershaw starting for the Dodgers. In his place, Ketel Marte will start at second base and hit third.

Daniel Descalso
1B/2B/3B CHC
5 months 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 CHC
5 months 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 CHC
5 months 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 CHC
5 months 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 CHC
5 months 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 CHC
5 months 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.