Gregor Blanco
LF/CF FA
3 months ago

Blanco went 3-for-4 with two walks, three runs scored, an RBI and three steals in Sunday's 14-2 win over Kansas City.

EDGE Analysis

Blanco stuffed the stat sheet in the season finale, pushing his stolen base total to 15 while raising his line to .246/.337/.357. The left fielder's performance here truly came out of left field, as he had just one hit since Sept. 3 coming in.

Gregor Blanco
LF/CF FA
3 months ago

Blanco went 0-for-2 with a pair of walks, two runs and a stolen base in Monday's 9-2 loss to the Giants.

EDGE Analysis

Blanco filled in for David Peralta in the series opener against his former team with Diamondbacks manager Torey Lovullo electing to rest most of the team's everyday players after Arizona clinched a playoff spot over the weekend. Much like Peralta, Blanco did his part in reaching base twice, but with Arizona managing only seven hits on the night, the team wasn't able to keep Monday's game competitive. With the playoffs rapidly approaching, Lovullo probably won't want to run Peralta out into the field in each of the Diamondbacks' final five regular-season contests, so Blanco could pick up some additional starts this week.

Gregor Blanco
LF/CF FA
3 months ago

Blanco went 1-for-3 with a pair of walks and a run in Thursday's 7-0 win over the Rockies.

EDGE Analysis

With David Peralta resting for the day game after a night game, Gregor Blanco took Peralta's normal spot atop the lineup and spurred the Diamondbacks' five-run first inning with a leadoff walk. Blanco went on to reach base twice more in the blowout win, but his solid showing isn't expected to earn him more at-bats, at least until the Diamondbacks' playoff position has been solidified.

Gregor Blanco
LF/CF FA
4 months ago

Blanco went 3-for-4 with a pair of doubles, two runs, a stolen base and an RBI in Thursday's 8-1 triumph over the Dodgers.

EDGE Analysis

Blanco closed out August with by far his best game of the month, as he had gone 5-for-38 with 17 strikeouts over his previous 18 appearances. The solid showing Thursday won't be enough for Blanco to overcome his tepid production over the last several weeks, so look for him to continue to serve in a bench role more often than not throughout September.

Gregor Blanco
LF/CF FA
4 months ago

Blanco went 1-for-5 with an RBI and four strikeouts in Thursday's 3-2 win over the Mets.

EDGE Analysis

Making contact has never been a major issue for Blanco during his career, but he's whiffing at an uncommonly high rate in August, striking out in 16 of his 40 plate appearances. A.J. Pollock has endured similar woes at the plate in August, so manager Torey Lovullo may continue to look to Blanco or fellow reserve outfielder Rey Fuentes a couple times per week to see if either can spark the offense on days where Pollock is resting.

Gregor Blanco
LF/CF FA
4 months ago

Blanco went 1-for-5 with three strikeouts in Wednesday's 9-5 loss to the Astros.

EDGE Analysis

With David Peralta (personal) on bereavement leave, Blanco entered the starting lineup for the third time in four games, manning the leadoff spot for the latter two contests. He wasn't able to take advantage of the increased at-bats, however, going 1-for-12 with seven strikeouts over those contests. Peralta has since rejoined the Diamondbacks and will reenter the lineup in Thursday's series finale, according to Christian Boutwell of MLB.com, forcing Blanco back into a bench role.

Gregor Blanco
LF/CF FA
4 months ago

Blanco went 0-for-2 with a walk and two strikeouts in Sunday's 7-2 loss to the Cubs.

EDGE Analysis

Blanco was making only his seventh start since the All-Star break with manager Torey Lovullo opting to give everyday center fielder A.J. Pollock a day off in the series finale. The irregular playing time has just about erased any fantasy value that Blanco held earlier in the season, but thanks to his on-base skills and defensive acumen, he still looks like the top reserve option in the Arizona outfield.

Gregor Blanco
LF/CF FA
5 months ago

Blanco went 2-for-4 with a walk, two stolen bases and a run scored in Wednesday's 10-3 win over the Braves.

EDGE Analysis

The well-oiled Diamondbacks' hitting attack didn't lose any juice with Blanco picking up a rare start in left field, while also serving as the team's leadoff hitter with David Peralta resting. Blanco essentially manufactured the team's first run himself, singling in his first at-bat and stealing second and third before scoring on Jake Lamb's sacrifice fly. Even at 33 years old, Blanco is still a pest on the basepaths, and that skill along with his ability to defend multiple outfield spots capably should make him a dependable reserve and spot starter for the Diamondbacks all season.

Gregor Blanco
LF/CF FA
5 months ago

Blanco went 2-for-3 with a home run, triple and two RBI in Thursday's 12-2 win over the Reds.

EDGE Analysis

After acquiring J.D. Martinez (hand) via trade from the Tigers earlier in the week, the Diamondbacks had room for one less outfielder on the active roster, but Blanco ended up sticking around over Rey Fuentes, who hit the 10-day disabled list with a thumb contusion. With manager Torey Lovullo giving all three of the Diamondbacks' regular outfielders -- Martinez, A.J. Pollock and David Peralta -- the afternoon off Thursday, Blanco entered the lineup for the first time since the All-Star break and paid out handsome dividends to those that rolled with him in DFS lineups. Since Martinez's hand injury is considered minor, it doesn't look as though Blanco will be in store for an extended opportunity to build on Thursday's performance. Instead, Blanco's main value to the Diamondbacks in the second half will likely come as a pinch hitter or late-inning defensive replacement.

Gregor Blanco
LF/CF FA
5 months ago

Blanco went hitless in four at-bats while serving as the Diamondbacks' starting left fielder in Friday's 6-3 win over the Reds.

EDGE Analysis

After A.J. Pollock returned from an extended stay on the disabled list earlier this week, Blanco's run of at least semi-regular playing time in center field should come to an abrupt end. The Diamondbacks still have a void in left field while Yasmany Tomas (groin) remains on the DL indefinitely, but it appears Daniel Descalso is manager Torey Lovullo's preferred replacement at that position. As was the case Friday, Blanco could still see occasional starts in left, but with a .188 average since June 20, the 33-year-old doesn't look like a major threat to Descalso at this time.