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Derek Dietrich | Third Baseman | #32

Team: Miami Marlins
Age / DOB:  (28) / 7/18/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'0" / 212
Bats / Throws: Left / Right
College: Georgia Tech
Drafted: 2010 / Rd. 2 (0) / TB
Contract: view contract details

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Derek Dietrich left the Marlins' game against the Nationals after being hit on both arms by a pitch.
It appears he avoided a potential injury after the pitch ricocheted off his right arm and plunked him in the left arm. Dietrich is slated to be the team's starting left fielder and bat in the middle of the lineup this season. He had a .249 batting average with 13 homers and 53 RBI in 135 games a year ago. Mar 23 - 9:13 PM

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Derek Dietrich hit a three-run homer and drove in four runs in Monday's game against the Nationals.

Dietrich's bomb came off two-time defending National League Cy Young Max Scherzer. The Marlins' left fielder is now slashing .342/.409/.711 through 44 Grapefruit League plate appearances. Likely to hit around the No. 5 or 6 spot in the Marlins' "lineup," Dietrich has some deep-league appeal as a player eligible in both the infield and outfield.
Mar 19 - 5:27 PM

Derek Dietrich homered and walked against the Cardinals' Carlos Martinez on Tuesday.

After five years of part-time play, Dietrich is expected to go into this year as the Marlins' primary left fielder, though it'd still make sense to sit him against lefties. He hasn't typically hit for average and he's a zero in the steal department, so his fantasy upside is quite limited. He should be one of the Marlins' best hitters, though.
Mar 13 - 4:26 PM

Marlins' manager Don Mattingly said Saturday that Derek Dietrich would open the season as the club's starting left fielder.

He also said that's the only spot in the outfield that has been decided so far. Lewis Brinson is expected to start in center field, but will have to earn his position in spring training. Martin Prado could be used in the other corner outfield spot, or could wind up in the infield.
Feb 10 - 12:02 PM

Marlins and INF Derek Dietrich avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year, $2.9 million contract.

Dietrich was arbitration-eligible for the first time this winter. The 28-year-old put up a .249/.334/.424 batting line with 13 home runs in 2017.
Jan 12 - 3:15 PM

Derek Dietrich hit a three-run home run and scored twice in Saturday's win over the Braves.

Dietrich's three-run shot was the highlight of a five-run first inning for the Marlins. He would reach base twice more on walks. The do-it-all Dietrich has quietly set career highs in a number of offensive categories, hitting 13 homers with 53 RBI and 56 runs scored, all personal bests. His .249/.334/.424 line is underwhelming, but the 28-year-old has a place on a major league bench without question.
Sat, Sep 30, 2017 11:55:00 PM

Derek Dietrich went 2-for-3 with two walks and two runs scored versus the Rockies on Monday.

It was the first start in three days for Dietrich, even though he's been a very solid hitter these last two months. Since the beginning of August, he's batted .271/.364/.489 in 141 at-bats.
Tue, Sep 26, 2017 01:49:00 AM

Derek Dietrich went 2-for-4 with a two-run home run in Saturday's win over the Brewers.

Dietrich was a bit fooled by a third inning offering, but he was able to keep his bat head in the zone just long enough to pull the Zach Davies pitch down the right field line, hitting the foul pole. Dietrich now has 12 homers and 47 RBI on the year, and he's batting .242/.325/.413 in 126 games. The homer was his third in the last five games. He's a fine real-life player, but the 28-year-old Dietrich doesn't move the needle much in fantasy circles.
Sun, Sep 17, 2017 12:20:00 AM

Derek Dietrich smacked a two-run homer Tuesday in Philadelphia.

Dietrich took Nick Pivetta deep in the fifth inning. It was the infielder's only hit of the game in six trips to the plate, as the Marlins and Phillies had a 15-inning marathon.
Wed, Sep 13, 2017 12:16:00 AM

Derek Dietrich swatted a solo home run on Friday as the Marlins defeated the Braves in Atlanta.

His solo shot off of Mike Foltynewicz increased the Marlins' lead to 3-0 in the third inning. It was hit lone hit in four at-bats on the evening. For the season, the utility man is hitting .243/.329/.404 with 10 homers and 43 RBI.
Fri, Sep 8, 2017 10:55:00 PM

Derek Dietrich doubled and scored the game-winning run in the 11th inning as the Marlins edged the Padres 2-1 on Saturday.

Dietrich led off the bottom of the 11th with a double, then advanced to third base on a sacrifice before scoring on a sac fly to end the contest. He finished 2-for-5 in the game. The 28-year-old has settled in as the team's starter at third base, and he's hitting .349/.334/.399 in 111 games to date.
Sun, Aug 27, 2017 12:55:00 AM

Derek Dietrich will bat seventh Monday against the Giants.

Dietrich was originally slated to bat sixth, but Marlins manager Don Mattingly decided to flip him and Tyler Moore in the order. Lefty Ty Blach is starting for San Francisco on Monday.
Mon, Aug 14, 2017 03:49:00 PM

Derek Dietrich went 2-for-4 with a homer and three RBI as the Marlins topped the Nationals on Tuesday night in Washington.

Dietrich got the Marlins on the board with a game-tying solo homer off of A.J. Cole in the fourth inning. He also capped off their scoring with a two-run double in the seventh. With the two-hit attack, he's now hitting .246/.320/.409 with seven long balls and 36 RBI on the season.
Tue, Aug 8, 2017 10:29:00 PM

Derek Dietrich went 2-for-4 with two doubles, a walk, and two runs scored Friday against the Reds.

Dietrich now has three straight multi-hit games. He’s batting just .241/.317/.386 through 86 games this season, but the playing time should be there now that Martin Prado has undergone knee surgery.
Fri, Jul 28, 2017 11:16:00 PM

Derek Dietrich went 2-for-3 with a home run and three RBI in a win over the Reds on Thursday.

Dietrich was the man on the spot in this one, hitting a solo homer in the fourth inning to open the scoring before a bases-loaded walk plated a run in the fifth and an RBI single in the seventh brought in another run. The homer was Dietrich's fifth of the year. The good night came on the heels of a five-RBI game the night before. Good games have been scarce for the 28-year-old, who's hitting just .237/.312/.376 on the year.
Thu, Jul 27, 2017 10:44:00 PM

Depth Charts

C1J.T. Realmuto
2Tomas Telis
3Bryan Holaday
4Chad Wallach
1B1Justin Bour
2Garrett Cooper
2B1Starlin Castro
SS1J.T. Riddle
2Miguel Rojas
3Yadiel Rivera
4Cristhian Adames
3B1Martin Prado
2Brian Anderson
3Eric Campbell
LF1Derek Dietrich
2J.B. Shuck
CF1Cameron Maybin
2Lewis Brinson
3Magneuris Sierra
4Braxton Lee
RF1Scott Van Slyke
Starting Pitcher
S1Dan Straily
2Wei-Yin Chen
3Jose Urena
4Adam Conley
5Dillon Peters
6Justin Nicolino
7Jarlin Garcia
8Chris O'Grady
9Odrisamer Despaigne
Relief Pitcher
R1Brad Ziegler
2Kyle Barraclough
3Junichi Tazawa
4Drew Steckenrider
5Nick Wittgren
6Jarlin Garcia
7Brian Ellington
8Brett Graves
9Tayron Guerrero
10Javy Guerra
11Jumbo Diaz
12Drew Rucinski
13Alex Wimmers