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Derek Dietrich | Second Baseman

Team: Miami Marlins
Age / DOB:  (24) / 7/18/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 201
Bats / Throws: Left / Right
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Derek Dietrich went 1-for-4 with a three-run home run as the Marlins lost to the Nationals on Wednesday.
Dietrich accounted for all of the Marlins' offense, taking Tanner Roark deep in the bottom of the fourth inning, his third homer of the season. With Rafael Furcal making progress, Dietrich's playing time could soon be significantly reduced. He'll have to keep hitting to make the Marlins reconsider. Apr 16 - 9:59 PM

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Derek Dietrich returned to action on Monday and went 1-for-4 against the Nationals.

Dietrich missed two games due to lower back tightness. He's logging most of the time at second base for the Marlins in Rafael Furcal's absence.
Apr 14 - 11:03 PM

Derek Dietrich was scratched from the Marlins' lineup on Saturday due to tightness in his lower back.

Jeff Baker will start at second base instead. Dietrich is presumably going to be labeled as "day-to-day."
Apr 12 - 6:18 PM

Derek Dietrich homered and stole a base in Friday's loss to the Phillies.

Dietrich blasted a two-run shot off A.J. Burnett in the top of the second inning for his second home run of the season. The stolen base was his first. Rafael Furcal is finally making some progress from his hamstring injury, but Dietrich should continue to have value in NL-only leagues for now.
Apr 11 - 10:56 PM

Derek Dietrich singled in two runs and walked in the game against the Cardinals on Thursday.

Dietrich was left with a non-displaced fracture at the top of his nose after taking a ball off the face last week, but he's been able to keep playing and now he'll have a spot on the Opening Day roster, if only because of Rafael Furcal's injury. He should start at second base initially, giving him a little NL-only value.
Mar 27 - 4:27 PM

Derek Dietrich was diagnosed with a non-displaced fracture at the top of his nose.

Dietrich suffered the injury during Thursday's Grapefruit League game when a ball took a bad hop and hit him in the face. The good news is that he won't require surgery and will simply need protective to wear. The Marlins are calling him day-to-day.
Mar 20 - 4:09 PM

Derek Dietrich sustained a cut on his upper nose Thursday when he was struck with a groundball.

The ball took a bad hop and caught him right in the face. Dietrich was joking about it after the game and should be fine for the start of the regular season. He is competing to be the fill-in second baseman while Rafael Furcal battles hamstring problems.
Mar 20 - 3:46 PM

Derek Dietrich was removed from Thursday's Grapefruit League game after taking a grounder to the face.

The grounder took a bad hop and struck Dietrich right in the nose. He was bleeding and had to be helped to the clubhouse. The Marlins should have an update soon.
Mar 20 - 2:33 PM

Derek Dietrich tripled, doubled and singled versus the Astros on Tuesday.

Donovan Solano also had three hits in the game, so Dietrich may not have made up much ground with his fine showing. Those two are competing to start at second base in the increasingly likely event that Rafael Furcal opens up on the DL. Dietrich is hitting .371/.436/.629 in 35 at-bats this spring, while Solano, the better defender of the two, is at .364/.417/.429.
Mar 18 - 4:02 PM

Derek Dietrich tripled in a pair of runs in the Marlins' 9-5 defeat of Florida International University on Thursday.

The Marlins won despite being outhit 14-10. Dietrich played in 57 games last season before being sent down in July, but he was later denied a September callup after he played a role in the dismissal of hitting coach Tino Martinez last year. He's also been left out of the Marlins' plans for the beginning of this season, but he'd seem to possess the most upside of any of the team's options at second or third base. He'll make for a fine reserve pick in NL-only leagues.
Feb 27 - 4:13 PM

Marlins optioned 2B Derek Dietrich to Double-A Jacksonville.

Dietrich gave the Marlins some pop with nine homers over 57 games, but he hit just .214/.275/.405 overall. He figures to get another look later this season, but for now the Marlins will likely go with Donovan Solano at second base.
Tue, Jul 23, 2013 12:00:00 AM

Derek Dietrich was dropped to sixth in the Marlins' lineup Monday and went 0-for-3 against the Brewers.

Dietrich has displayed really nice pop for the Marlins, but since it came with a .288 OBP, it's no surprise he was placed below the returning Giancarlo Stanton and Logan Morrison in the lineup, rather than ahead of them in the two hole. It won't help his fantasy value, but then, he should actually come up with more baserunners as a No. 6 hitter than he did hitting third.
Mon, Jun 10, 2013 11:38:00 PM

Derek Dietrich hit a solo home run Saturday in the Marlins' loss to the White Sox.

Dietrich's solo shot in the top of the ninth inning gave the Fish their only run of the evening. Jake Peavy largely dominated the rest of the Marlins lineup. Dietrich, 23, has three home runs in 14 major leagues games and is worth a roster spot right now in NL-only leagues. He was raking at Double-A before his early-May callup.
Sat, May 25, 2013 10:04:00 PM

Derek Dietrich connected for a two-run homer in Friday's extra-inning loss to the White Sox.

It was his only hit in five at-bats. Dietrich has held his own in his first taste of the majors, hitting .250 (12-for-48) with two homers, two doubles, six RBI, and a .724 OPS through 13 games. It's very possible Dietrich will force Donovan Solano into a utility role when he returns from the disabled list.
Sat, May 25, 2013 12:09:00 AM

Derek Dietrich went 2-for-4 with an RBI in the Marlins' loss to the Reds on Tuesday.

Dietrich was one of the few relatively bright spots for the Marlins on Tuesday, as Homer Bailey limited the Fish to just six hits on the night. Dietrich picked up two of them and singled home a run in the first inning. He's got a modest four-game hitting streak since being called up, and he hit in the No. 3 spot in the lineup Tuesday. He'll likely continue to see playing time and favorable lineup spots as long as he continues to hit, but he's still no more than an NL-only option right now.
Tue, May 14, 2013 11:41:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Jarrod Saltalamacchia
2Jeff Mathis
1B1Garrett Jones
2Greg Dobbs
2B1Rafael Furcal
2Derek Dietrich
3Jeff Baker
SS1Adeiny Hechavarria
3B1Casey McGehee
2Ed Lucas
LF1Christian Yelich
2Reed Johnson
CF1Marcell Ozuna
RF1Giancarlo Stanton
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Jose Fernandez
2Nathan Eovaldi
3Jacob Turner
4Henderson Alvarez
5Tom Koehler
6Kevin Slowey
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Steve Cishek
2Mike Dunn
3A.J. Ramos
4Dan Jennings
5Carlos Marmol
6Brad Hand
7Carter Capps