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Derek Dietrich | Second Baseman | #32

Team: Miami Marlins
Age / DOB:  (27) / 7/18/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'0" / 205
Bats / Throws: Left / Right
College: Georgia Tech
Drafted: 2010 / Rd. 2 (0) / TB
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Derek Dietrich went 1-for-2 with a two-run blast in a win over the Astros on Saturday in Grapefruit League action.
He also drew a walk and struck out. He is off to a slow start thus far, owning a .211 batting average in 19 at-bats. He will serve as a utility infielder this season even though he turned in a solid .279/.374/.425 slash line with seven home runs and 42 RBI in 351 at-bats in 2016. Mar 11 - 4:23 PM

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Marlins and INF Derek Dietrich avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year, $1.7 million contract.

He was arbitration-eligible for the first time this winter as a Super 2 qualifier. Dietrich earned the raise after sporting a .279/.374/.425 batting line for the Marlins last season.
Jan 13 - 3:25 PM

Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald reports that the Marlins "are expected to consider trade offers" for Derek Dietrich and Adeiny Hechavarria as they look for rotation help.

Jackson says the Marlins are unlikely to be able to afford free agent starters but will look at the trade market as they attempt to acquire a couple starters this winter. They're not expected to shop Giancarlo Stanton, Christian Yelich or J.T. Realmuto and would be hesitant to deal Marcell Ozuna and Dee Gordon. Dietrich and/or Hechavarria would likely bring back a back-of-the-rotation type starter in a trade.
Source: Miami Herald
Sun, Oct 30, 2016 03:31:00 PM

Derek Dietrich hit a two-run home run in Saturday's win over the Braves.

Dietrich hit the two-run blast off Braves starter Aaron Blair in the first inning. He finished 1-for-4 in the game. Dietrich now has seven homers and 42 RBI in 122 games, batting a respectable .286/.381/.437 in that span.
Sun, Sep 25, 2016 12:17:00 AM

Derek Dietrich went 2-for-3 with an RBI and a walk against the Phillies on Sunday.

Dietrich started his first three games back from the disabled list Sept. 3-5, but this was just his third start in 13 days since. He's playing well enough to justify more at-bats; he's 9-for-24 with a homer, two doubles and three walks since coming back.
Sun, Sep 18, 2016 05:24:00 PM

Marlins activated INF Derek Dietrich from the 15-day disabled list.

Dietrich has been on the shelf since August 19 due to a right knee contusion. While his bat has slumped in the second half, he'll make for a nice addition to the Marlins bench down the stretch.
Sat, Sep 3, 2016 01:45:00 PM

Marlins placed 2B Derek Dietrich on the 15-day disabled list with a right knee contusion.

The move was made retroactive to August 19. It clears a roster spot for Oswaldo Arcia, who was claimed off waivers from Tampa Bay. Dietrich was an effective hitter before the All-Star break (.303 AVG in 231 at-bats) but has slumped in the second half by hitting only .195 over his last 77 at-bats.
Tue, Aug 23, 2016 03:10:00 PM

Derek Dietrich went 2-for-3 with a run scored in Tuesday's loss to the Cubs.

Getting a start at second base with Dee Gordon getting a night off, Dietrich had a pair of singles and a walk in the contest. The Marlins have had to get creative to get Dietrich's bat in the lineup since Gordon's return, and he'll likely continue to hold down the fort at first base until Justin Bour returns, at which point they'll have some decisions to make. The 27-year-old is forcing their hand with a .274/.363/.400 line in 93 games to date.
Tue, Aug 2, 2016 11:33:00 PM

Derek Dietrich hit a pinch-hit, walk-off RBI triple to end Sunday's 5-4 win over the Cardinals.

With the game knotted at 4-4 in the bottom of the ninth, Cardinals reliever Matt Bowman recorded the first two outs without issue. Then came the issues. Adeiny Hechavarria battled back from a 1-2 count in an epic 10-pitch at-bat which ultimately resulted in a single. A pinch-hitting Dietrich then stepped to the plate, tripling to left-center to send Hechavarria scurrying around the bases to score the winning run. It was Dietrich's fourth triple of the season. In addition, he is slashing .269/.358/.394 with 15 doubles, four homers and 31 RBI over 279 at-bats. Dietrich's value has diminished since Dee Gordon returned from an 80-game PED suspension earlier this month.
Sun, Jul 31, 2016 04:20:00 PM

Derek Dietrich is starting at first base for the Marlins on Thursday against the Cardinals.

Dee Gordon has returned from his 80-game PED suspension and is starting at second base and leading off. Dietrich has been pushed into a utility infield role.
Thu, Jul 28, 2016 02:40:00 PM

Derek Dietrich was hitless in three trips to the plate Monday.

The Marlins managed just two singles all night against Jeremy Hellickson and the Phillies' bullpen. Dietrich now has just four hits over his last 41 at-bats, dropping his average from .307 to .275. It's a bad time for him to be slumping with Dee Gordon due back later this week.
Mon, Jul 25, 2016 10:52:00 PM

Derek Dietrich went 3-for-4 with a double and a run scored in Thursday's win over the Phillies.

Dietrich had been 8-for-43 in the month of July, and he was mired in a 1-for-24 slump heading into Thursday's game. He's still hitting .289/.378/.418 despite the slump, a nod to his strong first half. With Dee Gordon set to return from suspension in a handful of games, it remains to be seen where the 27-year-old Dietrich will find at-bats as the season continues.
Thu, Jul 21, 2016 11:04:00 PM

Derek Dietrich (foot) went 2-for-4 with a pair of singles in his return to the lineup Friday versus the Rockies.

Dietrich was held out of the starting lineup on Tuesday and limited to pinch-hitting duties on Wednesday after he was hit in the left foot by a pitch on Monday, but fortunately it was nothing serious. The 26-year-old was back in the leadoff spot on Friday and has produced a solid .299/.380/.454 batting line through 58 games this season.
Fri, Jun 17, 2016 11:55:00 PM

Derek Dietrich (foot) grounded out as a pinch-hitter Wednesday in the Marlins' loss to the Padres.

The good news is Dietrich's left foot is probably fine. He was hit by a pitch there Monday and didn't play at all Tuesday, but look for the second baseman to return to the Marlins' starting lineup for Friday night's series opener against the visiting Rockies. Dietrich has an impressive .294/.378/.453 batting line in 57 games this season.
Thu, Jun 16, 2016 05:16:00 AM

Derek Dietrich is headed for X-rays on his injured left foot.

Dietrich wasn't at batting practice today after getting hit by a pitch Monday against the Padres. He never left the game but manager Don Mattingly has wisely given him the night off on Tuesday. Utility man Miguel Rojas will take over at second base and bat eighth against left-hander Drew Pomeranz. For now, consider Dietrich day-to-day.
Tue, Jun 14, 2016 08:51:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1J.T. Realmuto
2A.J. Ellis
3Tomas Telis
4Ramon Cabrera
5Carlos Paulino
1B1Justin Bour
2Tyler Moore
2B1Dee Gordon
2Derek Dietrich
SS1Adeiny Hechavarria
2Miguel Rojas
3Ryan Jackson
4Austin Nola
5J.T. Riddle
3B1Martin Prado
LF1Marcell Ozuna
CF1Christian Yelich
2Yefri Perez
3Matt den Dekker
RF1Giancarlo Stanton
2Ichiro Suzuki
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Wei-Yin Chen
2Adam Conley
3Edinson Volquez
4Dan Straily
5Tom Koehler
6Jeff Locke
7Jose Urena
8Justin Nicolino
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1A.J. Ramos
2Kyle Barraclough
3Brad Ziegler
4David Phelps
5Junichi Tazawa
6Dustin McGowan
7Brian Ellington
8Nick Wittgren
9Odrisamer Despaigne
10Hunter Cervenka
11Drew Steckenrider
12Brandon Cunniff
13Kyle Lobstein
14Frank Garces