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Derek Dietrich | Outfielder | #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
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Derek Dietrich launched his fourth home run of the season as the Marlins topped the Mets on Tuesday night in New York.
Dietrich provided valuable insurance, tagging A.J. Ramos for a two-run blast in the eighth inning. He also singled in the ballgame, finishing the night 2-for-4. He's hitting .255/.301/.388 with four homers and 15 RBI on the season. He's an underwhelming option from a fantasy perspective, especially given the fact that he has absolutely no speed to speak of whatsoever. May 22 - 10:40 PM

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

Dietrich had an RBI single in the fourth inning before yanking a Mike Dunn offering over the boards in the seventh. The homer was the third on the year for the 28-year-old. Batting leadoff atop the Marlins' lineup, a different player might be more interesting but Dietrich doesn't offer much in the way of fantasy appeal. He's hitting .250/.296/.370 on the year.
Apr 28 - 11:13 PM

Derek Dietrich went 1-for-4 with a solo home run in Saturday's loss to the Brewers.

Dietrich went yard against Brent Suter in the first inning, but was unable to find a hit the rest of the way through the contest. As we near April's end, the outfielder is slashing .261/.316/.364 with two home runs and six RBI across 20 games played.
Apr 21 - 11:05 PM

Derek Dietrich went 3-for-4 with a double and an RBI against the Mets on Monday.

Dietrich started out as the Marlins' No. 2 hitter, but he's batting leadoff now as a result of Lewis Brinson's cold start. That's probably not the best spot for his fantasy value; it'd be better if he got to hit with someone on base once in a while. Still, it's nice to see him finally with the chance to play regularly and not just because someone got hurt.
Apr 10 - 12:25 AM

Derek Dietrich went 2-for-4 with a two-run home run in Saturday's 10-inning loss to the Cubs.

Dietrich helped make Yu Darvish's Cubs debut something of an uncomfortable one, greeting him with a two-run home run in the very first inning. The outfielder's off to a fast start to the young season. Through his first three games, he's gone 5-for-15 (.333) with a home run and a triple. While Dietrich does provide a decent little bit of pop, having posted 40 extra-base hits a year ago, his fantasy value is limited to those in the deepest of formats.
Mar 31 - 11:37 PM

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

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

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1J.T. Realmuto
2Bryan Holaday
1B1Justin Bour
2Garrett Cooper
2B1Starlin Castro
SS1Miguel Rojas
2Yadiel Rivera
3B1Martin Prado
2Brian Anderson
LF1Derek Dietrich
CF1Lewis Brinson
RF1Cameron Maybin
2J.B. Shuck
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Dan Straily
2Wei-Yin Chen
3Jose Urena
4Caleb Smith
5Elieser Hernandez
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Brad Ziegler
2Kyle Barraclough
3Drew Steckenrider
4Tayron Guerrero
5Nick Wittgren
6Odrisamer Despaigne
7Chris O'Grady
8Brett Graves
9Jarlin Garcia
10Adam Conley
11Dillon Peters