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Derek Dietrich | Third Baseman

Team: Miami Marlins
Age / DOB:  (26) / 7/18/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'0" / 201
Bats / Throws: Left / Right
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FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal reports that Marlins infielder Derek Dietrich is drawing trade interest.
Rosenthal notes that Miami is willing to move Dietrich if the price is right, and MLB.com's Joe Frisaro adds that the Rays appear to want him. The 26-year-old has posted an excellent .301/.378/.548 batting line in 32 games this season and would take on much more fantasy value with a move to another team -- a team that will actually give him regular starts. The asking price might be high given that he's under contractual control through 2019. Jul 25 - 7:06 PM

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Derek Dietrich's solo home run was the extent of the Marlins' offense in Monday's loss to the Diamondbacks.

Dietrich clubbed a solo home run in the seventh inning against Rubby De La Rosa to get the Marlins on the board. He finished 1-for-3 with a walk on the evening. The homer was his first since June 20, when he went yard twice. He has four round-trippers on the year with six RBI and a .314/.385/.571 batting line. Dietrich hasn't played regularly, so he doesn't have a whole lot of fantasy value despite having hit well for two months.
Jul 21 - 12:46 AM

Derek Dietrich smacked a pair of home runs in Saturday's 5-0 win over the Reds.

Baseballs everywhere cringed as they watched Dietrich launch their brother ball 439 feet for a solo homer in the fourth inning. He would repeat the feat (at a lesser distance) with a two-run shot in the seventh inning, finishing the contest 2-for-2 with two homers and three RBI. Dietrich was called up on June 12 and has gone 6-for-19 since that date. Three of his six hits have left the park. He's unlikely to see enough at-bats for fantasy relevance, though his bat does carry some pop.
Jun 20 - 10:01 PM

Derek Dietrich broke a tie in the seventh inning with a solo home run, sending the Marlins past the Yankees on Monday.

The Marlins had many opportunities but failed to capitalize on most of them, so Dietrich did it himself in the seventh inning, taking Masahiro Tanaka yard. The third baseman also doubled, finishing 2-for-3 on the evening, his first start since he being promoted on Friday.
Jun 15 - 10:30 PM

Marlins recalled INF Derek Dietrich from Triple-A New Orleans.

Dietrich was hitting .262/.359/.461 with seven homers over 191 at-bats at Triple-A. The Marlins are set around the infield, so Dietrich figures to act as a utility bat off the bench barring injuries. He offers a bit of pop, but nothing overwhelming for fantasy purposes.
Jun 12 - 1:19 PM

Marlins optioned INF Derek Dietrich to Triple-A New Orleans.

Dietrich has showed some potential at times, but the Marlins' moves over the winter made it inevitable that he would likely begin 2015 in the minors. However, he figures to surface at some point soon, likely as a bench player.
Mar 18 - 9:27 AM

Derek Dietrich homered off Bruce Billings in the bottom of the ninth to give the Marlins a 2-1 win over the Nationals on Tuesday.

While a lot of players might not care much about wins and losses in spring training, they almost all want to avoid extra innings, making Dietrich something of a hero today. The 25-year-old Dietrich is splitting time between second and third this spring as he attempts to make the Marlins as a bench player. It's probably not going to happen for him, even though he'd seem to offer the best bat of the competitors.
Mar 10 - 5:04 PM

Derek Dietrich singled, walked and knocked in two runs off the bench as the Marlins topped the University of Miami 7-1 on Tuesday.

Dietrich had a solid .712 OPS in 158 major league at-bats and an exceptional 1.019 OPS in 98 Triple-A at-bats last season, but by going out and getting Dee Gordon and Martin Prado over the winter, the Marlins made it clear they're not ready to count on him. He'll probably head back to Triple-A and wait for something to open up. He has really good pop for a second baseman, though his unexceptional range probably makes him a better fit at third.
Mar 3 - 4:19 PM

Derek Dietrich left Tuesday's Dominican Winter League game with an ankle injury.

The good news is that X-rays came back negative, so Dietrich should be fine. The young infielder will compete for a bench job in spring training.
Tue, Dec 16, 2014 08:38:00 PM

Marlins activated INF Derek Dietrich from the 15-day disabled list; optioned him to Triple-A New Orleans.

Dietrich is recovered from his right wrist strain, but he'll remain in the minors until rosters expand in September. He has hit .228/.326/.386 this year for the Fish.
Tue, Aug 26, 2014 04:15:00 PM

Derek Dietrich (wrist) will begin a rehab assignment at High-A Jupiter on Saturday.

Dietrich has missed the last five weeks of action with a strained right wrist but is ready for game action again. It's not clear how many rehab games he might need before being activated.
Thu, Aug 14, 2014 11:19:00 PM

Derek Dietrich (wrist) has yet to resume baseball activities.

Dietrich has already missed three weeks with a strained right wrist and obviously he's not close to returning. The Marlins have been going with Jordany Valdespin at second base with both Dietrich and Rafael Furcal (hamstring) out.
Source: Miami Herald
Wed, Jul 23, 2014 11:10:00 AM

Marlins placed 2B Derek Dietrich on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to July 2, with a right wrist strain.

He evidently must have suffered the strain on Tuesday. It's not clear at this point how long Dietrich will be sidelined. Donovan Solano will handle second base while Dietrich is out.
Fri, Jul 4, 2014 04:04:00 PM

Marlins recalled 2B Derek Dietrich from Triple-A New Orleans.

He should play regularly at second base for a while with Rafael Furcal (hamstring) going back on the disabled list. Dietrich is hitting .246/.342/.431 with five homers over 41 games at the big league level this season. He batted .340/.431/.720 with six longballs over 13 games for New Orleans.
Sun, Jun 22, 2014 09:50:00 AM

Derek Dietrich will join the Marlins on Sunday.

Dietrich is needed as a fill-in for Rafael Furcal, who was diagnosed with a left hamstring cramp Saturday. It's not clear yet if Furcal is going to be placed on the 15-day disabled list, but that seems possible.
Sat, Jun 21, 2014 07:37:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1J.T. Realmuto
2Jeff Mathis
1B1Justin Bour
2Michael Morse
3Jeff Baker
2B1Dee Gordon
2Donovan Solano
SS1Adeiny Hechavarria
3B1Martin Prado
2Casey McGehee
3Derek Dietrich
LF1Christian Yelich
2Ichiro Suzuki
CF1Cole Gillespie
2Don Kelly
RF1Giancarlo Stanton
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Jose Fernandez
2Henderson Alvarez
3Mat Latos
4Dan Haren
5David Phelps
6Tom Koehler
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1A.J. Ramos
2Carter Capps
3Mike Dunn
4Sam Dyson
5Bryan Morris
6Dee Gordon
7Andre Rienzo
8Aaron Crow