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Daniel Descalso | Second Baseman | #3

Team: Arizona Diamondbacks
Age / DOB:  (30) / 10/19/1986
Ht / Wt:  5'10" / 190
Bats / Throws: Left / Right
College: UC Davis
Drafted: 2007 / Rd. 3 (0) / STL
Contract: view contract details

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Daniel Descalso hit a three-run homer in the Diamondbacks' win over the White Sox on Monday.
Descalso opened the game's scoring with his three-run blast off White Sox starter Miguel Gonzalez in the bottom of the fourth inning. He also drew a walk in the victory but is still batting just .194/.333/.388 over 37 games this year. The utilityman carries no fantasy relevance. May 23 - 12:21 AM

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Daniel Descalso slugged a walk-off home run in the 13th inning on Sunday, powering the Diamondbacks to a 2-0 victory over the Rockies.

In a well-pitched and hotly-contested ballgame, the Diamondbacks finally broke through off of Jordan Lyles in the 13th inning. Brandon Drury got things started with an infield single before Descalso crushed the game-winner over the wall in right-center. He finished the afternoon 3-for-6 and is now hitting .178/.275/.333 with two long balls and eight RBI on the year.
Apr 30 - 8:36 PM

Daniel Descalso slugged a solo homer in the Diamondbacks' 8-4 defeat of the Rangers on Tuesday in Cactus League play.

Descalso went yard off Rangers prospect Ariel Jurado in the top of the fifth inning. He should have a spot on the Arizona bench to open the 2017 season after signing a one-year, $1.5 million free agent contract this winter. That deal also carries a $2 million club option for 2018.
Feb 28 - 6:14 PM

Diamondbacks signed INF Daniel Descalso to a one-year, $1.5 million contract with a $2 million club option for 2018.

Phil Gosselin was designated for assignment in a corresponding roster move. Descalso will serve as a backup all around the Arizona infield in 2017 after batting .264/.349/.424 with a career-high eight home runs in 99 games last season for Colorado. He is a .242/.315/.352 lifetime hitter in MLB. The option for 2018 comes with a $150,000 buyout, thus the $1.5 million guarantee.
Feb 7 - 5:59 PM

Daniel Descalso went 3-for-4 with a home run and two runs scored in Tuesday's loss to the Cardinals.

Playing against his former club, the 29-year-old took former teammate Adam Wainwright deep in the fourth inning for a solo dong. A fractured left hand suffered in spring training has limited Descalso to 89 games, but he's taken well to Coors Field in his first year with the Rox. The utility infielder is hitting .275/.369/.455 with a career-high eight homers this year.
Wed, Sep 21, 2016 12:48:00 AM

Daniel Descalso played hero with a pinch-hit walk-off RBI single in Friday’s 8-7 win over the Padres.

The Rockies rallied for three runs in the bottom of the ninth against Padres closer Brandon Maurer. With a .267/.369/.442 batting line to go along with seven homers and 36 RBI, Descalso is currently enjoying his most productive offensive season. It might come as a surprise to learn that he has actually done more damage on the road than he has done at Coors Field. The 29-year-old is seeing some time at shortstop with Trevor Story done for the year, but he’s mostly an option in deeper fantasy formats.
Sat, Sep 17, 2016 01:15:00 AM

Daniel Descalso hit his career-high sixth homer Monday against the Diamondbacks.

Descalso also singled in a couple of runs. He's slowed down a whole lot after his remarkable first half, but with a .799 OPS in 202 at-bats, this could still go down as his best season.
Tue, Sep 13, 2016 01:47:00 AM

Rockies activated INF Daniel Descalso from the paternity leave list.

He's been away from the club the last couple days. Descalso will continue to see some starts at shortstop down the stretch.
Fri, Sep 2, 2016 05:07:00 PM

Rockies placed INF Daniel Descalso on the paternity leave list.

Descalso will meet back up with the Rockies at some point this weekend. Mark Reynolds (hand) was activated from the disabled list in a corresponding 25-man roster move.
Wed, Aug 31, 2016 01:00:00 PM

Daniel Descalso cracked a two-run homer in a loss to the Phillies on Saturday.

He finished the night with two hits in four at-bats. He doesn't get a ton of playing time but has made the most of what he gets. He is batting .306/.405/.425 in 134 at-bats spread across 61 games.
Sat, Aug 13, 2016 11:13:00 PM

Daniel Descalso (shoulder) is back in the Rockies' lineup Friday.

Descalso departed Thursday's game with a bruised shoulder, but he's ready to go. He's at shortstop and batting seventh.
Fri, Aug 5, 2016 05:37:00 PM

Daniel Descalso left Thursday's game against the Dodgers with a left shoulder contusion.

He injured himself running into the wall in the third inning. Rafael Ynoa replaced him in left field an inning later. Descalso grounded out in his only at-bat of the game. Consider Descalso day-to-day.
Thu, Aug 4, 2016 10:06:00 PM

Daniel Descalso went 2-for-3 with two RBI singles in Sunday's loss to the Mets.

Descalso collected RBI singles against Mets starter Noah Syndergaard in the second and fourth innings. He also picked up a steal in the contest, his first of the season. The 29-year-old first baseman is hitting a fine .320/.418/.437 this season, but given his lack of at-bats (just 103) he holds little fantasy value.
Sun, Jul 31, 2016 06:05:00 PM

Daniel Descalso went 1-for-3 with a double in Sunday's loss to the Braves.

The Rockies managed a paltry four hits as a team. Descalso's double was the only one of those to go for extra bases. The two-bagger was just his third of the season. In 75 at-bats, the 29-year-old first baseman is hitting .333/.433/.480 with two homers and 18 RBI. There is no fantasy intrigue here.
Sun, Jul 17, 2016 05:45:00 PM

Daniel Descalso swatted his second home run of the season on Sunday, accounting for his squad's only run in a loss to the Dodgers.

Descalso's seventh-inning blast pulled the Rockies to within two runs at 3-1, but they would fail to get any closer. He finished the afternoon 1-for-3, raising his season slash to .373/.471/.542 to go along with two bombs and 17 RBI.
Sun, Jul 3, 2016 07:05:00 PM

Depth Charts

C1Chris Iannetta
2Jeff Mathis
3Chris Herrmann
1B1Paul Goldschmidt
2B1Brandon Drury
2Daniel Descalso
SS1Chris Owings
2Nick Ahmed
3B1Jake Lamb
LF1Yasmany Tomas
CF1A.J. Pollock
2Socrates Brito
3Reymond Fuentes
RF1David Peralta
2Gregor Blanco
Starting Pitcher
S1Zack Greinke
2Taijuan Walker
3Robbie Ray
4Patrick Corbin
5Zack Godley
6Shelby Miller
Relief Pitcher
R1Fernando Rodney
2JJ Hoover
3Archie Bradley
4Randall Delgado
5Andrew Chafin
6Steve Hathaway
7Tom Wilhelmsen
8T.J. McFarland
9Jorge De La Rosa