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Daniel Descalso | Outfielder | #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 his seventh homer of the year Thursday in the win over the Astros.
Against right-handers anyway, Diamondbacks manager Torey Luvullo seems to prefer Descalso to Brandon Drury at second base at the moment. Drury has been the better hitter, but only by a bit. He's also graded out better defensively this year, though that too isn't exactly definitive. Descalso is hitting .240/.340/.400 in 258 at-bats. Aug 17 - 5:15 PM

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Daniel Descalso went 1-for-4 with an RBI single in Sunday's loss to the Giants.

Descalso came through with an RBI single off Jeff Samardzija in the fourth inning for his lone hit of the contest. Overall, the 30-year-old second baseman is slashing an uninspiring .233/.341/.392 with six homers and 39 RBI in 89 games played this season.
Aug 6 - 7:28 PM

Daniel Descalso went 1-for-2 with a bases-loaded walk and a double in Sunday's loss to the Cardinals.

Descalso drove home the second (and final) run of the game for the Diamondbacks when he drew a bases-loaded walk against Lance Lynn in the second inning. He has picked up three extra-base hits in his last four games and is slashing .246/.353/.417 with six homers and 38 RBI across 83 games played this season.
Jul 30 - 5:41 PM

Daniel Descalso hit a three-run homer off Kenley Jansen to give the Diamondbacks their only runs Tuesday against the Dodgers.

Imagine hitting a three-run homer off the league's best closer and not even getting to be the hero; the Diamondbacks were down four at the time and still lost by a run. Descalso has been getting a whole lot of playing time with the Diamondbacks' injuries, and he has a .774 OPS that's really nice for him. Since he's no longer much of an asset defensively anywhere on the diamond, it still hasn't made him anything more than a replacement-level player.
Jul 5 - 12:43 AM

Daniel Descalso hit a walk-off RBI single in the 11th inning of Sunday's 2-1 win over the Phillies.

Descalso came through an RBI single off Edubray Ramos -- who had recorded the first two outs of the inning before getting himself into trouble -- to walk it off for the Diamondbacks in the bottom of the 11th. He also doubled in the contest. Despite turning in a hero's day at the office on Sunday, the veteran outfielder is hitting just .216/.319/.388 in 143 at-bats this season.
Jun 25 - 8:26 PM

Daniel Descalso posted three singles and two runs scored across four at-bats in Saturday's win against Philadelphia.

Descalso has raised his average from .205 to .225 while posting three RBI over the past six games, but he is still best used in the deepest of NL-only fantasy play. He does have some usefulness for his positional versatility from an eligibility perspective.
Jun 25 - 2:25 AM

Daniel Descalso went 2-for-4 with an RBI and two runs scored in a win over the Phillies on Saturday.

The 30-year-old veteran walked and scored in the third inning, doubled and was left stranded in the fifth and then delivered an RBI single and scored in the seventh. He has received a fair amount of playing time as a utility infielder for Arizona this year. He is batting .215/.326/.388 with five homers and 21 RBI in 141 plate appearances.
Jun 17 - 9:56 PM

Daniel Descalso plated a pair of runs Thursday in the Diamondbacks’ victory over the Padres.

The D’Backs handed San Diego its fifth straight loss with a 15-run explosion on Thursday and Descalso was right in the middle of it. He provided two hits including a solo shot off reliever Kirby Yates in the seventh inning. The home run was his fifth of the season. Descalso has played sparingly this year but has been reasonably productive nonetheless, contributing 19 RBI with a .426 slugging percentage over 101 at-bats.
Jun 8 - 7:24 PM

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

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

Depth Charts

C1Chris Iannetta
2Chris Herrmann
3Jeff Mathis
1B1Paul Goldschmidt
2B1Brandon Drury
2Adam Rosales
3Daniel Descalso
SS1Chris Owings
2Ketel Marte
3Nick Ahmed
3B1Jake Lamb
LF1David Peralta
2Yasmany Tomas
CF1A.J. Pollock
2Reymond Fuentes
RF1J.D. Martinez
2Gregor Blanco
Starting Pitcher
S1Zack Greinke
2Taijuan Walker
3Robbie Ray
4Patrick Corbin
5Zack Godley
6Shelby Miller
Relief Pitcher
R1Fernando Rodney
2Archie Bradley
3David Hernandez
4Andrew Chafin
5T.J. McFarland
6Jorge De La Rosa
7Jake Barrett
8Matt Koch
9Randall Delgado
10Steve Hathaway