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Daniel Descalso | Shortstop | #3

Team: Colorado Rockies
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 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. Sep 21 - 12:48 AM

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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.
Sep 17 - 1:15 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.
Sep 13 - 1:47 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.
Sep 2 - 5:07 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.
Aug 31 - 1:00 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.
Aug 13 - 11:13 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.
Aug 5 - 5:37 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.
Aug 4 - 10:06 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.
Jul 31 - 6:05 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.
Jul 17 - 5:45 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.
Jul 3 - 7:05 PM

Daniel Descalso went 3-for-3 with two RBI in Wednesday's loss to the Blue Jays.

Descalso picked up an RBI single in the fourth and an RBI double in the ninth. The latter drew the Rockies to within 5-3, but they would not score again. While he has seen just 52 at-bats this season, the utility infielder has done a nice job with his opportunities and is hitting .385/.484/.519 with one homer and 16 RBI. Still, no fantasy upside exists here.
Jun 29 - 7:05 PM

Daniel Descalso cracked a pinch-hit solo home run in Tuesday's loss to the Dodgers.

Pinch-hitting for starter Eddie Butler to lead off the seventh inning, Descalso came through with a solo home run off Dodgers reliever Joe Blanton. The dinger was Descalso's first of the season. The 29-year-old utility man has seen just 28 at-bats this season and lacks any kind of fantasy intrigue.
Jun 8 - 2:24 AM

Daniel Descalso went 2-for-4 with two runs scored in Thursday's win over the Red Sox.

Starting at designated hitter in the American League park, Descalso made his manager look smart by singling and scoring in the fifth and seventh innings. It was just his second start and fifth appearance of the season after he missed the first month and a half with a fractured left hand. He'll serve in a superutility role for the Rockies this year and carries no fantasy value.
May 26 - 10:32 PM

Rockies activated INF Daniel Descalso from the 15-day disabled list.

Descalso fractured his hand back in mid-March but is ready to go after a rehab assignment. He'll back up all over the infield.
May 13 - 5:23 PM

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