Arizona Diamondbacks

Arizona Diamondbacks

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Yasmany Tomas went 2-for-3 with a solo home run and three RBI in Sunday's loss to the Rockies.

Tomas launched his fifth homer in the season when he took Jorge De La Rosa deep to right for a solo shot in the second inning. He also drove in runs with a sacrifice fly and a single, finishing out 2-for-3. The Cuban import has played well in his first 65 major league games, slashing .315/.352/.448 with five homers and 35 RBI. Given that the Diamondbacks didn't feel confident enough with Tomas to carry him on the Opening Day roster, he's shown an impressive development to this point and could reasonably put up improved power numbers in the second half of the season. The average is already there.
Jul 5 - 7:59 PM

Rubby De La Rosa struggled in Sunday's loss to the Rockies, allowing six runs on eight hits over five-plus innings.

De La Rosa was bit by the home run bug, serving up a three-run shot to Troy Tulowitzki in the first inning and a two-run bomb to Carlos Gonzalez in the sixth. The rough start pushed an already lackluster ERA from 4.60 to 4.89. In addition, De La Rosa holds a 1.27 WHIP and 97/27 K/BB ratio over 106 2/3 innings. The strikeouts are there, and De La Rosa had pitched well in his previous four starts, but these kinds of big letdowns are ERA killers. He'll try to get back on the right track when he takes on the Mets at Citi Field in the Diamondbacks' final game before the All-Star Break.
Jul 5 - 7:52 PM

Diamondbacks acquired RHP Chris Oliver, LHP Josh Taylor and the No. 9 international signing slot in exchange for the No. 1 international signing slot.

Oliver, a fourth-round pick in 2014, was ranked by MLB.com as the Phillies' No. 20 prospect coming into the season. He hold a 4.98 ERA and ugly 37/55 K/BB ratio over his first 86 2/3 minor league innings.
Jul 5 - 2:05 PM

In his return from Tommy John surgery, Patrick Corbin pitched five innings of two-run ball and recorded a win over the Rockies on Saturday.

Corbin allowed eight hits, three for extra bases, but he was able to spread them around enough to leave with a lead. It helped a lot that he walked no one. His fastball was consistently in the low-90s, and 56 of his 76 pitches were strikes. Corbin isn't a recommended mixed-league pitcher just yet, but he definitely has the ability. He's well worth the flier in deeper leagues.
Jul 5 - 1:41 AM

A.J. Pollock went 2-for-5 with two RBI and two steals versus the Rockies on Saturday.

Pollock is 18-for-23 stealing bases this year, which is a big reason why he's been an elite fantasy outfielder. He entered the season with 27 steals in 243 games as a major leaguer. His 18 this year have come in 80 games.
Jul 5 - 1:37 AM

Diamondbacks transferred C Tuffy Gosewisch to the 60-day disabled list.

Gosewisch suffered a torn ACL in late May and is out for the season. Jarrod Saltalamacchia and Oscar Hernandez will handle the catching duties with Gosewisch sidelined.

Diamondbacks optioned RHP Matt Stites to Triple-A Reno.

Stites' stint with Arizona was short and sweet. He allowed one hit over two scoreless outings, throwing a combined 18 pitches in 1 1/3 innings. The 25-year-old right-hander missed the first two months of the season with a strained right flexor tendon. He'll be back with Arizona as soon as a roster spot opens up.
Jul 4 - 7:34 PM

Diamondbacks optioned 1B/OF Danny Dorn to Triple-A Reno.

The D'Backs needed to clear space for Patrick Corbin and Oscar Hernandez, who are both coming off the 60-day DL. Dorn has just five hits in 29 at-bats for the big club this year. He'll get another shot when the rosters expand in September, if not sooner.

Diamondbacks activated LHP Patrick Corbin (elbow) from the 60-day disabled list.

Corbin didn't pitch past the sixth inning in any of his rehab starts and we wouldn't expect him to Saturday against the Rockies. The 25-year-old was an All-Star in 2013 but struggled down the stretch with a 5.19 ERA over his last 13 starts. Fantasy owners should use a wait and see approach with the young left-hander.
Jul 4 - 7:21 PM

Diamondbacks activated C Oscar Hernandez (hand) from the 60-day disabled list.

Hernandez sat out three months with a broken hamate bone in his left hand. Manager Chip Hale said he'll "pick his spots" when inserting Hernandez into the lineup. He'll backup Jarrod Saltalamacchia Saturday against the Rockies.
Jul 4 - 7:16 PM

Cliff Pennington delivered a game-tying single in the sixth and a game-ending sac fly in the 10th as the Diamondbacks topped the Rockies 4-3 on Friday.

Pennington remains a fine utilityman, but the Diamondbacks haven't gotten a ton of use from him this year with Nick Ahmed playing well at short and Aaron Hill acting as the primary fallback at second and third. The runs batted in he collected tonight were just his sixth and seventh of the season, and it was also only his second multihit game.
Jul 4 - 1:58 AM

Patrick Corbin (elbow) will make his season debut on Saturday against the Rockies.

Corbin had been slated for one more rehab start, but the Diamondbacks felt that he looked ready on his rehab assignment so they will bring him back a little early. Making his way back from Tommy John surgery, the left-hander put up a 4.76 ERA and 11/7 K/BB ratio over 17 rehab innings. Ideally, fantasy owners should give him at least a start or two before sticking him back into their lineup.
Jul 3 - 5:10 PM

A.J. Pollock went 2-for-5 with a homer and two runs scored in Thursday's 8-1 win versus the Rockies.

Pollock hit his 10th homer of the year off Chris Rusin in the sixth inning. The outfielder has been an unsung fantasy stud so far this year. He's batting .301 and is on pace for 21 homers, 74 RBI, 107 runs and 33 steals. That type of production would threaten for a top-five fantasy outfielder finish.
Jul 3 - 1:13 AM

Yasmany Tomas smacked a two-run double in Thursday's win against the Rockies.

The seventh-inning drive off of Scott Oberg plated A.J. Pollock and Paul Goldschmidt and gave the Diamondbacks a 5-1 lead in the eventual 8-1 victory. The Tomas investment looked like an early flop, but he's slashing a tasty .318/.359/.441 through 220 at-bats. If the power comes and the average doesn't suffer because of it, he's going to be a fantasy star.
Jul 3 - 1:08 AM

Jeremy Hellickson tossed seven innings of one-run ball and struck out six in Thursday's triumph over the Rockies.

He only allowed three hits and didn't walk a batter. Don't look now, but Hell Boy boasts a 27/2 K/BB rate over his last four starts, bagging quality starts in three of them. At long last he can be trusted in NL-only leagues. He gets the Rangers next time around.
Jul 3 - 1:03 AM


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