Wed, 03 Jun 2015 16:35:22 -0700
The Arizona Diamondbacks acquired C Welington Castillo and RP Dominic Leone, SS Jack Reinheimer and OF Gabriel Guerrero Wednesday, June 3, in exchange for OF Mark Trumbo and RP Vidal Nuno.
Fantasy Tip: If not immediately, Castillo ($1,600, 3.2% of cap) projects to take over as the everyday catcher for Arizona sooner than later, and he has a respectable bat. From 2012 to 2014, Castillo had a .257/.326/.398 slash line over 1035 plate appearances. He'll remain a matchup play, at best, for FantasyScore players, but Castillo is a low-end option in two-catcher, NL-only and cavernous mixed leagues. With Trumbo out of the picture, Yasmany Tomas should also receive close to everyday at-bats, and he should be owned in the majority of year-long leagues.
Wed, 03 Jun 2015 16:30:55 -0700
Arizona Diamondbacks OF Mark Trumbo was acquired by the Seattle Mariners Wednesday, June 3. RP Vidal Nuno was also sent to Seattle in exchange for C Welington Castillo, RP Dominic Leone, SS Jack Reinheimer and OF Gabriel Guerrero.
Fantasy Tip: Other than Nelson Cruz, the Mariners have lacked significant punch in their lineup, especially in the outfield. Trumbo ($4,600, 9.2% of cap) joins a much less crowded outfield picture, which is good news for consistent playing time. However, a move to pitcher-friendly Safeco Field will put a damper on his fantasy value, although it probably won't drastically affect it. Trumbo is worth a significant bid in AL-only leagues if you're in need of power.
Tue, 26 May 2015 13:37:57 -0700
Arizona Diamondbacks RP Enrique Burgos (shoulder) was placed on the 15-day disabled list due to right shoulder tendonitis Tuesday, May 26. The team recalled RP Vidal Nuno from Class AAA Reno in a corresponding move.
Fantasy Tip: With Brad Ziegler locking down the closing job for the time being, coupled with Burgos' injury, you can drop him in most fantasy formats now. Addison Reed could eventually work his way back into ninth-inning duties, but it'll likely take a stumble from Ziegler for that to happen.
Sun, 08 Feb 2015 12:23:52 -0800
As many as 10 pitchers could be competing for the final three spots in the Arizona Diamondbacks' starting rotation. SPs Josh Collmenter and Jeremy Hellickson are expected to win the first two spots in the rotation, although nothing is etched in stone. SPs Chase Anderson, Archie Bradley, Trevor Cahill, Andrew Chafin, Rubby De La Rosa, Randall Delgado, Daniel Hudson, Vidal Nuno, Robbie Ray and Allen Webster are vying for the other spots, although several of these pitchers could wind up in the bullpen or the minor leagues.
Sun, 08 Feb 2015 00:58:44 -0800
Arizona Diamondbacks SP Josh Collmenter and SP Jeremy Hellickson will likely open the season in the starting rotation, but a wide variety of pitchers are in contention for the final three spots. SP Trevor Cahill and SP Vidal Nuno have the most major league experience. SP's Chase Anderson, Rubby De La Rosa, Allen Webster, and Robbie Ray received looks last season. Top SP prospect Archie Bradley will probably open the year in the minors. Other candidates include P's Andrew Chafin, Randall Delgado, and Daniel Hudson.
Tue, 12 Aug 2014 21:09:11 -0700
Arizona Diamondbacks SP Andrew Chafin will start Game 1 of the doubleheader Wednesday, Aug. 13, with SP Vidal Nuno working in Game 2.
Sat, 12 Jul 2014 13:12:48 -0700
Arizona Diamondbacks SP Vidal Nuno will be the starting pitcher Sunday, July 13, in place of SP Chase Anderson. The team wants to keep Anderson's inning total down.
Sun, 06 Jul 2014 08:29:47 -0700
The Arizona Diamondbacks acquired SP Vidal Nuno from the New York Yankees in exchange for SP Brandon McCarthy.
Sun, 06 Jul 2014 08:13:58 -0700
The New York Yankees acquired SP Brandon McCarthy from the Arizona Diamondbacks Sunday, July 6, for SP Vidal Nuno.
Fantasy Tip: Even pitching at Yankee Stadium with that less than desirable infield defense, the ground-balling McCarthy should see his value rise over the rest of the season, if only from positive statistical corrections. Nuno is NL-only fodder.
Sat, 26 Apr 2014 09:23:01 -0700
New York Yankees manager Joe Girardi said SP Vidal Nuno will be allowed to throw as many as 80 to 85 pitches during his start Saturday, April 26. Nuno was held to 69 pitches during his last start.