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Diamondbacks | Zack Greinke's injury not too serious

Wed, 29 Jun 2016 10:53:11 -0700

Arizona Diamondbacks SP Zack Greinke's (oblique) injury isn't believed to be too serious. Cincinnati Reds SP Anthony DeSclafani missed 10 weeks after an oblique strain in spring training, but the Diamondbacks don't think Greinke's injury is as serious.

Fantasy Tip: It was terrible timing for an injury for Greinke owners, as the right-hander had been 4-0 with a 1.63 ERA and 31 K's in 38 2/3 innings over six June starts. Oblique injuries are often tricky for pitchers, so expect Greinke to at least miss a start and possibly land on the DL through the All-Star break.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: - Jack Magruder

Diamondbacks | Three D-backs resting Wednesday

Wed, 29 Jun 2016 09:23:43 -0700

Arizona Diamondbacks SS Nick Ahmed, C Welington Castillo and OF Peter O'Brien are not in the starting lineup Wednesday, June 29. 2B Phil Gosselin is starting at second and hitting second, C Chris Herrmann is catching and batting sixth and 3B Brandon Drury is in left field and hitting seventh against Philadelphia Phillies SP Zach Eflin.

Fantasy Tip: Despite the juicy lineup spot, Gosselin is a light-hitting middle infielder that isn't attractive to those playing DFS today. Drury had a hot start to the year but has faded with limited playing time and is a low-end option near the bottom of the order. Herrmann has been a big surprise this year with a .298/.363/.529 slash line, six home runs and 26 RBI. You could do much worse than Herrmann if you're looking for a cheap value pick at catcher in daily games.

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Diamondbacks | Brad Ziegler could become trade bait

Wed, 29 Jun 2016 06:29:47 -0700

Arizona Diamondbacks RP Brad Ziegler could become trade bait as the team is trending towards becoming sellers at the trade deadline. RP Daniel Hudson is in the same boat as both are free agents after the season.

Fantasy Tip: Ziegler would likely be acquired to serve as a setup man, which would ruin the only category that he's contributing in with his 16 saves. It might be wise to pick up Tyler Clippard and stash him if possible in case Ziegler is dealt.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: - Jon Paul Morosi

Diamondbacks | Brad Ziegler blows another save

Wed, 29 Jun 2016 04:34:29 -0700

Arizona Diamondbacks RP Brad Ziegler blew his second save in three opportunities Tuesday, June 28, as the Philadelphia Phillies came from behind for a 4-3 victory.

Fantasy Tip: Ziegler owners shouldn't panic yet. After all, before this bump in the road he converted 43 straight saves. That's enough to get goodwill from your manager. Keep playing Ziegler up until the point this really becomes an issue.

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Diamondbacks | Zack Greinke has oblique issue

Wed, 29 Jun 2016 04:29:33 -0700

Arizona Diamondbacks SP Zack Greinke (oblique) left his start after two innings Tuesday, June 28, due to tightness in his oblique muscle.

Fantasy Tip: Stay tuned for further updates on his condition. If it's just tightness, Greinke may be in danger of missing a start for the first time since 2013. If it turns out to be more, that could be a disaster for the Diamondbacks. Right now it looks like manager Chip Hale removed Greinke for precautionary reasons.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: The Associated Press - Bob Baum

Diamondbacks | Zack Greinke leaves start early

Tue, 28 Jun 2016 19:41:28 -0700

Arizona Diamondbacks SP Zack Greinke (back, hip) left his start Tuesday, June 28, against the Philadelphia Phillies after just two innings due to a back or hip injury. The injury did not appear to be too serious.

Fantasy Tip: Greinke was lifted early, and it might simply have been a precaution. When we learn the exact source and severity of the injury we'll make sure to pass it along.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: The Arizona Republic - Bob McManaman

Diamondbacks | Zack Greinke on a hot streak

Tue, 28 Jun 2016 16:56:14 -0700

Arizona Diamondbacks SP Zack Greinke has gone 7-0 in his last eight starts and has a 2.18 ERA during that span. He has held opponents to a .191 batting average and a .224 on-base percentage in those eight games.

Fantasy Tip: Greinke has turned things around after struggling during the first month of the season. Greinke should be a starting option in all fantasy leagues because of his recent success as well as his favorable matchup.

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Diamondbacks | Robbie Ray expects to make next start

Tue, 28 Jun 2016 15:38:04 -0700

Arizona Diamondbacks SP Robbie Ray (finger) said he expects to make his next start Sunday, July 3. He was removed from his start early with a blood blister on his finger Monday, June 27.

Fantasy Tip: Ray's numbers don't look great for owners in mixed leagues (4.69 ERA, 1.54 WHIP), but his 10.4 K/9 is attractive minus his inconsistency this year. The D-backs face the Giants at home Sunday, so Ray will be a risky fantasy starter given his finger issue.

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Diamondbacks | Robbie Ray leaves with blister

Mon, 27 Jun 2016 23:12:03 -0700

Arizona Diamondbacks SP Robbie Ray (finger) left his start Monday, June 27, with a blister on the middle finger of his left hand. He doesn't expect to miss his next start. Ray will have an extra day of rest before his next start Sunday, July 3, against the San Francisco Giants.

Fantasy Tip: Ray is 4-7 with a 4.69 ERA and a 1.54 WHIP, but he has 100 strikeouts in 86 1/3 innings. His ratios make him tough to use in traditional leagues, but those K's are attractive in good DFS matchups.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: Arizona Sports 98.7 FM - Kevin Zimmerman

Phillies | Odubel Herrera shines versus Diamondbacks

Mon, 27 Jun 2016 22:58:50 -0700

Philadelphia Phillies OF Odubel Herrera notched his fifth career four-hit game against the Arizona Diamondbacks on Monday, June 27, going 4-for-5 with an RBI single and two runs scored.

Fantasy Tip: Herrera increased his average this month to .284 following Monday's effort, which is much more in line with .313 and .324 marks he posted in April and May, respectively. Somewhat surprisingly, Herrera is a top-20 fantasy outfielder, so he needs to remain in lineups for the foreseeable future.

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Diamondbacks | Rubby De La Rosa to play catch

Mon, 27 Jun 2016 19:06:52 -0700

Arizona Diamondbacks SP Rubby De La Rosa (elbow) was scheduled to play catch Monday, June 27, for the first time since going on the 15-day disabled list.

Fantasy Tip: RDLR is still a ways off from a return to the big club, but he is worth keeping around should he be able to return later this summer. He is a big-time strikeouts pitcher when healthy.

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Diamondbacks | Peter O'Brien out again

Mon, 27 Jun 2016 16:00:20 -0700

Arizona Diamondbacks OF Peter O'Brien is not in the starting lineup Monday, June 27. OF Rickie Weeks is starting in left field again and is batting fifth against Philadelphia Phillies SP Vincent Velasquez.

Fantasy Tip: O'Brien and Weeks are splitting time in left field. O'Brien has much more fantasy upside because of his elite power. Weeks is hitting .258 (24-for-93) with four home runs and 10 RBI, and he's a low-end DFS pick when he's starting for the Snakes.

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Diamondbacks | Jake Lamb back in lineup

Sun, 26 Jun 2016 12:19:18 -0700

Arizona Diamondbacks 3B Jake Lamb is in the lineup Sunday, June 26, against Colorado Rockies SP Chad Bettis and will bat fourth. OF Rickie Weeks will start in place of Peter O'Brien in left and hit fifth, while C Chris Herrmann will be behind the plate in place of C Welington Castillo and bat sixth.

Fantasy Tip: Lamb plays primarily against right-handers and has been mashing them for the better part of the season, hitting .310 with 12 homers and 39 RBI in 197 at-bats, although he is only 1-for-12 in his career against Bettis. Weeks is 2-for-2 versus the Rockies' right-hander, but he's a risky bet in any format. Herrmann has been exceptional whenever he's received a chance to play this year and makes for a solid DFS play today as well as a great fill-in for any starting fantasy catcher around the league that is getting the day off.

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Diamondbacks | Several ARI regulars return Saturday

Sat, 25 Jun 2016 10:47:31 -0700

Arizona Diamondbacks OF Yasmany Tomas, C Welington Castillo and SS Nick Ahmed (hip) are back in the starting lineup against Colorado Rockies SP Jorge De La Rosa Saturday, June 25. In addition, INF/OF Brandon Drury will play third base and bat seventh, while 3B Jake Lamb receives the day off.

Fantasy Tip: Tomas has six home runs and 12 RBI during the month of June, including three homers in the past week, making him a viable outfield option in all formats. Castillo, Ahmed and Drury have been mediocre at the plate recently and should not be viewed as great fantasy options this afternoon.

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Diamondbacks | Brad Ziegler earns another save

Sat, 25 Jun 2016 05:20:44 -0700

Arizona Diamondbacks RP Brad Ziegler pitched a scoreless ninth inning against the Colorado Rockies Friday, June 24, to pick up his 16th save of the season.

Fantasy Tip: Ziegler has been pitching well over the last few weeks and had dropped his ERA to 2.43. He should continue to be Arizona's closer and is still a solid starting option in most fantasy leagues.

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Arizona Diamondbacks Player News

Ahmed Nick SS
Ansman Craig C
Araujo Juan OF
Arif Omar P
Arreola Darryl P
Arroyo Mailon 3B
Ayers Joseph SS
Bajenaru Jeff RP
Banda Anthony P
Beam T.J. RP
Bono Kyle P
Borenstein Zach OF
Bourn Michael OF
Bracho Silvino RP
Bradley Archie SP
Bradley J.R. P
Brewer Charles P
Brito Javier 1B
Brito Socrates OF
Brown Breland OF
Bruce Derek SS
Burgos Enrique RP
Capps Matt RP
Carrillo Cesar P
Castillo Welington C
Casto Kory OF
Chafin Andrew SP
Choate Justin P
Cisnero Jose RP
Clay Caleb P
Clevlen Brent OF
Clifford Peter OF
Clippard Tyler RP
Collmenter Josh RP
Corbin Patrick SP
Cordero Remy OF
Cortes Daniel P
Cota Humberto C
Coughlin Sean C
Coutlangus Jon RP
Curreri Frank C
De La Rosa Rubby SP
De La Rosa Winfild P
Delgado Randall SP
Denker Travis 2B
Diaz Miller P
Drury Brandon 3B
Escobar Edwin RP
Espinosa Geremia P
Fields Matt 1B
Figueroa Nelson RP
Fitzgerald Justin P
Flores Raymel INF
Ford Josh C
Frazier Alex OF
Garcia Junior P
Garcia Luis C. OF
Garcia Oswaldo C
Godfrey Graham SP
Godley Zack SP
Goldschmidt Paul 1B
Gorgen Matt P
Gosewisch Tuffy C
Goss Michael OF
Gosselin Phil 2B
Green Kyle 3B
Green Mike P
Greinke Zack SP
Griffin Jonathan 1B
Guzman Francisco P
Hallberg Mark INF
Haniger Mitch OF
Harrington Ian P
Hernandez Gaby P
Hernandez Oscar C
Herrera Josue 3B
Herrmann Chris C
Hiciano Argeny P
Hudson Daniel RP
Jackson Brett OF
Jacobs Mike 1B
Jamieson Sean SS
Jensen Kyle OF
Jimenez Bernardino SS
Johnson D.J. P
Johnson D.J. P
Johnson Mark C
Jones Brent P
Julio Donald RP
Kinsey Christopher P
Koch Matt D. P
Krehbiel Joey P
Kuhn Tyler 2B
Lafferty Brendan P
Lamb Jake 3B
Lang Michael OF
Lara Alexis P
League Brandon RP
Leclair Aric P
Leone Dominic RP
Leonora Ericson OF
Lewis Rommie P
Leyba Domingo INF
Linton Ty OF
Locante Will P
Loewen Adam P
Lopez Yoan SP
Lorin Brett SP
Lucas Ed INF
Lugo Dawel SS
Mahon Reid RP
Mariano Ramon 1B
Marshall Evan RP
Marte Jose P
Martin Billy J. 1B
Martin Dustin OF
Martinez Francis OF
Mateo Wagner OF
Matos Joel P
McAnaney Patrick P
McFeely Shea SS
McWilliams Sam P
Mee Michael OF
Mejia Jefferson P
Melendez Joel OF
Merrill Jr. Ronald SS
Miller Shelby SP
Murillo Agustin 3B
Murray Brad P
Musselman William C
Noriega Gabriel SS
O'Brien Peter OF
Oliver Chris P
Owings Chris 2B
Pack Chris P
Parker Justin SS
Parraz Jordan OF
Pauley David RP
Pena Ramon P
Peralta David OF
Pilittere P.J. C
Pohlman Daniel C
Pollock A.J. OF
Principe Jimmy OF
Ransom Cody 3B
Ray Robbie SP
Reagan Miles P
Reed Jeremy OF
Reinheimer Jack SS
Restovich Michael OF
Reyes Victor OF
Rice Scott RP
Rio Gabriele P
Rivera Juan OF
Rivero Carlos 3B
Roberson Chris OF
Rocha Angel P
Rodriguez Maels P
Rodriguez Rafael RP
Rodriguez Santos P
Rodriguez Victor OF
Rogers Ed INF
Rohlfing Daniel C
Rosales Leo RP
Rosen Mark P
Rumler Elijah SS
Schuster Patrick RP
Segura Jean SS
Seratelli Anthony INF
Sharpe Blake INF
Shipley Braden SP
Sikaras Pete P
Slaats Josh P
Smith Anthony OF
Smith Myles P
Sogard Alex P
Speier Gabe P
Stauffer Tim SP
Stites Matt RP
Stokes Brian RP
Taylor Josh P
Thomas Mark C
Thomson Greg OF
Threets Erick RP
Tomas Yasmany OF
Townsend Marcus OF
Trahan Stryker C
Vajanero Jeff P
Valencia Chris OF
Vasquez Daniel P
Wagner Tyler P
Wald Jake 3B
Wechsler Justin P
Weeks Rickie OF
Wheeler Ryan 3B
Wheeless Evan 1B
Wilson Marcus OF
Winfree David 3B
Woodall Bryan P
Woody Abe P
Ziegler Brad RP

Alston Garvin TO
Bell Mike TO
Butcher Mike PC
Duncan Dave TO
Gebhard Bob GM
Grace Mark TO
Hale Chip MAN
La Russa Tony TO
Magadan Dave TO
McCracken Quinton TO
McKay Dave TO
Minniti Bryan TO
Nevin Phil TO
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Ryan Billy TO
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