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Diamondbacks | Arizona still interested in Cueto

Mon, 30 Nov 2015 10:07:30 -0800

The Arizona Diamondbacks remain interested in signing free-agent SP Johnny Cueto (Royals) after he turned down their six-year, $120 million offer. However, they now realize that Cueto's value is now higher after SP Jordan Zimmermann signed a five-year, $110 million deal with the Detroit Tigers.

Fantasy Tip: Cueto evened himself out in the playoffs with the Royals but was considerably struggling in the second half of last year after his move from the National League to the American League. His fantasy value will likely be higher if he returns to the NL, but it'll be hard to gauge his worth to fantasy owners until he finds a landing spot.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: USA TODAY Sports - Bob Nightengale

Diamondbacks | Johnny Cueto turns down ARI offer

Sun, 29 Nov 2015 20:00:28 -0800

Free-agent SP Johnny Cueto (Royals) turned down a six-year, $120 million offer from the Arizona Diamondbacks, a baseball source said Sunday, Nov. 29. Cueto was 11-13 with a 3.44 ERA in 32 starts for the Cincinnati Reds and Kansas City Royals in 2015.

Fantasy Tip: The Diamondbacks need starting pitching badly, but it doesn't appear Cueto is going to be added to their staff. It's hard to predict his 2016 fantasy value until his landing spot is determined, but he'll be an early-round pick regardless, mainly because of his high strikeout totals.

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Diamondbacks | ARI interested in Johnny Cueto

Sun, 29 Nov 2015 09:50:21 -0800

The Arizona Diamondbacks met with the agent for free-agent SP Johnny Cueto (Royals) last week, according to multiple sources.

Fantasy Tip: Despite Arizona's interest in Cueto, he appears to be a long-shot to end up with the team because he's expected to be out of their price range. The 29-year-old right-hander went 11-13 with a 3.44 ERA in 32 regular-season starts in 2015 and went 2-1 with a 5.40 ERA in four postseason games. Cueto should be drafted in the early rounds of fantasy baseball drafts next spring.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: - Ken Rosenthal

Diamondbacks | ARI signs Kyle Drabek, two others

Mon, 23 Nov 2015 18:52:30 -0800

The Arizona Diamondbacks signed P Kyle Drabek (White Sox), OF Kyle Jensen (Dodgers) and 3B Carlos Rivero (Red Sox) to minor-league contracts Monday, Nov. 23.

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Diamondbacks | Arizona discussed Shelby Miller

Tue, 17 Nov 2015 15:16:35 -0800

The Arizona Diamondbacks had trade talks involving Atlanta Braves SP Shelby Miller, but the talks did not progress, according to sources. The Braves wanted a piece from Arizona's major-league core, and it may have been OF A.J. Pollock, who is under team control for three more years like Miller.

Fantasy Tip: Miller had a heck of a season for Atlanta in 2015, posting an ERA of just 3.02 in 205 1/3 innings, but he was incredibly unlucky and was 6-17 on the year. If any of your league mates dock Miller for his record in 2016 fantasy drafts, be sure to pounce on him to bolster your pitching staff. The best thing for Miller's fantasy value would be to stay in Atlanta.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: - Ken Rosenthal

Diamondbacks | Jeremy Hellickson traded to PHI

Sat, 14 Nov 2015 12:47:47 -0800

Updating a previous report, the Arizona Diamondbacks have traded SP Jeremy Hellickson to the Philadelphia Phillies, in exchange for minor league P Sam McWilliams.

Fantasy Tip: This appears to be a salary dump for the Diamondbacks, who were scheduled to pay Hellickson $6.6 million on the final year of his contract next season. McWilliams is a 20-year-old right-hander who went 0-2 with a 3.27 ERA in seven starts for the Phillies' Rookie-level Gulf Coast League affiliate in 2015 and he is not considered to be a major prospect.

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Diamondbacks | ARI interested in Yovani Gallardo

Wed, 11 Nov 2015 17:27:26 -0800

The Arizona Diamondbacks are one of several teams that have expressed interest in signing free-agent SP Yovani Gallardo (Rangers).

Fantasy Tip: Gallardo went 13-11 with a 3.42 ERA in 33 starts for Texas in 2015 during his first season in the American League. A potential return to the senior circuit would likely provide a boost to the 29-year-old righty's fantasy value.

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Diamondbacks | Arizona discussing Brandon Phillips

Wed, 11 Nov 2015 10:33:54 -0800

The Arizona Diamondbacks are discussing a potential trade for Cincinnati Reds 2B Brandon Phillips that would involve 2B Aaron Hill, according to major league sources. However, Phillips has the right to veto any trade as a player with 10 years of major league service and five with the same team. The discussions haven't been serious yet, though, according to a source. The deal could advance to include more players and financial exchange. Phillips is under contract for $13 million next year but also is due $14 million in 2017, which could be a road block to a deal.

Fantasy Tip: At age 34, Phillips is a declining player that would be leaving one of the best hitting environments in baseball for a more neutral location. He's no longer a lock to hit 15 home runs anymore and probably will struggle to hover around .300 again in 2016.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: - Ken Rosenthal

Diamondbacks | Brad Ziegler has option picked up

Tue, 03 Nov 2015 10:29:59 -0800

Arizona Diamondbacks RP Brad Ziegler had his 2016 option exercised by the team Tuesday, Nov. 3.

Fantasy Tip: Ziegler handled the majority of the Diamondbacks save chances in 2015 and was pretty successful, closing out 30 games with a 1.85 ERA and 0.96 WHIP. However, he struck out just 4.8 hitters per nine innings, so he's not your typical hard-throwing fireman. He'll likely enter the year as Arizona's ninth-inning guy again, but he probably won't have a long leash if he struggles, making him more of a low-end closer option.

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Diamondbacks | ARI will pick up Brad Ziegler option

Sun, 11 Oct 2015 13:43:59 -0700

Arizona Diamondbacks RP Brad Ziegler will have his $5.5 million option picked up for the 2016 season, according to sources.

Fantasy Tip: Ziegler will have fantasy value in most leagues as long as he remains closer. However, the Diamondbacks may be in play for a higher-tier closer like Aroldis Chapman, so you may want to pay attention to this situation.

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

Diamondbacks | Jarrod Saltalamacchia wants to test market

Tue, 06 Oct 2015 01:24:32 -0700

Arizona Diamondbacks C Jarrod Saltalamacchia wants to test the free agent market in search of a starting role, but the Diamondbacks want to bring him back in a platoon with C Welington Castillo.

Fantasy Tip: Saltalamacchia may have better fantasy value seeking a starting job elsewhere, but history suggests he is a catcher who is best served as part of a platoon. If that is the case, Saltalamacchia's fantasy value drops significantly.

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

Diamondbacks | Peter O'Brien to report as catcher

Mon, 05 Oct 2015 11:15:51 -0700

Arizona Diamondbacks C Peter O'Brien will report to spring training next year as a catcher.

Fantasy Tip: O'Brien is one of Arizona's top young talents, and he had four hits (one home run) in 10 at-bats to end the season in his major league debut. He hit .284 (139-for-490) with 26 long balls and 107 RBI at Class AAA Reno. O'Brien played strictly left field with Arizona after being called up, but he's expected to remain as a catcher, which is most useful for his fantasy value next year. He could eventually gain eligibility in the outfield or at first base. O'Brien will be a nice target in two-catcher or NL-only leagues to start.

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Diamondbacks | A.J. Pollock open to extension

Mon, 05 Oct 2015 10:27:06 -0700

Arizona Diamondbacks OF A.J. Pollock is open to a long-term contract extension with the team, and the Diamondbacks are currently exploring it. Pollock has three years of arbitration eligibility left.

Fantasy Tip: Pollock broke out for the D-backs this year with a .315 average (192-for-609) with 20 home runs, 76 RBI, 111 runs scored and 39 stolen bases. As a five-category contributor, he deserves consideration in the early rounds of fantasy drafts next year.

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Diamondbacks | Welington Castillo out of the lineup

Sun, 04 Oct 2015 12:01:44 -0700

Arizona Diamondbacks C Welington Castillo is not in the starting lineup against Houston Astros SP Lance McCullers Sunday, Oct. 4. C Jarrod Saltalamacchia will start at catcher and is batting fifth in the lineup.

Fantasy Tip: Castillo ($3,600, 7.2% of cap) played well after joining Arizona and should have fantasy value next season. Saltalamacchia ($4,200, 8.4% of cap) is hitting .224 this season and is not the best option for owners.

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Diamondbacks | Paul Goldschmidt leaves the yard

Sun, 04 Oct 2015 06:21:09 -0700

Arizona Diamondbacks 1B Paul Goldschmidt went 2-for-3 with a solo home run during Arizona's 6-2 loss to the Houston Astros Saturday, Oct. 3.

Fantasy Tip: It was Goldschmidt's ($6,100, 12.2% of cap) 32nd home run of the season and his sixth since Tuesday, Sept. 1. For the year, the first baseman owns a .997 OPS with 101 runs and 108 RBI, and he remains a top-tier bat in all fantasy formats. He'll again be one of the top picks in drafts next spring.

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Ahmed Nick SS
Anderson Chase SP
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
Blair Aaron SP
Bono Kyle P
Borenstein Zach OF
Bortnick Tyler 2B
Bradley Archie SP
Bradley J.R. P
Brito Javier 1B
Brito Socrates OF
Brown Breland OF
Bruce Derek SS
Burgos Enrique RP
Buss Nick OF
Carrillo Cesar P
Castillo Welington C
Casto Kory OF
Chafin Andrew SP
Choate Justin P
Clay Caleb P
Clevlen Brent OF
Clifford Peter OF
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
Diaz Isan 2B
Diaz Miller P
Drabek Kyle SP
Drury Brandon 3B
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
Griffin Jonathan 1B
Guzman Francisco P
Hallberg Mark INF
Haniger Mitch OF
Harrington Ian P
Hayes Brett C
Hernandez Gaby P
Hernandez Oscar C
Herrera Josue 3B
Herrmann Chris C
Hessler Keith P
Hiciano Argeny P
Hill Aaron 2B
Hudson Daniel SP
Inciarte Ender OF
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
Lalli Blake C
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
Lugo Dawel SS
Mahon Reid RP
Mariano Ramon 1B
Marks Justin SP
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
Murillo Agustin 3B
Murray Brad P
Musselman William C
O'Brien Peter C
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
Punto Nick 2B
Ransom Cody 3B
Ray Robbie SP
Reagan Miles P
Reed Jeremy OF
Reinheimer Jack SS
Restovich Michael OF
Reyes Victor OF
Reynolds Matt 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
Rosales Leo RP
Rosen Mark P
Rumler Elijah SS
Schugel A.J. P
Schuster Patrick RP
Seratelli Anthony INF
Sharpe Blake INF
Shipley Braden SP
Sikaras Pete P
Slaats Josh P
Smith Anthony OF
Smith Myles P
Sogard Alex P
Stites Matt RP
Stokes Brian RP
Swanson Dansby SS
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
Wald Jake 3B
Wechsler Justin P
Wheeler Ryan 3B
Wheeless Evan 1B
Wilson Marcus OF
Winfree David 3B
Woodall Bryan P
Woody Abe P
Worth Danny SS
Ziegler Brad RP

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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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