C,LF,CF - ARI
Outfielder Daulton Varsho went 2-for-4 with a double, an RBI, and two runs scored as the Diamondbacks defeated the Rockies 8-4 on Sunday.
Varsho tacked on an insurnace run with an RBI double off of Daniel Bard in the eighth inning to put Arizona up 8-4. He also reached with a fielder's choice and a single earlier in the contest, scoring two runs. The intriguing prospect is now hitting .444 over nine at-bats. He's worth keeping eyes on while getting everyday at-bats as he possesses catcher eligibility in Yahoo! leagues.
Diamondbacks prospect Daulton Varsho was called up to the big leagues on Wednesday. With Kole Calhoun and Taylor Widener going on the IL, there was enough roster space to give the highly touted prospect the promotion.
The interesting thing here is that although Varsho is primarily a catcher, with the absence of Calhoun, there are talks of Varsho playing the outfield. This would be intriguing for fantasy managers because the flexibility of having a catcher and outfield eligible player is not easy to come by. He did not have a ton of success in 2020 with his limited 46 plate appearances, but it remains to be seen how the bat will play in 2021.
C/OF Daulton Varsho was optioned to Triple-A Reno Wednesday.
Varsho struggled this spring, hitting .136 with one homer and 13 strikeouts across 17 games. Unable to secure a roster spot, the highly touted prospect was optioned to Triple-A on Wednesday. Varsho could make his return to the big leagues soon if he’s productive in the minors.
Daulton Varsho went 1-for-3 with a triple and run scored vs. the Giants in Monday's Cactus League game.
Varsho started behind the plate in this one and batted seventh. The 24-year-old has now made two appearances at catcher, two at center field, and one as the designated hitter so far this spring. Through 12 at-bats, Varsho is batting .250/.250/.750 with a double, a triple, a home run, and three runs scored. He's an intriguing name for fantasy purposes due to his catcher-eligibility but there's not a guarantee he makes the Opening Day roster. His ability to play in the outfield will help his chances, though, so he's a name to keep an eye on as the regular season approaches. Varsho offers the rare power/speed combination out of the catcher spot.
Daulton Varsho is starting in center field in Saturday's Cactus League matchup against the Rangers.
It's notable for Varsho since he's catcher-eligible on most fantasy platforms. Kole Calhoun's recent injury could give him more opportunities to play the outfield too, which would potentially give Varsho a lot more plate appearances than most catcher-eligible players in fantasy. It's a story to continue monitoring this spring.