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The Diamondbacks have exercised their $5.25 million club option on pitcher Merrill Kelly. (Source: AZCentral.com)

Fantasy Impact: Kelly, 33, went 7-11 with a 4.44 ERA, 4.11 FIP, and 2.4 fWAR through 27 starts in 2021. He added a 7.41 K/9 and 2.34 BB/9 rate. The right-hander's season was cut short due to thoracic outlet syndrome surgery, but he should be good to go for 2022.

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RHP Humberto Mejia took a no-decision on Sunday when he allowed four runs (three earned), six hits, one walk, and five strikeouts over 4 2/3 innings in the D-Backs 5-4 win over the Rockies.

Fantasy Impact: Mejia put up one of his better starts of the year on Sunday, punching out five batters over his 4 2/3 innings. He finishes the year with a lackluster 7.25 ERA, 1.84 WHIP, and 20 punch outs over 22 1/3 innings.

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First baseman Christian Walker went 1-for-4 with a two-run homer and a strikeout as the Diamondbacks lost to the Rockies 9-7 on Friday.

Fantasy Impact: Walker knocked his 10th homer of the year, a two-run shot, as part of the D-Backs' seven-run third inning. It was the veteran first baseman's only hit of the contest. Walker has been a letdown overall this year with a .240/.312/.372 batting line to go along with 10 home runs and 45 RBI over 392 at-bats.

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Outfielder Ketel Marte went 2-for-4 with a solo home run and a strikeout as the Diamondbacks lost to the Rockies 9-7 on Friday.

Fantasy Impact: Marte swatted his 14th homer of the year off Jon Gray in the bottom of the third inning. The 27-year-old has been one of the few bright spots for the struggling D-Backs this year. He's slashing .317/.378/.530 with 14 home runs, 48 RBI, and two stolen bases over 334 at-bats.

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RHP Humberto Castellanos took a no-decision on Friday when he allowed six runs on nine hits with one walk and four strikeouts over 5 2/3 innings in the D-Backs' 9-7 loss to the Rockies.

Fantasy Impact: Castellanos and the D-Backs were rolling through the first five innings on Friday. Castellanos even helped his own cause with a three-run homer of his own during the contest and looked primed to earn the win. But he melted down in the sixth inning, allowing six earned runs en route to a no-decision. The 23-year-old mow owns a 4.93 ERA, 1.38 WHIP, and 29:15 K/BB ratio over 45 2/3 innings.

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Catcher Carson Kelly went 2-for-5 with an RBI, a run scored, and a strikeout as the Diamondbacks lost to the Giants 5-4 on Thursday.

Fantasy Impact: Kelly put the Diamondbacks on the board with an RBI single in the top of the first inning. He would go on to score later in the inning and reach base again with another single later in the contest. The 27-year-old backstop is now slashing .235/.340/.406 with 13 home runs and 44 RBI over 298 at-bats.

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Catcher/outfielder Daulton Varsho went 1-for-4 with a double, a run scored, a walk, and a strikeout as the D-Backs lost to the Giants 5-4 on Thursday.

Fantasy Impact: Varsho swatted his 17th double of the season on Thursday. He also reached base with a walk and scored a run. The 25-year-old backstop/outfielder has had his ups and downs this season but there is real promise here. He's slashing .244/.319/.443 with 11 home runs, 36 RBI, and six stolen bases over 271 at-bats.

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LHP Madison Bumgarner took a no-decision on Thursday when he allowed four runs on eight hits with four strikeouts over five innings in the D-Backs' 5-4 to the Giants.

Fantasy Impact: Mad Bum had a so-so game against his former team, surrendering runs in the first, third, and fourth innings. A two-run homer off the bat of Brandon Crawford was the big blow. Bumgarner didn't end up factoring into the decision as the score was tied at 4-4 when he exited the ball game. He finishes the 2021 season with a lackluster 7-10 record, 4.67 ERA, 1.18 WHIP, and 124:39 K/BB ratio over 146 1/3 innings (26 starts). His best days are behind him at this stage in his career.

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Outfielder David Peralta went 0-for-2 with a sacrifice fly, one RBI, and one walk in the D-Backs' 6-4 loss to the Giants on Tuesday.

Fantasy Impact: Peralta was hitless in this contest, only reaching base with a walk, but he was able to drive in a run with a sacrifice fly in the top of the eighth inning. It's been a disappointing season for the veteran outfielder, who's slated to finish with his worse batting average, on-base percentage, and slugging percentage since 2016. Overall, he's got a .257/.324/.402 batting line with eight home runs, 61 RBI, and two stolen bases over 478 at-bats.

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Infielder/outfielder Josh Rojas went 1-for-4 with a double, a sacrifice fly, one RBI, one run, and a strikeout in a 6-4 loss to the Giants on Tuesday.

Fantasy Impact: Rojas put the D-Backs on the board in the third inning with a sacrifice fly. He also doubles in the contest and scored a run. The dynamic 27-year-old is slashing .248/.329/.373 with 13 home runs, 61 RBI, and 14 stolen bases over 672 at-bats.

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RHP Luke Weaver took a no-decision on Tuesday when he allowed one run on three hits with four walks and six strikeouts over four innings in a 6-4 loss to the Giants.

Fantasy Impact: Weaver lacked control on Tuesday, walking four batters, but was able to limit the Giants' high-powered offense. He only allowed one run, a bases-loaded walk to Mike Yastrzemski in the first inning. The so-so outing gives Weaver a 4.25 ERA, 1.19 WHIP, and 62 punchouts over 65 2/3 innings on the year. He'll get the Rockies at home in his final start of the year.

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Outfielder Kole Calhoun went 2-for-4 with a solo home run and a strikeout as the Diamondbacks lost to the Dodgers on Friday.

Fantasy Impact: Calhoun slugged his fifth homer of the year in the bottom of the sixth inning for his only hit of the ball game. The oft-injured outfielder has put together a .240/.303/.393 slash line with five home runs and 15 RBI over 150 at-bats this season.

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Diamondbacks infielder Nick Ahmed (shoulder) is not playing against the Dodgers on Friday. (Source: MLB.com)

Fantasy Impact: Ahmed has been out since last Friday. Through 129 games this season, he is slashing .221/.280/.339 with 38 RBI, 34 walks, and 104 strikeouts.

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Third baseman Josh VanMeter went 2-for-3 with a walk and was caught stealing in the Diamondbacks' 6-1 loss to the Braves on Tuesday.

Fantasy Impact: VanMeter was one of three Diamondbacks to collect multiple hits but none of them accounted for much as they could only muster one run against the Braves. He also reached base with a walk but was caught trying to steal second. The 26-year-old is now slashing .208/.301/.352 with five home runs, 33 RBI, and two stolen bases over 250 at-bats.

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Outfielder Pavin Smith went 1-for-4 with a solo home run and a strikeout as the Diamondbacks lost to the Astros 7-6 on Sunday.

Fantasy Impact: Smith put the D-Backs on the board in the top of the third inning with a solo home run off Zack Greinke. It was his only hit of the contest and his 11th bomb of the season. The rookie is now slashing .265/.324/.406 with 11 home runs, 47 RBI, and one stolen base over 471 at-bats.

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RHP Zac Gallen took a no-decision on Sunday when he allowed four runs on five hits with one walk and seven strikeouts over six innings as the D-Backs lost to the Astros 7-6.

Fantasy Impact: Most of the damage against Gallen came in the first inning when he allowed a three-run homer to Carlos Correa. Kyle Tucker would add an RBI double in the fourth inning but Gallen held the Astros in check other than that. He punched out seven and only walked one. The 26-year-old now owns a 4.53 ERA, 1.32 WHIP, and 125:45 K/BB ratio over 109 1/3 innings (21 starts). He'll take on the Dodgers at home in his final start of the year.

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RHP Tyler Clippard earned the save on Saturday when he allowed one unearned run on one hit with a walk in the D-backs extra-innings victory over the Astros.

Fantasy Impact: Clippard came out to pitch the bottom of the 10th inning with the D-Backs holding a 6-3 lead. He promptly served up an RBI single to Jason Castro, scoring the ghost runner on second. He also walked Alex Bregman but was able to hold the Astros down from there. It was the veteran reliever's sixth save of the year. He pairs that with a 2.79 ERA and 1.19 WHIP across 19 1/3 innings.

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Henry Ramos drives in two runs

Thu, Sep 16th 12:58pm EDT
By Jon Mathisen

Outfielder Henry Ramos went 1-for-4 with two RBI and two strikeouts in the Diamondbacks' 5-3 loss to the Dodgers on Wednesday.

Fantasy Impact: Ramos put the D-Backs on the board in the top of the fourth inning with a two-run single off Julio Urias. The single gave the D-Backs the early advantage, which they would not hold on to. The 29-year-old is slashing .250/.308/.417 with one home run and six RBI through his first eight games.

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Tyler Gilbert allowed two runs on two hits and a walk while striking out two across 5 1/3 innings during Sunday's 5-4 win over the Mariners.

Fantasy Impact: Gilbert's lone mistakes Sunday were two pitches that went for solo home runs. Regardless, the 27-year-old recorded his second win of the year and now owns a 3.15 ERA. Gilbert's next start is scheduled to take place in Houston.

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The D'Backs are promoting 1B Seth Beer prior to Friday's game against the Mariners. (Source: Arizona Republic)

Fantasy Impact: Beer is a former first-round pick of the Astros who was acquired in the Zack Greinke trade back in 2019. The 24-year-old hit .287 with a .909 OPS, 16 homers, and 33 doubles in 100 games at Triple-A this season. He's a name to keep in mind in deeper leagues for now.

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