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Luke Weaver (1-9) allowed five runs (four earned) over five innings and took the loss against Colorado on Sunday. He struck out six.

Fantasy Impact: Weaver picked up an MLB-high ninth loss, capping off a disappointing year. After an injury-shortened, yet solid season in 2019, Weaver was largely ineffective this year. He finishes the season with a 6.58 ERA and 1.56 WHIP in 52 innings.

Category: Game Recaps

David Peralta went a combined 4-for-7 with a walk, a double, three RBI, and a run scored over both ends of Friday's doubleheader against the Rockies.

Fantasy Impact: Peralta extended his hitting streak to five games and has hit safely in nine of his last 10 games. In September, he is batting .352 with three homers, five doubles, and 11 RBI in 18 games.

Category: Game Recaps

Pavin Smith went 1-for-5 with two walks and a solo homer in both ends of Friday's doubleheader against the Rockies.

Fantasy Impact: Smith launched his first big league homer in the fifth inning of game 2. Smith has hit safely in eight of 10 games played, and posted a .294/.350/.442 slash line in his introduction to the majors.

Category: Game Recaps

Tim Locastro went 3-for-3 with a walk, two RBI, two runs scored and was hit by a pitch Friday against the Rockies.

Fantasy Impact: Locastro reached base an impressive five times Friday. Locastro has been largely overlooked as the Diamondbacks take a closer look at Daulton Varsho and Pavin Smith. This was Locastro's second start in 11 games.

Category: Game Recaps

Taylor Clarke (3-0) earned the win in the second game of Friday's doubleheader with the Rockies. He allowed four runs on six hits and three walks while striking out five in five innings.

Fantasy Impact: Clarke allowed four runs in the first two innings, but settled down after that. He has shifted between the rotation and bullpen this season, and is unlikely to pitch for the remainder of 2020.

Category: Game Recaps

Josh VanMeter went 1-for-4 with a three-run homer in Friday's win over Colorado.

Fantasy Impact: VanMeter lifted a three-run shot in the second inning. Over his last 10 games, he is struggling to a .188 average in a reserve role for Arizona.

Category: Game Recaps

Christian Walker went 2-for-4 with a two-run home run and two runs in Game 1 of Friday's doubleheader with the Rockies.

Fantasy Impact: Walker started the scoring off Friday with his homer in the bottom of the third, his first since September 8. Walker now has a .819 OPS with seven homers and 34 RBI this season.

Category: Game Recaps

Stefan Crichton tossed just one-third of a scoreless inning against the Rockies on Friday, earning him his fifth save.

Fantasy Impact: Crichton has been excellent as Arizona's primary closer, and now has had seven consecutive scoreless outings. He's posted a 2.42 ERA and 1.19 WHIP in 26 innings this year.

Category: Game Recaps

Zac Gallen (3-2) tossed six scoreless innings, earning the win Friday against the Rockies. He allowed five hits and two walks while striking out 10.

Fantasy Impact: Gallen finished the season strong, earning wins in his final two starts. The youngster finishes the 2020 season with a 2.75 ERA and 84:25 K:BB over 72 innings.

Category: Game Recaps

According to Diamondbacks reporter Zach Buchanan, Eduardo Escobar reported to summer camp overweight. Manager Torey Lovullo expressed concern and wanted it to change since it possibly affected his rotational mobility. (Source: Zach Buchanan on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: On the season, Escobar has four home runs, 21 runs, 18 RBI, and one steal with a .204 batting average. Be hesitant and monitor his 2021 ADP after many expected Escobar to regress in 2020.

Category: Transactions

Carson Kelly went 2-for-4 with two RBI in Wednesday's win over Texas.

Fantasy Impact: Kelly followed up a big night with another multi-hit performance on Wednesday. While many were expecting a breakout season for the young catcher, Kelly has struggled mightily to the tune of a .207 average with 17 RBI and a .617 OPS in 116 at-bats.

Category: Game Recaps

Wyatt Mathisen went 2-for-4 with two home runs and three RBI in Wednesday's win over Texas.

Fantasy Impact: Mathisen surprised with a big game on Wednesday, ripping two home runs, his firsts of the season. The youngster has been otherwise underwhelming, posting a .182 batting average with a .735 OPS in 22 at-bats.

Category: Game Recaps

Alex Young allowed three runs on six hits and one walk across five innings against the Rangers on Wednesday. He struck out five.

Fantasy Impact: Young has done a decent job as a fill-in starter for the Diamondbacks this season, posting a 5.44 ERA and 39 strikeouts in 46.1 innings (seven starts). The young lefty likely doesn't have any long-term appeal in fantasy. He may get one more start in 2020 before the end of the regular season.

Category: Game Recaps

Caleb Smith allowed one hit and three walks over four scoreless innings against the Rangers on Tuesday. He struck out two.

Fantasy Impact: This was Smith's longest start of the year, but still failed to qualify for the win. He's amassed a 3.00 ERA and 1.50 WHIP in 12 innings this season. He'll get one more start against the Rockies on Sunday.

Category: Game Recaps

The Diamondbacks activated Ketel Marte (wrist) off the 10-day IL. (Source: Arizona Diamondbacks on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Marte has been sidelined for a little under two weeks with inflammation in his wrist. It's been a let down season for the 26-year-old following a breakout campaign in 2019. Marte has two homers and a .731 OPS in 40 games this year.

Category: Injury Updates

Nick Ahmed went 1-for-3 with a solo home run in Sunday's loss to Houston.

Fantasy Impact: Ahmed has been largely disappointing offensively this season, posting a .265 batting average with five homers and 25 RBI. Ahmed is definitely a defense-first shortstop, and hasn't harbored much fantasy attention, for good reason.

Category: Game Recaps

Madison Bumgarner did not factor into the decision in Sunday's loss to Houston. He tossed five scoreless innings while allowing two hits and one walk. He struck out seven.

Fantasy Impact: Bumgarner showed flashes of his former self for the first time this season on Sunday, spinning five scoreless innings while recording seven punch-outs. Diamondbacks fans should be very pleased with this performance, as he's been otherwise dreadful this season.In eight starts (36.2 innings), he has a 7.35 ERA, 1.58 WHIP, and 26 strikeouts. His final start of 2020 is likely to come Saturday against the Rockies at home.

Category: Game Recaps

Kole Calhoun went 2-for-4 with a solo home run in Saturday's loss to the Astros.

Fantasy Impact: Calhoun took Christian Javier deep in the second inning for his 15th home run of the season. On the season, Calhoun is slashing .231/.345/.550 with 36 RBI and 31 runs scored in 203 plate appearances.

Category: Game Recaps

Daulton Varsho went 1-for-4 with a solo home run in Tuesday's win over the Angels.

Fantasy Impact: Varsho went deep in the second inning for his third homer of the season. He's shown flashes of versatility, chipping in three steals as well, but is batting just .152 in his rookie campaign.

Category: Game Recaps

Jake Lamb signs with A's

Mon, Sep 14th 2:42pm EDT
By Brendan Tuma

The Oakland A's have signed Jake Lamb to a one-year deal. (Source: Susan Slusser on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Lamb was DFA'd by the Diamondbacks last week but found a new home rather quickly. He certainly isn't on the fantasy radar down the stretch but he can function as depth for the contending A's.

Category: Transactions