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Merrill Kelly allowed one earned run on three hits and two walks while striking out five over five innings in Monday's 3-2 loss to the Cubs.

Fantasy Impact: Despite a strong performance that maintained his excellent early-season form, Kelly's efforts weren't enough to secure a win due to minimal run support. His season ERA now sits impressively at 2.19, complemented by a stellar 0.93 WHIP, indicating his effectiveness in limiting base runners.

Category: Game Recaps

Alek Thomas (hamstring) took eight at-bats in a simulated game. (Source: Theo Mackie on Twitter )

Fantasy Impact: Thomas has still been limited to light jogging due to the hamstring injury. Fantasy managers should expect Thomas to need to progress further before the team sends him out on rehab assignment.

Category: Injury Updates

Paul Sewald (oblique) is scheduled to throw a bullpen session Tuesday. (Source: Theo Mackie on Twitter )

Fantasy Impact: This will mark the closer’s second bullpen session since Saturday. Fantasy managers should expect the team to outline a timeline for a rehab assignment after his bullpen session.

Category: Injury Updates

Eugenio Suarez is back in the lineup for the Arizona Diamondbacks against the Chicago Cubs Monday. (Source: Arizona Diamondbacks on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Suarez returns after sitting out for rest reasons Sunday, starting at third base and batting sixth against the Cubs for manager Torrey Lovullo Monday.

Gabriel Moreno is in the starting lineup for the Arizona Diamondbacks against the Chicago Cubs Monday. (Source: Arizona Diamondbacks on Twitter )

Fantasy Impact: Moreno is back after receiving Sunday’s contest off for rest purposes, batting seventh and starting behind the plate at catcher against the Cubs Monday.

Zac Gallen earns win Sunday

Mon, Apr 15th 3:11am EDT
By Ari Koslow

Zac Gallen allowed four hits over six scoreless innings in a win against the Cardinals.

Fantasy Impact: Gallen added seven strikeouts to two walks on the afternoon. He is now 3-0 this season with a matchup against the Giants up next.

Category: Game Recaps

Lourdes Gurriel Jr. went 2-for-4 with a home run and three RBI in the Diamondbacks' 4-2 victory over the Cardinals.

Fantasy Impact: His performance included a key home run that contributed significantly to the team's win. The 30-year-old has caught fire at the plate of late, collecting hits in each of his last seven games for the Diamondbacks. The slugger continues to provide fantasy managers with an impactful bat as part of a dynamic lineup for manager Torrey Lovullo, batting an impressive .317 with four home runs and 18 runs batted in so far this season.

Category: Game Recaps

Ryne Nelson turned in a solid performance, allowing just one earned run on seven hits while striking out four over six innings in Saturday's 4-2 victory over the Cardinals.

Fantasy Impact: This outing was a much-needed rebound for Nelson, allowing less than three runs for the first time in three starts on the mound for the Diamondbacks. The right-hander will need to continue to turn things around after a rough start on the mound to begin the season for hopeful fantasy managers in need of starting pitching help as the season continues.

Category: Game Recaps

Joc Pederson is back in the lineup for the Arizona Diamondbacks against the St. Louis Cardinals Saturday. (Source: Arizona Diamondbacks on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Pederson returns after sitting out Friday night for manager Torrey Lovullo, occupying the designated hitter spot and batting fifth against the Cardinals Saturday night.

Brandon Pfaadt had a rough outing in Friday's 9-6 loss to the Cardinals.

Fantasy Impact: He allowed six earned runs on seven hits and two walks while striking out four over six innings. The right-hander's struggles on the mound have continued of late, allowing five or more runs in each of his last two starts on the mound for the Diamondbacks. Fantasy managers will need to exude patience with the 25-year-old and monitor his next few starts in hopes Pfaadt will turn things around.

Category: Game Recaps

Eduardo Rodriguez has been shut down from throwing after experiencing tightness in his left shoulder during a recent bullpen session. (Source: Nick Piecoro on Twitter )

Fantasy Impact: Diamondbacks’ manager Torey Lovullo stated the team has paused Rodriguez’s rehab and he will not throw for two weeks potentially. Fantasy managers should expect the left-hander to be out indefinitely as he will need a significant ramp up period.

Category: Injury Updates

Kolten Wong has come to terms on a minor league contract with the Diamondbacks. (Source: Sam Dykstra on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Wong has been assigned to Triple-A Reno where he'll try to earn an opportunity to get back into the big leagues with the defending N.L. Champions. The 33-year-old veteran had a dreadful season at the plate in 2023, posting a .519 OPS with four homers and three steals across 250 plate appearances while spending time with the Mariners and Dodgers. Wong got into 12 games with the Orioles this spring, but he was granted his release after opting out of his contract.

Category: Transactions

Blaze Alexander's performance in the Diamondbacks' 5-3 win over the Rockies on Wednesday showcased why he's quickly becoming a notable name in fantasy circles.

Fantasy Impact: Going 2-for-2 with a home run, an RBI, and a walk, Alexander's ability to contribute across multiple categories was on full display. This outing improved his season batting average to .345 and marked his second home run of the year.

Category: Game Recaps

Kevin Ginkel's latest outing against the Rockies was a mixed bag that somehow ended on a high note, securing a save in the Diamondbacks' 5-3 victory.

Fantasy Impact: Despite allowing a hit and issuing two walks over his inning of work, Ginkel managed to keep the Rockies scoreless, thanks in part to striking out two batters. This performance showcases Ginkel's ability to dance around danger. His season stats, including a 2.84 ERA and a stellar 12.8 K/9, suggest he has the stuff to be a valuable fantasy asset, especially in leagues that reward strikeouts heavily.

Category: Game Recaps

In a performance that could be seen as a step in the right direction, Tommy Henry managed to keep the damage to a minimum in a challenging outing against the Rockies on Wednesday.

Fantasy Impact: Henry's line of 5 innings pitched with 4 hits, 3 walks, and 2 earned runs allowed, complemented by 6 strikeouts, did contribute to the Diamondbacks' 5-3 victory. Despite not factoring into the decision, this outing showed some improvement over his tumultuous start to the season, which includes a bloated 5.79 ERA and a 1.64 WHIP over three starts.

Category: Game Recaps

Ketel Marte is back in the Diamondbacks lineup on Wednesday.

Fantasy Impact: Marte is back leading off at DH after getting the day off on Tuesday for Arizona.

In Monday's 7-5 loss to the Rockies, Corbin Carroll managed to make a modest impact, going 2-for-5 with a stolen base, yet failing to cross the plate or drive in any runs.

Fantasy Impact: Despite the Diamondbacks' inability to secure the win, Carroll's performance offered a glimmer of hope for fantasy managers, particularly those in categories leagues where steals are at a premium. His season batting average now sits at a less-than-ideal .225 through 10 games, underscoring a slow start to the year. However, his ability to get on base and swipe bags (3 stolen bases so far) keeps him relevant in fantasy discussions. His speed will continue to provide a valuable asset in fantasy, especially if he starts finding his way on base more frequently and converting those opportunities into runs.

Category: Game Recaps

Randal Grichuk (ankle) is expected to be activated from the IL prior to Friday's game against the Braves. (Source: John Gambadoro on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Grichuk underwent surgery to remove bone spurs from his ankle back in January. His recovery time did not allow him to fully ramp things up this spring. Now, he is ready to make his regular-season debut with the Diamondbacks after beginning on the IL. Grichuk is expected to mostly be deployed against left-handed pitching.

Category: Injury Updates

Geraldo Perdomo (knee) is considered day-to-day. (Source: Theo Mackie on Twitter )

Fantasy Impact: The Diamondbacks’ infielder was removed from the game after suffering the knee injury rounding first base. Manager Torey Lovullo stated that Perdomo ‘felt a lot of discomfort in his knee.”

Category: Injury Updates

Christian Walker delivered a statement performance in the Diamondbacks' commanding 7-0 victory over the Yankees, showcasing his power and run-producing capabilities.

Fantasy Impact: His outing, highlighted by a home run and a total of three RBIs, not only contributed significantly to the team's win but also bolstered his early-season stats, pushing his batting average to a solid .292. Six games into the season, Walker's ability to drive in runs has been on full display, as evidenced by his eight RBI. Fantasy managers should take note of Walker's potential for power and RBIs, especially given his role in the middle of the Diamondbacks' lineup.

Category: Game Recaps