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Daniel Descalso
Birthdate: 10/19/1986 (30 y, 5 m, 8 d)     Bats/Throws: L/R     Height/Weight: 5-10/190     Position: 2B/3B/SS
Drafted: 2007 June Amateur Draft - Round: 3, Pick: 18, Overall: 112, Team: St. Louis Cardinals
Contract: $1.5M / 1 Years (2017) + 1 Option Years
RotoWire News: Descalso is hitting .296 with two home runs in 27 at-bats in Cactus League play and appears poised to open the season as a utility option in Arizona. (3/25/2017)
Profiles:  2012  2013  2014  2015  2016  2017  (Click Year to Expand / Close)
Profile: Descalso put up career power numbers in 2016, hitting eight homers in fewer than 300 plate appearances, good for a .160 isolated slugging percentage. While that prorates to 16 homers over a full season, a reasonable bounty from a middle infielder, we can't ignore the playing time constraints. Descalso has never amassed even 500 plate appearances in a single season, coming closest in 2012 with 426 as a member of the Cardinals. Descalso does some things well. He walks a lot but also strikes out just often enough to render his plate discipline unremarkable. The increase in power was nice to see, but in this new offensive environment, it's hardly a standout tool. His infield defense won't win him any playing time and, while advanced metrics liked him in the outfield, he lacks the power to justify a starting corner outfield spot. No reason to draft or roster Descalso in 2017. (Rylan Edwards)

The Quick Opinion: Descalso holds no real fantasy value in 2017. He's a part-time player with few standout tools.

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