|2014 Season (CBSSports.com)||605.00||36.00||.245||103.00||91.00||4.00|
|Games Played By Position|
|vs Colorado||25||8||4|| .452|| .840|| .320|
|vs Matzek (Career)||2||1||0|| .500||.667||.500|
|vs LHP||61||16||4|| .348|| .508|| .262|
|08/30/2014||Jonathan Papelbon, RP PHI|
Clayton Kershaw, SP LAD
Mark Trumbo, LF ARI
Yadier Molina, C STL
Kolten Wong, 2B STL
|Cody Asche, 3B PHI|
Dee Gordon, 2B LAD
Tony Watson, RP PIT
A.J. Pierzynski, C STL
Wade Miley, SP ARI
|08/30/2014||Denard Span, CF WAS|
Chris Archer, SP TB
Trevor Rosenthal, RP STL
|Mark Trumbo, LF ARI|
Craig Kimbrel, RP ATL
Justin Verlander, SP DET
|08/29/2014||Mark Trumbo, LF ARI|
Matt Moore, SP TB
|Eric O'Flaherty, RP OAK|
Jorge Soler, RF CHC
|Last 10 Games|
|Power surge coming for Mark Trumbo |
|by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer|
(8/18/14) Call it a hunch.
Mark Trumbo has always been a streaky player. He hit .314 (11 for 35) with five home runs in his first nine games with the Diamondbacks only to hit .130 (6 for 46) with two in his next 12 before going on the DL with a stress fracture in his left foot. That's just one example, of course. The most extreme came in 2012, when he hit .306 with 22 home runs in the first half only to hit .227 with 10 in the second half.
We can agree on that, right? Streaky.
So while some may view his power outage since coming off the DL -- he has only one home run in 108 at-bats -- as cause for alarm, I view it as Trumbo being Trumbo. And I take solace in this: In his last 16 games, he's batting .351 (20 for 57).
Trumbo has never been a singles hitter. When he's hot, he mashes by anyone's standards. So then, he hasn't really gotten hot yet. But he's clearly seeing the ball well; he's clearly putting a good swing on it. We're just catching the first glimpse of what's to come.
Keep the faith, Trumbo owners.
|Mark Trumbo stays hot, drives in two more |
|by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com|
(8/15/14) Diamondbacks first baseman Mark Trumbo reached base three times Thursday, in a 5-4 loss to the Marlins.
Trumbo went 2 for 4 with two RBI, driving one run with each of his hits in the first and third innings. He added a walk and a run scored in the extra-innings loss.
Trumbo has struggled when healthy this season, hitting just .229 with eight home runs in 48 games, but has been turning things around recently. He is hitting .341/.426/.477 with 11 RBI in 44 at-bats in the month of August.
|Mark Trumbo collects first home run since injury Saturday |
|by R.J. White | CBSSports.com|
(8/10/14) Diamondbacks first baseman Mark Trumbo went 2 for 5 with a home run and four RBI in his team's 14-4 win over the Rockies Saturday.
Trumbo hadn't knocked a home run since coming back from his lengthy stay on the disabled list in mid-July before finally getting on the board Saturday. He has pieced together a six-game hitting streak, however. Trumbo owns a .224/.268/.406 line with eight home runs and 30 RBI in 165 at-bats.
|Diamondbacks managing Mark Trumbo's playing time |
|by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com|
(7/21/14) The Diamondbacks are managing outfielder Mark Trumbo's playing time since he returned from a stress fracture in his left foot, reports MLB.com. Trumbo started two of three games in the final series before the All-Star break and the first two games against the Cubs over the weekend.
"It's not an injury concern," manager Kirk Gibson told the website. "It's more of a ... rehab situation where I just didn't think to run him through five days in a row was a smart thing to do."
Trumbo is 3 for 18 with a homer, two RBI and three runs scored since returning from the injury.
|Mark Trumbo to hit fifth in return |
|by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com|
(7/11/14) Diamondbacks outfielder Mark Trumbo will hit fifth Friday against the Giants.
Trumbo has been sidelined since late April with a foot injury. Over 81 at-bats, he's hitting .210 with seven home runs. He'll face off against Tim Lincecum in his return.
|Coming into 2013, the big question surrounding Mark Trumbo was whether his .227 batting average in the second half last year was a consequence of a nagging back issue or a long overdue regression to the mean. After a year in which his batting average, slugging percentage and OPS all declined -- even with an increase in homers -- safe to say the verdict is in. Trumbo is probably the best representation of the all-or-nothing slugger in the game today (apologies to Pedro Alvarez), and his move to Arizona isn't likely to change that. At a time when only 12-15 major-leaguers are likely to hit 30 homers in a given year, he's done it twice in a row, but thanks to some horrendous plate discipline, his .234 batting average ranked 129th among the 140 qualifying hitters last season, and his .294 on-base percentage ranked 132nd. The home runs are worth enough on their own for you to draft him in the early-to-middle rounds and start him every week, whether at first base or the outfield, but he's most definitely an imperfect player. You'll need to figure out some way to compensate for his batting average in Rotisserie leagues.
(Updated 1/6/14) |
|Upcoming 7 Games|
|8/30/14||COL||8:10 pm||Tyler Matzek|
|8/31/14||COL||4:10 pm||Jorge De La Rosa|
|9/1/14||@ SD||4:10 pm||Tyson Ross|
|9/2/14||@ SD||10:10 pm||Odrisamer Despaigne|
|9/3/14||@ SD||10:05 pm||Andrew Cashner|
|9/4/14||@ SD||9:10 pm||Ian Kennedy|
|9/5/14||@ LAD||10:10 pm||Zack Greinke|