Daulton Varsho Stats
- Height / Weight
- 5' 10" / 190 lbs.
- Date of Birth (Age)
- 7/2/1996 (24)
Daulton Varsho Season Stats
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Daulton Varsho News
The Arizona Diamondbacks have optioned outfielder/catcher Daulton Varsho to Triple-A. The move was made as a corresponding move to the activation of catcher Carson Kelly (toe) from the 10-day injured list. Varsho has struggled significantly at the plate this year. Over 19 games, he has slashed .171/.227/.244 without hitting a home run. He wasn't much better during his first stint in the Majors last year, slashing .188/.287/.366 over 37 games. There's a good chance we'll see him back in the Majors later this year, but the Diamondbacks may want to give him a good amount of time to come around at Triple-A first.
Arizona Diamondbacks outfielder Daulton Varsho has had a rough 2021 campaign since his call-up in late April. Over 17 games, he's slashing .200/.243/.286 with two RBI and five runs. He's yet to hit his first home run of the year. Varsho showed great plate discipline as well as some power and stolen base potential in the minors. Over 108 games at Double-A in 2019, he hit 18 home runs and walked 42 times while striking out just 63 times. He also stole 21 bases over that stretch. Varsho showed a hint of his potential in his first trip to the Majors last year, hitting three home runs and stealing three bases over 37 games, but he's still clearly yet to find his comfort zone in the Majors. He can be left on waivers in all season-long leagues at this point. Hold onto him in dynasty formats.
The Arizona Diamondbacks called up catcher/outfielder Daulton Varsho and pitcher Riley Smith from the alternate training site on Wednesday after the team placed outfielder Kole Calhoun (hamstring) and pitcher Taylor Widener (groin) on the 10-day injured list. Varsho, who is primarily a catcher, could see more time in the outfield with Calhoun sidelined with an injury. The 24-year-old hit just .188/.287/.366 with three home runs, nine RBI and three stolen bases in 37 games in his major league debut in 2020, but he could be intriguing for fantasy purposes in two-catcher leagues because of his outfielder and catching eligibility. Smith allowed three runs on six hits over four innings to take the loss against the San Diego Padres on Wednesday. The 26-year-old right-hander should get another start for the Snakes, but he's not of much interest to fantasy managers.
Arizona Diamondbacks catcher/outfielder Daulton Varsho will be ready this year to prove why he was considered one of the top catching prospects entering the 2020 season as he looks to shake off his poor debut campaign. Spending more time in the outfield than behind the plate, Varsho slashed .188/.287/.366 over 37 games, and while his 28.7 percent strikeout rate was higher than his career mark in the minors, his 10.4 percent walk rate was a positive sign in an otherwise rough year. He also seemed to heat up slightly at the plate late in the season, slashing .197/.291/.408 in the month of September. Looking at some of his advanced metrics there are indicators that he could be poised to make a solid impact in fantasy in 2021. His 11.1 percent HR/FB rate matched up with his career mark in the minors, and his 18.4 degree launch angle ranked him in the top 50 in the league among batters with at least 100 plate appearances. Varsho has shown 15 homer, 15 steal potential throughout his career in the minors, which is what managers should expect him to reach in 2021, making him a solid add at his current ADP of 163.