Baseball's most irreplaceable players for 2015
MAR 23, 11:30a ET | Eno Sarris
Rotowire: Aug 10 / 5:56a ET
News: Descalso went 1-for-2 with a solo homer and a walk in Sunday's 6-4 triumph over the Nationals.
Impact: With DJ LeMahieu receiving the afternoon off, Descalso drew the start at second base and smacked one of the three homers given up by Nationals ace Max Scherzer. Descalso is the Rockies' top backup at just about every infield position, but with LeMahieu, Jose Reyes, and Nolan Arenado all locked into everyday roles, Descalso won't have a shot at seeing steady at-bats unless an injury occurs.
Rotowire: Jul 29 / 6:25a ET
News: Descalso hit an RBI double and drew a walk in Tuesday's 7-2 win over the Cubs.
Impact: With Troy Tulowitzki shipped to Toronto in Tuesday's blockbuster trade and new everyday shortstop Jose Reyes yet to join the team, Descalso picked up his second start in as many days. In addition to holding his own at the plate, Descalso made a key defensive play in the seventh inning, leaping to reel in a Kris Bryant line drive to end the frame with two runners on base. After excelling in pinch-hitting duties in between those last two starts, Descalso now has a four-game RBI streak, but look for that to come to an end Wednesday, when Reyes is expected to make his Rockies debut.
Rotowire: Jul 11 / 8:48a ET
News: Descalso hit an RBI triple in the fourth inning of Friday's win over the Braves.
Impact: It was the lone hit of the night for Descalso, who entered the lineup with Troy Tulowitzki receiving the evening off. With the Rockies enjoying generally sound health from their infield this season, Descalso's role as the club's utilityman isn't likely to change in the near future.