Mathis went 2-for-3 with a walk and a stolen base in Monday's 6-1 win over the Phillies. With at least one hit in four of his last five starts, Mathis has shown some signs of life at the plate, but his career .196/.253/.307 batting line should temper any enthusiasm about adding him in NL-only leagues. The stolen base is even more of an anomaly than the two hits he notched Monday; it was Mathis' first since June 23, 2012.
Mathis went 0-for-2 with two strikeouts in Thursday's 3-2 win over the Marlins. Mathis is an inferior offensive talent to the Diamondbacks' other two catchers, Chris Iannetta and Chris Herrmann, but he'll continue to serve as the battery mate for Zack Greinke, who has enjoyed a nice renaissance this season due in no small part to Mathis' skills as a receiver and game caller. Unfortunately for Mathis, his abilities on the defensive end aren't easily quantified in the fantasy game, so he might not even be worthy of rostering in NL-only formats.
Mathis is not in the lineup Wednesday against the Mets. Mathis is expected to shoulder much of the load behind the plate with Chris Iannetta (head) sidelined, but he'll take a day off after catching the past two contests. Chris Herrmann will assume catching duties in his stead.
Mathis went 2-for-4 with a two-run homer in Monday's 7-3 win over the Mets. Mathis was making his fourth start in seven games and looks primed to take on the bulk of the duty behind the plate so long as Chris Iannetta (head) remains on the 7-day disabled list. Though Mathis has recorded two hits in both of his last two starts, he's only a .196/.253/.309 career hitter, so it's likely that he'll do more harm than good for fantasy owners while receiving an uptick in at-bats.
Mathis went 0-for-3 with a pair of strikeouts in Tuesday's 7-3 loss to the Tigers. As has been the case throughout his career, Mathis has been a total zero at the dish for the Diamondbacks this season, with Tuesday's 0-for-3 effort dragging his batting average down to .121. Despite the easy out he presents for opposing hurlers, Mathis will continue to get at least a couple of starts most weeks due to his skills as a pitch-framer and game-caller.
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