Locastro went 4-for-5 with a stolen base and two runs scored in Saturday's win over the Reds. With his swipe in the sixth inning, Locastro broke Tim Raines' major-league record for the most consecutive successful steals to begin a career (28-for-28). Steve Gilbert of MLB.com reports that Locastro's spikes from Saturday's game will be going to the National Baseball Hall of Fame. All four of his hits were singles, but Locastro is off to a nice start as the regular center fielder in the absence of Ketel Marte (hamstring). Locastro has now led off in three consecutive games.
Locastro started in center field, batted leadoff and went 1-for-5 in Thursday's 7-3 loss to the Rockies. Locastro should see a steady flow of at-bats after the Diamondbacks placed Ketel Marte (hamstring) on the injured list Thursday. If Locastro can get on base with any regularity he could become a steady source of steals, but he has just a .238 on-base percentage over his first seven games.
Locastro started in right field and went 0-for-3 in Wednesday's 8-0 loss to Colorado. Locastro was moved to center field late in the game after Ketel Marte departed with a hamstring injury that manager Torey Lovullo described as cramping, per Nick Piecoro of the Arizona Republic. That's not an official diagnosis, so more should be gleaned in the coming days. If Marte misses time, Locastro is the likely fill-in at center field. After a strong spring, Locastro is just 2-for-14 to open the regular season.
Locastro went 1-for-4 with a walk, a run and a stolen base in a loss to San Diego on Friday. A day after drilling a home run as a pinch hitter in his season debut, Locastro started in right field and led off for the Diamondbacks. He reached base on an infield single in the seventh inning and subsequently swiped second base before coming around to score on a Ketel Marte home run. Locastro is now a perfect 27-for-27 on stolen base attempts in his big-league career, highlighting his most valuable skill from a fantasy perspective. The 28-year-old may spend much of the season as a reserve, but his ability to get on base and swipe bags could make him a sneaky play when Arizona faces a left-handed starter.
Locastro went 1-for-2 with a two-run home run in Thursday's 8-7 loss to the Padres. Locastro entered as a pinch hitter for Pavin Smith and tied the game with a two-run shot off lefty Tim Hill in the fifth inning. Locastro stayed in the game and finished up in right field. The Diamondbacks will use a few bodies in right field while Kole Calhoun (knee) begins the season on the injured list. With left-hander Blake Snell hurling Friday, Locastro could start in right field.
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