Varsho batted leadoff and went 2-for-4 with a double in Saturday's 10-3 loss to the Rockies. Varsho extended his hitting streak to four games with multiple hits in the last two. The prospect looked overmatched early on, but Varsho has a respectable .851 OPS over his last 61 at-bats. Like many players in MLB this season, Varsho bypassed Triple-A on the way to his major-league debut. It's unclear if the Diamondbacks feel he can open 2021 in the majors, but he does not appear to have an everyday position waiting for him. Carson Kelly blocks him at catcher, his natural position, and it is questionable whether the organization will trust Varsho as an everyday center fielder after he received exposure to that position only sporadically over the last two seasons.
Varsho isn't in the lineup for the second game of Friday's doubleheader against the Rockies. Varsho reached base three times during Friday's matinee, and he'll take a seat for the second game. Tim Locastro will start in center field.
Varsho batted leadoff and went 0-for-4 with a walk and a caught stealing in Thursday's 7-3 loss to the Angels. Varsho's been a lineup regular since the start of September, but he's primarily batted in the lower third of the batting order. He got the leadoff job Thursday when the Diamondbacks rested Josh Rojas, who recently has become the leadoff hitter against right-handers. Varsho is batting .146 (7-for-48) with a .253 on-base percentage for the month of September.
Varsho went 1-for-4 with a solo home run in Tuesday's victory versus the Angels. Varsho made his only hit in the contest count, slugging a 426-foot shot to right field in the second inning. The versatile rookie is hitting only .152 on the campaign, but he has flashed his potential as a power-speed threat with three homers and three stolen bases across 74 plate appearances.
Varsho started at catcher and went 0-for-3 with a walk and two stolen bases in Sunday's 7-3 loss to the Mariners. After a second-inning walk, Varsho promptly stole second base then third base as part of a double-steal with fellow prospect Pavin Smith. Once again, the Diamondbacks' lineup had a healthy contingent of young players trying to put themselves on the radar for 2021. Varsho's hitting just .145 over 26 games with two home runs, five RBI and three steals.
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