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Apr 21, 2024 2 1 0 2 5
Apr 19, 2024 2 2 0 3 8.5
Apr 18, 2024 0 0 0 0
Apr 17, 2024 0 0 0 0
Apr 16, 2024 0 0 0 0

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Player Outlook
Every year, there is a player whose playoff exploits overshadow his regular season. In 380 regular season plate appearances, Gabriel Moreno swatted seven homers. In 70 postseason trips to the dish, he clubbed four dingers. Perhaps the best approach is evaluating 2024 is combining the two, yielding 11 long balls in 450 plate appearances. In those 70 plate appearances, Moreno continued to hit a preponderance of ground balls, he just happened to drive a cluster of fly balls out of the yard. However, the high ground ball rate, combined with a nine-point jump to a 41.8 percent hard hit rate supports a high BABIP, which is Moreno's primary asset; a couple more homers is a bonus. He did strike out more last season, but his 19.7 percent mark was still below average, especially for a catcher. Moreno's pitch presentation is below average, but he's otherwise outstanding behind the plate, which should result in bell cow level of playing time. Moreno is in play for those favoring to pay for a solid catcher, just don't overpay for four playoff homers.

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2024 46.52.4 8 11 10 .263
2023 226.52 33 7 50 29 6 .285
2022 431.7 10 1 7 4 .319
3y Avg. 902 14 3 19 11 2 .292
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  • Diamondbacks' Gabriel Moreno: Two hits, two RBI in win

    Moreno went 2-for-3 with a walk, two RBI and a run scored in Sunday's 5-3 win over the Giants. Moreno made his big splash in the top of the sixth inning, driving in two runs with a one-out single, giving Arizona a 3-2 lead. He later added another base knock in the top of the ninth, coming around to score on a double from Kevin Newman. Moreno is has now produced back-to-back two-hit performances, raising his batting average to .263 with 11 RBI and eight runs scored over 57 at-bats in 19 games this season.
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  • Diamondbacks' Gabriel Moreno: In Thursday's lineup

    Moreno (thumb) will start at catcher and bat sixth in Thursday's game against the Giants. Moreno hadn't started either of the Diamondbacks' previous two games due to a bruised right thumb, but he had been included in the initial lineup Wednesday before being scratched. He ended up appearing as a pinch hitter in Wednesday's 5-3 loss to the Cubs, and he now looks like he'll be ready to not only hit but also play defense in Thursday's series opener.
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  • Diamondbacks' Gabriel Moreno: Enters as pinch hitter

    Moreno (thumb) entered Wednesday's game in the ninth inning as a pinch hitter and went 0-for-1 in a 5-3 loss to the Cubs. Moreno was scratched from the lineup the last two games due to the injury. That he pinch hit for his replacement, Tucker Barnhart, and could have entered the game had Arizona tied it up in the ninth, suggests manager Torey Lovullo was comfortable with the thought of Moreno catching. He could rejoin the starting nine Thursday in San Francisco.
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  • Diamondbacks' Gabriel Moreno: Scratched from lineup again

    Moreno (thumb) was scratched from the Diamondbacks' lineup ahead of Wednesday's contest against the Cubs, Alex Weiner of ArizonaSports.com reports. Moreno had been slated to rejoin the lineup after not starting in Tuesday's 12-11 extra-inning win due to a right thumb contusion, but he's been scratched for the second day in a row. He entered Tuesday's contest as a defensive replacement, but evidently swinging a bat still remains an issue. Consider the catcher day-to-day for the time being. Tucker Barnhart will once again fill in behind the plate.
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  • Diamondbacks' Gabriel Moreno: Scratched Tuesday

    Moreno was scratched from the Diamondbacks' lineup ahead of Tuesday's game versus the Cubs due to a right thumb contusion, Alex Weiner of ArizonaSports.com reports. Moreno bruised his thumb on a wild pitch during Monday's contest, and the damage is apparently severe enough to keep him from playing Tuesday. While he recovers, Tucker Barnhart will enter to play catcher and bat ninth.
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  • Diamondbacks' Gabriel Moreno: Getting breather Wednesday

    Moreno is not in the lineup for Wednesday's game in Colorado. Moreno nearly doubled his season hit total with four base knocks in Tuesday's 3-2 win, but the Diamondbacks and Rockies are playing a day game after a night game, so Arizona's top catcher will get a break. Tucker Barnhart will form a battery with starting pitcher Tommy Henry on Wednesday.
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  • Diamondbacks' Gabriel Moreno: Four-hit night

    Moreno went 4-for-5 with a pair of doubles in Tuesday's 3-2 win over the Rockies. With two regulars resting, Moreno was moved up to second in the order and delivered his first multi-hit game since Opening Day. The Diamondbacks' primary catcher is slashing .250/.357/.389 over 11 games (nine starts).
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  • Diamondbacks' Gabriel Moreno: Takes seat Sunday

    Moreno is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against Atlanta. Moreno will rest for the afternoon game after he was behind the dish for both of the Diamondbacks' first two contests in Atlanta while going 1-for-9 with a walk and an RBI. Tucker Barnhart will handle catching duties in the series finale.
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  • Diamondbacks' Gabriel Moreno: Idle Wednesday

    Moreno is out of the lineup for Wednesday's game against the Yankees. Moreno will get a respite after he was behind the dish for both of the last two days, with Tucker Barnhart checking in for him at catcher. The young backstop is hitting .211 with four runs and five RBI through Arizona's first six games.
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  • Diamondbacks' Gabriel Moreno: Knocks in three runs in rout

    Moreno went 2-for-5 with a double, two runs and three RBI against the Rockies in Thursday's 16-1 Opening Day victory. All of Moreno's production came in Arizona's 14-run third inning, during which the backstop recorded a run-scoring single and a two-run double. The 24-year-old dealt with a back injury in spring training but appears back to full health to begin the regular season. He's locked in as the Diamondback's primary catcher after slashing .284/.339/.408 with seven homers, 50 RBI and six steals during his first full big-league campaign last year.
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  • Diamondbacks' Gabriel Moreno: Returns to lineup Monday

    Moreno (back) will start at catcher and bat second in Monday's Cactus League game versus the Athletics, Alex Weiner of ArizonaSports.com reports. The Diamondbacks wound up giving Moreno an additional day to recover from his lower-back tightness, but he's back behind the plate Monday for the first time in a week. Moreno has had a productive spring, going 4-for-17 with one home run and a 2:3 K:BB over seven contests.
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  • Diamondbacks' Gabriel Moreno: Expected back in lineup Sunday

    Moreno (back) is expected to return to the Diamondbacks' lineup Sunday against the Angels, Theo Mackie of The Arizona Republic reports. Moreno has been unavailable for a couple days with lower-back tightness but has evidently made enough progress that his return to action is imminent. The young catcher is 4-for-17 with one home run and a 2:3 K:BB over 20 plate appearances for Arizona this spring.
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  • Diamondbacks' Gabriel Moreno: Logs two extra-base hits

    Moreno went 2-for-3 with a double, a home run and two RBI in Sunday's spring game against the Brewers. After going 1-for-7 over his first three Cactus League games, Moreno made an impact with his bat the fourth time out. He also threw out a runner attempting to steal. Moreno is on track to open the season as Arizona's primary catcher.
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  • Diamondbacks' Gabriel Moreno: Batting third in Game 3

    Moreno is batting third in Game 3 of the NLCS on Thursday against the Phillies. Moreno has posted an .889 OPS through 25 plate appearances this postseason while holding down the No. 5 spot in the Diamondbacks' lineup. Facing an 0-2 series deficit, Arizona will boost the 23-year-old catcher a bit higher for Game 3 versus the Phillies and left-hander Ranger Suarez. Tommy Pham is hitting fifth Thursday.
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  • Diamondbacks' Gabriel Moreno: Back in lineup for Game 1

    Moreno (wrist) will start at catcher and bat fifth Monday in Game 1 of the Diamondbacks' National League Championship Series matchup with the Phillies, Alex Weiner of ArizonaSports.com reports. Moreno exited Arizona's Game 4 and series-clinching win over the Dodgers in the National League Division Series last week after a foul tip caught him on the right hand/wrist. Fortunately for Moreno, X-rays came back negative, and he's ready to go for the NLCS after taking batting practice Sunday without issue. Moreno has popped three home runs and driven in six runs in five contests so far this postseason.
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  • Diamondbacks' Gabriel Moreno: X-rays negative

    Moreno said Wednesday that X-rays on his right wrist came back negative, Sam Blum of The Athletic reports. Moreno was pulled from Game 4 of the NLDS after getting hit in the hand/wrist area on a bunt attempt, but it appears he managed to escape with only a bruise. The 23-year-old backstop will get four days to recover before the D-backs face Atlanta or Philadelphia in the NLCS.
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  • Diamondbacks' Gabriel Moreno: In lineup for Game 1

    Moreno (head) is starting at catcher and batting fifth Saturday against the Dodgers in Game 1 of the NLDS. Moreno made an early exit from Game 2 of the NL Wild Card Series after getting hit in the head by a backswing, but he never had to enter concussion protocol and has been deemed fit to start the NLDS opener. Moreno went 1-for-5 with a homer and a walk during the D-backs' two-game sweep of the Brewers.
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  • Diamondbacks' Gabriel Moreno: Receives Sunday off

    Moreno is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Astros, Alex Weiner of ArizonaSports.com reports. It's a well-deserved day off for Moreno, who started Arizona's previous 14 contests for the playoff push. The rookie backstop is poised to close the campaign with seven homers, 50 RBI, 33 runs and a .284/.339/.408 slash line in 111 games.
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  • Diamondbacks' Gabriel Moreno: Racks up four hits

    Moreno went 4-for-4 with a double and a run scored in Friday's 6-4 win over the Cubs. Moreno's four-hit effort snapped a stretch of nine games without a multi-hit performance, during which he went 4-for-22 (.182). The catcher hit .327 in August, but he'd cooled off early in September. He has a .286/.333/.419 slash line with seven home runs, 43 RBI, 30 runs scored, five stolen bases and 17 doubles through 99 contests on the year.
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  • Diamondbacks' Gabriel Moreno: Back from paternity leave

    Arizona activated Moreno from the paternity list ahead of Thursday's game against the Mets. Moreno missed the first three games of the Diamondbacks' four-game set at Citi Field, but he'll return in time for Thursday's series finale. The 23-year-old has a .740 OPS on the season and should be the primary catcher the rest of the way as Arizona looks to claim an NL Wild Card spot.
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