Daza isn't starting Saturday's game against the Cardinals.
Daza will be out of the lineup for a fifth consecutive game as he appears to have lost his hold on the starting job in center field. Garrett Hampson will start in center while Ryan McMahon shifts to second base and Josh Fuentes takes over at third.
Daza isn't starting Wednesday's game against the Giants.
Daza came off the bench in each of the games in Tuesday's doubleheader, and he'll remain out of the lineup for the series finale. Garrett Hampson will start in center field while Alan Trejo starts at second base.
Daza is not in the lineup for Game 2 of Tuesday's doubleheader against the Giants, Thomas Harding of MLB.com reports.
Daza will end up on the bench for both games of the twin bill, though he did take a walk as a pinch hitter during the matinee. Raimel Tapia, Garrett Hampson and Charlie Blackmon will start from left to right in the outfield for the nightcap.
Daza will sit for the first portion of Tuesday's doubleheader against the Giants, Patrick Saunders of The Denver Post reports.
Daza hits the bench after starting 11 of the last 12 games, a stretch in which he struggled to a .596 OPS. He'll likely return to the lineup for the nightcap.
Daza is not starting Tuesday against the Giants, Patrick Saunders of The Denver Post reports.
Daza hits the bench after starting six straight games. Coors Field is undoubtedly part of the reason why he's hitting .326 so far this season, but the field isn't going away anytime soon, so he should remain useful to fantasy teams in at least one category as long as he remains in a regular role. He deserves a fair amount of the credit for his high average as well, as he's striking out just 13.3 percent of the time. Sam Hilliard gets the start in center field in his absence.
Daza will start for the third straight game in center field Saturday against the Phillies.
The Rockies will again move Garrett Hampson in to second base, pushing Ryan McMahon to third and Josh Fuentes to the bench. Anyone with a regular role who plays half their games at Coors Field is at least somewhat interesting for fantasy purposes, and Daza has made good contact thus far, hitting .344 through 33 plate appearances. He was never a particularly exciting prospect, but he runs well and makes enough contact to give him some fantasy appeal if he keeps his job.
Daza went 2-for-4 with a solo home run in Wednesday's 6-3 win over the Astros.
Daza began the year as a depth outfielder for the Rockies, but he's now started in three of the last five games. He's racked up one homer, three RBI, three runs scored and no steals in 29 plate appearances. The 27-year-old has added a pair of doubles among his 10 hits and could earn more playing time if he continues to hit well.
Daza went 3-for-4 with a RBI in Thursday's 7-5 loss to the Dodgers.
The part-time outfielder is now hitting .375 in 16 at-bats this season. Daza earned a roster spot with a strong spring training and may work his way into the lineup more regularly with more offensive showings like Thursday's. So far, though, he's primarily been a pinch hitter, having started just three games.
The Rockies will include Daza on their Opening Day roster, Patrick Saunders of The Denver Post reports.
Daza was able to secure a spot as the Rockies' fifth outfielder after supplying an .883 OPS over 44 at-bats during Cactus League play. The 27-year-old possesses high-end speed and could prove to be a useful weapon off the bench, but he's unlikely to find regular starts while at least three of Charlie Blackmon, Raimel Tapia, Garrett Hampson and Sam Hilliard are healthy.
Daza went 4-for-4 with a solo home run, one double and three runs in Tuesday's spring win over the Reds.
Daza is competing for a reserve role on the major-league roster during camp this year, and he made a strong case while coming within a triple of the cycle in Tuesday's Cactus League matchup. The 27-year-old is out of options but has impressed in Cactus League play, going 13-for-28 with a home run, three doubles, six runs, four RBI, one stolen base and five strikeouts across 14 spring games.
Daza was recalled by the Rockies on Monday.
Daza was a candidate to make the active roster during spring training and summer camp, but he failed to make an appearance in the majors during the 2020 season. The 26-year-old should once again compete for spot on the major-league roster in 2021. Daza hit .206 with two extra-base hits and three RBI over 97 major-league at-bats in 2019.
Daza isn't on the Rockies' initial 30-man roster.
Daza got a second chance to compete for a major-league roster spot this summer, but he'll report to the alternate training site ahead of the regular season to develop among some of the team's top prospects. The 26-year-old is one of the Rockies' better defensive outfielders, but he'll have to work on his offensive abilities after slashing .206/.257/.237 with three RBI and 21 strikeouts over his first 44 major-league games last season.
Daza was optioned to Triple-A Albuquerque on Thursday.
Daza is regarded as one of the better defensive options for the Rockies in the outfield. However, the team opted to send him to the minors where he can be a regular in the lineup. The 26-year-old recorded 105 plate appearances in the majors least season, but looked overmatched while posting a .206/.257/.237 line.
Daza was on the roster bubble prior to the shutdown, Thomas Harding of MLB.com reports.
Harding notes that Daza might be the Rockies' best defensive outfielder, but the question is whether he (and/or Sam Hilliard) would be better off playing every day at Triple-A. Daza hit .414/.438/.552 with zero home runs, zero steals and a 5:2 K:BB in 32 plate appearances this spring.
Daza went 1-for-3 with a stolen base and a walk in Saturday's 3-2 win over the Brewers.
Daza and Josh Fuentes executed a double-steal in the second inning after both reaching on singles. Daza has 79 stolen bases across six years in the minors, showing modest speed potential. With the Rockies, the 25-year-old has posted a .204/.257/.237 line with three RBI and seven runs scored across 93 at-bats, primarily as a depth outfielder.
Daza will start in left field and bat seventh Sunday against the Cardinals.
After going 1-for-6 with a walk while starting the previous two games in center field, Daza will shift over to left field while Ian Desmond rests in the series finale. Daza may see his opportunities take a hit if Raimel Tapia (hand) is able to shake off his injury and return to the lineup within the next few days.
Daza was recalled by the Rockies on Saturday.
Daza could have a shot to remain in the big leagues for the rest of the season with David Dahl's high-ankle sprain potentially keeping him out of action until rosters expand in September. Daza grabbed just one hit in six games with the Rockies earlier in the season but has had a strong year for Triple-A Albuquerque, hitting .364/404/.548 with 11 homers and 12 steals. He hasn't hit below .300 at any minor-league stop that's lasted more than 10 games since 2013, though he hadn't shown any power prior to this season.
Daza went 3-for-4 with a home run and two runs scored for Triple-A Albuquerque on Thursday.
Daza is currently on a 10-game hitting streak for the Isotopes, a stretch that has seen him hit .447 to bring his average on the season up to a Pacific Coast League-leading .379. It's certainly been a standout campaign for the 25-year-old in PCL play, although he went just 1-for-18 in six games after getting called up by the Rockies earlier this season.
Daza was optioned to Triple-A Albuquerque on Friday.
Daza struggled at the dish during his brief stint with the big-league club, collecting just one hit over six games (1-for-18). Kyle Freeland was also optioned, while Jesus Tinoco was recalled and Chris Rusin (back) was activated from the injured list.
Daza will start in center field and bat eighth Monday against the Diamondbacks, Thomas Harding of MLB.com reports.
Daza was recalled Monday prior to the game with Charlie Blackmon (calf) hitting the injured list. He'll get the chance to make an immediate contribution, though he will bat towards the bottom of the order.
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