DeJong is not in the lineup for Sunday's game against the Brewers.
DeJong enjoyed an unexpected breakout campaign in 2017 but will find himself on the bench for Game 162. Alex Mejia draws the start at shortstop in his stead.
DeJong went 3-for-4 with a home run and two runs scored in Friday's loss to the Brewers.
The home run was DeJong's team-leading 25th of the season. A fourth-round pick in 2015, he broke into the majors in late May to little fanfare and ended up being one of the biggest surprises of the baseball season. DeJong's strikeout and walk rates are suspect, however; he'll be a tough player to rank and project in 2018.
DeJong went 2-for-4 with an RBI single and a double in Wednesday's 5-1 loss to the Cubs.
The rookie provided his second consecutive multi-hit effort, games in which he has a pair of doubles as well as two RBI overall. DeJong has cooled off after driving in 20 runs in August, but he's still sporting a .330 wOBA and 33.9 percent hard-contact rate over his 100 plate appearances this month.
DeJong went 1-for-5 with a solo home run during Wednesday's win over Cincinnati.
DeJong also homered in Tuesday's win over the Reds and is now up to 24 homers, 60 RBI, 50 runs and a .283/.320/.535 slash line for the campaign. He's provided a huge power boost for fantasy owners, as shortstop and second base are typically tougher positions to acquire pop from.
DeJong went 2-for-5 with a homer and two RBI against the Reds on Tuesday.
He'd gone into a little skid over the past five games, going 2-for-18 with eight strikeouts, but DeJong has largely avoided lengthy slumps in his rookie season, and he pulled right out of this one. DeJong's 23 homers in 96 games project out to 38 over a full season's work, which is incredible in the middle infield, but it's unlikely that we'll see him maintain batting averages as solid as this year's .285 in the future if he continues striking out at such a high pace (29.1 percent).
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