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.
Varsho isn't starting Saturday against the Mariners.
Varsho will play a bench role for the second consecutive game after going 2-for-13 with a home run and two RBI over his last four appearances. Eduardo Escobar will rest his legs as the designated hitter Saturday with Wyatt Mathisen starting at third base.
Varsho is not in the lineup Friday against Seattle.
Varsho sits after starting four straight games at three different positions (catcher, left field and center field). He's accomplished very little in his 25-game big-league debut, hitting just .153/.242/.322.
Varsho started in center field and went 1-for-3 with a triple, an RBI and a run scored in Thursday's 5-2 win over the Dodgers.
Varsho made his ninth start in the last 10 games as the Diamondbacks use this lost season as a way to evaluate prospects and players recently acquired at the trade deadline. During that stretch, he's started in left field, center field, designated hitter and catcher. Varsho's batting just .147 (5-for-34) over this recent run with two home runs and five RBI.
Varsho is not in Sunday's lineup against the Giants.
Varsho has become a regular in the Arizona lineup and has collected three hits -- including a home run and three RBI -- across his last eight at-bats. However, he'll retreat to the bench Sunday, with Kole Calhoun serving as the designated hitter and batting second in his place.
Varsho went 1-for-4 with a solo home run in Saturday's 4-3 loss to the Giants.
Varsho's seventh-inning homer was memorable for a couple of reasons. It was the first one of his major-league career, and the ball landed on the fly in McCovey Cove. He became the first visiting player in the ballpark's 21-year history to hit his first career homer into the water for a "splash hit." The start was Varsho's sixth consecutive: three in center field, two at catcher and one at designated hitter.
Varsho started in center field and went 0-for-4 with a run scored in Wednesday's 3-2 extra-inning loss to the Dodgers.
Varsho made his third consecutive start and second straight in center field. The Diamondbacks traded Starling Marte to the Marlins, so they'll use Varsho in center field, where he can get developmental plate appearances during the month of September. He has four hits in 33 at-bats (.121) with two doubles.
Varsho started in center field and went 0-for-4 in Tuesday's 6-3 loss to the Dodgers.
This was the first game after Arizona traded center fielder Starling Marte, although it's uncertain if the rookie will be the primary starter there. He's a catching prospect first and could play there. Tim Locastro, who started in left field in place of a resting David Peralta, is also in the mix for at-bats in center. Second baseman Ketel Marte, who was the primary center fielder in 2019, may also see time. Varsho has one hit in the last 15 at-bats, but the Diamondbacks, losers in 11 of the last 12 games, aren't about competing for the postseason in 2020. Giving plate appearances to a player like Varsho is how they will operate over September.
Varsho isn't starting Saturday against the Giants.
Varsho will take a seat once again with David Peralta resting his legs as the designated hitter. Varsho has been cold at the plate during his time in the majors, and his playing time as the DH has been slipping.
Varsho isn't in the lineup Thursday against the Rockies.
Varsho has seen limited playing time for the Diamondbacks recently, and he'll take a seat once again Thursday. Andy Young will serve as the designated hitter in his place.
Varsho started at designated hitter and went 0-for-2 in Sunday's 6-1 loss to the Giants.
Varsho was given a four-game break from the starting lineup before returning Sunday. While others in the Diamondbacks' batting order have slumped in the past week, Varsho has been in a swoon since he was called up, batting just .136 (3-for-22). However, his results in the minor leagues have been far more promising: Across 108 games in Double-A last year, he hit .301/.378/.520 with 18 homers and 21 steals. Since Varsho never played in Triple-A before jumping to the majors this season, it's not surprising that it's taking him some time to get up to speed.
Varsho isn't in the lineup Saturday against the Giants.
Varsho will remain situated on the bench for a fourth consecutive game after a slow start to his major-league career. Kevin Cron will serve as the designated hitter Saturday.
Varsho isn't starting Friday against the Giants.
Varsho will take a seat for the third consecutive game after going 3-for-20 to begin his major-league career. Christian Walker will serve as the designated hitter for the series opener against the Giants.
Varsho is not starting Thursday against the Athletics.
Varsho has appeared in 10 games this season and is 3-for-20 with two doubles and seven strikeouts. Kevin Cron is starting at DH in Thursday's series finale.
Varsho started in left field and went 1-for-4 with a run scored in Friday's 5-1 win over the Padres.
One offshoot of Jake Lamb's slow start (2-for-29) is that the DH spot is a rotation of regulars that get a break from playing defense. That was the case Friday when left fielder David Peralta was given an off day from the field, so Varsho made his third start of the season (second in LF). The prospect is 2-for-13 with a double, a walk and two runs scored over seven games.
Varsho started in left field and went 0-for-4 in Tuesday's 8-2 loss to the Astros.
Varsho made his first start since being called up and first start of his MLB career. The catching prospect added outfield to his resume over the last two seasons, which gives him a greater opportunity for at-bats in the majors. Thus far, he's hitless in five at-bats.
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|09/27||vs COL||W 11-3||3||1||0||0||1||1||0|
|09/26||vs COL||L 3-10||4||1||2||0||0||0||0|
|09/25||vs COL||W 4-0||3||1||2||0||0||1||0|
|09/23||vs TEX||W 7-3||4||1||1||0||1||0||0|
|09/22||vs TEX||W 7-0||3||1||1||0||0||1||0|
|09/20||@ HOU||L 2-3||3||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|09/19||@ HOU||L 2-3||4||1||1||0||0||0||0|
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