Descalso continues quiet influence on game-saving double play | Sat, 05 Jul 2014 09:52:30 -0700

(BaseballStL) — It's been an unusual season for Daniel Descalso. Even with the ability to play any infield spot, the 27-year-old utility man is on pace to see fewer chances this season than in any previous year. Still, baseball tests a player's ...

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Redwood City's Descalso delivers for Cardinals

San Jose Mercury News | Mon, 07 Jul 2014 18:22:02 -0700

Daniel Descalso puts the "utility" in utility player for the St. Louis Cardinals. He plays second base, shortstop and third base. He even pitched one-third of an inning earlier this season. At 27, the Redwood City native and St. Francis High grad has ...

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Oscar Taveras, the lineup card, & player development

Viva El Birdos | Thu, 24 Jul 2014 08:18:07 -0700

Daniel Descalso hitting .326/.397/.520/.917 in the Texas League over 82 games between 2008 and 2009 was still somewhat fresh in my mind, so I took Adams's swollen slash line with a Descalso-sized grain of salt. Sure, Adams demonstrated prodigious ...

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Cardinals have needs but no clear targets as trade deadline nears | Thu, 24 Jul 2014 09:30:00 -0700

If not a veteran starter, how about a veteran who would provide more offense off the bench than infielder Daniel Descalso or give the team more than center fielder Peter Bourjos? The possibilities go on, none of them simple. The only certainty is that ...

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