Daulton John Varsho...Married his wife, Brook, in October of 2021...His father, Gary Varsho, played eight Major League seasons (1988-1995) with the Cubs, Pirates, Reds and Phillies…Is currently a professional scout for the Pirates...His sister, Taylor, played basketball at Colorado State University and the University of Sioux Falls...His other sister, Andie, played softball at Purdue University...Named after the late Darren Daulton, a teammate of his father with the Phillies in 1995...Middle name is John after former Phillies bench coach John Vukovich...Is a 2014 graduate of Marshfield (WI) High School...Named Wisconsin Baseball Coaches Association First-Team All-State and Wisconsin Valley Conference Player of the Year as a senior...Attended the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (2015-2017) and slashed .335/.428/.572 with 24 homers and 124 RBI...Named the 2016 Horizon League Player of the Year after pacing the league in average (.381), slugging (.610), hits (88), triples (6) and total bases (141)...As a junior in 2017, was named a Baseball America Third-Team All-American, a semifinalist for the Johnny Bench Award and a member of the Horizon League All-Academic Team...Led the Horizon League in average (.362), slugging (.643), on-base (.490), triples (6) and walks (46).
Hit .235 (125-for-531) with 23 doubles, three triples, 27 home runs, 74 RBI, 46 walks and 16 stolen bases over 151 games in his third season with Arizona…Set career highs in games, doubles, triples, homers, RBI, walks and stolen bases...Made 61 starts in right field, 42 in center, 18 at catcher and 15 at DH...Named the D-backs’ 2022 Heart and Hustle Award winner by the MLBPAA on Aug. 4 and awarded the 2022 D-backs’ Luis Gonzalez Award...Established in 2015, the award recognizes the player who best exemplifies the talents, spirit and heart of D-backs legend Luis Gonzalez both on and off the field, including baseball accomplishments, community impact and fan engagement...The award was voted on by coaches, broadcasters and staff members...Named a National League Gold Glove Finalist as a right fielder, eventually losing out to Mookie Betts...With Cooper Hummel, became the first pair of teammates with 10+ games at catcher and the outfield in a single season since the 2013 Twins (Chris Herrmann and Ryan Doumit)...His 18 Outs Above Average were the most among MLB outfielders while his 19 defensive runs saved were tied for the most with Michael A. Taylor...Also tied for sixth in the NL with a career-high eight outfield assists...Also threw out 6-of-18 attempted base stealers...Led the NL in 1st-pitch slugging percentage (1.151) and 1st-pitch homers (10)...Blasted 15 homers post-All-Star break, tied for the eighth most in the NL...Of his 27 home runs, 12 were of the go-ahead variety...His seven home runs as a leadoff hitter through May were second in the NL...Made his first career Opening Day roster...Had a career-long nine-game hitting streak from April 28-May 9 (.351 AVG, 13-for-37, 5-2B, 2HR, 5RBI)...Matched that streak later that same month with another nine-game stretch from May 17-26 (.333 AVG, 13-for-39, 3-2B, 2HR, 5RBI)...Became the first catcher in D-backs history to hit a leadoff homer May 24 vs. KC, taking the second pitch he saw from Jonathan Heasley deep to center field...His homer on a 101.8 mph cutter from Camilo Doval on July 5 vs. SF was the fastest pitch that resulted in a D-backs home run in the Statcast era (since 2015)...Hit a career-long 451-foot homer on July 22 vs. WAS in the bottom of thesixth inning off Jordan Weems...His projected 441-foot double off the centerfield wall on Aug. 11 vs. PIT tied for the longest non-home run hit in the Statcast era (also: Carson Kelly double on May 10, 2021 vs. MIA)...Left the game on Aug. 14 at COL after being hit with an errant throw between innings...Recorded his first career multi-homer game Sept. 7 at SD with both shots coming off Yu Darvish...Became just the fifth player with a multi-homer game vs. Darvish, and the first since Jay Bruce on June 7, 2017...Homered in three straight games from Sept. 7-9, including his first career grand slam on Sept. 9 at COL reliever Austin Gomber in the top of the fifth inning...His nine home runs in September were tied with Pete Alonso for the most in the NL and tied for the second most in club history (J.D. Martinez - 16 in 2017; Steve Finley - nine in 1999).
Hit .246 (70-for-284) with 17 doubles, two triples, 11 home runs and 38 RBI in 95 games over two stints with Arizona... Appeared in 41 games (37 starts) at catcher, 30 games (21 starts) in center field, 12 games (9 starts) in right and 12 games (6 starts) in left... Was the first player to appear in 40+ games at both catcher and an outfielder since Evan Gattis/ATL in 2013 and just the third to accomplish the feat since the start of the 2002 season (also: Eli Marrero/STL in 2002) [source: Elias Sports Bureau]... Threw out 31.8 pct. (7-of-22) attempted base stealers... Homered in 3 straight games from July 21-24 and Aug. 21-24.
Appeared in 37 games in his first Major League season, hitting .188 (19-for101) with 5 doubles, 2 triples, 3 home runs and 9 RBI....Played in 14 games in center field (13 starts), 10 at catcher (6 starts) and 5 in left field (all starts)…also made 5 starts as designated hitter. ..