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2012 Opening Day Roster Prediction

After winning the National League West and taking the Brewers to the brink in the NLDS, this team has made tremendous strides from a 97-loss season in 2010. With a solid core of players, both pitchers and position players, this team is now poised to make runs at a championship title. Line-ups, Starting Rotation, and Bullpen predictions after the jump.

Diamondbacks 2012 Line-up

  1. 3B #14- Ryan Roberts (.249/.341/.427 19 HR 65 RBI 18 SB)
  2. 2B #2- Aaron Hill (.246/.299/.356 8 HR 61 RBI 21 SB) 
  3. RF #10- Justin Upton  (.289/.369/.529 31 HR 88 RBI 21 SB)
  4. C #26- Miguel Montero (.282/.351/.469 18 HR 86 RBI 1 SB)
  5. 1B #44- Paul Goldschmidt (.250/.333/.474 8 HR 26 RBI 4 SB)
  6. SS #6- Stephen Drew (.252/.317/.396 5 HR 45 RBI 4 SB)
  7. CF #24- Chris Young (.236/.331/.420 20 HR 71 RBI 22 SB)
  8. LF #8- Gerardo Parra (.292/.357/.427 8 HR 46 RBI 15 SB)
  9. Pitcher's Spot (See Starting Rotation)
Diamondbacks Starting Rotation
  1. Staff Ace #31- Ian Kennedy (21-4 2.90 ERA 198 K/55 BB 222 IP)
  2. #41- Daniel Hudson (16-12 3.49 ERA 169 K/50 BB 222 IP)
  3. #34- Joe Saunders (12-13 3.69 ERA 108 K/67 BB 212 IP)
  4. #55- Josh Collmenter (10-10 3.38 ERA 100 K/28 BB 154 1/3 IP)
  5. #56- Jarrod Parker (0-0 0.00 ERA 1 K/1 BB 5 2/3 IP)
Diamondbacks Bullpen
  • Closer #40- JJ Putz (45/49 SV 2.17 ERA) 
  • 8th Inning #30- David Hernandez (11/14 SV 3.38 ERA)
  • 7th Inning #39- Bryan Shaw (2.54 ERA)
  • Out guy #29- Brad Ziegler (2.16 ERA)
  • Lefty Specialist #47- Joe Paterson (2.91 ERA, .205 Opp. Avg. vs. LHB)
  • Another Lefty Reliever #49- Mike Zagurski (5.40 ERA due to Tatman HR 4/26)
  • Long Guy #15- Micah Owings (8-0 3.57 ERA)- (9-0 for whole season)
Bench In contention for a roster spot, but will not likely make the team
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