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Hello, my name is: Randall Delgado

With Delgado all out of options, the D-backs needed him to pitch well enough to remain on the roster. What does the SnakePit think of our young right-hander?

How this works

Every other day, from now through to Christmas, we'll open up discussion on a particular player who made a meaningful contribution to the 2014 Diamondbacks. [I've drawn the line at 125 PA or 20 innings] There will be two sections. Firstly, a poll where you rate them from 5 ("Highly satisfied") down to 1 ("Very dissatisfied"): it's entirely up to you what criteria you use for the number. Secondly, the comments below, where you can talk about the reasons for your vote, etc. Things to discuss include, but are not limited to:

  • Pre-season expectations
  • 2014 performance: strengths and weaknesses, etc.
  • Health and other mitigating factors
  • How they'll help the team in 2015, their role, etc.

Three days down the line, we'll collate the votes, calculate a final average score, and write up the consensus of SnakePit thought into an appraisal. Here is a quick overview of today's candidate for your consideration.

Additional bonus! Going forward. we'll also have a "Comment of the Thread" for the appraisal, so please rec the comments you find insightful, funny, or whatever.

Randall Delgado - RHP

  • DOB: 2/9/1990
  • 2014 Salary: League minimum
  • 2014 performance: 47 games (4 starts), 77.2 IP, 4.87 ERA, 3.39 FIP, 86 K, 35 BB, 4-4 record
  • 2014 value: -0.5 bWAR, 0.7 fWAR.

Delgado was in the conversation for 5th starter going into Spring Training, and ultimately won the position after Patrick Corbin went down with injury. But after two disastrous starts to begin the year, the team decided the bullpen was the best place for him going forward. After that, he was only used when his team was either tied or behind, with 44 of his 47 appearances used in that fashion. His best performance of the year was actually a spot start in September against the Padres, when he pitched 5 shutout innings and ended up getting the victory. With Randall Delgado being a key piece in the Justin Upton trade, what exactly do the D-backs have in Randall Delgado?