In 1946, Edith Grace Houghton was hired as the first female scout in Major League baseball. Over the next four years, her team's record improved from 69 wins to 91 wins, and her team became National League champs. Jumping to the present, it is likely that same team needs more scouts like her. That team is the Phillies.
Chase Anderson continues to be the Arizona Diamondbacks' most consistent starter, but his solid efforts haven't led to victories for his club.
The Arizona Diamondbacks and Philadelphia Phillies begin a three-game series Friday night.
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It's been 10 years since the only other time the Diamondbacks owned the top pick in the draft, and back then, Mike Rizzo, the scouting director, had the only vote that counted. And Rizzo decided relatively early in the process what he planned to do with that pick — he was going to use it on a power-hitting prep position player from Virginia named Justin Upton.
The Arizona Diamondbacks have the first overall pick in the 2015 draft, which will take place in just under a month. By all accounts, this year's draft is relatively weak. Compared to past drafts, there is no elite talent available this year. The consensus top players available (Brendan Rodgers, Dillion Tate and Dansby Swanson) are not all that inspiring. Given these circumstances, the Arizona Diamondbacks have interesting options for the first overall pick.
Here's the latest updates from the Arizona Diamondbacks' minor-league teams.
Much has been made about Addison Reed's struggles this season closing for the Arizona Diamondbacks.
Danny Dorn has bounced from the Pacific Coast League to the National League and back this season, but wherever he's been, the D-backs farmhand has been hitting.
On May 4th, Manager Chip Hale did a rather interesting thing to his lineup. The Dbacks were coming off being swept by the Los Angeles Dodgers and had been shutout in 2 of the 3 games. So what did the skip do? He slotted Mark Trumbo to hit second in the lineup, in front of Paul Goldschmidt.
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