The Diamondbacks expected to be a playoff contender this season. Instead, injuries to Pollock, Peralta, Owings, and others, combined with a slow start by Goldschmidt and an implosion of performance by Miller have made the Diamondbacks an odds-on favorite to wind up with a protected pick in the upcoming draft.
The Diamondbacks CBO encourages his team to elevate the on-field production to match the expected talent.
This one can be filed in away under the “water is wet” category of obvious.
Fangraphs revisits two games of the first half, one an epic pitching duel, the other a slugfest that had the WPA graph jumping all over the place.