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2017 Arizona Diamondbacks review: #42, Jack Reinheimer

Baseball: World Baseball Classic Exhibion Game-Mexico at Arizona Diamondbacks Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports
  • Date of birth: July 19th, 1992
  • 2017 line: 2 games, .000/.000/.000, 5 PA, 3 K
  • 2017 value: N/A
  • 2017 salary: minimum
  • SnakePit rating: 3.23

2017 analysis

Acquired from Seattle in the Mark Trumbo trade, Jack Reinheimer finally got his chance at the MLB roster after a stretch of injuries hit the shortstop position. With a Chris Owings broken finger and Nick Ahmed broken wrist, coupled with the unfortunate bereavement list stay from Ketel Marte, the team selected Jack from Triple-A Reno for depth purposes. The D-backs wasted no time getting him his debut against the Cubs in a shellacking 16-4 defeat. He struck out against John Lester in the top of the 4th.

He saw his first MLB start the next day, playing shortstop against Jake Arrieta and was overmatched, striking out twice in 4 at-bats but played a solid, if unspectacular defense at shortstop. He was sent back to Reno after Marte returned from his mother’s funeral.

2018 prospects

With multiple options ahead of him, Jack’s chances of sticking on the roster seem slim to none. Still, he is a passable middle infielder with the ability to play all over the diamond and decent bat at a premium defensive position. He won’t wow you by any means but utility guys are still needed, especially in the National League. While currently on the 40-man roster, it would surprise me to see him stick on there throughout the Winter, leaving him open to the Rule 5 Draft and a possible plucking by a middle-infield weak team.