In one of those moments where you can’t help but shake your head in disappointment, Diamondbacks slugger Yasmany Tomas has been arrested for reckless driving and criminal speeding. Tomas was clocked driving at 105 MPH on the 101, 40 MPH above the posted speed limit of 65 MPH. Tomas is facing potentially 30 days in jail in addition to a $500 fine. Fortunately he was sober at the time of the arrest, which could have created even further issues if he was impaired. Tomas is expected to be the Opening Day Left Fielder for the Diamondbacks this season.
It’s been a litany of issues with Tomas since he first arrived in Arizona in 2015. Tomas can hit the ball a long ways, but poor plate discipline and poor range in the outfield has resulted in negative WAR production for 3 straight seasons. In 2017, he missed half the way with a core injury that required surgery and a cleanup surgery in the offseason. The 30 day jail time could result in him missing time in March and possibly April as this issue resolves itself. The Diamondbacks don’t have a lot of outfield depth overall, so it remains to be seen if the team makes a move with this incident in mind.