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Saturday Sporcle: Right fielders of the Diamondbacks Decade

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Justin Upton. And, then...?

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Well, I was looking at getting this one up early, in the expectation that there would be a Gameday Thread for the first time in 2020 this afternoon. However, the weather seems to have different plans, with this afternoon’s Diamondbacks’ game canceled as early as 9 am this morning [though looking out the window, it’s hard to argue with that decision]. So, we now return you to your regularly scheduled Sporcleage.

Last time. we asked you to name the 23 men who started a game in center for the Diamondbacks in the 2010’s. 109 of you took up the challenge, with the average score coming in at 39%. Two people managed to list them all, and one person reached 20, but the majority (60%) were in the 5-10 range. A.J. Pollock was, unsurprisingly, the most well-remembered, being mentioned on all but a pair of entries. Ketel Marte, Chris Young and David Peralta all surpassed the 80% line. At the other end, only a handful of people recalled the names of Ryan Church and Cole Gillespie. Can’t say I am too surprised by that.

On to the position of right-field, which has been a bit of a black hole since the player you selected at the position for the decade, Justin Upton, left the team. It has been a bit of a revolving door, with 37 different occupants. Besides J-Up, only a handful have reached three digits there. The issues are more likely to be at the lower end of the chart, where there are fourteen people who started four or fewer games. If you get half all told, you’re doing pretty well. I imagine there will be a lot of typing random Diamondbacks in, and you’ll probably be surprised by some of the names. I know I certainly was!

Below is the quiz, or here’s the link if you’re on mobile.