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Snake Bytes 3/7: Still Tuning Up

The Diamondbacks finally snapped their losing streak. They also have started getting a bit more work in for the expected roster. There is still work to be done though.

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Diamondbacks News

Outfield Depth Brings Intrigue to Roster Cuts

We know that David Peralta, Starling Marte, and Kole Calhoun will be Arizona’s primary starters in the outfield. But, what about the fourth and fifth outfielders? Will Tim Locastro make the roster? How about Jon Jay? Josh Rojas?

Rojas’ Versatility Key to His Future

Speaking oif Josh Rojas, the Diamondbacks have been putting a much stronger emphasis on getting him time at multiple positions. After spending most of his time in the outfield for Arizona last season, he is now getting time at the middle infield positions. Versatility is going to be key for players on the 26th-man roster and the team is playing that trait up for Rojas.

Chafin Presenting a Good Problem

Andrew Chafin has wasted no time in making strong progress this spring, showing great efficiency in his outings. The “downside” to the efficiency is that he hasn’t been throwing enough pitches to get as stretched and limber as the team would like.

Around MLB

The Indispensable Player for Each Team

No shock here that Arizona’s representative on the list is Ketel Marte. If the Diamondbacks are going to contend in 2020, they will need Marte to be close to his 2019 self.

Players Pick the Best of the Next Decade

Several players were asked to pick who the best baseball players of the upcoming decade will be. It’s almost like Mike Trout is good at baseballing.

Mic’d Up Freeman Scoring from First

Freddie Freeman recognized the situation and decided to have some fun.

Time for Cleveland to Commit or Quit with Lindor

Francisco Lindor is one of baseball’s brightest upcoming superstars. It’s time for Cleveland to decide if they are going to pay him or not. It’s not a matter of if they can, only if they are willing. If not, it’s time to cash in on the trade.