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Spring Training Gameday Thread, #17: Diamondbacks vs. Royals

A look at things to come?

MLB: FEB 27 Spring Training - Reds at Diamondbacks
Madison Bumgarner delivers a pitch
Photo by Daniel Gluskoter/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

Diamondbacks Line-up

  1. Ketel Marte, 2B
  2. Starling Marte, CF
  3. Eduardo Escobar, 3B
  4. David Peralta, LF
  5. Christian Walker, 1B
  6. Kole Calhoun, RF
  7. Jake Lamb, DH
  8. Nick Ahmed, SS
  9. Carson Kelly, C
    + LHP Madison Bumgarner, LHP Alex Young, LHP Andrew Chafin, LHP Joe Mantiply

A glimpse of Arizona’s Opening Day starting line-up, for later in the month? Could well be - though without the poison pill of the designated hitter, of course. But the rest has the distinct scent of plausibility to it. If so, seems a bit weird having Kelly batting so low in the order, I would probably have slotted him in behind Walker. But I mist say, it does look a pretty solid line-up. Of that potential starting eight, everyone bar Peralta hit at least 18+ home-runs last year, and Peralta would likely have done so, had he not managed only 99 appearances. Curious to see how they perform.

This one is a webcast, available through, so tune in there to find out!