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Diamondbacks Opinion & Analysis

A Perspective of Andrew Chafin

His pitching is good at two levels.

Bullpen reinforcements: those we didn’t sign.

We revisit some previous articles.

Book Review: The Life You Imagine

Advice from Derek Jeter

Plate Appearances With Runner(s) on Base

With one out and runner(s) on base the Diamondbacks were at their best. Next season their results will likely improve.

A Different Diamondbacks’ Offseason Report Card

Did the team improve?

A Perspective of Diamondbacks’ Saves in Relief

An improved bullpen will dramatically increase saves. The closer will likely be a platoon of Mark Melancon and one of the newly acquired relievers.

A Perspective on Sustainability of the Diamondbacks

Although full sustainability is not yet achieved, sustainability was increased in five ways.

What Are Pavin Smith’s Batting Strengths?

Three strengths stood out.

Who Will Be Next Season’s Unsung Hero for the Diamondbacks?

It’s very much unpredictable. That didn’t stop me from identifying the most promising players.

A Perspective of Diamondbacks’ Rebuilt Offense

Despite the trade, Diamondbacks will likely win more games.

Closer Depth: Zach McAllister

Will he be called up to close games?

What if the Diamondbacks Had Acquired Brandon Drury Instead of the Angels?

A Perspective of the Diamondbacks’ Rebuilt Bullpen

If the season started now, who would pitch in the bullpen based on strikeouts, whiffs, and balls in play.

Instant Replay Challenges by Diamondbacks

They ranked high in the NL West. When they challenged close calls at first base, hit by pitch, and tag plays, their success rate was higher than average in the Majors.

Mark Melancon Could Surprise Fans

He is a strong bounce-back candidate.

Four-Team Players

Sergio Alcantara is one of them.

Who Will Play Shortstop for the Diamondbacks?

Returning are Nick Ahmed & Geraldo Perdomo. Possible promotions are Blaze Alexander & Jordan Lawlar.

Which Relief Pitcher is Worth Acquiring via Trade? 

Four previously considered acquisition candidates were compared by looking at strikes and balls in play.

Who is Cole Sulser?

We try to go a bit beyond the numbers of our latest 40-man roster addition.

Rule 5 draft eligible players in 2022

Less possible roster crunch than last year, but who should we protect and ... is there someone we can target?

My View on Improving the Diamondbacks

My priority would be improve pitching to average. Young batters will improve largely due to the ban on shifts. The balanced schedule will add wins.

A look back at the decisions made in 2021 about the Rule 5 draft eligible players

In this first article, we take a look back at the players that were protected and left unprotected before the Rule 5 draft in 2021, a draft that never took place.

Kyle Backhus

Is he a diamond in the rough?

Who is Tyler Zuber?

He is a baseball card collector, which is probably one of the reasons why the Diamondbacks took him on.

Off-season Stuff: Shintaro Fujinami and Kodai Senga

A NPB posting and free agent from Japan.

Danny Jansen

Will the Diamondbacks acquire him?

Matt Strahm

Will the Diamondbacks acquire him?

Off-season stuff: Relievers in Free Agency.

Ranked from highest velocity to lower velocity.

Diamondbacks Were Amazing After All-Star Break

Except for lacking a breakout season by David Peralta, everything happened that I wanted to see!

Arm Strength of Diamondback Fielders

They have above average arm strength in positions where it matters, such as third base and right field. In addition, they have above average arm strength at second base and left field.