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Diamondbacks Opinion & Analysis

Arizona Diamondbacks 2, Milwaukee Brewers 1: Make Some Noise

Last night it was a shutout. Tonight it was a one run win. In this homestand, the Arizona Diamondbacks are getting it done every which way.

Diamondbacks Build Innings

Four insights are revealed.

Arizona Diamondbacks 3, Chicago White Sox 2: Windy City Sweep

Arizona wins a pitcher’s duel for the series finale to secure a sweep.

Diamondbacks Series Preview # 40 : Diamondbacks @ White Sox

The Diamondbacks are stretching to reach 72 wins this season.

Diamondbacks’ Catchers Update

Five catchers played this season; more will be ready soon.

Arizona Diamondbacks 1, St. Louis Cardinals 5: Fly Like a Cardinal

Paul Goldschmidt continued to make his case for MVP by reaching base four times and hitting his 30th home run tonight. Meanwhile, the Arizona offense was unable to support Tommy Henry’s stellar start.

August Players Provide Glimpses of Next Season’s Diamondbacks

Young position players were best in the Majors in baserunning. They trended towards excellence in defense and scoring runs.

Arizona Diamondbacks 6, Colorado Rockies 0: Gimme a Hell Yeah

"By gah, it’s Keegan Thompson!" *extreme Jim Ross voice

The Emmanuel Rivera Trade

The trade improved both teams. Emmanuel Rivera has significant potential to improve.

Mark Melancon is the 5th straight dud at closer for the Diamondbacks

Melancon’s performance in close and non-save situations has taken him out of the closer’s role in the bullpen, making it the 5th straight failure for a buy-low closer signing.

Series preview # 34 : Diamondbacks vs Rockies

Both teams need to win the series to increase their odds of finishing the season better than last place in the NL West.

What Explains Blue Jays Improvement?

Let’s compare before and after a new interim manager.

Three Diamondbacks who benefit the most from David Peralta trade

Three Diamondbacks who may earn evaluative opportunities with Peralta now in Tampa.

Mariners may be a dark horse candidate to trade with the Diamondbacks ahead of the deadline

The Luis Castillo deal firmly puts Seattle in the buyers category, can the Diamondbacks match up in a potential trade?

Jake McCarthy’s improvement as a hitter warrants more playing time

The former supplemental first round pick is starting to put things together at the right time.

Five players the Diamondbacks may trade before the MLB Trade Deadline

Related: Five players the Diamondbacks need to call up before the end of the season

What I’d Like to See: Post All-Star Break

Let’s look at five things.

Five players the Diamondbacks need to call up before the end of the season

These guys need to get big league experience as soon as possible so they can be properly evaluated as potential contributors for next year’s roster

Series Preview # 30 : Diamondbacks vs Nationals

I’m confident the Diamondbacks will win this series.

MLB Women’s Baseball Day

I asked a question. A year later, again I ask the same question.

Diamondback Batters Will Improve

Like David Peralta, young D-backs’ swings will likely improve for several years.

Series Preview # 27 : Diamondbacks vs Rockies

Optimistically I predict that the Diamondbacks’ batters will average at least 4 runs per game at Chase, which could be good enough to win 3 of 4 games at Chase.

Dallas Keuchel’s First Two Starts in the Diamondbacks’ Rotation.

His first start was amazing. His second start might have been amazing.

Which Diamondbacks Have the Best Swings?

Six batters have superior swings: Christian Walker, Alek Thomas, Ketel Marte, Jake McCarthy, Josh Rojas, and David Peralta.

Series Preview # 24 : Diamondbacks vs Padres

This two-game series could be a surprisingly competitive.

A deeper dive into Christian Walker’s ridiculously low batting average on balls in play

Walker has produced a .187 BABIP on the season. Are there any underlying factors as to why the slugger is struggling in that area?

First Pitches of the Game to Diamondback Batters

When Cooper Hummel and Daulton Varsho led off the game, they contributed significant added run expectancy.

Series Preview # 21 : Diamondbacks vs Twins

Jose Miranda is a top-100 prospect in his debut season.

Why Dallas Keuchel Will Join D-backs’ Rotation

Adjustments will lead to renewed success.

Strikeouts and Walks vs. Quality of Contact: Which input has a larger effect on run prevention?

Pitching comes down to the ability to miss bats, limit free passes, and limit the amount of quality contact. We see which has the biggest impact on run prevention in both traditional and the sabermetric sense.

Season Pitch Counts Provide Insights

One insight: Players who pitched in 2012 and were still pitching this season had more strikeouts per pitch than pitchers who threw the most pitches in the decade.

Series Preview # 18: Diamondbacks @ Reds

It’s time to repeat the feat.