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Diamondbacks Off-Season

Covering the Diamondbacks off-season activities and analysis

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?

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.

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.

Off-season stuff: Relievers in Free Agency.

Ranked from highest velocity to lower velocity.

The Diamondbacks are a Superhero Team

As a superhero team, they have 9 secret powers.

Diamondbacks Batting – Do Pitch Types Matter?

Let’s look at whether pitch types matter for this season’s Diamondbacks roster.

Calling Pitches

Let’s explore the catcher’s role in pitch calling.

Predicted Diamondbacks Bullpen - Way Too Early

Who will have a bullpen role on opening day?

How Will the Diamondbacks Improve?

A revisit of expected improvements this season.

Let’s Predict Diamondbacks with Best Stats in 2021

Make your prediction known!

Measures of Baseball Action from a Fan View

Let’s look at trends and compare the Diamondbacks to other teams.

Arizona Diamondbacks sign reliever Joakim Soria to a 1-year deal

The D-backs add an experienced veteran to the back-end of the bullpen.

Seam Shifted Wake

Let’s explore the basics of seam shifted wake and whether it applies to the Diamondbacks.

Predictors of Success for Diamondback Batters

Let’s look at five batting skills.

Can the Arizona Diamondbacks make Chris Devenski great again?

The most recent minor league signee has very encouraging peripherals, but has struggled to limit runs the past two seasons.

Will the Diamondbacks Experience a Bounce at Third?

A quick look at two third basemen: Eduardo Escobar and Maikel Franco.

Diamondbacks’ Lineup Protection

Did lineup protection positively impact the Diamondbacks in 2020?

Diamondbacks’ Platoon Advantage

A short exploration of at-bats with Diamondback platoon advantage discovered a surprise in 2020.

Will the Diamondbacks Have a Power Hitter Next Season?

The answer is based on Marcel, Steamer, and ZiPS projections.

The Darkest Shadow Zone

"The Shadow!"..."Where?!"

When Baserunning Matters

When baserunning matters: stealing bases, bunts, taking extra bases on hits, and pinch hitting.

How Could Luke Weaver Reduce His Fly Ball Rate?

Bauer Units

Which Diamondbacks have the highest Bauer Units?

Defensive Shifts

Let’s look at mindset impacts and do shifts improve Diamondback defense.

Designated Hitter

What are the benefits for the Diamondbacks?

Projected ERAs of D-back Starters in 2021

The projections were based on FIP, BABIP, LOB%, and HR/FB%.

Defensive Statistics

What defensive statistics are on the internet and available to a baseball fan?

Are Diamondbacks Playoff Winners Next Season?

The answer could be found in two 2-strike stats: wOBA and Homers per AB.

Insights on BABIP

Players with top ‘hit skill’ tools have high BABIPs. Two questions: Which Diamondbacks have the best hit tool skills? League-wide, what causes changes in BABIP?

Hitting With RISP in the NL West

With RISP, the Diamondbacks had the highest percentage balls-in-play and the lowest BABIP.