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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.

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.

Kyle Backhus

Is he a diamond in the rough?

Danny Jansen

Will the Diamondbacks acquire him?

Matt Strahm

Will the Diamondbacks acquire him?

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.

Reyes Moronta

Pitching better than league average, he is a valuable addition to the Diamondback bullpen. Perhaps next season he could be a closer.

An Alternative to Pitcher-of-Record Wins & Losses

The Diamondback starters’ performances were very much improved this season through 15 September compared to last season.

Who Should Play Third Base for the Diamondbacks?

Based on results in August and September, my choice is a platoon of Emmanuel Rivera and Sergio Alcantara

Closer By Committee in August

The impact of closing by committee was likely positive.

Diamondbacks Build Innings

Four insights are revealed.

Diamondbacks’ Catchers Update

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

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.

The Emmanuel Rivera Trade

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

What Explains Blue Jays Improvement?

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

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

Let’s look at five things.

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.

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.

First Pitches of the Game to Diamondback Batters

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

Why Dallas Keuchel Will Join D-backs’ Rotation

Adjustments will lead to renewed success.

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.