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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.

A Batting Game Plan Against Two Pitchers

In the context of the Diamondback hitting philosophy, with this plan batters are expected to have success against Hunter Greene and Vladimir Gutierrez.

Unsung Hero: The Final Chapter

Exciting highs of success and terrible-abysmal ordeals took turns defining Evan Marshall’s career. Next season, he will write the final chapter of his baseball career.

Core Diamondbacks in the Last 10 Seasons

There were 14 core players; 5 participated in this season.

David Peralta’s Breakout

His three powerful improvements will continue to improve his batting statistics.

Will Christian Walker Be An All-Star This Season?

His defense is on pace to be nominated for a Gold Glove. His offensive is comparable to last season’s All-Stars.

Jacob Webb

Diamondbacks’ reliever who will likely be called up.

Yonny Hernandez

Will he establish himself in the Majors?

Destroyer of Worms

Last season with the Royals he hit 63.4% ground balls, and with the Orioles he hit 56.5% ground balls.

Third Base Options to Start the Season

Who should play third base?

Sergio Alcantara

This season, chances are good that Sergio Alcantara will receive playing time at shortstop for the Diamondbacks.

Zach Davies

His pitching performance will likely be impressive.

What Do Diamondbacks Want in Their Pitchers?

The acquisition of Dan Straily was an insightful outlier.

Unsung Hero: The Next Chapter

Will this season be the beginning of the next chapter? Time will tell.

The Impact of a Small Increase in Hits Per Game

A small increase in hits-per-game is realistic and it will make a big impact on team success.

Poll Results: McMahon or Machado

Ryan McMahon or Manny Machado.

Who would be a better Diamondback acquisition?

Travis Snider

How successful was Travis Snider?

Better Pitching in August and September got the Braves to the Playoffs

Better pitching could help the Diamondbacks make the playoffs.