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Diamondbacks Features

Double Plays

Diamondbacks’ double-plays per-opportunity were above-average.

Thwarting Stolen Bases

Which team has supernatural talent in preventing stolen bases?

Kim Ng Has a Sense of Urgency

Jose Ruiz

How Teams Made Their Active Rosters

Teams have different styles to make their active rosters.

What do Three Diamondbacks Have in Common with Fernando Tatis Jr.?

Will The Diamondbacks Outshine An Optimistic Projection?


Will Diamondbacks or Giants Win More Games?

The race will be close.

Four Infielders Who Defended the Outfield

Their infield defense was impacted.

A Perspective of Andrew Chafin

His pitching is good at two levels.

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.

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.