Tagged Arizona Diamondbacks

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Tigers Raise the White Flag, Not Enough Comes Back

Like writing on a graffiti-tagged freight car, the time finally came for the Tigers to throw up the proverbial white flag and start dealing away some of their costly, aging veterans. Detroit agreed to ship All-Star outfielder J.D. Martinez, a free agent at the conclusion of the season, to the resurgent Diamondbacks for a trio…

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The 2017 Arizona Diamondbacks Top 10 Prospects

Announcement: Described by Michael Salfino of The Wall Street Journal and Yahoo! Sports as “an insightful and often contrarian viewpoint to prospect rankings,” The 2017 Prospect Digest Handbook is now on sale! Check it out here!  ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________     1. Anthony Banda, LHP                                                       Born: 08/10/93 Age: 23 Bats: L Height: 6-2 Weight: 190 Throws: L  …

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The 2016 Arizona Diamondbacks Top 10 Prospects

Announcement: After peaking as the #3 book among all baseball books on Amazon last year, my new book, The 2016 Prospect Digest Handbook, is on sale! Check it out here!   And for those wondering what CALs are, here’s an article on the Comparison And Likeness program I designed.   _______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________     1. Archie Bradley, RHP       …

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The 2015 Arizona Diamondbacks Top 10 Prospects

  Announcement: After the (surprising) success of last year’s, I’m proud to announce this season’s book, The 2015 Prospect Digest Handbook (click here), is now available in paperback! This year’s edition features: An Introduction to CAL: the cutting-edge prospect comparison system Analysis for more than 900 prospects Ranking the Top 250 Prospects Ranking the Farm…

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Next Great Wave of Shortstops

The late 1990s to the early 2000s was arguably the golden era for offensive shortstops. The group, spearheaded by the trio of Alex Rodriguez, Nomar Garciaparra, and Derek Jeter, also featured Edgar Renteria, who peaked in 2003, Rafael Furcal, Jose Reyes, and Jimmy Rollins. Hall of Famer Barry Larkin also chipped in back-to-back five-win seasons…

Prospect Digest All Minor League Team

With the major league rosters expanding to 40 and the minor league regular season officially over, here’s a look at the first annual Prospect Digest All Minor League Team. To qualify, a position player must have accumulated 350+ plate appearances, a starting pitcher needed 130+ innings, and the relievers with 30+ innings were considered.  …

Prospect Profile: Matt Davidson

The Diamondbacks promoted top hitting prospect Matt Davidson, the Futures Game MVP, on August 11. Davidson, a supplemental first rounder in the 2009 draft, turned in another solid season, hitting .278/.348/.484 with 31 doubles, a triple, and 16 homeruns in 108 games with Reno (Pacific Coast League). According to Weighted Runs Created Plus, which accounts…