2:13 PM EST, Wed January 16, 2019
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Diamondbacks announce 2019 spring training schedule

Diamondbacks announce 2019 spring training schedule

11 Games on FSAZ and 8 Games to be Webcast PHOENIX — The Arizona Diamondbacks announced today that 10 games will be broadcast on radio, 11 games on FOX Sports Arizona or FOX Sports Arizona Plus and eight games on webcast throughout Spring Training. In addition, all games televised on FOX Sports Arizona (FSAZ) or FOX Sports Arizona Plus (FSAZ+) will also be streamed on the FOX Sports app. FOX Sports Arizona/FOX Sports Arizona Plus TV games include: March 1 vs. Chicago Cubs at 1:10 p.m. (FSAZ) March 6 @ Milwaukee Brewers at 1:05 p.m. (FSAZ) March 7 vs. Cleveland Indians at 1:10 p.m....
18 hours ago
Diamondbacks Top Prospect #14: RHP Matt Tabor

Diamondbacks Top Prospect #14: RHP Matt Tabor

Name: Matt Tabor DOB: 7/14/1998 (Age 20) Height: 6’2” Weight: 180 Acquired: 3rd Round Pick, 2017 Draft Position: Starter B/T: R/R Most Notable Tool: Mid 90s Fastball Season Stats: 14 Starts, 60 2⁄3 IP, 2-1, 3.26 ERA, 46/13 K/BB, 4 HR, 43.9% GB rate for Short A Hillsboro 2018 Season Summary: Tabor started 2018 in Extended Spring Training before spending the second half of the season for the Short A Hillsboro Hops, completely skipping rookie ball. He showed solid control numbers with a 46/13 K/BB in 14 starts. Overall he did a solid job of limiting the damage against him with only 13...
21 hours ago
Less than one month left: Where do the Diamondbacks stand?

Less than one month left: Where do the Diamondbacks stand?

It still seems like there’s work to be done, but let’s not panic. There’s no formal date yet for pitchers and catchers reporting to Salt River Fields for the Diamondbacks. But the teams which have announced their schedule are around the February 12-13 point on the calendar, which means there’s probably about four weeks left to go. Arizona still has a number of questions that need to be answered with regard to its Opening Day roster. We’ll be looking at each of these between now and P&C Report day, but it seems a good point to have a quick overview, and see where the team stands....
Jan 14, 2019
Diamondbacks Top Prospect #15: Infielder Domingo Leyba

Diamondbacks Top Prospect #15: Infielder Domingo Leyba

Name: Domingo Leyba DOB: 9/11/1995 (Age 23) Height: 5’11” Weight: 160 Acquired: 2015 Trade with NYY and DET Position: Second Baseman B/T: S/R Most Notable Tool: Hitting tool Season Stats: 83 games, 358 PA, .269/.344/.381 (109 wRC+), 17 2B, 2 3B, 5 HR, 30 RBI, 43 R, 5/7 SB for AA Jackson 2018 Season Summary: After a terrible shoulder injury that shortened his 2017 season to just 17 games and not fully recovered at the start of the season, Leyba spent the entire season for AA Jackson. The results weren’t spectacular with a 109 wRC+ after a breakthrough campaign in 2016, but certainly...
Jan 14, 2019
Diamondbacks Pitcher of the Year: Nominations open

Diamondbacks Pitcher of the Year: Nominations open

At least there’s no-one with an infinite ERA this season! 30 Diamondbacks took the mound this season, though I’m taking an executive decision to exclude Daniel Descalso, Alex Avila and Jeff Mathis from qualifying for this award. We do not want a whole ‘Boaty McBoatface’ situation here, thank you very much. Though I note sadly, all three of the position players to pitch for the D-backs in 2018 had a better ERA than Shelby Miller had over his sixteen innings of work... [And Kris Medlen too, though at least he had the wisdom to retire from the game] And Alex Avila had a better...
Jan 13, 2019
Unsung Diamondbacks Hero of the Year: Clay Buchholz

Unsung Diamondbacks Hero of the Year: Clay Buchholz

Party like it’s 2013 I was kinda hoping someone else would win the award, mostly because I already wrote about Buchholz in detail. I toyed with the idea of simply copy-pasting my previous article, and seeing if anyone noticed. After all, this was a pitcher who, when the D-backs got him on May 6, was deemed not even worth an article here reporting on the news. At the time, we we far more concerned about Paul Goldschmidt’s slump. The sole mention of the signing was a secondary note in Snake Bytes during a paragraph about us sending down Kris Medlen. “Mike Hazen also went out and...
Jan 12, 2019
2019 Arizona Diamondbacks arbitration figures

2019 Arizona Diamondbacks arbitration figures

We now have all the numbers Ten of the eleven arbitration-eligible Diamondbacks came to terms with the team before the official deadline at 11am Arizona time yesterday. We’ve now got the numbers for all ten, so let’s review, shall we? In descending order of price, they are (service time in years is in brackets) Robbie Ray (4.007) – $6.05 million Taijuan Walker (4.142) – $5.025 million Jake Lamb (4.053) – 4.825 million Steven Souza Jr. (4.072) – $4.125 million Nick Ahmed (4.054) – $3.6625 million Archie Bradley (3.112) – $1.83 million Andrew Chafin (4.020) – $1.945...
Jan 11, 2019
Snake Bytes, 1/11: Arbitration day

Snake Bytes, 1/11: Arbitration day

Why ask for billions, when you can ask for... millions Team news As we discussed last night, today’s the day for teams and arbitration-eligible players to exchange numbers. After the signing of John Ryan Murphy, the D-backs have ten players left in that category. We may well see a whole bunch of further agreements before the deadline, so here’s the full list with service time and MLB Trade Rumours estimates: we’ll update with numbers as appropriate. David Peralta (4.120) – $7.7MM Robbie Ray (4.007) – $6.1MM Taijuan Walker (4.142) – $4.825MM Jake Lamb (4.053) –...
Jan 11, 2019
Arizona Diamondbacks avoid arbitration with John Ryan Murphy

Arizona Diamondbacks avoid arbitration with John Ryan Murphy

So that’s nice. The deadline for teams to exchange arbitration figures with the players eligible for the process is tomorrow at 11 am, Arizona time. It doesn’t necessarily mean a great deal: doing so doesn’t commit either side to going through the process, with an agreement capable of being reached up to the very door of the arbitration hearing. However, it appears to be the case of late that teams have adopted what MLB Trade Rumors calls a ‘file and trial” approach: “halting negotiations on one-year contracts once figures have been exchanged and simply going to a hearing at...
Jan 10, 2019
Diamondbacks Top Prospect #16: Infielder Geraldo Perdomo

Diamondbacks Top Prospect #16: Infielder Geraldo Perdomo

Name: Geraldo Perdomo DOB: 10/22/1999 (Age 19) Height: 6’2” Weight: 185 Acquired: 2016 International Free Agent Signing Position: Shortstop B/T: S/R Most Notable Tool: Defense Season Stats: 57 Games, 257 PA, .322/.438/.460, 7 2B, 5 3B, 4 HR, 24 RBI, 43 R, 24/30 SB 2018 Season Summary: Perdomo previously flew under the radar after signing for $70k in 2016 and a so-so debut in the DSL in 2017. That was until a spectacular 2018 campaign put him on the map. He tore up two levels of rookie ball before settling in at Short A Hillsboro and continued to shine. Perdomo flashed quality...
Jan 10, 2019
Diamondbacks Top Prospect #17: OF Alvin Guzman

Diamondbacks Top Prospect #17: OF Alvin Guzman

Guzman is the top international signing in the Diamondbacks’ most recent international amateur free agent signing class. Name: Alvin Guzman DOB: 10/21/2001 (Age 17) Height: 6’1” Weight: 165 Acquired: 2018 International Free Agent Signing Position: Center Fielder B/T: R/R Most Notable Tool: Speed Season Stats: None 2018 Season Summary: Guzman was rated the #18 international free agent prospect on MLB Pipeline. The Diamondbacks were the front-runners to sign him and ultimately did so on July 2nd for $1.85M. As far as I know, he did not play in a single game in the system at any level...
Jan 9, 2019
Unsung Diamondbacks Hero of the Year: Nominations

Unsung Diamondbacks Hero of the Year: Nominations

These five men flew below the radar, but deserve recognition for their work on the 2019 D-backs. Fun reading through the nominations and pitches in the thread - thanks to all those who chipped in with their two cents worth. The final cut-off came at the two recs mark, so Zack Godley, Matt Koch, Christian Walker and... (fans self with rolled-up D-backs Insider magazine) Yasmany Tomas did not make to the final cut. Here are the five who did: Silvino Bracho March 18, 2018 - optioned RHP Silvino Bracho to Reno Aces. April 15, 2018 - recalled Silvino Bracho from Reno Aces. April 20, 2018 -...
Jan 9, 2019
The Hall of Paul

The Hall of Paul

Is Paul Goldschmidt on a Hall of Fame path ? Who’s Cap would he wear if he gets in ? A friend of mine over at DBBP, Ryan, asked a question: Could Goldy end up as a Hall of Famer? And if he does, is there a chance he might still go in as a Dback? I thought this was a pretty interesting question, and in many ways it cuts right to the heart of the matter for most DBacks fans. For many, it feels like the decision not to resign Paul Goldschmidt to the DBack for life contract has not only robbed them of the joy of watching him play out his career, but also the potential pride in seeing a...
Jan 8, 2019
Arizona Diamondbacks announce 2019 player development staff

Arizona Diamondbacks announce 2019 player development staff

The Arizona Diamondbacks named the organization’s 2019 Player Development staff, including new managers with all nine D-backs’ affiliates. In 2019, the D-backs will be in their 11th season with the Triple-A Reno Aces, third with the Double-A Jackson Generals, 13th with the Single-A Advanced Visalia Rawhide, fifth with Single-A Kane County Cougars, seventh with the Short-Season A Hillsboro Hops, 21st with the Rookie-Advanced Missoula Osprey, ninth with the Rookie Arizona League (AZL) D-backs and 24th with the Dominican Summer League (DSL) D-backs. Notable changes include: Coordinators:...
Jan 8, 2019
Paul Goldschmidt: The Golden Rule

Paul Goldschmidt: The Golden Rule

Treat others as you would like to be treated. When Jim approached the writing staff asking for contributions to a Paul Goldschmidt series, I knew it would be all too routine to draft an analytics driven article about him. You have seen, and will continue to read, plenty of opines that feature statistics to show you how he is an elite player. We knew that in Arizona just by watching him daily, so I wanted to take a different direction and discuss Paul Goldschmidt outside the baselines. I wanted to give my appreciation of him a different type of justice. Less publicized were his charitable...