Arizona Diamondbacks Starting Lineup 7/14/20 Diamondbacks Lineup

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Some projections think the Diamondbacks are the only team with even a remote chance of challenging the Dodgers inside the division. There are others who think not. One huge key to how good Arizona is involves a revamped pitching staff. They plucked a wily veteran from a division rival to stick at the top of their rotation. Inside spots two through four are three more wily veterans. All the way at the backend of the opening day rotation may be their best pitcher when the season stats are counted.

Some wonder where the run support will come from. Arizona has some solid hitters slated for the interior of the order, but no one jumps off the lineup card as huge everyday threat. They added a new look at the top of the lineup to improve team speed. The Diamondbacks have a few nice pieces on this team. Some feel if it were not for playing in the same division as the Dodgers, Arizona would be in playoff conversations. Despite having some good vibes, Arizona may be relegated to chasing an elusive wildcard berth.

Diamondbacks Starting Lineup

1. C. Walker , (R), 1B
2. K. Marte , (S), 2B
3. E. Escobar , (S), 3B
4. C. Kelly , (R), C
5. S. Marte , (R), CF
6. D. Peralta , (L), LF
7. K. Calhoun , (L), RF
8. N. Ahmed , (R), SS
9. J. Lamb , (L), DH
Pos Pitcher Rating GS Record IP Batters Faced Hits Runs ER HR Allowed BB SO K% BB% WHIP BABIP
SP Madison Bumgarner M. Bumgarner (L)
88
0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00% 0.00% 0.00 0
Pos Hitter Rating Order G PA Hits 1B 2B 3B HR RBI Runs SB CS AVG OBP SLG OPS
1B Christian Walker C. Walker (R)
93
1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 N/A 0 0 0 0 N/A N/A N/A
2B Ketel Marte K. Marte (S)
84
2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 N/A 0 0 0 0 N/A N/A N/A
3B Eduardo Escobar E. Escobar (S)
81
3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 N/A 0 0 0 0 N/A N/A N/A
C Carson Kelly C. Kelly (R)
62
4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 N/A 0 0 0 0 N/A N/A N/A
CF Starling Marte S. Marte (R)
80
5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 N/A 0 0 0 0 N/A N/A N/A
LF David Peralta D. Peralta (L)
91
6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 N/A 0 0 0 0 N/A N/A N/A
RF Kole Calhoun K. Calhoun (L)
76
7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 N/A 0 0 0 0 N/A N/A N/A
SS Nick Ahmed N. Ahmed (R)
67
8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 N/A 0 0 0 0 N/A N/A N/A
DH Jake Lamb J. Lamb (L)
81
9 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 N/A 0 0 0 0 N/A N/A N/A

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2020 Arizona Diamondbacks Pitching Analysis

Arizona lost Patrick Corbin in free agency, who is coming off a career year. Their staff is certainly going to miss him, but overall they stand in a pretty good spot to be an above average rotation. Zack Greinke ate up 200 plus innings last season, sporting a 3.21 ERA, and had 199 strikeouts. Greinke’s another year older, and his velocity has been trending downwards. He has relied more on off-speed stuff, so he is not totally lost given he is not his younger self anymore. Look for Arizona to rely on him again as a workhorse and ace. Robbie Ray had a limited year due to injury, but he was his usual high strikeout self. Ray is prone to allowing some home runs, and walks are always going to be a concern given his off-speed usage us high. He has one of the nastiest curveballs in the game, and relies heavily upon that. Ray will look to improve on last season, and a key goal for him is going to be staying healthy. Ray will come in as a middle of the rotation guy, either behind Zack Godley or in front of him.

Godley has been a reliable option in the middle of the rotation, and relies on a good ground ball rate, and his curveball. We saw Godley have some walk issues at times last season, and like Ray, it is because of the high curveball usage. Godley should pump out 170+ innings again, and double-digit wins should be there even though the offense is going to be worse than prior seasons with all the bats gone. Arizona had the fourth lowest team ERA, and Godley was a part of it. They will likely float back to the middle of the league with Corbin gone, and Luke Weaver isn’t necessarily a low ERA arm. He came over in the Goldschmidt trade, posting a 4.95 ERA last season. Weaver is a young arm still with potential, but the swing and miss stuff as started to evaporate from his arsenal, which is a big concern. A change of scenery might be a good thing for him. Arizona signed Merrill Kelly from overseas, and it wouldn’t be a surprise to see him gain the final rotation spot heading into the season. Kelly is going to take more of an adjustment period getting used to the majors compared to other pitchers from overseas.