Arizona Diamondbacks Starting Lineup 2/15/19 Diamondbacks Lineup

82-80, 3rd in NL West

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Arizona will have to deal with Paul Goldschmidt being absent from the middle of the lineup. He is off in St. Louis now, and this means they lack a big power bat in the lineup. The Diamondbacks will be looking for health from Jake Lamb, and David Peralta took a step forward last season. A 30+ HR hitter is needed to be truly successful, and the Arizona lineup is looking more built on extra base hits and getting on-base. Eduardo Escobar is another stable piece in the front half of the lineup, and middle infielders Ketel Marte and Nick Ahmed will look to build upon a pretty successful 2018. Arizona might be looking to move more pieces if they are truly trying to sell off for a full rebuild. This could end up being a weaker lineup than expected coming into the season.

Updated: 9:00 am GMT, 10/1

Starting Lineup

R. Ray , (L), SP
1. K. Marte , (S), 2B
2. C. Owings , (R), 3B
3. P. Goldschmidt , (R), 1B
4. S. Brito , (L), RF
5. N. Ahmed , (R), SS
6. A. Pollock , (R), CF
7. P. Kivlehan , (R), LF
8. J. R. Murphy , (R), C
9. R. Ray , (L), SP
Pos Pitcher
SP Robbie Ray R. Ray (L)
Pos Pitcher Rating GS Record IP Batters Faced Hits Runs ER HR Allowed BB SO K% BB% WHIP BABIP
SP Robbie Ray R. Ray (L) 93 24 6-2 123.2 526 97 55 54 19 70 165 0.36% 0.14% 1.35 0.293
Pos Hitter Rating Order G PA Hits 1B 2B 3B HR RBI Runs SB CS AVG OBP SLG OPS
2B Ketel Marte K. Marte (S) 80 1 153 579 135 83 26 12 14 59 68 6 1 0.26 0.332 0.44 0.769
3B Chris Owings C. Owings (R) 71 2 106 309 58 39 15 0 4 22 34 11 4 0.206 0.272 0.30 0.574
1B Paul Goldschmidt P. Goldschmidt (R) 95 3 158 689 172 99 35 5 33 83 95 7 4 0.29 0.389 0.53 0.922
RF Socrates Brito S. Brito (L) 68 4 24 44 7 6 0 0 1 3 3 0 1 0.175 0.227 0.25 0.477
SS Nick Ahmed N. Ahmed (R) 68 5 153 563 121 67 33 5 16 70 61 5 4 0.234 0.29 0.41 0.701
CF A.J. Pollock A. Pollock (R) 89 6 113 459 106 59 21 5 21 65 61 13 2 0.257 0.316 0.48 0.8
LF Patrick Kivlehan P. Kivlehan (R) 67 7 9 14 3 1 0 2 0 0 3 0 0 0.231 0.286 0.54 0.824
C John Ryan Murphy J. R. Murphy (R) 72 8 87 221 42 24 9 0 9 24 19 0 0 0.202 0.244 0.38 0.619
SP Robbie Ray R. Ray (L) 93 9 25 40 3 2 1 0 0 2 2 0 0 0.077 0.075 0.10 0.178

2018 Recent Diamondbacks Lineups

Game Score Starting Pitcher 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
9/30 @ SD L 3-4 Robbie Ray R. Ray (L), 4 IP, 8 SO, 2 ER, ND Ketel Marte K. Marte Chris Owings C. Owings Paul Goldschmidt P. Goldschmidt Socrates Brito S. Brito Nick Ahmed N. Ahmed A.J. Pollock A. Pollock Patrick Kivlehan P. Kivlehan John Ryan Murphy J. R. Murphy Robbie Ray R. Ray
9/30 @ SD W 5-4 Zack Godley Z. Godley (R), 6 IP, 5 SO, 3 ER, W Jon Jay J. Jay Eduardo Escobar E. Escobar Ketel Marte K. Marte David Peralta D. Peralta Daniel Descalso D. Descalso Socrates Brito S. Brito Ildemaro Vargas I. Vargas Alex Avila A. Avila Zack Godley Z. Godley
9/29 @ SD L 2-3 Patrick Corbin P. Corbin (L), 5 IP, 4 SO, 0 ER, ND Ketel Marte K. Marte Eduardo Escobar E. Escobar Paul Goldschmidt P. Goldschmidt David Peralta D. Peralta Nick Ahmed N. Ahmed A.J. Pollock A. Pollock Chris Owings C. Owings John Ryan Murphy J. R. Murphy Patrick Corbin P. Corbin
9/27 vs LAD W 7-2 Zack Greinke Z. Greinke (R), 6 IP, 6 SO, 2 ER, W Ketel Marte K. Marte Eduardo Escobar E. Escobar David Peralta D. Peralta Paul Goldschmidt P. Goldschmidt Socrates Brito S. Brito A.J. Pollock A. Pollock Nick Ahmed N. Ahmed Jeff Mathis J. Mathis Zack Greinke Z. Greinke
9/25 vs LAD L 4-7 Robbie Ray R. Ray (L), 5 IP, 7 SO, 2 ER, ND Chris Owings C. Owings Eduardo Escobar E. Escobar Ketel Marte K. Marte Christian Walker C. Walker Nick Ahmed N. Ahmed A.J. Pollock A. Pollock Socrates Brito S. Brito John Ryan Murphy J. R. Murphy Robbie Ray R. Ray
9/23 vs COL L 0-2 Zack Godley Z. Godley (R), 5 IP, 5 SO, 2 ER, L Steven Souza Jr. S. S. Jr. Eduardo Escobar E. Escobar Paul Goldschmidt P. Goldschmidt David Peralta D. Peralta Nick Ahmed N. Ahmed A.J. Pollock A. Pollock Ketel Marte K. Marte Jeff Mathis J. Mathis Zack Godley Z. Godley
9/23 vs COL L 1-5 Patrick Corbin P. Corbin (L), 3 IP, 5 SO, 4 ER, L Jon Jay J. Jay Eduardo Escobar E. Escobar David Peralta D. Peralta Paul Goldschmidt P. Goldschmidt Daniel Descalso D. Descalso A.J. Pollock A. Pollock Nick Ahmed N. Ahmed Alex Avila A. Avila Patrick Corbin P. Corbin
9/22 vs COL L 2-6 Zack Greinke Z. Greinke (R), 7.1 IP, 6 SO, 3 ER, L Jon Jay J. Jay Eduardo Escobar E. Escobar David Peralta D. Peralta Paul Goldschmidt P. Goldschmidt Daniel Descalso D. Descalso A.J. Pollock A. Pollock Nick Ahmed N. Ahmed Jeff Mathis J. Mathis Zack Greinke Z. Greinke
9/20 vs CHC W 9-0 Robbie Ray R. Ray (L), 6 IP, 8 SO, 0 ER, W Jon Jay J. Jay Ildemaro Vargas I. Vargas Ketel Marte K. Marte Christian Walker C. Walker Patrick Kivlehan P. Kivlehan Nick Ahmed N. Ahmed Chris Owings C. Owings Jeff Mathis J. Mathis Robbie Ray R. Ray
9/19 vs CHC L 1-9 Matt Andriese M. Andriese (R), 2 IP, 4 SO, 5 ER, L A.J. Pollock A. Pollock Eduardo Escobar E. Escobar Paul Goldschmidt P. Goldschmidt David Peralta D. Peralta Steven Souza Jr. S. S. Jr. Nick Ahmed N. Ahmed Ketel Marte K. Marte Jeff Mathis J. Mathis Matt Andriese M. Andriese

2019 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.