Arizona Diamondbacks Starting Lineup 10/14/19 Diamondbacks Lineup

85-77, 2nd in NL West

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SD 0 @ ARI 1

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Arizona lost Paul Goldschmidt and A.J. Pollock this offseason, which is going to be a major hit on their offense for 2019. They added Wilmer Flores as an infield replacement, but that is about it. Jake Lamb will look to bounce back after an injury plagued 2018, and if that successfully happens, he should be the power bat. Remaining names of David Peralta and Eduardo Escobar are the more notable bats at the top of the order. Ketel Marte will likely be leading off, and had a plus year in 2018. Flores should benefit from regular playing time, and while this isn’t an attractive lineup anymore, they won’t be awful. The back of the order is where things can start to drop off. Nick Ahmed struggles against right-handers, and we have to wait to see what Carson Kelly can bring.

Updated: 7:00 am GMT, 9/30

Starting Lineup

T. Walker , (R), SP
1. T. Locastro , (R), CF
2. J. Rojas , (L), LF
3. E. Escobar , (S), 2B
4. C. Walker , (R), 1B
5. J. Lamb , (L), 3B
6. A. Jones , (R), RF
7. N. Ahmed , (R), SS
8. C. Kelly , (R), C
9. T. Walker , (R), SP
Pos Pitcher
SP Taijuan Walker T. Walker (R)
Pos Pitcher Rating GS Record IP Batters Faced Hits Runs ER HR Allowed BB SO K% BB% WHIP BABIP
SP Taijuan Walker T. Walker (R) 76 1 0-0 1 4 1 0 0 0 0 1 0.25% 0.00% 1.00 0.333
Pos Hitter Rating Order G PA Hits 1B 2B 3B HR RBI Runs SB CS AVG OBP SLG OPS
CF Tim Locastro T. Locastro (R) 69 1 91 249 53 38 12 2 1 17 38 17 0 0.25 0.357 0.34 0.697
LF Josh Rojas J. Rojas (L) 68 2 41 157 30 21 7 0 2 16 17 4 3 0.217 0.312 0.31 0.624
2B Eduardo Escobar E. Escobar (S) 78 3 158 699 171 97 29 10 35 118 94 5 1 0.269 0.32 0.51 0.831
1B Christian Walker C. Walker (R) 79 4 152 603 137 81 26 1 29 73 86 8 1 0.259 0.348 0.48 0.824
3B Jake Lamb J. Lamb (L) 79 5 78 226 36 20 8 2 6 30 26 1 0 0.193 0.323 0.35 0.676
RF Adam Jones A. Jones (R) 77 6 137 527 126 84 25 1 16 67 66 2 1 0.26 0.313 0.41 0.727
SS Nick Ahmed N. Ahmed (R) 70 7 159 624 141 83 32 7 19 82 79 8 2 0.254 0.316 0.44 0.755
C Carson Kelly C. Kelly (R) 70 8 111 365 77 40 19 0 18 47 46 0 0 0.245 0.348 0.48 0.826
SP Taijuan Walker T. Walker (R) 76 9 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0

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2019 Recent Diamondbacks Lineups

Game Score Starting Pitcher 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
9/29 vs SD W 1-0 Taijuan Walker T. Walker (R), 1 IP, 1 SO, 0 ER, ND Wilmer Flores W. Flores Nick Ahmed N. Ahmed Eduardo Escobar E. Escobar Christian Walker C. Walker Josh Rojas J. Rojas Tim Locastro T. Locastro Jarrod Dyson J. Dyson Caleb Joseph C. Joseph Taijuan Walker T. Walker
9/29 vs SD W 6-5 Robbie Ray R. Ray (L), 6 IP, 10 SO, 4 ER, ND Jarrod Dyson J. Dyson Josh Rojas J. Rojas Eduardo Escobar E. Escobar Christian Walker C. Walker Jake Lamb J. Lamb Adam Jones A. Jones Nick Ahmed N. Ahmed Alex Avila A. Avila Robbie Ray R. Ray
9/28 vs SD W 6-3 Taylor Clarke T. Clarke (R), 3 IP, 4 SO, 1 ER, ND Tim Locastro T. Locastro Wilmer Flores W. Flores Eduardo Escobar E. Escobar Christian Walker C. Walker Adam Jones A. Jones Josh Rojas J. Rojas Nick Ahmed N. Ahmed Carson Kelly C. Kelly Taylor Clarke T. Clarke
9/25 vs STL W 9-7 Merrill Kelly M. Kelly (R), 6 IP, 7 SO, 5 ER, W Tim Locastro T. Locastro Abraham Almonte A. Almonte Wilmer Flores W. Flores Jake Lamb J. Lamb Kevin Cron K. Cron Josh Rojas J. Rojas Nick Ahmed N. Ahmed Caleb Joseph C. Joseph Merrill Kelly M. Kelly
9/25 vs STL W 3-2 Mike Leake M. Leake (R), 6 IP, 3 SO, 1 ER, ND Abraham Almonte A. Almonte Domingo Leyba D. Leyba Eduardo Escobar E. Escobar Jake Lamb J. Lamb Josh Rojas J. Rojas Alex Avila A. Avila Nick Ahmed N. Ahmed Jarrod Dyson J. Dyson Mike Leake M. Leake
9/24 vs STL L 7-9 Alex Young A. Young (L), 5 IP, 5 SO, 6 ER, L Jarrod Dyson J. Dyson Josh Rojas J. Rojas Eduardo Escobar E. Escobar Christian Walker C. Walker Jake Lamb J. Lamb Adam Jones A. Jones Nick Ahmed N. Ahmed Carson Kelly C. Kelly Alex Young A. Young
9/22 @ SD L 4-6 Robbie Ray R. Ray (L), 5.1 IP, 10 SO, 4 ER, ND Abraham Almonte A. Almonte Josh Rojas J. Rojas Eduardo Escobar E. Escobar Christian Walker C. Walker Wilmer Flores W. Flores Adam Jones A. Jones Nick Ahmed N. Ahmed Carson Kelly C. Kelly Robbie Ray R. Ray
9/22 @ SD W 4-2 Luke Weaver L. Weaver (R), 2 IP, 1 SO, 0 ER, ND Abraham Almonte A. Almonte Domingo Leyba D. Leyba Eduardo Escobar E. Escobar Jake Lamb J. Lamb Josh Rojas J. Rojas Nick Ahmed N. Ahmed Alex Avila A. Avila Jarrod Dyson J. Dyson Luke Weaver L. Weaver
9/18 vs MIA W 5-4 Mike Leake M. Leake (R), 6.2 IP, 4 SO, 3 ER, W Abraham Almonte A. Almonte Josh Rojas J. Rojas Eduardo Escobar E. Escobar Christian Walker C. Walker Jake Lamb J. Lamb Domingo Leyba D. Leyba Alex Avila A. Avila Jarrod Dyson J. Dyson Mike Leake M. Leake
9/18 vs MIA L 6-12 Alex Young A. Young (L), 5 IP, 4 SO, 1 ER, ND Ildemaro Vargas I. Vargas Ketel Marte K. Marte Eduardo Escobar E. Escobar Christian Walker C. Walker Wilmer Flores W. Flores Adam Jones A. Jones Carson Kelly C. Kelly Tim Locastro T. Locastro Alex Young A. Young

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.