Arizona Diamondbacks Starting Lineup 7/20/21 Diamondbacks Lineup

28-68, 5th in NL West

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vs PIT

1:40 am GMT , 7/21

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Just ahead of last season's shifted trade deadline, Arizona unloaded their closer and starting centerfielder. That left two critical holes to fill in a lineup that already had trouble winning games. While the 60-game season was as small sample size, Arizona's 2020 performance in a 162-game slate would have hovered close to 100 losses. Across the shortened 60-game season, the Diamondbacks did not hit well when they needed to. Arizona had a respectable .271 team batting average when they were winning. When the Diamondbacks were behind on the scoreboard, the team batting average dropped 55 points. The Diamondbacks didn't have a problem making contact at the plate.

Updated: 21 minutes ago

Diamondbacks Starting Lineup

1. J. Rojas , (L), SS
2. K. Calhoun , (L), RF
3. E. Escobar , (S), 3B
4. C. Walker , (R), 1B
5. D. Peralta , (L), LF
6. P. Smith , (L), CF
7. J. VanMeter , (L), 2B
8. B. Holaday , (R), C
Pos Pitcher
P Taylor Widener T. Widener (R)
Pos Pitcher Rating GS Record IP Batters Faced Hits Runs ER HR Allowed BB SO K% BB% WHIP BABIP
P Taylor Widener T. Widener (R)
61
6 1-0 9.1 122 23 10 8 5 10 25 .205% .082% 1.16 .234
Pos Hitter
SS Josh Rojas J. Rojas (L)
RF Kole Calhoun K. Calhoun (L)
3B Eduardo Escobar E. Escobar (S)
1B Christian Walker C. Walker (R)
LF David Peralta D. Peralta (L)
CF Pavin Smith P. Smith (L)
2B Josh VanMeter J. VanMeter (L)
C Bryan Holaday B. Holaday (R)
Pos Hitter Rating Order G PA Hits 1B 2B 3B HR RBI Runs SB CS AVG OBP SLG OPS
SS Josh Rojas J. Rojas (L)
60
1 91 356 82 50 21 1 10 28 47 6 2 .265 .352 .437 .789
RF Kole Calhoun K. Calhoun (L)
88
2 19 69 16 11 3 0 2 6 7 1 0 .246 .290 .385 .674
3B Eduardo Escobar E. Escobar (S)
63
3 92 371 87 50 12 3 22 64 49 1 0 .252 .302 .496 .798
1B Christian Walker C. Walker (R)
82
4 59 230 49 33 11 1 4 21 27 0 0 .232 .291 .351 .642
LF David Peralta D. Peralta (L)
80
5 89 344 78 49 18 7 4 41 32 1 1 .252 .326 .394 .719
CF Pavin Smith P. Smith (L)
76
6 91 357 86 57 18 3 8 30 42 1 0 .262 .319 .409 .728
2B Josh VanMeter J. VanMeter (L)
67
7 57 139 22 12 6 1 3 14 13 0 0 .183 .288 .325 .613
C Bryan Holaday B. Holaday (R)
67
8 4 11 3 2 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 .273 .273 .364 .636

Most Common Diamondbacks Lineups

3 Games Game
1. Josh Rojas
2. Pavin Smith
3. Eduardo Escobar
4. David Peralta
5. Josh VanMeter
6. Josh Reddick
7. Stephen Vogt
8. Nick Ahmed
3 Games Game
1. Josh Rojas
2. Pavin Smith
3. Eduardo Escobar
4. Christian Walker
5. Carson Kelly
6. David Peralta
7. Josh Reddick
8. Nick Ahmed
2 Games Game
1. Josh Rojas
2. Pavin Smith
3. Eduardo Escobar
4. Christian Walker
5. David Peralta
6. Josh VanMeter
7. Nick Ahmed
8. Daulton Varsho
2 Games Game
1. Josh Rojas
2. Kole Calhoun
3. Eduardo Escobar
4. Christian Walker
5. David Peralta
6. Pavin Smith
7. Nick Ahmed
8. Bryan Holaday
2 Games Game
1. Nick Ahmed
2. Josh Rojas
3. Eduardo Escobar
4. Christian Walker
5. David Peralta
6. Asdrubal Cabrera
7. Pavin Smith
8. Daulton Varsho
2 Games Game
1. Josh Rojas
2. Ketel Marte
3. Eduardo Escobar
4. David Peralta
5. Asdrubal Cabrera
6. Christian Walker
7. Pavin Smith
8. Stephen Vogt

2021 Recent Diamondbacks Lineups

Game Score Starting Pitcher 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
7/20 vs PIT W 4-2 Caleb Smith C. Smith (L), 0 IP, 0 SO, 0 ER, ND Josh Rojas J. Rojas Kole Calhoun K. Calhoun Eduardo Escobar E. Escobar Christian Walker C. Walker David Peralta D. Peralta Pavin Smith P. Smith Josh VanMeter J. VanMeter Bryan Holaday B. Holaday
7/18 vs CHC W 6-4 Merrill Kelly M. Kelly (R), 0 IP, 0 SO, 0 ER, ND Josh Rojas J. Rojas Kole Calhoun K. Calhoun Eduardo Escobar E. Escobar Christian Walker C. Walker David Peralta D. Peralta Pavin Smith P. Smith Nick Ahmed N. Ahmed Daulton Varsho D. Varsho
7/17 vs CHC L 2-4 Zac Gallen Z. Gallen (R), 0 IP, 0 SO, 0 ER, ND Josh Rojas J. Rojas Pavin Smith P. Smith Eduardo Escobar E. Escobar Christian Walker C. Walker David Peralta D. Peralta Josh VanMeter J. VanMeter Nick Ahmed N. Ahmed Daulton Varsho D. Varsho
7/17 vs CHC L 1-5 Madison Bumgarner M. Bumgarner (L), 0 IP, 0 SO, 0 ER, ND Josh Rojas J. Rojas Kole Calhoun K. Calhoun Eduardo Escobar E. Escobar Christian Walker C. Walker David Peralta D. Peralta Pavin Smith P. Smith Nick Ahmed N. Ahmed Bryan Holaday B. Holaday
7/11 @ LAD L 4-7 Tony Gonsolin T. Gonsolin (R), 0 IP, 0 SO, 0 ER, ND Josh Rojas J. Rojas Josh VanMeter J. VanMeter Eduardo Escobar E. Escobar Christian Walker C. Walker Josh Reddick J. Reddick David Peralta D. Peralta Stephen Vogt S. Vogt Daulton Varsho D. Varsho

Arizona tied with the Astros for being the best at putting the ball in play and had the fourth lowest strikeout percentage in baseball. However, the Diamondbacks' batted balls had a strong tendency to find gloves. Despite an above average rating for making contact at the plate, Arizona finished with a bottom-10 run differential rating. Like a number of teams, the Diamondbacks' financial reports after last season were not positive. This would tend to make the team wary of spending on the free agent market, and they didn't. The projected starting rotation for the Diamondbacks has a chance to pitch the team competitive. However, without more timely hitting and run production, Arizona will have a difficult time competing in the solid National League West.