Arizona Diamondbacks Starting Lineup 8/23/19 Diamondbacks Lineup

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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.

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Starting Lineup

M. Kelly , (R), SP
1. K. Marte , (S), CF
2. D. Peralta , (L), LF
3. E. Escobar , (S), 2B
4. C. Walker , (R), 1B
5. A. Jones , (R), RF
6. J. Lamb , (L), 3B
7. N. Ahmed , (R), SS
8. C. Kelly , (R), C
9. M. Kelly , (R), SP
Pos Pitcher
SP Merrill Kelly M. Kelly (R)
Pos Pitcher Rating GS Record IP Batters Faced Hits Runs ER HR Allowed BB SO K% BB% WHIP BABIP
SP Merrill Kelly M. Kelly (R) 25 9-12 142 606 150 78 73 24 38 114 18.00% 8.50% 1.32 0.296
Pos Hitter Rating Order G PA Hits 1B 2B 3B HR RBI Runs SB CS AVG OBP SLG OPS
CF Ketel Marte K. Marte (S) 76 1 122 538 155 93 27 8 27 75 85 8 2 0.319 0.381 0.57 0.955
LF David Peralta D. Peralta (L) 79 2 99 420 105 61 29 3 12 57 48 0 1 0.277 0.345 0.46 0.809
2B Eduardo Escobar E. Escobar (S) 78 3 125 553 135 73 24 10 28 100 78 5 1 0.271 0.325 0.53 0.853
1B Christian Walker C. Walker (R) 79 4 120 475 107 63 21 1 22 56 65 7 1 0.256 0.343 0.47 0.812
RF Adam Jones A. Jones (R) 77 5 115 448 112 74 23 1 14 57 61 2 1 0.27 0.317 0.43 0.748
3B Jake Lamb J. Lamb (L) 79 6 50 156 27 15 6 1 5 19 23 0 0 0.211 0.346 0.39 0.737
SS Nick Ahmed N. Ahmed (R) 70 7 126 496 119 73 25 4 17 70 69 7 1 0.271 0.333 0.46 0.795
C Carson Kelly C. Kelly (R) 70 8 89 292 65 30 17 0 18 43 36 0 0 0.257 0.353 0.54 0.891
SP Merrill Kelly M. Kelly (R) 60 9 25 43 1 1 0 0 0 2 3 0 0 0.024 0.07 0.02 0.094

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2019 Recent Diamondbacks Lineups

Game Score Starting Pitcher 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
8/21 vs COL L 2-7 Mike Leake M. Leake (R), 5 IP, 1 SO, 5 ER, L Jarrod Dyson J. Dyson Ketel Marte K. Marte Eduardo Escobar E. Escobar David Peralta D. Peralta Jake Lamb J. Lamb Josh Rojas J. Rojas Nick Ahmed N. Ahmed Alex Avila A. Avila Mike Leake M. Leake
8/21 vs COL W 8-7 Alex Young A. Young (L), 6 IP, 4 SO, 3 ER, W Ketel Marte K. Marte David Peralta D. Peralta Eduardo Escobar E. Escobar Christian Walker C. Walker Wilmer Flores W. Flores Adam Jones A. Jones Nick Ahmed N. Ahmed Carson Kelly C. Kelly Alex Young A. Young
8/20 vs COL W 5-3 Zac Gallen Z. Gallen (R), 6 IP, 8 SO, 1 ER, ND Jarrod Dyson J. Dyson Ketel Marte K. Marte Eduardo Escobar E. Escobar David Peralta D. Peralta Christian Walker C. Walker Jake Lamb J. Lamb Nick Ahmed N. Ahmed Carson Kelly C. Kelly Zac Gallen Z. Gallen
8/18 vs SF W 6-1 Merrill Kelly M. Kelly (R), 5.2 IP, 5 SO, 1 ER, W Wilmer Flores W. Flores David Peralta D. Peralta Eduardo Escobar E. Escobar Christian Walker C. Walker Adam Jones A. Jones Josh Rojas J. Rojas Nick Ahmed N. Ahmed Carson Kelly C. Kelly Merrill Kelly M. Kelly
8/18 vs SF L 6-11 Taylor Clarke T. Clarke (R), 1.2 IP, 1 SO, 3 ER, L Jarrod Dyson J. Dyson Wilmer Flores W. Flores Eduardo Escobar E. Escobar David Peralta D. Peralta Adam Jones A. Jones Jake Lamb J. Lamb Nick Ahmed N. Ahmed Alex Avila A. Avila Taylor Clarke T. Clarke
8/17 vs SF L 9-10 Mike Leake M. Leake (R), 6 IP, 3 SO, 4 ER, ND Ketel Marte K. Marte David Peralta D. Peralta Eduardo Escobar E. Escobar Christian Walker C. Walker Jake Lamb J. Lamb Josh Rojas J. Rojas Nick Ahmed N. Ahmed Carson Kelly C. Kelly Mike Leake M. Leake
8/16 vs SF L 0-7 Alex Young A. Young (L), 5 IP, 2 SO, 5 ER, L Jarrod Dyson J. Dyson Josh Rojas J. Rojas Eduardo Escobar E. Escobar David Peralta D. Peralta Christian Walker C. Walker Jake Lamb J. Lamb Nick Ahmed N. Ahmed Carson Kelly C. Kelly Alex Young A. Young
8/14 @ COL L 6-7 Robbie Ray R. Ray (L), 2 IP, 2 SO, 1 ER, ND Tim Locastro T. Locastro Ketel Marte K. Marte 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
8/14 @ COL W 9-3 Zac Gallen Z. Gallen (R), 4 IP, 3 SO, 2 ER, ND Jarrod Dyson J. Dyson David Peralta D. Peralta Ketel Marte K. Marte Christian Walker C. Walker Jake Lamb J. Lamb Josh Rojas J. Rojas Nick Ahmed N. Ahmed Alex Avila A. Avila Zac Gallen Z. Gallen
8/13 @ COL W 8-6 Merrill Kelly M. Kelly (R), 5 IP, 5 SO, 6 ER, W Jarrod Dyson J. Dyson Ketel Marte K. Marte Eduardo Escobar E. Escobar Christian Walker C. Walker Jake Lamb J. Lamb Josh Rojas J. Rojas Nick Ahmed N. Ahmed Carson Kelly C. Kelly Merrill Kelly M. Kelly

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.