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Monday, April 6, 2015

ARIZONA DIAMONDBACKS

2015 Projected Starters


As of 4/6/2015;


Catcher:                                    TUFFY GOSEWISCH           R/R Age 31
First Base:                                 PAUL GOLDSCHMIDT      R/R Age 27
Second Base:                            CHRIS OWINGS                   R/R Age 23
Third Base:                               JAKE LAMB                         L/R Age 24
Shortstop:                                 NICK AHMED                      R/R Age 25
Left Field                                  DAVID PERALTA               L/L Age 27
Center Field:                             A.J. POLLOCK                     R/R Age 27 
Right Field:                              MARK TRUMBO                  R/R Age 29    

Batter Bench Notable:              ENDER INCIARTE (OF)     L/L Age 24

Starting Pitcher 1:                     JOSH COLMENTER            R/R Age 29
Starting Pitcher 2:                     RUBY DeLaROSA               R/R Age 26
Starting Pitcher 3:                     JEREMY HELLICKSON     R/R Age 28
Starting Pitcher 4:                     CHASE ANDERSON           R/R Age 24
Starting Pitcher 5:                     ARCHIE BRADLEY            R/R Age 22

Closer:                                      ADDISON REED                  L/R Age 26

Pitcher Bench Notable:             MATT REYNOLDS             L/L Age 29


NOTABLE INJURIES:            BRONSON ARROYO on the 60 day DL still recovering from Tommy John surgery may be back as early as June.


PROJECTION IN NL WEST: 5Th in the NL West,  lucky to get 75 wins


MVP:                                        PAUL GOLDSCHMIDT


POTENTIAL ROOKIE IMPACT: ARCHIE BRADLEY and JAKE LAMB will start the season in the majors. BRADEN SHIPLEY should be on the roster by midseason.


COMMENTS:   On 4/5 the Diamonbacks released veteran OF CODY ROSS. Potential closer DAVID HERNANDEZ coming off Tommy John Surgery will start the year as a setup man when he comes off the DL in mid April.  Challenging for a rotation spot down the road will be rooklie lefthander VIDAL NUNO.