Category Archives: Arizona Diamondbacks

Scouting Report: Tyler Skaggs (LHP)

BLUF: Near big league ready lefty with three-pitch mix and a #2 starter profile. The Player: Tyler Skaggs (LHP, Arizona Diamondbacks) – The supplemental first round pick of the Angels in 2009, Skaggs debuted that summer at just 17-years old. … Continue reading

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2013 Arizona Diamondbacks Top 15 Prospects

2013 Arizona Diamondbacks Top 15 Prospects The Diamondbacks remain loaded with pitching prospects, including the three that topped this list a year ago. Some 2011 draftees stepped forward to take prominent roles on this list and the 2012 draft supplied … Continue reading

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Accountability Check: Diamondbacks 2012 Top 15 Prospects

I have said all along that a big part of my goal here is to hold myself accountable for my public opinions and what I write. I have done that at various points throughout this first year and I want … Continue reading

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Scouting Report: Chris Owings (SS)

BLUF: True shortstop with pop that needs to tame approach and make more contact. The Player: Chris Owings (SS, Arizona Diamondbacks) – Arizona popped Owings in the supplemental first round in 2009 and he debuted as a 17-year old in … Continue reading

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Scouting Report: Adam Eaton (OF)

BLUF: High-effort player with limited tools but should hit and work way to fourth outfielder role. The Player: Adam Eaton (OF, Arizona Diamondbacks) – Modest 19th round pick out of Miam University (OH) in 2010. Hit a whopping .385 in … Continue reading

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Scouting the Swap: Liriano, Johnson Dealt

Several more moves have dotted the trade deadline landscape over the last couple of days, including moves that sent left-hander Francisco Liriano and third baseman Chris Johnson packing. As usual, I will give brief scouting reports on the prospects involved … Continue reading

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Scouting the Swap: The Deals Continue

As the trade deadline gets closer and closer, teams continue to make moves to position themselves for one of five playoff spots in each league. Tuesday was headlined by three deals, including the movement of Wandy Rodriguez and Hanley Ramirez … Continue reading

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Scouting Report: Archie Bradley (RHP)

BLUF: All ingredients are there to develop into an elite pitcher with front of the rotation ceiling. The Player: Archie Bradley (RHP, Arizona Diamondbacks) – The Diamondbacks used their second first round pick (seventh overall) in 2011 to pick Bradley. … Continue reading

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2012 Post-Draft Notes: National League West

Arizona Diamondbacks I made no efforts to disguise my appreciation for the talents of first rounder Stryker Trahan, pushing him into the upper half of my Pre-Draft Top 35 rankings. Trahan has power potential and the athleticism to stick behind … Continue reading

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Scouting Report: Andrew Chafin (LHP)

BLUF: Number three starter potential with average velocity and outstanding slider. The Player: Andrew Chafin (LHP, Arizona Diamondbacks) – Popped by the Diamondbacks in the supplemental first round, Chafin showed really well late in the college season as he got … Continue reading

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