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Arm Strength of Diamondback Fielders

Arm Strength of Diamondback Fielders

Geraldo Perdomo turns a double play. | Photo by Brian Rothmuller/Icon Sportswire via They have above average arm strength in positions where it matters, such as third base and right field. In addition, they have above average arm strength at second base and left field. What is arm strength? Per Statcast, arm strength is measured by average baseball velocity of a player’s fastest throws. The specifics vary by position. The following two quotes are from Baseball Savant. Definition of arm velocity. “Statcast position player arm strength metrics are available...
Sep 23, 2022
Series Preview # 48 : Diamondbacks vs Giants

Series Preview # 48 : Diamondbacks vs Giants

Drey Jameson will pitch in Sunday’s game. | Photo by Katelyn Mulcahy/ The Diamondbacks will soon reach 72 wins this season.   In this series, the Diamondbacks could break the finish-line tape on the road to 72 wins. The team is improving! Diamondback team defense (as measured by season DRS in The Fielding Bible) has steadily increased from 20th at All-Star break, to 14th on 24 July, to 11th on 12 August, to 9th on 2 September to 6th on 21 September. Very impressive! Let’s compare the Diamondbacks’ actual wins to the path to 72 wins presented in this AZ Snake...
Sep 21, 2022
An Alternative to Pitcher-of-Record Wins & Losses

An Alternative to Pitcher-of-Record Wins & Losses

Zac Gallen. | Photo by Justin Edmonds/ The Diamondback starters’ performances were very much improved this season through 15 September compared to last season. I tip my hat to Jim McLennan because the last paragraph of his AZ Snake Pit Game Preview inspired me to look for a measure that could replace the traditional pitcher-of-record win-loss decisions for starting pitchers. As usual, I will focus on the Diamondbacks. This season’s starters performed better than last season. As a team, starting pitching improved compared to last season. Three of the following...
Sep 13, 2022
Who Should Play Third Base for the Diamondbacks?

Who Should Play Third Base for the Diamondbacks?

Emmanuel Rivera plays great defense at third base. | Photo by Chase Agnello-Dean/ Based on results in August and September, my choice is a platoon of Emmanuel Rivera and Sergio Alcantara For years third base was not a strength. After four seasons with Jake Lamb as the Diamondbacks’ primary third baseman, and after three seasons with Eduardo Escobar as the Diamondback’ primary third baseman, this season was a transition, with the Diamondbacks giving playing time to several candidates to be the next primary third baseman. The bar was set low for the Diamondbacks to...
Sep 6, 2022
Closer By Committee in August

Closer By Committee in August

Ian Kennedy pitched in the 9th inning on 3 September. | Photo by Christian Petersen/ The impact of closing by committee was likely positive. August was a whole new ballgame for relief pitching. First, Torey Lovullo talked about a problem: “We’ve got the find a way to get those outs late in the game, leverage or no leverage, it doesn’t matter. When you come out of the bullpen you need to get outs. And if you’re not we’ve got to make some sort of adjustment.” — Torey Lovullo 5 August, earlier in the day. How I heard/interpreted his comment was that when a...

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