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D-backs happy with '22, eyeing more for '23

Kelly finishes with 200 1/3 IP as Arizona ends 74-win season with comeback victory
October 5, 2022

MILWAUKEE -- With a come-from-behind 4-2 win over the Brewers on Wednesday afternoon at American Family Field, the D-backs finished the season with a 74-88 record, a vast improvement from the 52-110 debacle of 2021. So in that respect, it was a successful season for Arizona, and there were plenty

The 2023 Draft lottery odds are set

October 5, 2022

While there are 12 teams continuing on to the postseason to compete for a World Series title, the other 18 organizations are looking to the future, including where they might pick in the 2023 Draft. In the past, at the conclusion of the regular season, a rough pass at the

'League's taken notice' of Gallen in turnaround year

October 5, 2022

MILWAUKEE -- In theory, the final start of the season for a pitcher is no different from any other over the course of a six-month season. The stats count the same, the conditions are the same. "No matter if it's the first start, the seventh, the 20th [or the] last

Lawlar homers again in Fall League

October 5, 2022

Here's a look at Tuesday's top performers in the Arizona Fall League from each team's Top 30 Prospects list.

D-backs injuries and roster moves

October 5, 2022

Keep track of the D-backs' transactions and injury updates throughout the offseason. Players on the 60-day injured list will have to be added back onto the 40-man roster after the World Series.

Lawlar flashes power, speed on AFL Opening Day

October 3, 2022

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- As a Dallas-area high school shortstop with five-tool potential, Jordan Lawlar drew Bobby Witt Jr. comparisons en route to the D-backs selecting him sixth overall in the 2021 Draft. That all-around ability was obvious in his Arizona Fall League debut on Monday. Playing for the Salt River

Henry should 'be proud' of strong rookie year

Lefty delivers 6 1/3 strong innings before bullpen labors late in extra-inning loss
October 4, 2022

MILWAUKEE -- There have been far too many games like Monday night for the D-backs this season. Games where they're on the verge of a satisfying victory only to watch a late lead slip away and another loss take its place. The D-backs carried a three-run lead into the bottom

Here's what to know for Opening Day in the Arizona Fall League

October 2, 2022

The Arizona Fall League is turning 30! Baseball’s finishing school, which debuted in 1992, is opening season No. 30 on Monday. Created by baseball legend Roland Hemond, the AFL has sent thousands of players to the big leagues. Around 60 percent of all Fall Leaguers have at least touched the

McCarthy closing out rookie year in big way

D-backs outfielder does it all in 10-inning finale loss in San Francisco
October 2, 2022

SAN FRANCISCO -- The D-backs' struggles against the Giants in 2021 were well documented, as Arizona went a scant 2-17 against its National League West rivals. Despite dropping two of three to the Giants this weekend, the D-backs can take a shred of redemption along as they leave San Francisco

Aces hit jackpot, claim 2022 PCL crown 

October 1, 2022

LAS VEGAS -- Jake Hager is right at home in Sin City. The D-backs Minor Leaguer grew up here. He played the better part of three seasons in the visiting dugout at Las Vegas Ballpark. And on Friday, Hager’s affinity for playing in Nevada was on full display as his

Young D-backs' winning ways prove future is bright

October 1, 2022

SAN FRANCISCO -- When Triple-A Reno beat El Paso in Las Vegas on Friday night to win the Pacific Coast League championship game, eight players who had a hand in the Aces’ successful season were not present. They had a good excuse. All were in San Francisco as part of

Pfaadt had stellar stats in 'tremendous year'

D-backs righty prospect earns team's Pitcher of the Year Award for Minors success
September 30, 2022

This story was excerpted from Steve Gilbert's D-backs Beat newsletter. To read the full newsletter, click here. And subscribe to get it regularly in your inbox. The D-backs handed out their organizational Player and Pitcher of the Year Awards this past week, with the honors going to outfielder Corbin Carroll

Who will be No. 1 prospect at end of next season?

September 30, 2022

Just when you thought the season was almost over and there couldn’t possibly be another impact callup ... No. 1 prospect Francisco Álvarez has been brought up by the Mets in time for a big weekend series against the Braves and the final three games against the Nationals to close

Here's MLB Pipeline's Prospect Team of the Year

September 29, 2022

While Triple-A postseason play will carry on through Sunday, the 2022 Minor League season has all but come to a close. Over the course of the year, we’ve seen some astounding performances across all levels of the Minors and a ton of incredible talent move up organizational ladders, including to

Kelly struggles in SF; 200 innings still in sight

D-backs right-hander has rare off night vs. Giants, allows 8 runs over 4 2/3 frames
October 1, 2022

SAN FRANCISCO -- “Payback” might be too strong a word for what the D-backs sought at Oracle Park on Friday night. Perhaps they merely wanted the satisfaction of winning their 10th game against the Giants to capture the season series after San Francisco won 17 of 19 meetings between the

Gallen vs. Verlander lives up to hype as D-backs emerge in 10th

September 29, 2022

HOUSTON -- Zac Gallen wasn't going to try and hide it or downplay it: Pitching against Astros ace Justin Verlander was a big deal for him. The D-backs right-hander had studied Verlander over the years and watched as he won a pair of Cy Young Awards and an MVP. He

Here are the Top 50 international prospects for 2023

September 29, 2022

The start of the international signing period is one of the most important dates on the baseball calendar. And while the actual date has shifted from July 2 to January 15 in recent years, its significance remains the same. For international prospects across the globe, this is where it all

Keep an eye on these '22 AFL sleepers

September 29, 2022

As excited as we are to see the top prospects in action in this year’s edition of the Arizona Fall League, and there are plenty of elite-level players starting to play when the season opens on Monday, we don’t lose sight of the fact that the AFL can be a