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D-backs dump the tape measure in Draft evaluations

July 16, 2024

PHOENIX -- The D-backs wrapped up the 2024 MLB Draft on Tuesday by selecting 10 players to bring their total to 22 picks, which matches the biggest Draft class in the Majors, thanks to a pair of extra picks. “I think coming into this we had the opportunity to make

Here's what the D-backs did on Day 2 of the Draft

July 15, 2024

PHOENIX -- After using all four of their picks Sunday night on position players, the Arizona Diamondbacks took five pitchers with the eight selections they had during Monday’s second day of the 2024 MLB Draft.

  • Carroll's latest contribution: Top-30 Draft prospect Thanks to a pair of compensation picks, the

Carroll's latest contribution: Top 30 Draft prospect

D-backs use ROY reward pick on Kentucky slugger Ryan Waldschmidt
July 15, 2024

PHOENIX -- As he was chasing the NL Rookie of the Year Award last season, D-backs outfielder Corbin Carroll wasn’t so much focused on what winning it would mean to him personally. Instead, he knew that because of the latest Collective Bargaining Agreement between the owners and players, since he

D-backs 'excited about the class that we’re going to bring in'

July 15, 2024

PHOENIX -- It was a busier than usual first day of the 2024 MLB Draft for the Arizona Diamondbacks who had four picks, their own first and second round picks, along with a Competitive Balance Round A pick and a Prospect Promotion Incentive Pick they received when Corbin Carroll won

D-backs draft 'dynamic' prep OF Caldwell with No. 29 pick

July 15, 2024

Whether it’s Daulton Varsho or Alek Thomas or Corbin Carroll, the D-backs have had success in the MLB Draft in selecting players that some consider undersized. So they had no qualms about taking high school outfielder Slade Caldwell with their first pick (No. 29 overall) in the 2024 Draft, which

Small market, big dreams in the 2024 Draft

July 13, 2024

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Diaz's tumultuous journey culminates in impressive MLB debut 

Sewald blows third consecutive save as D-backs drop series opener vs. Braves
July 9, 2024

PHOENIX -- Monday night started out well for the D-backs thanks to Yilber Diaz. The 23-year-old dazzled in his big league debut allowing just one run over six innings, showing maturity beyond his years as he left with the D-backs leading and seemingly on the way to a victory over

Another pitching prospect's debut on deck for D-backs

July 6, 2024

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. SAN DIEGO -- The D-backs could give another one of their young pitching prospects a look on Monday. Indications are pointing towards 23-year-old Triple-A

D-backs prospects who impressed in first half

July 3, 2024

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. PHOENIX -- The D-backs were excited when they acquired right-hander Cristian Mena from the White Sox in exchange for outfielder Dominic Fletcher on Feb.

This D-backs prospect's dominating stretch earned him a Triple-A call

June 12, 2024

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Lawlar makes a bid for the cycle in return to Triple-A

@MavalloneMiLB
June 12, 2024

Jordan Lawlar came up Aces in his return to Triple-A. With his rehab assignment complete following a seven-game stint in the Rookie-level Arizona Complex League, MLB's No. 8 prospect picked up where he left off with Reno last year prior to his Major League debut. Lawlar homered, doubled and drove

How are D-backs' 2023 draftees faring?

May 29, 2024

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Gavin Conticello highlights

May 20, 2024

Belfi Rivera highlights

May 20, 2024

Adrian Del Castillo highlights

May 20, 2024

Gian Zapata highlights

May 20, 2024

An inside look at D-backs' top-performing prospects

May 18, 2024

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Freaky accident sidelines D-backs' No. 4 prospect for six weeks

May 1, 2024

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. PHOENIX -- The bad luck with injuries is not just limited to the D-backs' players in the big leagues. It has also spread to

Here are the top 10 closer prospects in the Minors

@SamDykstraMiLB
April 30, 2024

The role of the reliever continues to evolve in baseball, but there’s still something to be said about closers. They’re the ones who get the entrance music and the light show just for coming out of the bullpen in the biggest of spots. (Think of what Edwin Díaz has done

D-backs prospect equals MiLB record with 5 K's in one inning

@MavalloneMiLB
April 24, 2024

In a sport full of statistical oddities and eye-opening achievements, Jhosmer Alvarez found a unique path to etch his name in the annals of the game. Entering the game for Single-A Visalia in the seventh inning of an eventual 4-3 win, the right-handed Arizona prospect unleashed one of the quirkier

These D-backs prospects have started 2024 strong

April 17, 2024

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. PHOENIX -- With the Minor League season in full swing, we checked in with D-backs farm director Shaun Larkin to see who is off

Here's where the D-backs' Top 30 prospects are starting the season

@SamDykstraMiLB
April 5, 2024

With the Minor League season opening this week, here's where the D-backs’ Top 30 prospects are projected to start: 1. Jordan Lawlar (MLB No. 11), SS – Triple-A Reno injured list (right thumb surgery) 2. Tommy Troy (MLB No. 70), SS -- Hillsboro (High-A) 3. Druw Jones (MLB No. 74),

Keep an eye on these prospects at each level of D-backs' system

April 4, 2024

The D-backs dropped in MLB Pipeline’s farm system rankings this spring thanks to the graduations of players like NL Rookie of the Year Award winner Corbin Carroll and right-hander Brandon Pfaadt, who came up big for Arizona during last year’s run to the World Series. That doesn’t mean the cupboard

After sleepless night, Barrosa’s call finally comes

April 3, 2024

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How Blaze became an instant D-backs fan favorite

March 30, 2024

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. PHOENIX -- It’s hard to catch Blaze Alexander without a smile on his face. The D-backs infielder is perpetually happy, someone who can find