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10 teams with prospects for blockbuster trades

December 3, 2019

It’s been a relatively quiet trade market so far, with only a few notable deals having transpired since the completion of the postseason. But as teams continue to assess their roster ahead of 2020 and weigh which free agents might fit their budget, it shouldn’t be long until things pick

D-backs protect 4 prospects from Rule 5 Draft

Widener, Young added to 40-man roster with Smith, Mathisen
November 20, 2019

PHOENIX -- In order to protect them from the upcoming Rule 5 Draft, the D-backs added four players to their 40-man roster on Wednesday, selecting the contracts of right-handers Riley Smith and Taylor Widener and infielders Wyatt Mathisen and Andy Young. Widener and Young were the only two players on

This is the state of the D-backs' farm system

November 11, 2019

The D-backs may have come up short this past season in their quest to win their first World Series title since 2001, but it still proved a productive year for the organization from top to bottom. Under general manager Mike Hazen, Arizona was able to win 85 games and remain

Get to know D-backs RHP prospect Widener

November 4, 2019

Every fall, D-backs pitching prospect Taylor Widener has a yearly retreat. He packs up his bag and heads off to a small sea island called Edisto, located within Charleston County in South Carolina. After nine-and-a-half months of lifting weights, working out, going over scouting reports and hurling fastballs, the venture

Inbox: Who will take the mound in 2020?

Beat reporter Steve Gilbert answers questions from D-backs fans
October 29, 2019

What do you think our 2020 Opening Day starting rotation will be? -- Brendan N., Mesa, Ariz. This is a great question, Brendan, because it helps me preview an upcoming story on what the projected 2020 Opening Day roster will look like. Stay tuned for that. As for the starting

D-backs Arizona Fall League updates

October 26, 2019

Seven D-backs prospects are playing for the Salt River Rafters in the 2019 Arizona Fall League: First baseman Seth Beer (No. 4, MLB No. 96), shortstop Geraldo Perdomo (No. 7), outfielder Jake McCarthy (No. 28), left-hander Miguel Aguilar, right-hander Matt Brill, right-hander Emilio Vargas and left-hander Cody Reed.

Pipeline names D-backs Prospects of the Year

September 19, 2019

PHOENIX -- After two years of mashing his way through Pacific Coast League pitching, D-backs first baseman Kevin Cron finally got his first taste of the big leagues this year, but he’ll have to wait a little longer to get an extended look. Cron, who has hit 60 homers over

D-backs can't recover from rough second frame

Clarke has abbreviated outing in return from Triple-A
August 18, 2019

PHOENIX -- The D-backs lost another game on the field Saturday night and one in the Wild Card standings, as well. The Giants jumped on starter Taylor Clarke for five runs in the second inning, handing the D-backs an 11-6 loss at Chase Field. • Box score It was the

Rojas sparks D-backs with bat, glove in debut

Rookie outfielder logs first RBI, makes nice running catch in LF
August 13, 2019

DENVER -- When D-backs manager Torey Lovullo looks up at the calendar, he sees that it’s mid-August. So there’s no time to waste if you’re in the thick of a National League Wild Card race. In that spirit, Arizona called up hot-hitting Joshua Rojas, whom they acquired in the deal

D-backs designate Holland for assignment

Utility player Swihart activated from injured list
August 7, 2019

PHOENIX -- For the second time this week, the D-backs have designated a veteran pitcher for assignment, cutting ties with closer Greg Holland on Wednesday. When a player's contract is designated for assignment -- often abbreviated "DFA" -- that player is immediately removed from his club's 40-man roster, and 25-man

D-backs get Gallen from Fish, Leake from M's

Arizona sends its top prospect, Chisholm, to Marlins for young righty
July 31, 2019

The D-backs dealt their ace, Zack Greinke, on Wednesday, but acquired two pitchers who will immediately join their rotation in right-handers Zac Gallen from the Marlins and Mike Leake from the Mariners. • D-backs trade Greinke for big-time prospect haul They were not the deals the D-backs were expected to

D-backs trade Greinke for big-time prospect haul

Arizona ships ace righty to Houston for Beer, Bukauskas, Martin, Rojas
July 31, 2019

The D-backs were not looking to trade ace Zack Greinke prior to Wednesday’s Trade Deadline. Then a day or so ago, the Astros presented them with an idea to acquire the right-hander and while no deal was struck then, the groundwork for one was laid. That prep work allowed the

D-backs making splash on international market

July 2, 2019

The D-backs are close to adding one of the most intriguing prospects on the international market to their system. According to industry sources, the D-backs have agreed to a deal worth $1 million with outfielder Franyel Baez of the Dominican Republic. The team is also targeting shortstop Ronny Polanco.

Varsho, Thomas tabbed to play in Futures Game

June 28, 2019

SAN FRANCISCO -- Two members of the D-backs’ stable of young talent were named Friday to participate in the 2019 SiriusXM All-Star Futures Game, scheduled for July 7 at Progressive Field in Cleveland. Catcher Daulton Varsho and outfielder Alek Thomas, ranked by MLB Pipeline as the club's Nos. 4 and

1st-rounders Carroll, Walston sign with D-backs

June 21, 2019

PHOENIX -- The D-backs announced the signings of 21 of their 45 selections from the 2019 Draft on Wednesday, including their first two picks, outfielder Corbin Carroll and left-hander Blake Walston. Per MLB Pipeline’s Jim Callis, Carroll, the 16th overall selection, signed for $3,745,500, which is the full slot value,

D-backs pick Henry twirls shutout in CWS

June 17, 2019

D-backs Draft pick Tommy Henry was dominant Monday to push Michigan to within a game of the 2019 College World Series finals. Henry, the No. 74 overall selection in this month’s MLB Draft, pitched a three-hit shutout, striking out 10 batters as the Wolverines defeated Florida State, 2-0. Michigan can

In pivotal Draft, name of D-backs' game is arms

Through final round, Arizona continued to stock up on pitching
June 5, 2019

PHOENIX -- With seven of the first 75 selections -- and a large amount of money to use to sign those top players -- the 2019 MLB Draft could eventually be looked back upon as a pivotal point for the D-backs’ franchise. Arizona will likely need to dip into its

Glenallen Hill Jr. among D-backs' Day 2 picks

June 4, 2019

PHOENIX -- The D-backs took a couple of raw, high-upside high school players on the second day of the 2019 MLB Draft on Tuesday, but they balanced that out by picking college players with their other six picks in Rounds 3-10. High schoolers Glenallen Hill Jr. and Oscar Santos were

Breaking down D-backs' 7 Day 1 Draft picks

June 4, 2019

PHOENIX -- Owners of the largest bonus pool and a whopping seven of the first 75 selections, the Arizona Diamondbacks had all sorts of options Monday on Day 1 of the 2019 MLB Draft. They opened the Draft with three straight high school players with tremendous upside and finished with

D-backs' first pick draws Benintendi comps

Arizona takes high school outfielder Carroll at 16th overall
June 4, 2019

PHOENIX -- The D-backs' courtship of center fielder Corbin Carroll began long before they selected him with their first of two first-round picks (No. 16 overall) on Monday in the 2019 MLB Draft. Carroll was the first of seven picks the D-backs had on Day 1. • Draft Tracker: Complete

D-backs eye 'impact players' in 7 early picks

In first 75 selections, focus is on talent regardless of position
June 2, 2019

PHOENIX -- There’s no getting around the importance of the 2019 Draft for the Arizona Diamondbacks. With seven of the first 75 selections, the D-backs have a chance to add significant talent to their organization. With that many picks, and the near-record bonus pool that comes along with them, Arizona

D-backs promote Minors HR leader Cron

May 25, 2019

SAN FRANCISCO -- Life can come at you fast in professional baseball. Just ask D-backs prospect Kevin Cron, who was called up from Triple-A Reno to the big leagues on Friday. “This is something I’ve dreamt about forever,” Cron said. “You don’t ever really expect it to happen, but once

Clarke called up for weekend start vs. Giants

D-backs' No. 10 prospect made one previous start and recorded one save
May 22, 2019

SAN DIEGO -- Right-hander Taylor Clarke will return to the D-backs to start Saturday at San Francisco, manager Torey Lovullo said. Lovullo revealed the decision Wednesday afternoon after Arizona’s 5-2 loss to the Padres at Petco Park. He waited until after the game, just in case there was a rainout

Back in the Majors, Duplantier earns first win

May 10, 2019

PHOENIX -- With the need for additional pitching, the D-backs optioned right-hander Taylor Clarke to Triple-A Reno and recalled Jon Duplantier on Thursday. It’s a tough break for Clarke, who pitched well in a one-day stint earlier this year as a reliever, and again on Tuesday when he replaced Zack

D-backs weighing potential changes to rotation

April 28, 2019

PHOENIX -- The D-backs made some roster moves on Sunday, but whether they make a change in their rotation is still yet to be determined. One day after Zack Godley lasted just 2 2/3 innings, the D-backs designated long man Matt Koch for assignment and recalled right-hander Jon Duplantier from