Looking for Positives in Dbacks Spring

If you look at the standings, the Arizona Diamondbacks are the worst team in the Cactus League and tied for the worst in baseball with the Houston Astros with a record of 5-12. How much you read into that is up to you, but I will tell you what, past history has taught this whatever the Dbacks do in the spring pretty much translates to regular season results.

Please don't sit there and tell me it is only spring.  That doesn't get to apply when it comes to the Dbacks.  However, all that being said, there are some positives out there so far in the first two plus weeks of games.

Ryan Roberts and Russell Branyon are hitting and well mind you.  Roberts is at .542 and Branyon at .417 so far.  For both, that could translate into roster spots.  I still think Roberts could be slated to start in Reno.  As for Branyon, he is going to have to fight as he is on a minor league contract.

Willie Mo Pena of all players has three homers.  He has 24 at-bats.  That's one in every eight at bats for you mathematicians. He is also hitting .417.

As for the pitching, Barry Enright, Daniel Hudson, and Aaron Heilman are the only three starters with ERA's under 3.50.  Ian Kennedy, Zach Duke, Armando Galarraga, and Joe Saunders have all been lit up a bit.  Saunders ERA is a scary 15.88 in three starts.

As I keep saying, gonna be a long season folks...

Topics: Aaron Heilman, Arizona Diamondbacks, Armando Galarraga, Barry Enright, Daniel Hudson, Houston Astros, Ian Kennedy, Joe Saunders, Russell Branyon, Ryan Roberts, Spring Training, Willie Mo Pena, Zach Duke

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  • Dback Backley

    Roberts will not be starting the season in Reno… you know why? Because the Dbacks already used up all their minor league options with him. Branyon has also played well enough to start the season in the majors… just because he has a minor league contract doesnt mean he has to start in the minors, once you play in the majors, your contract turns into the league minimum. Do your research, dude. You may wanna hand your blog over to my 12 year old because he knows more about baseball than you do.

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