So the mourning period for the Arizona Diamondbacks 2011 season is over. The postseason is finally over as well and now it is time to start looking ahead to 2012, especially since the season starts in like 18 seconds. It’s a short off-season. We are just shy of four months till pitchers and catchers report. So it is time to review the current roster, look at what they did in 2011 and what the prospects are for 2012. Next up: Josh Collmenter
2011 review: For a guy who didn’t make the opening day roster and when he did join the Dbacks and starting his major league career in the bullpen, he sure did well for a starter. Oh, and did I mention he was a rookie? Collmenter went 10-10 with a 3.38 ERA. Early on he was dominating thanks to his unusual wind up and delivery. After several starts, teams started catching on however Collmenter still had some players fooled. In fact, he had the best start of this postseason for the Dbacks.
2012 preview: Tough call. A lot will depend on what direction the Dbacks go with all the young talent primed to make a run at the Dbacks roster. Collmenter probably ends up as the team’s fourth or fifth starter again, at least that’s how he will start out. Spring training will be huge for him. Even after as successful a season he had, he’s not a complete lock for the rotation.