As we prepare for pitchers and catchers to report in a couple of weeks in Scottsdale, I thought it would be interesting to think about who you thought was the best first baseman in Arizona Diamondbacks history? John Gambadoro and Dave Burns from Sports 620 KTAR put up their own fantasy rosters today, but I want to throw it out to you to decide position by position, starting with first base.
Juan Miranda is expected to be the starter at first going into the spring, however we know how little experience he has in the majors to this point. However, the Dbacks expect to see big things from him and based on what I hear, quite frankly I have great expectations as well. What about the past though? To this point, since the franchise played its first game in 1998, has been the best first baseman for the Dbacks?
My personal favorite is Mark Grace. I know there will be sentiment for Travis Lee, but let’s be honest, he never lived up to his potential. Neither did Conor Jackson during his time here.