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Arizona Diamondbacks Roster Review: Henry Blanco

By Scott Allen

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: Henry Blanco

2011 review: Homering Henry Blanco as he was known in 2011.  Seemed like in each start early on in the season, that’s all he did.  He did have some big shots in 2011.  He didn’t start much but was a huge influence on Miguel Montero acting as mentor and occasional backup.  He finished with a .250 average with eight home runs and 12 RBI.  He only got 100 at-bats and played in 37 games.

2012 preview: With Blanco, not much has been said.  Playing only 37 games as Montero’s backup certainly helped as a 39 year old most of the season.  He turned 40 in late August.  Of course that means he would be 40, turn 41 during the 2012 season.  Not sure what the Dbacks have planned for him, however he was serviceable as the backup this season.

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