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Ranking the N.L. West in 2015: Third Base

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3. Diamondbacks: 1.5 WAR (#25)

There is one way to characterize the Diamondbacks situation at third base: ?. To be honest I don’t know what the Diamondbacks are going to get out of the hot corner in 2015. It is one of the top  story lines oing into spring training, and it will be something to follow throughout the season.

First of all, FanGraphs doesn’t provide a projection for Yasmany Tomas, who is probably going to be given the first shot at the position come spring training. Nobody really knows what Tomas is going to do. His offensive upside especially in the power department is really high. I cant wait to watch him hit bombs at Chase Field.

However, nobody really knows if he can get on base on a consistent basis, and he is projected to strikeout a lot. That is really all I can say with Tomas. I just cant wait to see what he can do.

Then there is Jake Lamb. He will still be a rookie in 2015 after getting called up for his first major league action in 2014. In 37 games last season, he hit .230/.263/.373.

2015 will be his first full season in the big leagues, and I’m not going to read into Lamb’s 2014 season to much. He owns a .321/.406/.553 triple slash line in his three-year minor league career.

Like Tomas, I don’t know what the Diamondbacks are going to get out of Lamb. I want to see what he can do in his first full MLB season, if he gets consistent playing time.