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Life on the Farm: Diamondbacks Minor League Weekly Report

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May 22, 2015; Phoenix, AZ, USA; Arizona Diamondbacks shortstop Nick Ahmed (13) celebrates with teammates after hitting a walk off single in the thirteenth inning to defend the Chicago Cubs 5-4 at Chase Field. Mandatory Credit: Matt Kartozian-USA TODAY Sports

For those of you who read my weekly minor league report form last week, you know that I include those rookie eligible players who appeared in the majors during the week.

This week, the Diamondbacks maintained some momentum going 6-1 with a four-game sweep of the Miami Marlins and winning two of three against the Chicago Cubs. The five rookie eligible players this week are the same five as least week. As is common in baseball, each of these guys have been rather streaky this season. This is how each fared:

Yasmany Tomas, 3B

6 GP, 11-28 with 2 R, 0 HR, 5 RBI, 1 BB, 7 K (.392/.413/.500, .913 OPS)

Nick Ahmed, SS

5 GP, 9-20 with 4 R, 4 RBI, 0 BB, 6 K (.450/.450/.750, 1.200 OPS)

Archie Bradley, SP

1 GS, 5.0 IP, 9 H, 2 BB, 4 K, 4 ER (4.00 ERA, 1.44 WHIP)

Andrew Chafin, RP

3 G, 3.2 IP, 1 H, 0 BB, 0 K, 0 ER, 1 W (0.00 ERA, 0.27 WHIP)

Enrique Burgos, RP

4 G, 4.0 IP, 3 H, 2 BB, 9 K, 2 ER 1 L, 2 SV, 0 BS (4.50 ERA, 1.25 WHIP)

Unlike some weeks, the stats do pretty much tell the story of these guys this week.

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Archie Bradley was mildly erratic in his second start since returning from the line-drive facial injury. Nick Ahmed continues to get on-base with light hitting; however, he did have the game winning single in the 13th inning of Friday’s game against the Cubs and a home run. Enrique Burgos continues to show why so many fans believe he is the future closer with a high K rate and two saves in two chances; however, he did give up two runs and earned the lone loss of the week after being brought in for the 9th inning of a tie game. Andrew Chafin was able to put together the oddest week of stats with zero walks and zero strikeouts in 3.2 innings of work. Finally, Yasmany Tomas continues showing the skill as a hitter that the D’backs believe he had when they signed him; however, he continues to strikeout at a vicious rate.

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