Diamondbacks MLB Trade Deadline Checklist

By Guillermo Salcido
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Mar 1, 2015; Scottsdale, AZ, USA; Arizona Diamondbacks third baseman Brandon Drury (62) poses for a portrait during Photo Day at Salt River Fields. Mandatory Credit: Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports

Make Room For More Youth

To follow up on the last slide. The Dbacks have committed themselves to a youth movement. Whether it was announcing Nick Ahmed as the starting shortstop or making room for Archie Bradley to enter the rotation at the beginning of the year, Arizona has put their chips on the future. So, what’s a more youth (less age)?

Earlier we discussed whether it was Brandon Drury’s time to join the Dbacks. Drury has been tearing it up in Reno, but his biggest obstacle to the Dbacks is the fact there’s no room for him. A trade of Hill (as stated previously) or Cliff Pennington could fix that. Pennington, 31, is the ultimate late inning specialist, while Drury, 22, finds himself on the wrong end of the depth chart.

Meanwhile, when it comes to gunslingers, Aaron Blair is on the fast-track to join the Dbacks starting rotation. Whether it’s next season or this one still remains to be seen. Rumors have linked Jeremy Hellickson as the odd man out. Hellickson has been inconsistent and entering his late 20’s, his value could soon reach it’s peak.

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