Arizona Diamondbacks Stock Watch: Who’s Hot and Who’s Not
has rebounded nicely the last couple of days after going through a slump. Mandatory Credit: Tommy Gilligan-USA TODAY Sports
Stock Watch: Hot
Last 9 Games: 19 PA, .44 AVG, .474 OBP, .667 SLG, 216 wRC+, 1 HR, 2 RBI
Yasmany Tomas has been arguably one of the best rookies in the major leagues this season continuing the trend of great Cuban players that come to the majors.
He has consistently been over the .300 mark and has 32 multi-hit games, the most of any N.L. rookie.
Not to many players maintain that consistent pace for a whole season, let alone if their a rookie, and sure enough from July 17th through August 3rd, Tomas really struggled to do anything at the plate.
In 26 games, he hit just .196 (10 for 52) and he was striking out an alarming 44.2% of the time. He was struggling to recognize pitches, and the Dbacks were starting to get worried. Many thought it was time to send Tomas down to the minors for a little bit so he could figure out his issues.
Tomas has responded positively along with the rest of the offense. In his last 9 games, Tomas has risen his batting average for the year to .303 and is pulling the ball again which is a great sign. As a result he has hit .444 in his last 9 games with 8 hits in 19 PA.