Diamondbacks Reaping Benefits of the Justin Upton Deal
Sep 23, 2015; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Arizona Diamondbacks relief pitcher Randall Delgado (48) works against the Los Angeles Dodgers in the seventh inning at Dodger Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Richard Mackson-USA TODAY Sports
He was the first of the Minor Leaguers that made it to Arizona, appearing in 20 games in 2013. Delgado has a live arm, routinely hitting 95 MPH and has shown a bit of versatility with 24 starts in 125 games with the Snakes. As a starter, the long ball was a big issue with 24 surrendered in only 116 1/3 innings in 2013 when he started 19 games. Delgado seems to have found a niche as a middle reliever with a 3.33 ERA and nearly a strikeout an inning in 59 games in 2015. Still only 25 years old, it seems he won’t get a chance to be a starting pitcher again with the D-backs but can serve as an effective setup man as long as the baseballs stay in the yard.
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