Diamondbacks Reaping Benefits of the Justin Upton Deal

By Thomas Lynch
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Mar 3, 2015; Scottsdale, AZ, USA; Arizona Diamondbacks third baseman Brandon Drury against the Arizona State Sun Devils during a spring training baseball game at Salt River Fields. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

Brandon Drury

Prior to the 2015 season, Drury was considered one of the top prospects in the organization. He started the year at Double A Mobile, moved up to Triple A Reno and was finally called up on September 1st. Drury has hit on every level and has done nothing to dispel that notion since his promotion. In a four games series in Los Angeles, he went 7 for 15 including walloping his first two Major League home runs. Drafted as a third baseman, Drury has also spent time at second base and shortstop throughout his Minor League career. With a number of middle infielders that dot the Major League roster, someone is either going to be moved or sent back to the Minors. If no deal is made and neither is sent down, the D-backs can trot out both Ahmed and Drury as their starting middle infielders.

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