Astros at Diamondbacks: 5 Players to Watch

By Thomas Lynch
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Sep 29, 2015; Phoenix, AZ, USA; Arizona Diamondbacks center fielder A.J. Pollock (11) doubles during the first inning against the Colorado Rockies at Chase Field. Mandatory Credit: Matt Kartozian-USA TODAY Sports

4-A.J. Pollock

He has three games to get into the exclusive 40-40-20 club. That would be 40 doubles 40 steals and 20 home runs. If Pollock can get two doubles, two steals and one home run, he would be the only player in the game to achieve all three milestones in 2015. On top of that he is third in the Majors (second in the NL) in runs scored with 108. He and fellow All-Star Paul Goldschmidt should be anchoring the Snakes’ lineup for years to come. Pollock also plays outstanding defense in center field, perhaps in line for his first Gold Glove. While the D-backs’ first priority this offseason is to land a front-line starting pitcher, Priority 1A should be locking up Pollock to a long-term extension.

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