Who’s rad, who’s bad this week in spring training

By Christopher Gaine
Patrick Corbin ( Matt Kartozian-USA TODAY Sports)
Patrick Corbin ( Matt Kartozian-USA TODAY Sports) /

The Diamondbacks have provided fans with many a reason to be excited for 2016 this spring. The team is now 17-4 this spring, the best team in all of baseball. There have been a lot more rad performances than bad ones this spring; the team must now hope this momentum carries into the games that count.

Rad: Every middle infielder

The middle infielders competing for a starting spot have not made the decision-making process easy for Chip Hale. Jean Segura is batting .541, Nick Ahmed is batting .429, Phil Gosselin is batting .375 and Chris Owings is batting .316. This is a good problem to have if you’re the Diamondbacks.

Bad: Archie Bradley 

Bradley was demoted this week after allowing ten runs in ten innings this spring. Robbie Ray will be the team’s No. 5 starter.

Rad: Yasmany Tomas

Tomas has finally gotten a chance to play in Cactus League games and has done well thus far, going 6-for-15 with two doubles in five games.

Bad: David Peralta

There has been a lot of hype around Peralta after his strong 2015, but he is not having a very good spring. The outfielder is batting just .194/.318/.306 in 13 games.

Rad: Patrick Corbin 

Corbin has allowed just a single run in 14.1 innings this spring– pitching to a miniscule 0.63 ERA.

Bad: Tyler Clippard

Clippard allowed four runs in one-third of an inning on Thursday, inflating his ERA to 8.44.

Rad: Evan Marshall

Marshall is back and better than ever after being hit in the head with a line drive last summer. He has not allowed a run in seven relief appearances.