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Rad or Bad: The best and worst of Diamondbacks’ spring training

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Mar 28, 2016; Scottsdale, AZ, USA; Arizona Diamondbacks shortstop Jean Segura (2) is congratulated by third base coach Matt Williams (9) after hitting a leadoff home run during the first inning against the San Francisco Giants at Scottsdale Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jake Roth-USA TODAY Sports
Mar 28, 2016; Scottsdale, AZ, USA; Arizona Diamondbacks shortstop Jean Segura (2) is congratulated by third base coach Matt Williams (9) after hitting a leadoff home run during the first inning against the San Francisco Giants at Scottsdale Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jake Roth-USA TODAY Sports
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March was a good month for the Diamondbacks. Aside from Joe Garigola’s tragic passing and rumors of relocation, the Diamondbacks had about as good a spring as you could possibly ask for. The team is 21-7, leading the majors in spring training wins. Several individual performances have carried the team to this impressive record. Some others weren’t as great, but overall the team was much more rad than it was bad.

Rad: Jean Segura

Nobody was radder this spring than Jean Segura. Segura is currently batting .517/.541/.776 with 16 runs, three home runs and 11 RBI in 17 games. This is good news for Segura, who will come into the season hot after back-to-back awful seasons. Segura now has a starting spot in the middle infield all but secured.

Bad: A.J. Pollock

It’s not necessarily Pollock’s fault, but he played in just three games this spring because of an elbow injury and hasn’t played at all since March 8. He should be ready for Opening Day, though he’ll be at a disadvantage for not having had any time to warm up.

Rad: Zack Greinke

The Diamondbacks’ $206.5-million man has a 1.88 ERA in 14.1 innings.

Bad: Shelby Miller

Unlike Greinke, Miller has not had a good spring. He has a 4.79 ERA in 20.2 innings.

Rad: Nick Ahmed

All of the Diamondbacks’ middle infielders have batted at least .359 this spring. Aside from Segura, Ahmed has been the best. He’s hitting .424/.417/.712 with 11 extra base hits and 11 RBI in 18 games.

Rad: Chris Owings

Much like Ahmed, Owings is on fire. The former first-rounder is batting .359/.408/.547 with a whopping eight steals in 20 games.

Rad: Phil Gosselin

These middle infielders are not making chosing a starter easy for Chip Hale. Gosselin has a .392/.458/.745 slash with 14 RBI in 23 games. This is a great problem for the Diamondbacks to have.

Bad: Archie Bradley

The 2011 first-round pick will start the year in the minors after allowing ten runs in ten innings this spring.

Rad: Patrick Corbin

Corbin was back in his 2013 All-Star form this march, posting a 1.71 ERA in 21 innings.

Bad: Rubby De la Rosa

De la Rosa has a 7.45 ERA in 19.1 innings. If he pitches like this in the regular season, he could find himself out of the rotation.

Rad: Brandon Drury

The infield prospect has ten doubles, four home runs and twelve RBI in 25 games.

Rad: Welington Castillo

Castillo picked up right where he left off last season. He’s batting .412/.463/1.029(!) with four home runs and 18 RBI in 12 games.

Rad: Rickie Weeks

Weeks has potential to make the team. He’s batting .395/.521/.632 with 14 runs in 19 games.

Rad: Socrates Brito

Brito had given Yasmany Tomas a run for his money in the starting lineup with a .317/.358/.429 slash in 20 games.

Rad: Yasmany Tomas

Tomas is back with a vengeance after missing most of the spring with a knee injury. He has seven doubles in 12 games.

Rad: Peter O’Brien

The 25-year-old has five home runs in 59 at-bats, averaging one home run every 11.8 at-bats.

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