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How do Segura’s stats compare to his All-Star 2013?

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Apr 28, 2016; Phoenix, AZ, USA; Arizona Diamondbacks second baseman Jean Segura (2) bats against the St. Louis Cardinals at Chase Field. The Diamondbacks won 3-0. Mandatory Credit: Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports
Apr 28, 2016; Phoenix, AZ, USA; Arizona Diamondbacks second baseman Jean Segura (2) bats against the St. Louis Cardinals at Chase Field. The Diamondbacks won 3-0. Mandatory Credit: Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports /
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The Diamondbacks were widely panned for their decision to trade Chase Anderson and Isan Diaz for Jean Segura in January. But 32 games into the season, the Diamondbacks have been reaping the benifits of the acquisition– unlike some of their other offseason moves.

So far, Segura is batting .350/.377/.536 with five home runs, 17 RBI, 18 runs, seven doubles, two triples and four steals. This is far better than the .252/.285/.331 slash that he put up in 2014 and 2015, indicating that the Diamondbacks have gotten the Segura that was an All-Star in 2013 rather than his lackluster performance over the prior two years.

In fact, Segura’s numbers through this point in the season are quite comparable to those of his All-Star season. 32 games into his 2013 campaign, Segura was batting .333/.381/.537 with five home runs, 14 RBI, 17 runs, four doubles, three triples and eight steals. He finished that season batting .294/.329/.423 with 12 homers, 49 RBI, 74 runs, 20 doubles, ten triples and 44 steals. The Diamondbacks wouldn’t be too angry with a season like that.

It is possible that Segura is the benefactor of a change of scenery. His infant son tragically passed away while he was in Milwaukee, and even his former manager with the Brewers, Ron Roenecke, felt he could use a fresh start elsewhere.

Segura was one a top-tier prospect with the Angels, and was the centerpiece traded to the Brewers in the Zack Greinke trade in 2011. Isn’t that ironic? The Diamondbacks bet an awful lot this offseason that Segura would once again display the promise that made him an All-Star and so far, this bet has worked out.

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