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Arizona Diamondbacks: Jarrod Dyson could be a nice addition

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Jarrod Dyson Mandatory Credit: Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports
Jarrod Dyson Mandatory Credit: Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports
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Jarrod Dyson Mandatory Credit: Dennis Wierzbicki-USA TODAY Sports
Jarrod Dyson Mandatory Credit: Dennis Wierzbicki-USA TODAY Sports

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Dyson would also add more speed on the bases. As a team, the Diamondbacks do not need help in that department. Arizona led the majors with an 81.5 stolen base percentage and swiped 137 bags.

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Among players with at least 300 plate appearances, Dyson was tied for 10th in the majors with 30 steals, two behind Diamondbacks first basemen Paul Goldschmidt, though 368 more plate appearances.

Seven of the nine players with more stolen bases than Dyson had at least 100 more plate appearances than Dyson.

For example, Johnathan Villar of the Milwaukee Brewers had 62 stolen bases, but with 342 more plate appearances.

He has 156 steals over the last five seasons and has only been thrown out 28 times. Last year, his 337 plate appearances were a career high.

Imagine what Dyson could put up as a starter for the Diamondbacks in the corners. Dyson put up a .340 OBP last year and his BB% and SO%, compared to 2015, went down respectively.

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