Arizona Diamondbacks: 5 players to watch in the postseason

By Trisha Garcia
LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 06: Archie Bradley
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Jake Lamb

Jake Lamb has a habit, a bad one. He has an All-Star first-half and then drops off considerably in the second. This was true of both 2016 and 2017.

In the first half of the season, Lamb had a .279 batting average with 20 home runs and 67 RBI’s. In the second half, those numbers dropped to a .204 batting average with 10 home runs and 38 RBI’s.

However, in the last two weeks of the season, Lamb was batting .269 with three home runs. A sign of life from the third baseman and hopefully a sign that his bat is warming back up just in time for a deep postseason run.

Luckily, Lamb is a solid defensive third baseman and his patience at the plate has led to 87 total walks this year. The other bright side is that Lamb bats significantly better against (.282 BA compared to .144) right-handed pitchers like Colorado’s starter Jon Gray.