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Arizona Diamondbacks 2017 Grades: Assessing the infielders

By Joseph Jacquez
PHOENIX, AZ - OCTOBER 04: Jake Lamb #22 of the Arizona Diamondbacks celebrates with teammate Paul Goldschmidt #44 after beating the Colorado Rockies 11-8 in the National League Wild Card game at Chase Field on October 4, 2017 in Phoenix, Arizona. (Photo by Norm Hall/Getty Images)
PHOENIX, AZ - OCTOBER 04: Jake Lamb #22 of the Arizona Diamondbacks celebrates with teammate Paul Goldschmidt #44 after beating the Colorado Rockies 11-8 in the National League Wild Card game at Chase Field on October 4, 2017 in Phoenix, Arizona. (Photo by Norm Hall/Getty Images) /
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LOS ANGELES, CA – OCTOBER 07: Brandon Drury
LOS ANGELES, CA – OCTOBER 07: Brandon Drury /

Brandon Drury

Like every hitter has done at some point in their career, Drury went through a rough patch but turned in a breakout season.

The 25-year-old Drury established career highs in doubles (37) and RBI (63). In his third season with the D-backs, he hit .267 with a .317 on-base percentage in 135 games.

The Diamondbacks led the National League with 535 extra base hits in 2017, and Drury finished with the seventh most two-base hits in the senior circuit.

In 66 home games, Drury hit .302 with 23 doubles, seven home runs and 37 RBI. He hit .414 in interleague play, the second best average in the majors against the other league, behind only Jose Altuve of the Houston Astros (.421) and ranked third in OPS.

Drury appeared in his 162nd career game on April 11 against the Giants in San Francisco and actually ranked second in doubles (35), tied for fifth with 12 three-plus hit games and also ranked in the top 10 in extra-base hits, home runs and hits among club leaders through 162 career games.

B. . 2B. Arizona Diamondbacks. BRANDON DRURY

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