Diamondbacks News

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) /
facebooktwitterreddit
6 of 6
PHOENIX, AZ – OCTOBER 04: Ketel Marte
PHOENIX, AZ – OCTOBER 04: Ketel Marte /

Ketel Marte

Marte was the perfect two hole hitter against right-handed pitchers.

He averaged a walk every 8.79 plate appearances and had an on-base percentage above .340 against both right- and left-handed pitchers.

Marte has more power from the left side, but set up plenty of run scoring innings by getting on base for the likes of Goldschmidt, Lamb and J.D. Martinez.

The 23-year-old also played just as good defensively at shorstop as Ahmed. Marte’s bat is better than Ahmed. Marte’s emergence will create an interesting discussion this offseason about the state of the infield.

Ahmed or Owings could be traded to help bolster the bullpen or help create salary relief to resign Martinez.

Check out the first part of this series below:

"Arizona Diamondbacks: Grading the Outfielders"

Want your voice heard? Join the Venom Strikes team!

Write for us!

facebooktwitterreddit