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"
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