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Arizona Diamondbacks 10 Highest Paid Players in 2018

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PHOENIX, AZ - DECEMBER 11: Free agent aquisition Zack Greinke of the Arizona Diamondbacks (C) laughs with Chief Baseball Officer Tony La Russa (R) and General Manager Dave Stewart during a press conference at Chase Field on December 11, 2015 in Phoenix, Arizona. (Photo by Ralph Freso/Getty Images)
PHOENIX, AZ - DECEMBER 11: Free agent aquisition Zack Greinke of the Arizona Diamondbacks (C) laughs with Chief Baseball Officer Tony La Russa (R) and General Manager Dave Stewart during a press conference at Chase Field on December 11, 2015 in Phoenix, Arizona. (Photo by Ralph Freso/Getty Images)
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#8 Jake Lamb – $4.275 Million in 2018 ($4,275,000 Million AAV)

A rare left-handed hitter in the Arizona Diamondbacks lineup, Jake Lamb provides power to complement Paul Goldschmidt in the heart of their batting order. Lamb roared to a 30-home run, 105-RBI performance last year hitting mostly cleanup.

On defense, Lamb handled third base so impressively last season that he completely eliminated any fear of Yasmany Tomas reappearing at the position. Lamb took the field in 144 games at the hot corner last year compared to Tomas’s none.

Entering his first year of arbitration eligibility, Jake Lamb was sure to be rewarded based on his 2017 numbers. The contract Lambo agreed to obliterated his previous salary. Lamb was paid well his first time through the arbitration process as anticipated, but that the D-backs are paying him under $5 million in 2018, considering his value to their lineup as a powerful lefty third baseman, I’d call that a bargain.

Arizona controls the 27-year-old for two more years. His arbitration eligibility lasts through the 2020 season, at which point he’ll get to experience free agency for the first time.

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