Diamondbacks Move Smith to bullpen, 3 possible replacements

Caleb Smith #31 of the Arizona Diamondbacks (Photo by Norm Hall/Getty Images)
Caleb Smith #31 of the Arizona Diamondbacks (Photo by Norm Hall/Getty Images) /
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Arizona Diamondbacks Matt Peacock
Matt Peacock #47 of the Arizona Diamondbacks (Photo by Norm Hall/Getty Images) /

The Bird, The Man, The Myth, The Legend, Matt Peacock

This is who most likely replaces Caleb Smith in the starting rotation. Matt Peacock has been tremendous for the Diamondbacks this year. Just last Friday after Caleb Smith’s latest early exit after only 1.1 Innings, Peacock saved the day.

Peacock gave 4.2 IP’s with no runs allowed, 4 K’s and a key 2 RBI hit. Peacock is a fan favorite and provides some awesome rookie energy to the team. He reminds me a tiny bit of a rookie Zack Godley.

He’s a country boy who doesn’t do anything amazing. However, he is a fighter, knows how to win, never quits, and comes up big nearly every time. He’s also made starts this year before.

He’s already stretched out and ready for a starting role again. He was the long-man in the bullpen. Now he’s able to give us a lot of length in the rotation hopefully. We all want him to succeed.

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His stats this year in 28 games (7 games started, 9 games finished) are: 76.1 IP’s, 4.95 ERA & FIP, 42 ER’s, 22 walks (low amount of walks, thank goodness), 45 K’s, and a 5-6 record. He’s ready to give the fans a jolt of energy. Dbacks, if you see this, give him another shot. This year isn’t over yet.

Let’s get Mr. Peacock some more starts!

As always,

May the Force be with You…