Who could be the next Diamondbacks representative in the Hall of Fame?
By Jake Oliver
Brad Ziegler, if in, would represent the Dbacks
Brad Ziegler is a cult favorite in Diamondbacks history. He’s one of the best relief pitchers to have ever played for the team. He’s also one of the best humans to have played for them as well. He’s known for his multiple charitable efforts, especially in Arizona in which he was involved with veterans.
He had two different stints in the desert, the first being from 2011 to mid-2016. From that time, he appeared in 358 games, 344.2 innings pitched, 234 K’s, and 66 saves. The sidewinder had a sparkling 2.45 ERA while his pitches were hit into the dirt. He then came back in 2018 after a mid-season trade with the Marlins. The Dbacks got him for their playoff push that came up just short. He ended up retiring with the Dbacks after that season.
His final stats for his 11-year career were 22-12, 105 saves, 717.1 innings, 479 K’s, and a 2.75 ERA. Now, these stats won’t make it into the Hall of Fame, unfortunately. However, if by some miracle he makes it, I bet he would wear the Dbacks hat in it. After all, he was voted by Dbacks fans to the 20th Anniversary team as one of the two best relief pitchers in team history.
Brad, thank you for all you have done for the state of Arizona and your career in Arizona.