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2021 Diamondbacks Opening Day Roster in Retrospect

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ATLANTA, GA - APRIL 25: Madison Bumgarner #40 of the Arizona Diamondbacks delivers the pitch in the third inning of game 2 of a double header against the Atlanta Braves at Truist Park on April 25, 2021 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Todd Kirkland/Getty Images)
ATLANTA, GA - APRIL 25: Madison Bumgarner #40 of the Arizona Diamondbacks delivers the pitch in the third inning of game 2 of a double header against the Atlanta Braves at Truist Park on April 25, 2021 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Todd Kirkland/Getty Images)
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Carson Kelly Arizona Diamondbacks Opening Day
PHOENIX, ARIZONA – AUGUST 31: Carson Kelly #18 of the Arizona Diamondbacks looks on from the dugout during a game against the San Diego Padres at Chase Field on August 31, 2021, in Phoenix, Arizona. (Photo by Norm Hall/Getty Images)

The 2 Diamondbacks Catchers are…

Carson Kelly: One of the heartbeats of the team is of course still with us. He’s one of the franchise cornerstones, especially after his excellent performance this year. His bat has come alive and he’s playing terrific defense. Originally acquired from St. Louis in the Goldschmidt trade, Kelly has proven why the Diamondbacks wanted him. He’s our catcher of the current and future. One that I hope stays with us for many more years. Hear that Hazen, sign this man to an extension sooner than later. His career year has been a good time to have as he’s been one of the few bright spots on the team all year long. His batting line for this year is .245, .362, .419, .781, OPS+ of 112 (League Avg is 100), 36 runs, 9 doubles, 1 triple, 11 HRs, 38 RBIs, 43 walks, 62 K’s.

Stephen Vogt: Vogt began his second year in the desert with the Diamondbacks as the backup catcher. He’s been in the bigs a long time and is considered one of the best backups in the game. As the season started to fall away, the team ultimately knew it did not need a veteran backstop who was performing just “okay”. As such, and to help Vogt get more playing time/to compete for playoffs, they traded him to the Atlanta Braves in mid-July. He’s still playing up in the Majors with Atlanta. Hope he can make it to the playoffs! His batting line while with the Dbacks looked like .212, .307, .386, .693, 87 OPS+ (LG avg is 100), 17 runs, 6 doubles, 1 triple, 5 HRs, 17 RBIs, 18 walks, and 36 K’s. Good Luck Vogt!

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