Nearing the end of September, who are the best Dbacks call-ups ever?
By Jake Oliver
Dbacks Best September Call ups 2001-04′
2001 Lyle Overbay and Mike Koplove
Lyle Overbay played with the Diamondbacks for a while after debuting in September. He played in two different stints with the team. His first stint with the team was 2001-03. Then, he played with the team again in 2011 and 2012. Overall, he played until he was 37 in the MLB. Also, he had a 16.5 career WAR which is the highest from the team’s rookie class that year. Despite that, he only played in 5 games for the 01′ team. Meanwhile, Mike Koplove had a larger impact in 2001. He played in 9 games and had a 3.60 ERA. He continued to pitch well with the Dbacks until the end of 06′. He only played one more year in the MLB with the Indians after that. He was a great bullpen arm for the team though. Can you come pitch for the team again Mike?
2002 No One
We only had two players all season make their MLB debuts with the team, regardless of the month. Those two were Duaner Sanchez and John Patterson. Neither debuted in September though.
2003 No One
Once again, the team had plenty of players make their MLB debuts despite none of them debuting in September. Some huge names for the team made their first impacts on the league this year though. In case you were wondering, the big names were Brandon Webb, Robby Hammock, and Jose Valverde.
2004 Mike Gosling
Mike Gosling is a throwback name for many fans. It can be excused if you don’t remember him debuting in the worst season in Dbacks history to date. That might change after this season though. Anyways, He only played the two seasons with the Dbacks, 04 and 05′. Mike was a decent bullpen/starter for the team but did not do enough to truly establish himself. He had 1 win in his time with the club. Mike only played three more seasons in the bigs, two with the Reds and one with the Indians. Mike’s now a lawyer in San Diego.