What Former Diamondbacks could win a Ring in October?
As you may be aware, there’s a common trend of players leaving the Diamondbacks and doing well with their new team. Patrick Corbin won a World Series the year after leaving. Pollock won a World Series* too. Max Scherzer went on to have a Hall of Fame career. Robbie Ray is now a Cy Young caliber pitcher. Mitch Haniger is an All-Star. The list goes on and on. Life goes on. Nonetheless, that doesn’t mean that we can’t still root for individual players in the playoffs. In which case, you might be interested to find out what former Dbacks players are in the playoffs right now and could win a World Series.
Below is a list of players and coaches, with a couple of GM department staffers known for the Dbacks, that is with a playoff team. Additionally, since it’s common for teams to give players that appeared in the majors with them on their way to winning a World Series ring, those players will have an asterisk next to their name.
Players that were on the Dbacks or coaching staff
Dodgers: AJ Pollock (2012-18), Steven Souza Jr.(2018-19), Max Scherzer (2008-09), Robert Van Scoyoc (hitting coach)(2018), Josh Byrnes (Former GM 2005-10), and James Sherfy (2017-19)*.
Giants: Dominic Leone (2015-16), Wilmer Flores (2019), and James Sherfy (2017-19)*.
Brewers: Craig Counsell (Manager of Brewers, former player of Dbacks- 2000-03, 05-06), Brad Boxberger (2018), Zack Godley* (2015-19), and Eduardo Escobar (Fogo!, 2018-2021).
Atlanta Braves: Dansby Swanson (Former #1 overall pick-2015), Ender Inciarte* (2014-15), Abraham Almonte (2019*), Jeff Mathis (2017-18)*, Touki Toussaint (Former 1st rd pick 2014)*, and Stephen Vogt (2020-21)*.
Chicago White Sox: Jake Lamb (2014-20)*, Adam Eaton (2012-13)*, Evan Marshall (2014-16)*, Jerry Narron (Former Bench Coach 2017-19), and Tony La Russa (Former Front Office Top Exec-2014-17).
Houston Astros: Zack Greinke (2016-19), Alex Cintron (Hitting Coach for Astros, former Dbacks player- 2001-05)
Tampa Bay Rays: Chaz Roe (2013)*, Joey Krehbiel (2018)*
Red Sox: J.D. Martinez (2017), Matt Andriese (2018-19)*
That’s all of the former Dbacks players/coaches/executives that I could find that are a part of October baseball, or have a shot at getting a ring. If I missed anyone, please do let me know in the comments! Also, just because I despise Trevor Bauer, although he has a shot at a ring, I am hopeful the Dodgers, if somehow they win, will not give him a ring.
Let’s hope the Diamondbacks can be an October baseball team sooner than later!
Until next time,
May the Force be with You…