Shortstop Tony Womack
The Diamondbacks started their line-up off shortstop Tony Womack. Womack had been a regular fixture in the Pittsburgh Pirates' and Diamondbacks' line-ups for the last four seasons going into '01. The 2001 season was no different, as he was the D-Backs' primary shortstop for the year.
Womack was not a big hitter. He batted .266/.307/.384, only had seven home runs and a .113 isolated slugging percentage. Womack had a sub-5% walk rate. But there were two things Womack did exceptionally well: avoiding the K and stealing bases. Womack had just an 11.2% K-rate and took 28 bases in 31. That was actually a low point for Womack, as he stole 50+ in three of the four prior seasons.
But Womack was outstanding defensively for the Snakes. He had +9 total zone runs at shortstop in 2001 with +1.5 defensive WAR. Overall, despite his poor hitting, Womack was about average in terms of bWAR at +1.4.
Womack only had eight hits in the 2001 World Series. While he had done well in the Division Series, he had struggled from that point forward. But he still played all seven games and came to the plate a total of 34 times.