A look at Baseball America’s projected Arizona Diamondbacks 2027 line-up and rotation

Baseball America recently released their projected Arizona Diamondbacks' starting line-up and rotation three seasons from now in 2027.

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You could make about five unique and quality combinations of outfielders right now based on what the Snakes currently have, but this is what Baseball America currently projects. Out in right field, we have the 2023 Rookie of the Year winner, Corbin Carroll. Carroll had a historic rookie season, being the first rookie to swipe 50+ bases and hit 20+ home runs, finishing with 54 and 25, respectively. Overall, he had a 133 wRC+. Carroll split his time among all three outfield positions almost evenly, but right field was his best position.

Then, in center field, you have Druw Jones. The son of all-time Atlanta Braves great Andruw Jones, junior was drafted second overall in 2022. Jones’ first professional season did not go well. He was limited to just 173 plate appearances, struck out 26% of the time, and had a 92 wRC+. Jones, at the very least, walked 15% of the time, however. But Jones has the potential his father had: one of the best defenders in the game while consistently being among the best home run hitters. There are some questions about his hit tool, and while Andruw is a lazy comparison, that is what Druw’s ceiling is.

Finally, over in left field, Baseball America curiously pins Alek Thomas into the position. Thomas’ bat has yet to come around and has posted nearly identical numbers in two seasons now. Last year, he had a 74 wRC+, though, in his defense, he hit four home runs this Postseason. Thomas was a Gold Glove finalist after racking up +5 defensive runs saved and outs above average. Thomas’ bat will remain a question, though his defense should keep him around for a while. Plus, with a career 144 wRC+ at Triple-A, we may eventually see him turn things around.