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Diamondbacks Prospects Review: Second Baseman

Peter Smith
Diamondbacks Prospect and Auburn shortstop Ryan Bliss takes a throw too late as Alabama base runner Jim Jarvis (10) steals
Diamondbacks Prospect and Auburn shortstop Ryan Bliss takes a throw too late as Alabama base runner Jim Jarvis (10) steals / Gary Cosby Jr. via Imagn Content
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Buddy Kennedy

Scouting Report: Hit: 45, Game Power: 45, Raw Power: 50, Speed: 50, Field: 40, FV: 35+, ETA: 2022
Fangraphs Ranking: Diamondbacks 45th best prospect.
MLB Pipeline Ranking: Diamondbacks 24th best prospect.

Based on appearances this spring training, it looks like Buddy is getting set up to be a third baseman, a much more pressing need for the organization, but he's spent time at second in High-A and AA last season. His 2021 season was downright ridiculous. At High-A, he slashed .315 / .386 / .495, pretty obviously warranting a promotion. In AA, more of the same: .278 / .384 / .536. Buddy has been my favorite player to watch in Spring Training so far and I'm excited to see more from him this season. It wouldn't shock me if he's seeing regular playing time fairly quickly this season.

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