It has been a roller coaster type of year for Diamondbacks players. Some unlikely heroes have emerged like SS Geraldo Perdomo and some offensive staples have grown cold and quiet like OF Jake McCarthy who is now in AAA.
There have been numerous everyday players in the Arizona farm system who have been absolutely tearing it up in the 23’ season. One of those guys is named Dominic Canzone. He and his buddy Dominic Fletcher have given AAA pitchers headaches this season.
Fortunately for Fletcher, he got his big-league chance, and he hasn’t squandered it. Through 14 games with the D-backs, he is slashing .404/.429/.660 (OPS of 1.089).
Looking at these staggering numbers, it’s no secret that Canzone should get a big-league chance as well. Jake the Snake got sent down in an attempt to find his footing again; the same opportunity should be presented to a guy like Alek Thomas who desperately needs to figure things out.
Diamondbacks should call up Canzone, send down Thomas
It has been a rough season for the highly anticipated Alek Thomas. Through 38 games (114 at-bats) Thomas is hitting under .200 and is getting on base less than 26% of the time. To make matters worse he is striking out 22% of the time which is below average and he is only walking in 6.5% of his at-bats which is considered poor.
Yes, Thomas has been good defensively (0 OAA) and on the base paths (3 SB), but any player that is hitting under .200 should not see big-league playing time. We love you Alek, but this move would be the best thing for you and your baseball future.
As for Canzone, he just continues to rake. In 35 games at Reno, he has swatted 10 HRs, 34 RBIs, and he has an OPS of .972. He is also walking in over 11% of his at-bats and striking out in less than 13% of his at-bats.
Over the last 15 days (12 games) Dom has been on fire. He has hit 3 HRs, 11 RBIs, and has an OPS of 1.001. An outfield of Carroll, Fletcher, and Canzone might prove to be one of the best-hitting outfields in all of baseball.
Sorry Thomas, but Canzone would most likely be the better option right now…