Jack Magruder

Mr. Consistent

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First baseman Josh Whitesell has been a model of consistency in his four full minor league seasons, and the Diamondbacks have seen it in his first year with them, too. "He swings the bat well, he plays good defense and he plays the game with a purpose," farm director A.J. Hinch said. "He has a plan when he goes up to the plate, and he has a certain slow-burn mentality that is a good approach for him. He puts up quality at-bats."

Majors | #2008#Arizona Diamondbacks#Organization Reports

Max Effort

Jack Magruder -Premium Content

Righthander Max Scherzer made an immediate impact in his first major league spring training camp. Scherzer hit 96 mph on the radar gun in the Diamondbacks' exhibition game against the White Sox, his first time against major league hitters, and he topped out at 97 mph in his second appearance.

Majors | #2008#Arizona Diamondbacks#Organization Reports