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."