Arizona Diamondbacks 60-Man Roster Prospect Analysis

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ROSTER (Editor’s Note: This pool has been updated with the latest additions and subtractions)

Name Position
Jeremy Beasley RHP
Archie Bradley RHP
J.B. Bukauskas RHP
Taylor Clarke RHP
Stefan Crichton RHP
Jon Duplantier RHP
Luis Frias RHP
Zac Gallen RHP
Kevin Ginkel RHP
Josh Green RHP
Junior Guerra RHP
Bryce Jarvis RHP
Levi Kelly RHP
Merrill Kelly RHP
Artie Lewicki RHP
Yoan Lopez RHP
Corbin Martin RHP
Keury Mella RHP
Joel Payamps RHP
Hector Rondon RHP
Jimmie Sherfy RHP
Riley Smith RHP
Luke Weaver RHP
Taylor Widener RHP
Madison Bumgarner LHP
Andrew Chafin LHP
Matt Grace LHP
Tommy Henry LHP
Joe Mantiply LHP
Robbie Ray LHP
Blake Walston LHP
Alex Young LHP
Nick Ahmed SS
Seth Beer 1B
Kole Calhoun OF
Corbin Carroll OF
Kevin Cron 1B
Eduardo Escobar 3B
Dominic Fletcher OF
Jon Jay OF
Jake Lamb 3B
Ketel Marte 2B/OF
Starling Marte OF
Wyatt Mathisen 3B
David Peralta OF
Geraldo Perdomo SS
Juniel Querecuto UTIL
Kristian Robinson OF
Josh Rojas UTIL
Pavin Smith 1B
Alek Thomas OF
Trayce Thompson OF
Ildemaro Vargas UTIL
Christian Walker 1B
Andy Young 2B
Daulton Varsho C
John Hicks C
Carson Kelly C
Stephen Vogt C


The D-backs weren’t shy about being aggressive with their prospects. Their player pool includes RHP Bryce Jarvis, their first-round pick this year, as well as SS Geraldo Perdomo (No. 2 prospect), OF Alek Thomas (No. 4), OF Corbin Carroll (No. 5), LHP Blake Walston (No. 6), RHP Luis Frias (No. 8) and RHP Levi Kelly (No. 9), none of whom has played above the Class A levels. Their pool also includes No. 1 prospect Daulton Varsho and all four players they acquired from Houston in last year’s Zack Greinke trade: RHPs Corbin Martin and J.B. Bukauskas, 1B Seth Beer and INF Josh Rojas.


The D-backs left off No. 3 prospect Kristian Robinson, a minor surprise given he’s reached higher levels than fellow prospect Carroll and Walston. He is the only one of the D-backs top 13 prospects not to be included. However, according to BA correspondent Nick Piecoro, the D-backs said Robinson isn’t on the list because he has not been able to return home to the Bahamas, so he’s allowed to work out at the team’s alternate training site at Salt River Fields in Arizona without being on the official player pool. Robinson was later added to the pool in August. OF Yasmany Tomas, who signed a six-year, $68.5 million contract with the D-backs in 2015 but has spent most of the last two years in the minors, was also left off. 


The D-backs are a prime contender for a postseason spot and nicely balanced both potential major league contributors and promising but far away prospects on their initial roster. They’ll have the depth to compete without sacrificing valuable development time for their top young prospects.

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