Arizona Diamondbacks All Time Starting Lineup

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The Arizona Diamondbacks came into the league in 1998. Despite having the limitations of any new franchise they were able to win 100 games and make the postseason in their second year of existence and they won the World Series in only their fourth year. The organization has made 5 playoff appearances, won 1 pennant, and world championships. They have retired 1 number; Luis Gonzalez (20).

Below is a lineup of the best single seasons by position. Each player is only eligible for one season so we picked their best season.

 

Catcher

Miguel Montero, 2011

Key Stats: 4.1 WAR, .282/.351/.469, 36 2B, 18 HR, 86 RBI, 1.5 defensive WAR, 5 defensive runs saved

Awards: NL All-Star

 

First Base

Paul Goldschmidt

Paul Goldschmidt, 2013

Key Stats: 7.3 WAR, .302/.401/.551 (led NL), 103 R, 182 H, 36 2B, 36 HR (led NL), 125 RBI (led NL), 15 SB, .952 OPS (led NL), 332 TB (led NL), 19 IBB (led NL), 13 defensive runs saved

Awards: NL All-Star, Gold Glove, Sliver Slugger, 2nd in MVP

 

Second Base

Aaron Hill, 2012

Key Stats: 4.5 WAR, .302/.360/.522, 93 R, 184 H, 44 2b, 26 HR, 85 RBI, 14 SB

Awards: NL All-Star, Silver Slugger

 

Third Base

Matt Williams

Matt Williams, 1999

Key Stats: 4.1 WAR, .303/.344/.536, 98 R, 190 H, 37 2B, 35 HR, 142 RBI

Awards: NL All-Star, 3rd in MVP

 

Shortstop

Stephen Drew, 2010

Key Stats: 4.0 WAR, .278/.352/.458, 83 R, 33 2B, 12 3B, 15 HR, 61 RBI, 10 SB

 

Left Field

Luis Gonzalez

Luis Gonzalez, 2001

Key Stats: 7.9 WAR, .325/.429/.688, 162 G, 128 R, 198 H, 36 2B, 7 3B, 57 HR, 142 RBI, 100 BB, 1.117 OPS

Awards: NL All-Star, Silver Slugger, 3rd in MVP

 

Center Field

Chris Young, 2010

Key Stats: 5.4 WAR, .257/.341/.452, 94 R, 33 2B, 27 HR, 91 RBI, 28 SB, 2.2 defensive WAR, 18 defensive runs saved

Awards: NL All-Star

 

Right Field

Justin Upton, 2011

Key Stats: 6.1 WAR, .289/.369/.529, 105 R, 39 2B, 5 3B, 31 HR, 88 RBI, 21 SB, 19 HBP (led NL)

Awards: NL All-Star, Silver Slugger, 4th in MVP

 

Starting Pitcher

Randy Johnson

Randy Johnson, 2002

Key Stats: 10.9 WAR, 24 Wins (led NL), 2.32 ERA (led NL), 8 CG (led NL), 4 SHO, 260 IP (led NL), 334 K (led NL), 1.031 WHIP, 11.6 K/9 (led NL)

Awards: NL All-Star, Cy Young, 7th in MVP

 

Starting Pitcher

Curt Schilling, 2001

Key Stats: 8.8 WAR, 22 Wins (led NL), 2.98 ERA, 35 GS (led NL), 6 CG (led NL), 1 SHO, 256 2/3 IP (led NL), 293 K (led NL), 10.3 K/9, 7.51 to 1 K/BB ratio

Awards: NL All-Star, 2nd in Cy Young, 10th in MVP

 

Starting Pitcher

Brandon Webb, 2006

Key Stats: 7.0 WAR, 16 Wins (led NL), 3.10 ERA, 3.18 FIP (led NL), 5 CG, 3 SHO (led NL), 235 IP, 178 K, 0.6 HR/9

Awards: NL All-Star, Cy Young

 

Starting Pitcher

Dan Haren

Dan Haren, 2009

Key Stats: 6.5 WAR, 14 Wins, 3.14 ERA, 229 1/3 IP, 223 K, 1.003 WHIP (led NL), 5.87 to 1 K/BB ratio

Awards: NL All-Star, 5th in Cy Young

 

Starting Pitcher

Ian Kennedy, 2011

Key Stats: 4.8 WAR, 21 Wins (led NL), 2.88 ERA, 3.22 FIP, 222 IP, 198 K, 1.086 WHIP

Awards: 4th in Cy Young

 

Closer

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Byung-Hyun Kim, 2002

Key Stats: 4.1 WAR, 36 SV, 2.04 ERA, 2.69 FIP, 84 IP, 92 K, 1.071 WHIP, 9.9 K/9

Awards: NL All-Star

 

 

 

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