Dan Strittmatter

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How Much Does A Typical Fourth Outfielder Play?


When Arizona signed outfielder Jason Kubel this off-season, many fans expressed concern that Gold Glove winner Gerardo Parra would be buried on the bench. However, what does history tell us about...

Diamondbacks Farm Round-Up 4/8: Southern Comfort Edition


On day four of the minor-league season, Double-A Mobile was looking to cap off a season-opening four-game sweep. Check out how they fared with left-hander Patrick Corbin on the mound in another...

Diamondbacks Farm Round-Up 4/7: Yazy Goes Yard Edition


On day three of the minor-league season, Arizona's affiliates continued to shine, with impressive performances at all four full-season affiliates. Check the day's top performances in another daily...

Diamondbacks Farm Round-Up 4/6: Pollock on Fire Edition


We're just two days into the minor-league season, and as such have some wonderful small sample sizes to manipulate! A Triple-A prospect hitting .875/.900/1.375? Why not!

D-backs Farm Round-Up 4/6: Baseball Is Back Edition


With the start of the minor-league season yesterday, Arizona sent several of its better prospects - particularly pitching prospects - to new levels of the minor leagues. See who were the top...

D-backs Opening Day Roster Finalized - Miley In, Saito to DL, Zagurski Outrighted


The D-backs have finalized their 2012 Opening Day roster, handing the final spot in the bullpen to young left-hander Wade Miley. In corresponding moves, lefty Mike Zagurski was outrighted to...

Gibson: Patrick Corbin "competing for a spot on the team"


The latest from Nick Piecoro's Twitter feed is a string of post-game soundbites from D-backs manager Kirk Gibson proclaiming that young left-handed pitching prospect Patrick Corbin is in serious contention for an Opening Day roster spot on the D-backs. Piecoro makes sure to note that it could be simply Gibby Being Gibby, but it at least adds some intrigue to Josh Collmenter's final Spring outing of the year.

SABR Analytics Conference Diary - Day 2


Phoenix hosted the inaugural SABR Analytics Conference this year, featuring presentations and panels from some of the brightest minds in the sabermetric community. Continuing off of Tuesday's recap...

SABR Analytics Conference Diary - Day 1


Phoenix hosted the inaugural SABR Analytics Conference this year, featuring presentations and panels from some of the brightest minds in the sabermetric community. For anyone who loves the game and...

The Trade Rumor That Won't Die: Gerardo Parra to the Nationals

One of the tales of Spring Training this year has been Washington's interest in left fielder Gerardo Parra. However, there are five good reasons why baseball fans shouldn't pay much attention to...

How Top Pitching Prospects Began Their Careers


Excited as D-backs fans are about our 2011 Golden Spikes Award winner, should they be anxious to throw him and fellow prospect Tyler Skaggs into the big-leagues in 2012? A look at the short-term...

Diamondbacks Report Card: Justin Upton (and the Burden of Talent)


Justin Upton is remarkably talented. In this segment of the SnakePit's look at grading the 2011 NL West Champion D-backs, we look at Upton's 2011 campaign, what went right, and how Upton's...

Diamondbacks Report Card: Bryan Shaw


Heading into 2011, Bryan Shaw was a relatively forgotten name in an Arizona farm system widely considered to be quite thin. A year later, Shaw's late-season heroics out of the Arizona bullpen have...

Can Ryan Roberts Continue His Unprecedented Success?


Ryan Roberts excelled for the D-backs in 2011, an unheralded minor-league soldier who put up big numbers for Arizona. Just how unprecedented was Roberts' success, and will he be able to keep it up...

Is Joe Saunders A Volatile Pitcher?


Joe Saunders is returning to the D-backs on a one-year deal to provide stability to the Arizona rotation. However, with a history of ERA volatility from season to season throughout his career, is...

D-backs To Re-Sign LHP Joe Saunders


After appearing as good as gone earlier in the off-season, Yahoo!'s Steve Henson is now reporting that Arizona has agreed to a one-year contract with left-hander Joe Saunders. Saunders returns to...

How Will Paul Goldschmidt Fare In Arizona's Lineup In 2012?


Paul Goldschmidt arrived in Arizona labeled as a savior, and delivered several big-time hits for the D-backs as they chased the NL West crown. With Arizona looking to repeat as NL West Champs,...

Diamondbacks Report Card: John McDonald


The SnakePit takes another trip down memory lane in its look back at the players from the 2011 NL West Champion roster, at backup infielder John McDonald. Despite a 19-game stint with Arizona in...

D-backs Sign RHP Takashi Saito


As reported by CBS's Jon Heyman and ESPN's Jim Bowden, the D-backs have signed RHP Takashi Saito to what appears to be a one-year contract. Saito and weekend acquisition Craig Breslow likely round...

D-backs Possibly On Verge Of Trade For RHP Trevor Cahill


As the rumor mill churns this afternoon, it seems that the Arizona Diamondbacks and Oakland Athletics are nearing a trade that would send RHP Jarrod Parker to Oakland for RHP Trevor Cahill, with...

Diamondbacks Winter Meetings Hot Stove Update - December 7


With the Winter Meetings well in-progress, let's take a look at what the rumor mill has churned up for the D-backs.

Can J.J. Putz Hold Up in 2012 and 2013?


An enormous part of the team's 2011 success, D-backs closer J.J. Putz is being counted on to play a big role again in 2012, and perhaps in 2013 as well. However, what can we learn from history...

AZ SnakePit Top-30 Prospects List For 2011 - #1-5


In the final segment of the AZ SnakePit Top-30 Prospects List For 2011, we look at the cream of the crop in Arizona's farm system. It's no secret who will appear on this week's portion of the list,...

D-backs Sign RHP Jensen Lewis


According to Lewis' personal Twitter account, the right-hander has signed with Arizona. Details of the contract, per MLBTradeRumors, are that Lewis would make $675k in the major leagues on his split contract that includes an invitation to Spring Training. Over parts of the four seasons in the majors, Lewis has worked 198 innings, all in relief, with a 3.68 ERA, 116 ERA+, 8.0 K/9, 3.9 BB/9, 34.5% GB%, and 1.0 HR/9. In 36.1 big-league innings with the Indians in 2010, Lewis posted a 2.97 ERA with a 7.2 K/9, 4.7 BB/9, 30.4% GB%, and 0.2 HR/9. He didn't pitch in the majors in 2011, working just 28 innings at Triple-A Columbus with underwhelming results, posting a 5.14 ERA and 22:15 K:BB ratio.

AZ SnakePit Top-30 Prospects List For 2011 - #6-10


In the fifth installment of the AZ SnakePit Top-30 Prospects List For 2011, we break into the top-10 of the list, looking at prospects #6-10 of the system. We get into some of the names with...

Discovering Gerardo Parra's Potential


Gerardo Parra was one of the more pleasant surprises of the D-backs 2011 season, providing a solid left-handed contact bat in the lineup and a superb glove in the field - but what can we expect...

2011 Diamondbacks Report Card: Paul Goldschmidt


Continuing in our series of 2011 D-backs report cards, we now come to Paul Goldschmidt, the slugging first baseman from Double-A. What grades did Paul's post-season heroics earn him in 2011?

AZ SnakePit Top-30 Prospects List For 2011 - #11-15


Now into the top-10 of this year's AZ SnakePit Top-30 Prospects List, we start to see Arizona's incredible pitching depth start to shine through. Of the five prospects listed in this week's portion...


Pure Speculation: Cole Hamels To The Desert?

With concerns that Philadelphia's 2012 payroll is spiraling out of control, there have been some rumors and speculation that the Phillies might entertain trading lefty Cole Hamels. Could Arizona...

Jonathan Papelbon and the Definition of Insanity


GM Kevin Towers has come under a lot of flack lately for his signings of John McDonald and Willie Bloomquist to two-year contracts. But is the criticism of his overall ability as a GM merited,...

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