Diamondbacks first baseman Christian Walker was arguably a top-three first baseman in baseball in 2022. We’re looking back on his spectacular season and explaining why he could be even better in 2023. Plus, which free agent bullpen arms are the D-backs zeroing in on according to reports?


Derek Montilla, occasionally known as The Mayor of PHNX, has covered the Arizona Diamondbacks beat for over 10 seasons. He's a career .093 hitter as an amateur with more errors than runs scored, so everyone decided that the press box was a better fit. The Arizona native is a diehard fan of all Valley sports and can also be found roaming free ringside at local pro wrestling shows.