While the Diamondbacks were active this offseason, it may just be the players that have left the NL West that improve Arizona’s outlook for 2023. We also grade Alek Thomas’ 2022 season and take a look at our Young King’s projections for 2023.


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.