Arizona Diamondbacks pitcher Merrill Kelly makes his first and final start with the D-backs before joining Team USA for the World Baseball Classic. We also take a look at how the D-backs prospects stack up according to analysts across baseball.


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.